I have finally felt inspired to add to this page. After completing my first semester of university, I feel like my creativity is flowing and my opinions are strong. It's amazing how far I've come in those two things in the last year alone.
There are a couple of things that have been taking up brain space in the last couple of months or so and it doesn't feel like it's leaving any time soon. Last semester, my work focused on race and identity; two things I have strong connections with in my life. Also now with all the controversy surrounding certain Aboriginal people and what people are saying. It's slowly starting to drive me mad.
The first thing I want to say about this topic is that people need to get their facts straight and research before you say anything in regards to this. In my opinion, if you are not educated on this topic and you are choosing to be ignorant about it then you have absolutely no right to talk about it in a way that makes you sound 'correct'. This is something that I am seeing a lot on social media as well. People just commenting on articles to put their two cents in to feel included in such a demanding topic; need to know their facts. Or even not bothering to read the article they are commenting on, drives me insane.
I think the one major thing that really grinds my gears is when people say that there is more important things going on in the world and that is more worth reporting on. Okay, yes, there are always going to be things that are happening in the world such as massacres, bombings and other horrific things. But at the same time the topic of racism and discrimination is going to be relevant for probably longer then I will live for. It's always been apart of my world and I think it always will be.
Racism is never going to go away and that's a fact. It will always be relevant and definitely worth reporting on, even if it is a flash mob in an unsuspecting city. I totally agree with free speech and expressing your opinions but when they are hurtful, discriminatory, uneducated paragraphs of utter bullshit that is when you need to stop speaking, even stop typing and go educate yourself please. You will do everyone a favour if you do.
Just please get educated before you speak about something you know nothing about.
I could literally talk about it for a very long time but this is going to have to do for now.
Thanks for reading