Is Racial Discrimination Over? 

Why do we do the things that hurt? Why do we shout out those things that are meant to make others cry? What joy do we derive from shutting the door of compassion, acceptance and tolerance against those in dire need of these? 

The hypothesis of racial discrimination is that everyone has the right to lay a claim to something. Nonetheless, part of the problem is not to have the preunderstanding of what precisely that ‘something’ should be. 
Another theory focuses on the fight for power, and superiority over the other individual. In other words, being white means one is above and not inferior. 
However, racial discrimination extends beyond these. This is no longer about the struggle between the white and the dark skin. Xenophobism is one disturbing segment of racial discrimination and addressing up the recent occurrences in South Africa explained why this is more than the differentiation of the skin colour. Many settlers killed during the mayhem were blacks from other African nations. In all likelihood, no one expected such hate crimes from blacks against blacks. 

Perhaps, no one could have imagined the continuous hate speeches levelled at migrants since their mass invasion of Europe. Besides, no one thought that one day there would be a Brexit, a Trump, or who knows; shortly a Frexit and a Gerxit before the end of this year.
Also, the Jewish communities worldwide is experiencing incessant anti-Semite hostility. Why? Do they not deserve peaceful coexistence? Why would anyone or some groups of people believe they ought not to exist? That is an ethnic prejudice! 
Wait! How about those Half-Castes, Blacks, Arab and Latino young men in France and in the United States of America, who are constantly placed unnecessarily under the Police radars and racially profiled? Why are they tortured, spat upon, rough handled, cursed, thrown in prisons without viable justification and threatened non-stop? Is it as a result of their skin colour, background and religious belief? What differentiates them from their White counterparts? Why are they not furnished with the exact similar privileges? What is missing here? What else have we forgotten? 

Above all, what makes us humans? Whether Whites, Blacks, Arabs, Jews, Latinos or whoever; ARE WE HUMANS?  

Do we still have trouble understanding why blacks are killing blacks? Why are the whites targeting the black residential district or vice versa? Or why are some targeting Jews? 

My opinion is there is no point trying to figure out what has been happening behind public views or will still be. What is important at present is confronting the reality that we must root out racial discrimination before it eliminates us. We must stand together and united unless we let it divide us. There can be no world peace without universal unity. Yesterday was the International Day of Happiness, but individualising the sense of happiness is like pretending that all is well when we totally knew that our world is catapulting. 
Of course, we were not born in the identical time, way or into the same family. Still, the reality is that we are not going to depart from this earth with whatever we possess; not even our educational certificates will be buried alongside. 
What will expire with us is our conscience, and how we have impacted our society as well as the lives of others. 

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Princess Ayelotan is a writer/poet, feminist and independent researcher. Her scholarly interest ranges widely, from — Creative Writing related to Gender issues; — Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), — Rape as a weapon of war, — Violence against disabled women, — Child Sexual Exploitation : e.g. child prostitution and trafficking, — Female economic empowerment — Activism.

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