Recently I was watching a standup comedian that said something, not extremely, but quite profound in my standards. She was discussing bigots and racial slurs, when she mentioned something: the treatment of the Big “N”. In her discussion, she told a story of a small town cafe, one of which I’m very accustom to, where a table of black persons sat across from a table of white persons, very typical of Rural United States. A gentleman from the “black” table had accidentally done something to upset a gentleman from the “white” table, which resulted in an angry slur involving the Big “N”. Now, after the incident had happened, this comedian confronted the gentleman who had used the taboo word, to which he replied “They use it.” Now, this is the epitome of racism. One of two things point out the deep running racism in this person. For one thing, he negatively classified ‘them’ into a group. Above that, he misses the key point that would validate the use of such a word: the manner in which it is used. When used as an angry slur, this term becomes extremely racist and discriminatory, as well as any other term such as chink, fag, beanie, bitch, etc. Now, don’t get me wrong, using certain words are generally going to get you in trouble no matter what manner you use them in if your the ‘wrong’ person, but only because there is so much underlying hatred and discrimination throughout all social groups in this country. Every social group is guilty of discrimination. Every social group has their own agenda. There is where I find a problem. I know for a fact that the Gay community has a very strong agenda, which is not an issue. The issue is when we ignore the agendas of each other group. I’ve noticed that its a serious issue in our country when each group attempts to make the rules to fit all the others into. Let me tell you something, square pegs don’t fit into round holes. The black community culturally won’t work in a chinese school system. The chinese traditions would be destroyed by a country lead by the Hispanic agenda. The Hispanic family structure wouldn’t last the gay agenda. The gay community isn’t going to be able to live efficiently in a conservative heterosexual society. And so on, its a vicious cycle when we all think of ourselves and don’t consider inclusion. We need to see past any pre-conceived notions and allow other agendas than our own to punctuate our legislature (as long as they don’t condemn another). We need to see the world in prisma colour rainbow. And (as I’ve just demonstrated), still bring your own culture with you, diversity is an amazing thing to show off, and our country has a lot of it, we just don’t always deal with it in the best way.