It’s Not About Race!
John Metta

This is a “put yourself in someone else’s shoes” culturally, or consider that some/all behavior is informed by generations-old history and culture that often times is totally subconscious.

As a Mexican of German heritage living in the US, this was quite thought provoking. It definitely makes me think deeper about where stereotypes come from, in regards to the people we judge but more so from ourselves. What in our own culture makes us react to others’ in a specific way, especially if it’s negative.

The question that lingers is how and how long does it take to shake these cultural tunnel visions? Can we preserve our culture and still adapt to a new one that is more inclusive? Or is it all about being aware and not jumping to conclusions or judgement?

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