Today, I like to think that we as a society, although flawed, are better than we were when I was young. However, we still have those arrogant, self-centered people who think they are right and insist on telling us their thoughts. I had an acquaintance tell me during the 2008 Presidential election that she would not vote for Barrack Obama – not because he was a member of the other party, not because he did not seem to support her beliefs, but because he was black. I called her a racist, and she was shocked – first that I did not agree with her and second because she did not believe she was. This woman was a librarian in a school that had a completely black student body and a majority black faculty. If they had known her thoughts she would have been fired - BECAUSE, now, there are those of us who do not tolerate such speech.
When are all these narrow-minded people going to realize that they are in the minority now and keep their mouths shut? Most of us want to eliminate our prejudices and are trying so hard to do so. Because we are going through this cleansing process, we do not tolerate their racism, sexism, and bigotry. When will their arrogance be replaced with the knowledge that they are not in the majority any longer and that we do not care what they think? When is their stupidity going to replaced with the knowledge that when they open their fouls mouths someone will be recording them?