Archive for August 20th, 2012

Why are we the way we are

Monday, August 20th, 2012

I recently visited the interactive exhibition “Por qué estamos como estamos” which addresses ethnic relations, prejudice, racism and discrimination. It provides a historical overview about the social groups and how it has change our current social relations, the effects of armed conflict and the peace agreements leading to a great deal of human rights challenges.

A friend once told me: Honestly I don’t feel threatened when I see army soldiers in the City. I think it is a different story for each of us depending on our experiences. But one thing is sure: A  post-war armed conflict has left us a great deal of work. A need to rebuild our social fabrics, to start living as a community without barriers of a still systematic colonial thought. We need a country where education and culture Ministries get bigger budgets than Army Ministry.