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Why Do You Discriminate

The athlete you look up to

Doesn’t earn your admiration because he is a Muslim, Christian, Sikh or Hindu.

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The author you love to read

Doesn’t enthrall you because he belongs to a particular caste or creed.

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The actor of whom you always keep track

Doesn’t charm you because he is white, brown or black.

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The comedian whom you always find funny

Isn’t brilliant because he belongs to a particular country.

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The song which gives you the most joy

Isn’t better because it is composed by a girl or boy.

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When you have the same heart, skull and bones

Why do you regard people of other regions, religions and colours as unknowns?