I've been doing alot of thinking lately about the world and the situation we are in. I do not know how bad racism and separation is around most the world, but I know it is quite alive here in america. We have so many groups that represent the many different people. You've got the NAACP, which has good motives. There are other such groups, foundations, scholarships and government programs to help "minoriteis". All of these programs have good intentions. This is not what I'm against. The problem I see, is that while all these groups are attempting to help, they are missing the key point. We are all equal. When you have a group that is setup specifically to help out a certain ethinicity, you separate that group of people. You put them in a different box so to speak. It is time for a group that represents all of mankind and a single race, and we drop these identity barriers that we ourselves create. It is impossible to help everyone, or is it. What if everyone on this forum did something to help a complete stranger, in dire need of help. What if the only thing you ask in return is for him to do the same. Somewhere, education needs to be stepped up to teach people more thoroughly that all people are the same. If anything, we all have that one thing in common. We must be taught to appreciate the differences of the individuals and communitys. Some of these groups have gone so far that there is almost a racism in and from, all directions. Almost as if we are unknowingly plotting a race war in years to come. Ignorance and stupidity is the key problem behind this. People are ignorant to the fact that we are all simply people. We did not ask for the body we were born in. I've often said Racism=Stupidity. Someone told me I should say ignorance instead. In this day and age, I stand strong to it equalling stupidity. The reason, is ignorance is usually defined as not knowing better or lacking education. Stupidity, in my mind, is knowing better, but choosing to do so anyways. Like the kid who touches the stove with the other hand after just getting burned, thats stupid. I really hope I do not offend with this subject, as it is near to me. I think that it is a major hurdle to us living in piece with one another. If we can not accept each and every individual for who they are, how could we ever accept a completly different society. I know for a fact that the way things are going now is not good. It does not offer improvement, but merely adds to the confusion. And while some of these groups have good intentions externally, I believe there are ulterior motives such as money, greed, and success that drive some. This is the problem, and maybe we can't do nothing about it. But don't you atleast think its worth trying?