I go to check my e-mail, and glance over the headlines, noticing something about the KKK. Apparently, they are supporting some golf club that denies women enterance. I thought the KKK was a thing of the past, but obviously idiots still exist. One of them was quoted as saying, "This equal rights stuff has gotten out of hand," Does anyone else think that only idiots should be denied equal rights?
Today during our study hall-like period, a bunch of my friends and I were sitting in our cafeteria, and a group of nine or ten girls came and sat at a table next to us. After a few minutes, they started throwing crumpled up pieces of paper at us. I don't even know who they were. We moved a few tables away so they would leave us alone, and someone that was standing on the upper level of the cafeteria spit on one of my friends, then started laughing crazily. We had done nothing but sit there, talking quietly and writing or drawing, and we were harrassed into leaving. Why? Is this the way the world works, no one can be just let other people be?
I thought discrimination was a thing of the past, that we had risen above hatred of people as a stereotype or for no reason at all, but obviously I'm mistaken. We will continue to single out types of people because of differences and use them as a scapegoat for all of our problems probably until the end of time. "To err is human, to forgive, divine," is a beautiful statement, but it is becoming more apparent to me with every passing day that the divine are few and far between in a sea of erring humans.