Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

A Breathe of Fresh Air

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This class has been great and reading these blogs every week have been quite enlightening, but I have to admit as well that just about everything I read is focused on the negative. That can bog a person down after awhile, so for this reason I am dedicating today’s blog to speaking excellent things and shining a light on those who are not colorblind, celebrate individuality, and appreciate others race and culture as if it were their own. Sure the world is still full racism, but lets flip the coin and see that the world is also full of individuals who love one another just the way they are. I did a little digging and heres just a bit of what I discovered. One man that I would like to celebrate today is Pervaiz Masih, he is a Christian janitor in Pakistan working a muslim school. A suicide bomber entered the school dressed as a woman and shot the guard on duty. Masih, not a guard but just a simple janitor, could have easily ran from the situation and declared that this is something the muslim’s radical religious views have brought upon themselves, and many students would have died that day, but instead he interveened and took the blow of the explosion to keep the bomber from entering the cafeteria where 100’s of students were. Masih died a hero that perhaps many didnt even know about. This man is a hero! He crossed religious and culture boundaries and died for those he did not even agree with. I could continue to discuss others as well who put race, culture, religion, social status, etc…, aside and truly display a love for humankind, but since my blog is so long I will end it with this link.

Written by raquelfreytes

November 23, 2009 at 6:52 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I really appreciate the shinning of light upon me and other individuals like. Thank you very much on behalf of everyone. In the other hand; I really like the story about the Christian janitor in a Muslim school. I really like his mental state of mind. But would a person leave his job currently not known his next job. It could be a better job than being a janitor, or more worse job than being a janitor. And esp. in this economy, you never know if you can find a job. But I can’t read the janitor’s mind.

    badal23

    November 23, 2009 at 9:17 pm

  2. You brought up a good point, there is much more emphases on the negative that occurs in our country rather than the good things that have occurred. I really like the example you listed, it just goes to show that not everyone is caught in this oblivious mindset that appears to have no solution.

    3graffiti

    November 25, 2009 at 6:08 pm

  3. While there is a positive side in that the children did not die, it is still a sad story in that a suicide bomber was even trying to enter a school. It’s horrible to think that he decided to strike at the young in order to prove a point.

    erom13

    November 25, 2009 at 10:37 pm

  4. It is good to hear the positive side. Our media uses fear and negativity to keep everyone interested- it is pretty sad. That is really great that the man saved all of those students. It brings hope that there are still people out there who are willing to do the right thing even if it is a hard thing to do.

    rhenf1989

    November 27, 2009 at 5:41 pm


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