Hawkeye P.O.V.: How can you love, hate something you know nothing about?

ULM Hawkeye

Jimmy Kimmel recently went to the streets asking people whether they preferred Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act.

Most opposed Obamacare and voted for the Affordable Care Act, but no one had an true explanation for their decision.

It’s easy to understand why, seeing as they’re the same thing.

It’s scary to think people like this are allowed to vote.

Sadly, disliking, or even liking something you know nothing about is an all too common occurrence.

This is especially true in politics, where some people take partisanship too far.

For example, some may know nothing about a candidates policies but will vote for them simply because he or she is in their political party. Another thing they may not know anything about.

Ignorance may be bliss for the people experiencing it, but it can make life difficult for other people.

The most notable example of that being racism.

Think of Nina Daluvuri, the woman who recently won Miss America.

Afterwards she received hateful comments on social media, from people who didn’t know her, about being a terrorist and was even called “Miss Muslim,” despite being Indian and born in America.

Don’t let other people’s opinions dictate your own. If you’re going to bother being so passionate about something, you should at least know about it. That way you can tell people why you hate or love it.

Who knows, you may end of loving that thing you hated after a little research and vice versa. Or in the case of a person, getting to know them.

At the very least, you don’t risk sounding uneducated for having a baseless opinion.