The people at the daily post suggested the following prompt of “Ripped from the Headlines!” for us to write about today. They included two sentences giving us more directions – “Head to your favorite online news source. Pick an article with a headline that grabs you. Now, write a short story based on the article. ”
The article I selected was “White Woman Caught In Vulnerable Moment, Black Guy Rolled Up & Took Over”. Paints a different picture than most of today’s articles about the interaction of white people and people of African descent.
Listening to today’s news on television had my mind thinking this would be a bloody outcome of some sorts! Thankfully, I was wrong. The colored hgentleman did not hurt these women in any way, he went out of his way to make sure they would be safe during their travels!
Not only did he take a look under the hood of their car to try and diagnose what was wrong, he drove them using his own car, to a place so they could purchase the needed parts (replacement car battery). Once they returned to the disabled vehicle, he installed the new part and checked the oil level in their car! Thankfully he knew about the inner workings of an automobile’s engine.
Media today can be disceiving
This is not what you might think would be coming from a place not too far from Ferguson, MO. No rape, looting, or gun shots involved! Just a young man helping a single woman in distress. He was not afraid to do actual work to help others.
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The fear mongering people at the Daily Post’s Word Press came up with the writing prompt for the day of “Connect the dots“. They also gave the added words to spark our creativity “Scour the news for an entirely uninteresting story. Consider how it connects to your life. Write about that.”
From Mad World News
I personally stumbled across an article about one Walmart employee’s clothing display in North Las Vegas.
The big question from this article results in the question of what makes a display racist? There are no mannequins actually hanging from the ceiling.
How do you tell what race an article of clothing really is?
If I were to put one of my sweatshirts on display, how would you be able to decide what race is involved? I am one eighth Native American Indian, fifty percent German, and the rest comes from the great melting pot of America.
What exactly makes an action racist?
- Is it the intent of the person completing the action?
- How do you come about revealing their true intent?
- Is it possible that searching for racism, makes you a racist yourself?
- How do we protect the next generation from repeating our own racist ways?
Why does racism still exist today?
Kids are not born thinking in racist ways, they learn it from people that surround them. Put two toddlers together from different races, as long as they communicate in a way they both can understand they will probably get along fine! Interacting with older people tends to teach kids how to discriminate against other people / races. We need to lead by showing the younger generation that people from different races can get along! Have to stop spreading the disease of racism to the next crop of human beings.
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