Too many of the things we consider desperately important are really just skin deep.

February 25th, 2007

In the movie, cialis generic cialis Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, viagra canada search Sidney Poitier trys to explain to his father that he wants to live in a colorblind world. He says:

But you think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.

When did we stop striving for that world?

In an era of racial, sovaldi sale gender, and sexual-preference politics, too many of us think that our color or sex or whom we sleep with is more important than who we are on the inside. Those are just things you were born with. They’re as meaningless as the color of your hair or the size of your feet.

Do all of us a favor, drop the identity…and rediscover your humanity.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Melinda Omdahl  |  February 25th, 2007 at 4:19 pm

    Drop the identity…and rediscover your humanity.

    Wow, Elliot. That’s actually quite poetic.

    Thanks for giving me the chills.

  • 2. triticale  |  February 25th, 2007 at 6:03 pm

    I have a dream, that someday people will identify themselves not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

  • 3. Administrator  |  February 25th, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    Yeah, I LOVE that quote from Martin. Too bad very few people who claims to speak for him now would agree with it.

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