Here we go.
Good evening, guys. I have something to share.
The N-word. It hasn’t been okay to use this word in public for a long time and in 2019, I need to let you know that it’s still not all right to say.
I don’t like that people try to normalize this word when it is such racial slur.
You may say ,”Rachel you hear it all the time in music.” You are right, reader of this blog, you do hear it repeated a lot in music. I also understand that music artists have artistic license. But, where does it end and where does it begin? What should we allow and bar?
This goes back to the old question of what is reality and what is theatrics? What do you think is okay to act upon in society? What are the norms?
This is one of them. One thing that really annoyed me when I was younger, was the blatant disrespect of people in my hometown. People will use this word as slang and it was just super inappropriate! It made me furious. It was actually really really idiotic. I just want everyone to understand that your words are concrete and real.
I strongly believe that the sticks and stones saying is false. Words have a way deeper meaning than we ever can begin to see.
The people who lived through racism in early America. They may have gotten over it, but that doesn’t mean they don’t remember it. I think about them. I think about how they fought for people to live freely.
To live in a world where you get to write this word in a birthday card as a joke and all of your friends can laugh.
We have a very long way to go when it comes to equality, tolerance, and racism in America. It starts with me. It starts with you. I just want the next generation after me to carry on with what I left behind.
They call my generation ungrateful. A lot of people my age don’t get it. I am getting older but my generation is not getting wiser. It’s scary to think about sometimes because the world is still going around and around but our attitudes have not changed.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel.
I think that this is where God comes in to play. With Him, everyone has a chance at peace, salvation, and a life that is richly blessed by His Spirit.
I always want to be grateful for what the Lord has done for me and how He has opened my eyes to things. I used to be a different creature. Through Him, I have been transformed.
But this is it not my final stop, don’t get me wrong. I still have a ways to go when it comes to my character building. There’s a lot of things that I want to do in the future.
There is so much to be taken from this world.
The world is bigger than your hometown.
Than your city.
Than your neighborhood.
I’ll see you soon.
PS: My first video is finally uploaded! Check it out! 🙂