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HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING AROUND

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. -Helen Keller”

The White Girl Dilemma

Do you ever feel like you’re the sole reason for all of the problems in the world?

I do.

It’s not because I personally caused all of these problems- it’s because I’m white. People with my skin color have done so much wrongdoing in the world and I feel like because I have my skin color in common with them, I therefore have done all of the world’s wrongdoing. 

I’m probably over exaggerating a tad because white people haven’t caused all of the world’s problems. But if you take any World History course you’ll find yourself just learning about how white people ruined practically everything. So I guess it’s safe to say that white people have caused most of the world’s problems- but then again what do I know. I’m just another white person taking credit for everything, right?

Whenever I’m feeling like this I remind myself of one thing- I’m a girl. And although most of the world’s problems were caused by white people, I feel like it’s safe to say that a majority of those white people were white men. But hey, I’m TOTALLY not trying to blame any particular group of people here!

So this means that because I’m a white girl, I’m off the hook right? I don’t have to worry about being the cause to all of the world’s problems. In fact, I don’t have to worry about anyone’s problems because I didn’t make them in the first place and my initial fear that I caused the world’s problems was stupid and pathetic and I should just continue on with my life with a careless attitude towards all global issues!

Wrong.

This is the kind of attitude that causes ignorance and it is because of this ignorance that there are problems in the world. If we all opened our eyes and stopped blaming one another and instead blamed ourselves and then tried to make all of our wrongs into a right- there would be no problems. There would be no reason to “Free Palestine”. There would be no reason to fight towards gender or marriage equality. There would be no reason to fight for anything because there would be no fighting. 

Let’s learn from each other. Let’s learn from the past’s mistakes. Let’s stop the fighting. 

"A house divided against itself cannot stand." -Abraham Lincoln

The world is one house, and if we are divided against each other, humanity will fall and create a new level of complete and utter failure. 

The world is divided against each other. We divide each other with labels that correspond to our religion, gender, background, race, language, and pretty much everything else. We divide each other because they are not like us. 

We are all human. All I see is humans killing humans- And I’m not going to stand for it any more.

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