Thursday, September 17, 2009

My Miss Manners is Coming Out

I have become active on facebook over the last few months. I've been reunited with old friends, I've added many old acquaintences as friends, and I've met new people. I love facebook. I have had no issues with facebook until recently. Over a week ago, a post showed up on my wall (I always read the posts on my wall throughout the day), and it was a general post. However, in the comments, the original poster used a racial slur.

I was pretty stunned. I can't believe that in the year 2009 we can hate an entire race. Come on people. So... I don't understand the hatred, but that's not where my real issue lies.

Facebook is a PUBLIC forum! Anyone can go on there and see what you have written. Why would you want to put that image out there? This person who posted never would've come across as hateful and ignorant... but after that post, that's pretty much all I can see.

You would not walk into a United Nations meeting and start using racial slurs. Why? Because all races are there. Facebook is the same way. I personally hate no group of people. And I don't want to be associated with anyone who does. Now... to delete the contact? I'll have to figure out how to do that.


michiganhemp said...

You go girl! Way to stand up against the hatred of the world. If only we could get the rest of the world to see through our eyes....


designsbykari said...

Well said! These are the folks that hold us back...Let us let go and move forward.

Christie Cottage said...

Sad to think we, as a people have not overcome this!

QueenJane said...

People can have their own personal feelings, but you should NEVER post anything that you may not want others to see, KWIM? Employers look at social network sites (I know that I do before an interview)!

H20works said...

I'm with you on this all the way sister! I like to say I am anti-prejudice. Hating because of race, gender, or sexual preference is just plain ignorant, and tends to be something that fires me up.

You should report this person before deleting them. I think there is some way to do that on Facebook. No one should be able to spread hate this way.

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