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Children Don’t See Color – the World Forces It on Them

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Below is a photograph from 1973. It shows five friends, hugging and having fun. The picture is a scene pure bliss and friendship. These children don”t see color; three are black and two are white, yet they don”t care. These kids don”t even see color. We should learn how to view the world through children”s eyes.

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According to the original photographer, “The world seems to be filled with misunderstanding, which often leads to anger, fear, and ultimately hatred and violence. Whether it is violence based on race or gender or religious or political differences, it all seems very unnecessary to me. The simple message is that we are all human. We all bleed the same. I think we all want the same basic things out of life – to live in peace and have food and shelter and to be loved. Maybe I am naive or overly idealistic. I”m a product of the sixties. I grew up thinking that we could end war and that basic human justice was a real possibility. I get very cynical sometimes about the state of the world and our society in particular, but when I look at those kids it makes me think we could learn a lot from their innocence.”

In the wake of the verdict of the trial over George Zimmerman”s guilt in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, tensions are high. Regardless of your stance, always remember we are all equal human beings.

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