Message to all the travelers and society in general:
Since this is a travel blog and mainly has an audience of people who love to travel, I would like to address racism in the traveling sense, but send the message we all know and heard "racism is wrong."
We all wish to be treated equally whether it is in our home town or any other places we visit in the world. Imagine traveling elsewhere and the society judges you based on your own skin, religion, or nationality. I bet, you would not accept that.
Would you go back to that place again?
"Equal right for others does not mean less right for you. It's not a pie."
Imagine if you know a country that has racism toward your skin color, religion, or nationality. Would you travel to that place or live there?
I hope not.
The answer is probably clear to most of you. I would not be there where I do not feel safe.
Indeed, racism can influence our travel choices and lifestyle in general.
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Just in the travel industry alone, racism exists excessively, but when it comes to school and jobs, the situation is even worse. I read a couple of articles about this matter that address the issue. Common issues regarding racism that only related to travel such as:
What is like to travel as an African American?
What's it like to deal with a stereotype on the Airport as a Muslim and dealing with Islamophobia?
China warning its citizens not to travel to Australia due to racism.
Travel or move out to escape racism.
and so on and so on.
You probably get my point by now.
If you do not, then here it is.
My point is even if you are at home safe, and there is no racism toward you, somewhere on this planet you are going to be judged and mistreated. If you have the chance to change that, would you take it?
I hope so,
"Injustice Anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Martin Luther King Jr
What can I do to change that?
Put yourself on someone else shoes and imagine the struggle and hardship they have to go through in their daily life bases dealing with racism.
You do not have to travel somewhere else and experience it to know that racism is wrong.
Your job as a traveler and a member of society is to stand for what's wrong. Racism is wrong. Whether it is toward you or toward other groups, so we have to stand together to end this stigma.
In addition, we need to educate ourselves and others about this issue. Whether it is by adding a post on social media, writing a blog, or making a video, anything can help. When you have the chance to make a difference, then take it. A small effort can lead to great results if done by each of us as a whole.
So, I dedicate this article and time to make this blog hoping that it would make a difference. This small effort hopefully will lead you to continue the journey to end racism.
''Racism is beyond common sense and has no place in our society" Steven Parick Morrissery
If you take a good look, people are standing for George Floyd from all over the world. Not just for Floyd alone, but for all the one who died and suffered due to racism. We all stand for humanity. For a better future for us and our next generation. His death is a wake-up call for all of us.
This is a good step for a greater future and racial equality. It continues the movement of Martine Luther King. A message that states "Black Life Matter."
Abraham Lincoln is another person to remember when it comes to racial equality. He established the emancipation proclamation that frees more than three million slaves. It is a day that is known today as Emancipation Day or Juneteenth Independence Day. Nowadays, juneteenth is worldwide celebrated. Therefore, it is important to remember this day.
"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves." Abraham lincoln.
Lead by example, the American Airlines makes anti-racism a training mandatory
Other travel industries should do that, too. It should be implemented in school, police, and military training as well. Some of you might be teachers, professors, SEO of a company, or any other profession it might be. It all starts with you (the reader). It does not have to stop there, you can educate yourself and others.