Race Racism Essay

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Race is a something that doesn’t exist in my eyes.I see look at people the same way I look at computers, we’re made of the same basic components and do basically the same thing at the end of the day. Some computers might just be everyday computer used for basic needs while others are hardcore computers used for gaming but at the end of the day they are still just computers. It was around the time I joined the track team that I noticed how stereotypical I was. I thought that the best sprinter would be black and the best longest distance would be white etc. It was nothing like that. It was the complete the opposite. That when it dawn on me that race and the stereotypes that follow behind them are bullshit at times. On the team, it was either …show more content…
It 's was like trying to download a Apple operating system and trying to run it in on a regular Windows computer. It just didn 't workout. The concept of race made no sense and was barbaric practice used to “civilize the savages” of another country. But who were the real savages back then? Those who invade another and pushed their ideals on to others or those who lived lives peacefully and prospered in their own way? Either way I was baffled at how many years this practice was being practice. You would think a virus like racism would be cleaned out of the system by now but instead it 's just being compacted, recycled and used all over again. It 's prime example of how history will repeat it …show more content…
It was like joining a new LAN network outside of normal ones that inhabited the school. The team consisted of a very diverse group of people. Racism would have existed among the group only if we didn 't have the same common goal; to be the number one team in the county like the previous year. It wasn 't your race that separated you on the team it was whether or not you had talent or not. We had the elite runners who put up the most points on board and then we had those who were on the team to gain talent but that the end of the day we all had the same goal. Race played no role in determining who was elite or not. It was around that time when I realized that race doesn 't exist. I saw black kids beat the whitest kids in long distance, I saw white kids walk all over black kids in the sprints and I saw white kids jump higher and further than black kids and much more. I remember overhearing one of my teammates once and they asked, “ Why are the top three people in the mile black?” and out of reflex I just replied “They have that one thing that you don 't have. Talent. Get some”. I left him speechless and walked towards the

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