Dreads & racism
Life Issues Facing Dreads
and in responce to jwood.
your double standard is 'okay' is because your ancestors havn't over come centuries of extreme derogation. i mean, come on, don't you think that's a little bit of a sore spot.
but all in all, everyone should try to be sensitive to others differences.
It's called a double standard. A lot of people do it in one form or the other. It's just the way our society functions. Example I have very pale skin almost albino, my face is reddish sometime but the rest of me is very white, I have a very low tolerance to the sun ( I have no tan lines ). A lot of people think it's "okay" to make negative comments on my paleness because it is unusual but if I would make a comment on the darkness of someones skin it would not be tolerated. It's all about labels and what is accepted as 'normal'.
I like your ravioli analogy.