Creative Writing: Destroying Racism Essay example

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Creative Writing: Destroying Racism

As the snow covered the house that my grandma occupies, I looked out the window to the neighbor's front door, their mailbox, and the circular driveway they had. It was just another home, where kids could build a snowman or throw snowballs on the front lawn. But there where no children or snowmen here. And beneath the snow, the word "N-I-G-G-E-R" was written in the grass. A family- a home- where they had bothered no one. One night someone decided to take weed killer and burn it in giant letters into their lawn. This is why our nation, the melting pot of many races, needs to confront the problem and deal with what really is in front of us. When I first really thought about this, I thought, this is
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It's the white's who go crazy to get black athlete's autographs. They say "We love you!" yet how many would let them date your daughter? Although I say this, I do believe that some progress has been made. But
I do think that when you're the majority, you do have to guard against insensitivity. But you can't drag it half way up a hill and then abandon it, because it will fall down. I believe that "we," as a society, have made a considerable effort to decrease racism, but no matter how hard you try get rid of it, there will always be prejudice brewing in the air. And even though we would like to forget about the problem, we can no longer avoid it. Racism is an issue that should to talked about and explained, so that people with little understanding to the issue can finally open their eyes. The next time I went to my grandma's, I walked her dog down the street past the neighbor's house. A lady was out in her garden, and I yelled "HELLO!"
She smiled and waved. I felt awfully good after that, like I had done something, something good. It wasn't much, a simple "Hello" but it felt like a thousand words. But as I walked past the house, the snow reminded me of what was beneath it, the message spelled out in weed killer. A message so horrible and torturing, that people don't realize what it's like until your put in their skin, in their situations, in their minority, in their minds, and live the experience. But this
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