The Limits of Labels


Who are we? What are we? When you’re meeting someone for the first time, what do you notice first? Their suit? The softness in their voice? Probably not. We see their race. Sometimes their gender, too. But, that’s not the whole person. Who we really are isn’t just skin deep.

Why do people have so many assumptions about a person they have not even met?

We are more than our ethnicity or our gender.

We are in a society where racism still lives. We live in a place where people are shamed because of the color of their skin or the shape of their eyes. I am sure you guys know about the COVID-19 (the coronavirus.) Before we got forced to stay in our homes, I was teased, I was made fun of. I heard toxic words thrown at me because of my ethnicity. We are more than our ethnicity or our gender. Yet these are the labels we grow up having to deal with.