|Re: Day of Silence?|
Subject: Re: Day of Silence?
by AnnaMazinggx3 on 2008/4/25 19:04:22
Side note- Have fun deciphering this. I was too lazy to put them in order.
Christmas and Easter are Christian holidays, but they are days in which Christians -amongst themselves- celebrate their own beliefs. They are not holidays where everyone, Christian or not, stands up for all the Christians who have been persecuted. While we do have Black History Month, it's more of a month of honoring famous African Americans and less of a month for standing up for the African Americans who have been and are still discriminated against.
As I stated already, I /am/ misinformed, because I live in California. I get that, which is why I said to scratch point 5. :]
Luz_Melian was right about what I meant by that point, so thanks. =] It's still a really bad point, though. Forgive me, it was late at night and I was just throwing in a bunch of points off the top of my head without really thinking twice.
I know that people /do/ get killed for being gay, but not nearly as much as for religion, race, etc.
Hmm, I'll admit that LGBT have to deal with a lot more than I give them credit for, but I'm sticking with my initial statement that they're not the only ones and that other voices need to be heard as well. But it's not like we can have a race for every day, which is why we need Anti-Discrimination Day.
I can already see that I'm turning this into a circular argument that could go on forever, so I'm now going to apologize for getting myself into an argument about a highly controversial issue that can be argued a million different ways without bothering to organize my arguments, let alone research my points. =P My turn to step off the soap box.
Oh, and by the way, my Day of Silence or Anti-Discrimination Day or whichever you choose to support was awesome and awful at the same time. I'm just gonna leave it at that for now. >___>
Also, what do you mean by having to work for the day? I don't think they organized themselves. It was declared national by the American government after the Lawrence King tragedy, wasn't it? Idk. Like I said, I didn't do my research, and that's my mistake.