It's 10 years since two of my friends have passed away, one was of cardiac arrest, and the other because of murder. They were both in their early and mid-twenties. The one that taught me the most was the friend I lost due to murder. He was murdered by someone of different skin color and "race". Now I had two ways to respond to this: • I blame ANYONE who shared the same skin color and CHOOSE to become racist. • I blame ONLY the one male who did it. The First choice is one many make on the daily or they are taught growing up to make, and it the VERY WRONG ONE to make. The others is the mature, logical, and ethical one to make. I choose not to become racist as I knew I would then be part of the problem, and not the solution. You see the thing is there is no "races", there is only one race, and that's the HUMAN RACE. Race was designed for control and division, and we need to further disallow this. Race shouldn't determine ones success, respect, or future. No. Character should be the only measuring stick for that. However, when my friend was murdered by someone of different skin color I could have (based on what society considers normalcy now) chosen to hate anyone sharing the same skin color. Sadly, many would have supported me in this as they would feel I had "rights" to feel This way. No. No one has the right to paint everyone with one paint brush. Why should millions of others be hated because of ONE person's terrible act or choice? It makes zero sense. Racism is a CHOICE and it is a TAUGHT BEHAVIOR. That's it's. It's not right. It's not normal. It's not ethical. It's not moral. It's 100% wrong. It's a choice that will truly showcase your character at a negative level, and one that deserves a red flag on it. Racism needs to stop, but it only will when we acknowledge us a ONE RACE. Eliminate the term RACE and you elminiate half of RACISM. As long as we keep dividing us by RACE, we will always have racism. We are the only cure to the problem we have created.