I keep hearing that we need to have "an honest discussion about race." When I hear that statement, my immediate thought is: Haven't we been discussing it a little too much for too long? And where has the discussion brought us?
But hey, if you want an honest discussion about race, here it is: I am white. You are black. If you think I'm prejudiced toward you, there's nothing I can say to make you think otherwise, so why should I talk to you? And the truth is, I don't much care what you think of me.
Furthermore, if you are worrying about whether I'm prejudiced against you, then you care too much about what others think of you. You need to stop worrying about me and take care of your own business.
You need to focus on your career, your family and your own spiritual life. If you are busy doing that, you won't have time to worry about what others think. Stop waiting for the whole world to like you. It won't happen.
Robert John Roushar Jr.
North Augusta, S.C.