Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The kids and I went to see the new Adam Sandler movie today (You Don't Mess With the Zohan). It was classic Adam Sandler. Rude, crude, gross, disgusting, politically incorrect and very funny.

In between all the funny stuff, the movie had a great message: Peace. Peace between all people of all colors & religions. The point was made several times during the movie. It was great.

On a side note, we have some friends who are moving to North Carolina soon. They just returned from a house hunting trip. It was sad, as they experienced racism first hand at a restaurant. My friend said it was terrible - she felt so sad. She always goes out of her way to make sure she makes others feel comfortable, and then this happens. It's terrible.

The same can be said for Omid. When he was a student at WSU (not so long ago), the locals would say terrible things. I remember being so incensed at the things that were hurled his way when we would be eating out at a restaurant in town. Educating people is key. That is why I visit with the middle & HS students every spring and educate them about Iran & what I've learned about it's culture (& from living in a bicultural household). The kids are so eager to learn about the world & how we're all not that different from one another.

1 comment:

L & P Aston said...

I agree. Our country is not as far along as I would hope. judgemental, racist, and insensitive people still roam and express their hurtful opinions. My heart goes out to your friend.