Our Personal & Social responsibility toward each other & Humanity

Posted on April 15, 2012

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How far has mankind evolved?? How do we really treat our fellow man or woman? Do we really follow the golden rule touted by many religions, judicial and other leaders “Love thy Neighbor” as you love yourself. Or do those rules only apply if your fellow brother or sister, walks, practices, talks, looks or makes love like you? Do we really extend our hand and more importantly our laws, our heart, soul and mind to each and every person that crosses our path, seeing their unique individual potential and human expression. Or is our passing by reflected as hate, bias, prejudice, injustice and ignorance. Most of us claim to live in a modern society. But have we evolved and is our society truly modern when the very questions that pop out of our mouths, reveal how we are analyzing others. Chosing to accept someone by, what color is their skin, what kind of eye shapes do they have or hair. Adding to the detrimental effects is the where do you come from, your culture, beliefs, what is your religion, wealth, and what is your sexual preference?

Do we engage in personal and social responsibility to care for each other, and in our inter actions with each other? What are our gestures toward each other, in our relationships, in our friendships, and with people we meet on the street, the passer by’s, in the media, and communities?

Most only ask the generic questions of “Is every individual afforded basic human rights” is that all we hold our selves to? And still fail to meet any real uplifting of humanity even in that statement, that standard is such a low mark its almost a gauge not worth measuring. How many of us actually express in our day to day activities compassion, understanding, dignity in acknowledging another human beings self worth, and in our judicial systems these failures are even more perverse?

Just one case in point is Vincent Chin who was murdered in a hate crime in Detroit in 1982, and fast forward in our Human evolution to today and we see Trayvon Martin who died and now has to defend his life from the grave. It is amazing how Trayvon, Vincent and other victims have to defend their own death from the grave, who is the voice, their advocates?? And we as individuals and as a community as a whole tolerate such detrimental treatment of an individual human being, and the tremendous judicial injustices that plague every individual, community and Humanity. We have an opportunity right in front of us to cross ethnic and socioeconomic lines and to be a true example to not only to each other, but to the youth, our future leaders of the world to unite together for humanity. We have far to go, but if we all unite for each others Human rights, civil rights and dignity we can start to create new bench marks, compassion and understanding.

Together we stand, divided we fall, joins us May 1, 2012 at the YWCA on Richards street here in Honolulu to watch Vincent Who?? the vast majority of people today (including most Asian Americans) have little or no knowledge of him. Marking the 30th anniversary of his death we join together to dialog and create a call to action. One night, one right worth uniting for, our Human rights and humanity. To join us please contact and for more event information and registration, please visit http://www.ywcaoahu.org/vincentwho. The deadline to register is April 23, 2012, the public and media are invited to attend.

Just one case in point is Vincent Chin who was murdered in a hate crime in Detroit in 1982, and fast forward in our Human evolution to today and we see Trayvon Martin who died and now has to defend his life from the grave. It is amazing how Trayvon, Vincent and other victims have to defend their own death, and we as individuals and as a community as a whole tolerate such detrimental treatment of an individual human being. We have an opportunity right in front of us to cross ethnic and socioeconomic lines and to be a true example to not ony each other but to the youth, our future leaders of the world to unite together for humanity. We have far to go, but if we all unite for each others Human rights, civil rights and dignity we can start to create new bench marks, compassion and understanding.

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