A little girl walking down the street with her mother, stopped at a balloon vendor’s stand. He was selling helium-filled balloons. The child was intrigued as she watched the balloon man occasionally let go of some strings releasing a few balloons into the azure sky— blue balloons, red, green, white, black, and yellow balloons!
Marvelling that helium-filled black balloons floated as easily as red and green ones when the vendor let go of their strings, the curious child said, “Excuse me sir, how come when you let go of the balloons—green balloons, white balloons, red balloons, even black balloons—they always float up into the sky?”
The man replied, “Love, it’s not the colour of the balloon that matters. It’s the stuff inside.”
Source: As told by South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu,
no stranger to being discriminated against