I was brought up in central Scotland in the 50’s and 60’s so my first real contact with people of a different race was at 18 in the army. Now there was a lot of prejudice about, but as I’d never met anyone other than white I decided to do what I always did and wait to see if I could trust these new people in my life. I soon found that I could.
It was about then that I wondered what all the fuss was about race.
When I left the army in the mid 80’s the latest prejudice seemed to be gays. Once again i’d never come across any (or any who’d admit to being gay) so when I encountered one at work I fell back on the wait and see method. Turned out he was just another bloke, good at his job.
Again I wondered what all the fuss was about.
Lately the public stress seems to be over transgender. Well I know one who’s transitioned from male to female and she’s still the same person he was (apologies if that’s not phrased right, but hey. Best I can do)
So once again I ask, what’s all the fuss about. Surely if people are not hurting themselves or others then stop stressing and just accept them for who and what they are, not to show that there’s anything wrong with them, but the issue is with you. It’s called prejudice.Recommended2 recommendationsPublished in