Racism in any form is ignorance. It is a sense of “otherness” (an egocentric/ethnocentric fear of the loss of one’s own values or survival) that is passed down from generation to generation. It is a symptom of traditional/modern value systems. It is the cause of much suffering both at home and around the world. And it is completely reasonable to think that we can eradicate it, or at least shift our center of gravity away from these archaic ideals.
Let us fight the mainstream media (and other structures/institutions that exist at these traditional/modern levels) when they attempt to reinforce this worldview and the double standard of “terrorism.” Let’s live by example by embodying non-violence, compassion, and more inclusive value systems. Let’s go out of our way — and out of our comfort zones — to heal these divides among our friends, family and community. Let us not stay silent when we witness injustice or the curse of racism being handed down to a child.