I’m feeling a little frustrated and need to vent a little. I would post on Cigar Lounge but I don’t have authorship.

First let me say, yes I’m a white male so I do have white privilege. I can’t change where I come from or how I was born and neither can anyone else. I can’t relate to the struggles that a lot of minorities have but I feel their pain. It hurts to see so much hatred between races. Lines drawn in the sand. “Us versus them” mentality. Why is it so hard to embrace different cultures and backgrounds and see the similarities we have with each other? Whites, Blacks, Latinos, Asians, etc. All of us are human and should have empathy for one another’s struggles. If I could do anything to help my fellow humans I would do it but I don’t know how to help. Basically, why can’t we all get along? I don’t care what someone looks like, just how they treat me.

Let’s show each other respect and compassion regardless of socioeconomic status. This is America. The land where everyone can come together and be one.