I am a 15 year old Black boy. Yesterday while listening to CBC there was a program called Mash-up and a Chinese girl said that when she asked her mother whether she would prefer her to bring her a blackman or a Chinese woman as a partner, her mother said she would prefer her to bring home the woman. Why do people hate Black people so much, what have Black people done everybody to hate us so. I feel so discouraged at times. How can we change people’s prejudice. It looks like everybody hates Black people.
Prejudice hurts. I do not think we could ever erase prejudice though we can lessen it through education. It’s only recently Chinese people are exposed to Blacks. China was until recently a closed society, not many people go there. Recently I met a Black African man who is married to Chinese woman and they have a child. He speaks Cantonese and Mandarin. He lived in China for 10 years. The world is changing so and people are changing too. The negative stereotypes about Blacks were by and large started by Europeans who wanted to justify enslaving Blacks by spreading false information that Blacks are lazy, dumb and inhuman. That’s not true, Blacks have achieved a lot in a short time. Blacks are everywhere – doctors, lawyers, actors, inventors, musicians and perhaps soon to be the President of USA. Don’t be discouraged, be the best Black boy you can be and a role model for others. There are lots of people out there who respect blacks. Not everyone will like you but don’t worry about them, concern yourself with those who like you and you will be alright and don’t waste any energy trying to hate anyone. That only end up hurting you. Walk upright and proud of who you are because no one is better than anyone.