Sometimes I wish I was blind.

It attacks me every day. A clique of African-American girls, when faced with detention for smoking in the bathroom or swaring at the teacher, claim racial inequity. The red chevy truck, decorated with a skull and crossbones and layers of rust, proudly flapping an oversized confederate flag in the wind. Comments such as "you did this to us, we should throw all you fucking japs back home" after September 11, 2001, directed towards my friend Fung (born in Hong Kong, nonetheless).

People seem to get stupider every day.

I'm tired of it, I'm tired of the hate. I'm tired of all the Strom Thurmonds, I'm tired of my grandparents claiming all those from the middle east should be deported. When I tell my next door neighbor about India and Pakistan, she says "they can just blow all their brains out and save us the trouble."

Maybe it wouldn't solve all of the world's problems, but it seems that sight is something I can do without.