Today’s topic is about hatred. Now, I know you may be thinking oh boy a rant about homophobia and racism, well it is not a rant this is speaking out about what is happening and why it is important for me to talk about it. Now over the course of years homophobia has begun to take a turn for the worst and this is saying that now people are committing violent acts against people of the LGBT community. A good example is the mass shooting at the Orlando nightclub which killed 49 people this was the deadliest mass shooting in American history. I could never understand how somebody could have so much hatred for people just because of their sexuality. Its not like they are bothering anybody or committing illegal acts these are regular people just like you and me. To do such a senseless act just because you don’t like how somebody lives their life is just not humane. The question comes up of well you’re a christian how can you be okay with people being homosexual? My answer is people choose to live their life however they want to and it is not up to me how they should live it I can’t put anybody in heaven nor hell so it’s not my place to tell somebody that they are wrong for who they are. Just like my dad used to say “to each his own” which means people are going to do what they do. The next thing I want to talk about is racism. Growing up I have realized especially in high school, that people hate to talk about racism and it makes the room go silent and is uncomfortable to talk about, well why is that? Is it because the conversation could get heated or is it because it is not a good topic to talk about? Well, for me I used to be nervous to talk about it because talking about racism brings in the topic of slavery and then you have to back up everything you say with facts because there is always that one person who wants to contradict everything you say and the conversation goes from a conversation to a history lesson and then the whole purpose of the conversation has basically gone out the window. But as I got older I started to realize that people want to talk about it they just need ears to listen about what is being said so that we can see change. Now you might be thinking racism isn’t as bad as it used to be and things are a lot better. I’m not going to say things have not gotten better because they have but racism still exist and over the recent years is slowly becoming more apparent due to the social media contributing to make it known. There is racism going on in the US right now it may not exactly be the KKK but it is your everyday people. I have seen many post of people being harassed on social media especially Muslims, African Americans, Latinos/ Latina , and basically anybody of color. I don’t understand why people of a minority are the ones that are treated differently. We as a people need to stop hating each other and putting these one sided stories out there of people of different race. In my eyes the human race should only be the one that reigns supreme. Spread the love people and stop all the hatred towards people.