I came across this on one of my friends Facebook page and wanted to share. I really enjoyed the M&M analogy
“I don’t understand hate and prejudice just like I don’t understand why some people are biased against and pretend to not like certain colors of M&Ms. It’s all in your head because they all taste exactly the same; and regardless of the color of their shell, they all look just alike on the inside too.
If you don’t believe either is true, wash the color off a pack before eating them or wear a blind fold while eating them and see if you know what color it is you are eating. I’ll buy the M&Ms, set up the experiment and record the data for you. . .
All people were created in God’s image. We all require a heart, a brain, lungs, blood,etc. Inside we are pretty much all the same. If you don’t believe me ask a doctor. Better yet, ask any surgeon if he/she is handed a heart to put into a transplant recipient if he/she can tell the color of the person it came from just by looking at it. . .
Prejudice and bias start and cultivate in the mind. If you don’t like a particular person because they did something to you, fine. But how do you hate an entire subset of people who you don’t even know or have ever had any dealings with previously?
We have all had bad experiences with people of various backgrounds, but do we begin to hate all teachers, police officers, relatives, doctors, friends, classmates b/c of a bad experience with one? So explain hating an even more generalized subset of people. . .
People are like M&Ms. We were made to be a little soft and sweet on the inside and some of us can be nutty too, but we are born fundamentally all the same. Remember, although our personalities may be Skittles, we as people are M&Ms.” ~Nyke