A powerful message each of us need to hear and convey.
Today’s society seems to be obsessed with judging people just by the way they look, speak and/or dress. People begin to stereotype others which lead to conflict. While many people remain patriotic to their own race and country, some of them do not like other races.
All our lives, we believed we are born in one particular country, with particular parents from particular races—but what we don’t know is that our ancestors might be from a different race! What would you do if you found out you were related to a complete stranger?
Today, racism is widespread and often ignored. There are even some people who dislike people of their same race. The sad part about racism is that only a few people step up and defend those who are being bullied and insulted. What if you were actually related to the one you are bullying, would this change things?
In this incredibly moving video created by a travel company called Momondo, several strangers agreed to have their DNA checked, to see if their race is ‘pure’. Many of the subjects were very patriotic, to a point that some of them were already racist towards others.
But when the results bared their true ethnicity, they are brought to tears. Watch the entire video here—this is something we all need to see!
What is Racism?
Racism has been around for centuries. It may be defined as the hatred of one person by another — or the belief that another person is less than human — because of skin color, language, customs, place of birth or any factor that supposedly reveals the basic nature of that person. It has influenced wars, slavery, the formation of nations, and legal codes.