I have been thinking a lot about discrimination lately. It seems that there are so many people who feel they are being discriminated against for various reasons. So my question is this: What is discrimination?
I remember when I was growing up discrimination was described as blacks not have the same rights as whites and women not having the same rights as men. Today "discrimination" is used in so many different ways and by so many different people. People whose lifestyles do not fit into the category of the perfect past lifestyle often consider themselves discriminated against. Many people with different religions feel that they are discriminated against. The list goes on and on. Each of us have to pick and choose our own battles to fight. Discrimination seems to be one of the most chosen battles to be fought for in today's society.
Whether we are for or against President elect Barack Obama we are witnessing a historical event on Tuesday Jan 20th 2009 as he is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America. So in the minds of those who were once fighting for equal rights for blacks - that battle has been won as the first African American becomes leader of this great country.
Only history will tell what other battles pertaining to discrimination will be won. I would like to have a discussion on your views of discrimination. Please keep it civil. Remember we all have opinions and our opinions are valid even when they are different.