Facing the facts of bigotry
I really enjoyed reading the article by Kate Nelson. It was written really easily and pretty straight forward, which made me wanting to read on. Especially the first statement "I'm a racist. And so are you" was very catching because I would never describe myself as a racist but I think she has a very good point.
We all have prejudices in our minds and we can not deny them. I have to face them a lot when I tell people that I'm from a different country and sometimes I'm wondering if I fullfill those thoughts or not. I think it is very interesting how our thoughts can change the fact how we see things and especially when it comes to people and "racism".
If we would spend more time on actually thinking about those prejudices and thoughts maybe we could get rid of some and replace them with facts. But having prejudices in also necessary, at least in my opinion. It helps us to deal with the people we meet everyday. We can place them somewhere and decide whether or not we want to get to know them better. Nevertheless, it is really important to not rely on them. Because even though someone might not seem to fit ones expectation the first time meeting, they might become a really close friend after spending more time and replacing prejudices with facts.