11:49 PM

If you haven't seen this video, I highly suggest you watch it.  I cannot explain how much it warms my heart that the women and men in this video are willing to defend a complete stranger.  People don't believe that they're entitled to stick up for others.  They don't believe that it is their place.  But why?  Why is it not acceptable to spread caring and acceptance?  Why is it wrong to show love and respect?  I truly believe that people are people, regardless of what they look like or who they are.  At the end of the day, a person cannot change the color of their skin and they shouldn't want to.  They can't and should not be expected to change who they love because someone has a screwed-up idea of social norms that should never have been accepted.  Discrimination and prejudice comes in many different forms.

I believe that people should be free to be in any relationship.  Homosexual, heterosexual, interracial, or not interracial.  I would never want to have someone put me down at all, but especially not about something I cannot control such as skin color or sexual orientation.  It's upsetting to see this video and realize that this kind of hate goes on between so many different groups of people.  Does it make you feel better to put someone down for being in love?  How does it help you to hate someone because they look different than you?  At the end of the day, does it really personally affect you if two people are in love?  I believe that people should be able to walk around without worrying whether or not they will be judged by someone who has never met them before.  I believe that people should make an effort to be more open and kind.  I believe that people should take a step back and try to think about the other person.  As cheesy as it sounds, imagine what it's like to be in their shoes.  Imagine what it's like to feel that hurt.

I know there are people who disagree with my opinion.  I know there are people who see things in a different way than I do.  I like to see people in a positive, loving light.  I like to know not only what makes a person unique, but also what makes them similar.  I like to try to truly get to know a person in order to understand them.  I like to meet people who offer insight that I've never considered before.  I like people who make the world a better, more loving place.  Even if that means standing up for a complete stranger in a barber shop.

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