Just saw the 60 minutes interview with Jeremy Linn of the Houston Rockets. I was not surprised by his comments that he has been discriminated because he is Asian American. This discrimination included exclusion from being recruited by elite college basketball programs, or being drafted by the National Basketball Association. But it also included racist remarks during his high school and college career by opposing teams and crowds.
In America, we have learned to be tolerant to different races and cultures including the Hispanic, Native Americans, and African Americans. I remember, 50 years ago when classmates confronted me with racist remarks, and I also recall the discrimination my son suffered during his youth while also participating in sports. For some reason, America still believes it is all right to openly discriminate against Asian Americans.
Or is it that most Americas are still prejudiced, and are repressing their true thoughts due to government and public protocol. But for some reason, this repression of true feelings is not suppressed against Asian Americans.
But what causes people to discriminate against others. Arrogance, or the feeling that one is superior to another appears to be a major factor. It is when people decide that they are more superior to others that we begin to see hatred, discrimination, and wars throughout history.
Some how we must eliminate this evil of arrogance from our minds. People must realize that we are all children of God. Only when this realization occurs, and when arrogance is swept from our minds, will there be true joy with everyone helping each other. There is still much work to be done by our religions to remove arrogance from the minds of the world.