The problem God created One Race the human race, Acts 17:26 - From one man he made all the nations Also translated We are all one race (“one blood”), the human race. If you don’t believe in God or the Bible this from A.R. Templeton, who is among the world’s most recognized and respected geneticists: there is only one evolutionary lineage of humanity and there are no subspecies or races. Robert Sussman says in his book The Myth of Race possibly the best book on the subject,“Thus, the concept of human races is real. It is not a biological reality, however, but a cultural one. Race is not a part of our biology, but it is definitely a part of our culture. Race and racism are deeply ingrained in our history.” I translate that their is really one race the human race, races were created by man to create superiority and divisiveness and it has done just that. It’s impossible to truly have unity or equality for that matter if we have multiple races particularly a black one and a white one. It creates an us and them mentality and there should be no us or them we should be one. We are all Americans and may have many different ethnic backgrounds and can be very different in many ways, but we all should be treated equally and the color of our skin should be no more relevant than the color of our eyes or our hair. ABC News stated, “More and more scientists find that the differences that set us apart are cultural, not racial. Some even say that the word race should be abandoned because it’s meaningless.” The article went on to say that “we accept the idea of race because it’s a convenient way of putting people into broad categories, frequently to suppress them—the most hideous example was provided by Hitler’s Germany. And racial prejudice remains common throughout the world.” In an article in the “Journal of Counseling and Development, researchers argued that the term “race” is basically so meaningless that it should be discarded. ”The only way we can stop this racial prejudice is to do exactly what it says above make the term “race” meaningless and that it becomes discarded.
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The term black and white is outdated and also promotes division, hatred and superiority. If you were to read or listen to all the things I am referring you to you will find that we are all a lot closer than you think. Bryan Sykes a professor of Genetics from Oxford University who wrote the book USA DNA said in an interview I saw, that it is safe to say that all African Americans have European DNA and the majority of all European Americans have African DNA especially those who descended from the south. Another interesting fact that I have heard multiple geneticists say is that we are all 99.9 percent the same on the inside.
Our Creator obviously likes variety and so should we because there's a lot of colors of human beings in between what looks to be the actual color of black skin on some and what looks like the actual color of white skin on some. As a matter of fact I have heard so called white people described also as pale, fair skin, pink, red, tan and dark and have heard so called black people described as brown, light or light skin, red, yellow, blue, cocoa, mocha, caramel, chocolate and many other delicious flavors. Also interestingly some so called white people and many Indian, Latin or Hispanic are actually darker complected than many so called black people. Also why do so many so called white people want a tan so bad and so many so called black people carry an umbrella to avoid getting too dark and now many even bleach their skin to make it lighter. We also adopt each other’s hair styles. Interesting and a bit confusing seems like we actually like or love a lot about each other because we really are the same and all want the same things equality being one of them. But what’s on the outside continues to invoke prejudice or racism. All men truly should be judged just as MLK said way back in the 60’s not by the color of your skin but the content of your character. I would say it’s about time we help America get that right. Again if people just treated each other the way they would like to be treated in other words loved their neighbor as themselves or chose to love rather than hate this problem would not nearly be the issue that it still is.
The problem with calling people black and white is black and white are on opposite sides of the spectrum and it creates division. Throughout American history white has been called good wholesome and pure and black is bad, dark and evil. This can all be tied to causing feelings of superiority, inferiority, fear, resentment, anger and hate. Black and white people in the eyes of many culturally very different and unfortunately in most people's eye's in this country there is a black or white way to act, talk, dress, whatever. In other words you are labeled put into a box, stereotyped, or racially profiled which has actually led to many divisive issues but also the issue we are going to talk about next regarding the police problem. No person should be put into a box, labeled, stereotyped or racially profiled at this point and I refuse to live that way and so should you. Instead we need unity and if there is a part of our society being treated unfairly than we should all be concerned. As long as we label each other as black or white it creates the us and them mentality and you only are concerned about us not them. Divisiveness and hate not love and unity. With that being said we have come a long way and have picked up things from each other's culture's which is a good thing as that is what America is a melting pot. There are millions of so called black and white people who have great personal and work relationships live in the same communities get along well and are all thankful for living in the greatest country in the world and all want the same things for themselves and their family equality being one of them. We have even come so far together as to vote in an African American as president primarily because we felt he was genuinely concerned about all Americans and I believe this is what the majority of Americans want concern and equality for all Americans. That’s how I know we can start a new American culture where the color of our skin is no more relevant than the color of our eyes or our hair and we can stop discrimination and have equality for all.
True story in late 2017, a group of people are testing for a job with a reputable large company, they over hear loudly and clearly two people one who is what appears to be of European descent and the other African American both appear in charge of hiring and both well spoken. The discussion starts out with the lady of European descent “well is she black or is she white?” So the African American lady responds “she sounded white on the phone but on her application she checked black.” Then says “I am afraid she may have had someone else to do the phone interview for her.” They were so frustrated that they couldn’t label her as black or white they joked and decided to trash the application. The people in their who were testing for a professional career were looking at each other like wow do they know we can hear them. This does not surprise me at all because I know this kind of thing happens all day every day and we see that discrimination comes from both of these ethnic backgrounds believe me I know. Why is it so important to know if she is black or white shouldn’t it only matter if she is qualified and are people really required to speak a specific way because of the color of their skin. Giving them the benefit of the doubt maybe they have to hire so many minorities but if we didn’t consider everybody all these different races and weren’t labeled as a color and how were supposed to talk and act and look it wouldn’t matter would it. If we were all one and all treated equally we wouldn’t have this problem and that’s the goal.
So how do you describe yourself without using race or a color. How about identifying yourself as an American if you desire to give more include your ethnic background. Again your skin color shouldn’t matter unless you need to be identified in a crowd. Even then there are alternatives to having to be black or white, use what ever color you choose to identify yourself or someone else. You could also even use a scale from 1 to 10. 1 being the lightest 10 being the darkest. Example he looks to be about a 3 and of Latin Descent. Teach it, preach it, live it. We need people to get behind this to create this new American culture that leads to equality. I know some of you are saying that sounds CRAZY I am proud to be such and such a color. That’s great you should be proud of everything about yourself meaning you love yourself because you need that to love others. But should you really be proud of your skin color you didn’t make that happen it wasn’t anything you accomplished if that’s what you’re most proud of you may want to focus on being proud of who you are or your character and what you have accomplished meaning am I using the gifts I have been given to make the world a better place. If there is a heaven and I believe there is and you get your sit down with God do you think he is gonna give you a hug and say oh I always loved you such and such colored people I doubt that otherwise He would’ve made us all that way. Instead he will give you that big hug and thank you that you chose Him which is Love and not hate.
Hopes to create ways college students can have discussions about Prince EA's video I'm Not a Label. The over all goal creating a new American culture where skin color is irrelevant in regards to how people are treated or expected to act. Creating more love & unity creating equality.
1. Don't judge people by the color of their skin but the content of their character. Treat all people equally, not any better or worse, because of their skin color. Don't stereotype, label or put people or yourself in a box.
2. Remember their is really only one race, the human race. Races were started by man to create superiority and division. Don't cooperate with society's emphasis on race. Why should your so called race, skin color or ethnicity matter if everyone was treated equally it wouldn't matter would it. Think on that. Other people no doubt will discriminate and be prejudice but don't you do it. Stand up to people who do do it and put them on blast as this kind of behavior should be unacceptable in this day and age. Preach it, teach it, live it and you will influence others.
3. Calling people black or white is outdated & the history of this country automatically makes those terms extremely divisive. Don't find ways to divide or hate find ways to unify and love. Remember we are all Americans consisting of many different ethnic backgrounds. Which is far better than black or white as this way we are all Americans and all ethnic backgrounds are equal. Don't divide people or label them or put them in a black or white box. Most people are not actually black or white anyway. If you don't know a so called white persons ethnic background they are of European descent and no not Caucasian which is a part of Russia. Unless your from there your not Caucasian. That name came to create superiority as influential people claimed the most beautiful people in the world were from there.
Going against what has been the norm for essentially forever may seem uncomfortable but many of the issues that have always existed still do and if we ever expect change than we have to change the way we do things. If an athlete wants to improve they have to train and that can be uncomfortable but necessary to take it to the next level. If we want unity & equality we have to do some things that may seem uncomfortable.