I don’t like that this whole topic has to do with what people call “race” because there’s only one “race” – the human race. Some of us are short and some are tall and we all come in a variety of colors. That’s the way God made us. `But we’re all humans.
As a matter of fact you can take blood out of anybody on the planet, red or yellow, black or white, or any variation thereof, and put it into my veins and it’ll work just fine. (I have AB+ blood type.) You can’t do that with dogs or monkeys or raccoons or any other non-human “race.” But blood from the blackest pygmy from the depths of the Congo will work just fine. Scientifically there’s no association of blood types with particular “races” or nationalities. You can find people with type A, B, O, etc. in every tribe and tongue and nation. This fact alone disproves any arguments put forth by the Nazis, the Klan or the Nation of Islam.
I had an argument the other day with someone who took offense at someone who thanked God they could “look beyond the color of a person’s skin.” To me, that sentiment was a good one. But this other person found it “offensive.” When I disagreed and explained why, she just shook her head and said I couldn’t understand. What she meant was I couldn’t understand because I wasn’t Black.
Martin Luther King Junior had a dream where a person was judged by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin. He had a dream that one day his children would live in an America where everyone understood that skin color is no more important than the color of a person’s hair or eyes.
But when people tell me, “You can’t understand because you’re not the same color as me” what they’re really saying is “you can’t understand because you’re not the same as me.” This actually seems to imply I am inferior somehow, because they can do something I can’t, but there’s no implication whatsoever in the stated belief that they and I are not equivalent beings. One of us ain’t “human.” Skin color is just the outward manifestation of our innate differences, otherwise I could understand. But there’s a word for the belief that a person’s skin color determines their value compared to others.
According to Webster’s dictionary of the English language, “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race” is the definition of racism.
Martin Luther King Junior’s dream will never be realized as long as people see themselves as fundamentally different because of the color of their skin. Either color matters and defines who and what you are. Or else the content of your character matters because under the skin we’re all human. You can’t have it both ways.
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Do the Powers-That-Be encourage us to squabble about minutiae like skin color to keep us divided and powerless for exploitation? Read The Red Pill
Is Liberal Progressivism fundamentally racist? Read Conservatives are from Mars & Progressives are from Venus
Are you tired of being deceived? Read How to Tell a Lie (from the truth)
Of Myth and Magic A comparison of religion, philosophy and magick throughout history. Are all religions basically the same? Is there a way to real Truth and contentment?
Recommended novels with dark-skinned protagonists:
A Priestess of Mars, a romantic steampunk adventure
Cannibal Planet, a classic space opera