I want to live in a world that is prejudice-less;

A world where judgment doesn’t exist.

We live in a world where categorizing whole groups of people is the norm, and believing in equality isn’t a reality.

We have humans murdering humans for reasons as shallow as the color of one’s skin, or their religion.

Even our own politicians who are trusted to make all of our decisions are bigots.

Black children are no longer seen as innocents, but rather as mistakes waiting to happen.

Muslims are no longer seen as kind-hearted souls, but rather as merciless, murderous terrorists.

Labels.

That is our new reality.

These labels are placed upon every human being from the moment they are born unto death.

These labels create false expectations which lead to dictation.

Labels like these were created to cause unnecessary fear amongst one another.

And they are working.

These labels have caused us to drift apart; straying away from what is unfamiliar to us.

They are the prison in which we are being restricted from truly living.

We judge people by what we’ve been told about their “kind,” and not what we’ve seen with our own eyes.

We have become virtually blind.

Not believing what we’re seeing; but rather what we’ve heard.

And what we’ve heard are lies.

There is good and bad in everyone.

We have no right.

Absolutely no right, to judge any one person without knowing who they really are.

We have been brainwashed by the media in hopes of separating us as an ummah.

The same media who is associating our religion with sin.

Because they know that if we would just come together; everything would be better.

So let’s realize.

Realize that we are one.

That we are human.

So let’s tear off all of these false labels and take back our humanity.

Because once we do that.

We will have a world that is prejudice-less.

A world where judgment doesn’t exist.

 

By Noor Zegar