Watching The News Is Often A Painful Experience Essay

1258 Words Nov 25th, 2015 6 Pages
Watching the news is often a painful experience. All we see is death and bloodshed- the suffering of humanity, and eventually we disassociate pain from what we see, making it into nothing more than a sad story. By watching constant suffering we strip away our own humanity. We have come to use tragedies as a way to make our point, as a form of persuasion, which is a dark twist to humanity 's former purity. However, this is a problem that reaches much further back than news broadcasts do. This is a problem rooted in what it reports. This is a problem that was created by conflict, violence, and subjugation, and conflict has always been based in race. In the US today, African American males are 21 times more likely to be killed by police than their white counterparts. On average, over the course of a year, a Hispanic woman will make 43% of what a white male makes. In Iraq, the US sanctioned wars from 1991 to now have killed just under 3 million Iraqis. During the colonization of Australia, the UK enacted a law that allowed any British citizen to shoot an Aboriginal if they "resisted". The Rwandan Genocide had Tutsi people systematically killed, raped, and tortured. All of these are rooted in racial discrimination. When examining history it 's easy to note the trend throughout events; almost all conflicts have some form of racial discrimination at their core. In light of this realization, I have found what is currently the best and only solution. To end racial discrimination…

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