I suppose the best way to prevent yourself from making ignorant comments is to be willing to truly get to know someone that’s “different” from you. As my blogs can attest I believe that I’m very different from others, but deep down am I? Yes, I have scars and physical limitations. Yes, I’m a dark skinned female in a world that says light is right. Yes, I’ve suffered abuse. Yes, I have baggage. But don’t we all have something? Big Brother exposes the weaknesses of others and allows us to judge and ridicule while seemingly allowing us to stand on the side of innocence. Aaryn one of the main antagonists has made some of the most racially insensitive remarks on the show and upon her eviction was met with a round of boos. For the first time this season I actually felt bad for her. I cringed when Julie the host pointed out Aaryn’s divisive rhetoric. I hated this girl all season and yet seeing her wilt under the glare of the audience and accusatory tone of the host, made me view her as extremely and sympathetically weak. Everything in life is met with a consequence and hers came at the hands of the viewers.
Every day at 8:30 am and 8:30 pm I say a prayer of thanks. This morning I prayed for forgiveness, understanding and acceptance. I prayed that I would be less judgmental and be open to the differences that I come into contact with whether it be via television or my personal interactions. I prayed that others look at me as a strong woman who not only comes with an agenda based on the premise of love but who is viewed by others as accepting. I’m a work in progress but I pray that with continued interactions with others and exposure to varying levels of differences I can be the person I hope to be. The person that God created me to be. The miracle Have a great Friday and remember we are more alike than we are different!!