“It is everywhere, not just in places where people don’t have enough, but even more so where they have more than enough.” Eckhart Tolle

March 22, 2011


Loving inter-racial couple

Most people think sickle cell is an African American disease but it’s not. The disease doesn’t know what that means. It doesn’t care that you don’t know people of middle eastern  and Latin descent also carry the trait. The disease goes where it is allowed to go. For example, if I marry a man who loved me, who just so happened to be of European decent, and we had a child, a sickle cell trait wouldn’t care that I’m black and he’s white. Our child would have the same 1 in 4 chance of having the sickle cell trait. If he was rich and I was rich, that same gene wouldn’t care about that either. We can never be complacent. You can not afford to think what is my concern will never be your concern. The sickled cell doesn’t care who you are or where you’re from.

In the 1950’s inter-racial relationships were forbidden and taboo here in America. We were “separate.” Different ethnic groups lived, worked and went to school apart from one other. Today, fewer people care what color love is because true love is too hard to find. What we look for today is support, understanding, tolerance and a help mate. So, if you don’t think this thing can touch your life in some way, you’re wrong. Either way, it shouldn’t have to touch your life for you to feel compassion for the lives it has already touched. Sickle cell disease shouldn’t be a part of any one’s life. It should just go away.

Abbra Cadabra!!

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