As I was walking to class the other day, I found myself drawn to this obnoxiously loud yelling coming from across one of our quads. Slowly, as I continued on my way to class, the shouting got louder and louder until finally, I saw this man standing on what I assume was some kind of box or something, screaming into a megaphone. Apparently, he had been out there for quite some time now yelling awful things to people. Calling girls things like sluts and whores because they weren't wearing "appropriate" clothing. But the thing that really caught my attention was when he told the surrounding crowd that interracial couples and friendships were a sin.
When I heard that, I was pretty upset. But, to be fair, being a young black woman, I feel as though it is kind of understandable to be upset when you hear that. I just don't understand how interracial relationships of any kind could be considered sinful. That also leads to the question from me, what part of that relationship being interracial is the sin? Like what half of the relationship creates the sin or makes it sinful?
It is 2019. The color of people's skin or their nationality isn't sinful. Someone of one nationality being friends with someone from another nationality isn't a sin.
It is people with that mindset that making people in interracial couples and friends so afraid to be themselves or be out in their own skin. Such close-minded thoughts can only lead to negative actions which will continue to bring unnecessary negativity into our lives.
Wake up, people, it is time that we educate and inform and move on from the past. Do our research, make a difference and open the eyes, minds, and hearts, of people who think such awful thoughts. Take a stand and be the person who stands up for what is right and what they believe in.