While still forming an overall opinion on this thought provoking post I’d like to share it with you 🙂
One comment there caught my eye:
“Our common origin has been corrupted by categorization devised to divide and conquer.”
I wholeheartedly agree with that statement, as I see absolutely no difference between colors/races/what-have-you-s. There’s only one race – mankind and many beautiful versions of that one race. But it serves someone well to have us pitted against each other. I believe this to be true to genders, religions and other beliefs. Together we stand, divided we fall.
Busted: Rachel Dolezal, Howard Graduate, Head of the NAACP in Spokane, and outspoken black community activist is white. Outed by a local reporter and mercilessly–and hilariously–taken down on twitter Rachel has sparked lots of chatter about what is race and who can be which one. Passing points to the essential function of race–that it structures power, not color. People who pass are not trying to look different, they are trying to change their status.
Race is not in our DNA, it’s a social construct. That means, despite what your eyes see, there are not different races of people. In fact, there is no gene for race in the human genome. Biologically, humans are all part of one family.
So, if race isn’t real, then we can just say racism is dead, yell, “Black President!” and get on with it right? Wrong. I mean, have you read this blog before? Since the birth…
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