Monday, December 15, 2008

Ignorancist

I am openly passionate about race. Unfortunately, my passion has often been mistaken for racism. I am honest about my feelings on race, and I understand that it can make people feel uncomfortable. At times I get angry at the ignorance that I witness on literally a daily basis. Therefore, I am making a new confession. I am not a racist, but I am an ignorancist. I CAN'T STAND IGNORANT PEOPLE! Now, this totally contradicts my quest for not just tolerance, but more importantly inclusion. I admit that I have major issues with confronting ignorant people because I feel like they are living in the dark and not worth my time. However, I do realize that this is unfair, so my new goal is to work on accepting ignorant people and engaging them in meaningful conversations that bring them into the "light". This is an imperfect journey, and I plan on keeping you updated on my progress. Please let me know if you have any helpful hints to assist me along the way.

4 comments:

Christie-A Work In Progress said...

Advice...hmmm...resist the urge to smack the crap out of them? Just kidding. This is good...admittance is always the first step. I applaud you for at least wanting to reach out and help those poor people.

Natasha said...

Ha, interesting approach! I just used the same approach with an ignorant woman shaking a bible at me while spewing hate. My response is being written now as a poem just because I had to get it out somehow and this is the best way I know how...

Good luck with embracing ignorant people!! That can be draining but if you reach just one that'll be great!

from the desk of ....me said...
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from the desk of ....me said...

Operate in love and give God the glory. Every thing happens for a reason.