That didn't take long did it?
There is no fairytale nation that totally accepts people of all skin tones. For that matter, there's never been a perfect society since people gathered in groups to protect themselves against wild beasts.
We see constant examples of racism here in America and across the world. Just look at the worldwide response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Most of the Ukrainian evacuees are white and the majority of countries in the world are supporting them in any way possible. From military help to humanitarian aid, the world's democracies have rallied behind the besieged nation.
Now look at what's happening in Yemen. Internal divisions and a Saudi-led military intervention have spawned an intractable political, military, and humanitarian crisis.
The tiny country on the Arabian Peninsula has been the scene of grievous civilian suffering amid a terrible war.
Yemeni's have been trying to survive constant cholera outbreaks, medicine shortages, and threats of famine for seven years, with no end in sight.
With a poverty rate of around 75 percent, Yemen has long been the Arab world's poorest country. War crimes are committed daily.
Torture, arbitrary arrests, and forced disappearances are among the many war crimes perpetrated by both sides.
Name some (any) countries that are pouring massive aid in to help the Yemeni people whose suffering is easily equal to that of the Ukrainian people's?
Didn't think so. I couldn't think of anyone responding on the same scale as in the Ukraine war.
Call it what you want. I'm calling the two very different responses to humanitarian aid a perfect example of racism.
In America we have people that try to deny they're racist while busily banning books about our racist history with slavery.
By accepting the reality that we all live in a racist world it gives us the opportunity to make changes across the globe towards a better future for all.
Special thanks to my dear friend Glenn for bringing up the subject of the Yemeni's humanitarian plight, and comparing the response to the crisis in Ukraine.