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There is much discussion
today about racism.
Often it seems one sided.

As the philosopher,
Baruch Spinoza, noted:
No matter how thin
you slice it, there will always
be two sides
”.

This then is an effort to look
at, and discuss, the
other side of racism.

 (Article 01)
We Can Never Unite As Individual Citizens
Until We Overcome Black Racial Animosity,
Resentment and Hate.


(Article 02)
Black Hypocrisy

(Article O3)
It Was Never About Race.
It Was Always About Culture.


(Article 04)
What Is White Privilege?

(Article 05)
There Is No Such Thing As Race

(Article 06)
Are All Americans Equal?

(Article 07)
Can Individual People Really Be Defined By Color?

(Article 08)
Will Fundamental Change Solve the “White Problem”?

(Blog Posts)

Call to Abolish Racial Distinctions or Discrimination between American Citizens

Americans Must Unify as Individuals not Groups

Can We Cross the Racial Divide Together?

How Do You Identify Yourself?

Read about “The Black and White of Racism”

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We are often Right even when we are Wrong.

It is easy to always be right. Just associate and talk only with people who agree with you.

We all have a tendency to do this because it is unpleasant to have someone question or disagree with what we think or believe to be true. It is far more pleasant to have someone reinforce our point of view and confirm that we are indeed Right!

The problem is, when people only talk with people in groups that agree with themselves, the issues cannot be resolved. The different groups of “like think” simply stay divided and perhaps even come to physical conflict.

We have a great nation together. We must reconcile our differences to survive in the competitive and dangerous world we live in today. The expression “A house divided against itself will not stand” is a prophecy for what is to come for America if we cannot stand together as a nation to face the challenges that exist today.

Pointing out the problems of others only divides. Only when we consider and address our own problems can solutions be accomplished.

It is time to openly discuss our differences, not for division, but for our individual and person introspection. We have to look back at ourselves with the same critical eye we view others.

If we are willing to blame others, then we must be open to having that blame challenged and perhaps turned back on ourselves. We must judge ourselves in the same manner we judge others.

Change and solutions begin within.

“If you change yourself, you will change your world. If you change how you think, then you will change how you feel and what actions you take. And so the world around you will change.” –Mahatma Gandhi

 

 

We Can Never Unite As Individual Citizens Until We Overcome Black Racial Animosity, Resentment and Hate.

We have to look this issue straight in the eye and call it what it is.

When someone holds a grudge against others, for no factual reason, there can be no way toward reconciliation. When the grudge is focused on innocent individuals grouped in false racial categories, the animosity should be challenged and refuted.

For these reasons, the issue of “Black” racial enmity toward people they consider to be “White” is baseless and erroneous. This effort to polarize other individual citizens using stereotypical categorizing should be denounced for the distorted racist depiction it represents.

First, not all people who consider themselves to be “Black” hold these feelings. This is specific to the people who hold these feeling of enmity for other citizens they generalize as “White”.

Citizens, who set themselves apart with pseudo-racial categorizing such as “Black” or “White”, are already demonstrating a racialist mind-set. While often unknowingly, speaking and thinking in terms of “Black and White” people contributes to divisional thinking about other American citizens

This type of racist stereotypical thinking ignores the individuality of each citizen and imposes presupposed assumptions without any verification or proof. The principle of “innocent until proven guilty” is abandoned in this racist minded effort to apply guilt. The charges are based on the Read more “We Can Never Unite As Individual Citizens Until We Overcome Black Racial Animosity, Resentment and Hate.”

Black Hypocrisy

Anything that polarizes, divides, excludes or segregates American citizens is wrong and intolerable. It was in the past and it is, likewise, today. If it is not wrong today, then it should be acceptable for people who consider themselves to be “White” or any skin color or racial distinction.

Educational segregation was abolished in the United States by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Public exclusion or discrimination based on perceived race or skin color was also abolished.

Yet we have far ranging de facto segregation and public exclusion existing today throughout America. With unabashed discrimination, a group of people based on a particular range of skin tone and a concept of pure racial integrity, practice a form of racially designated segregation and exclusion.

It is the “Black” movement. The movement sets itself apart as the “Black Community”. This tribal, exclusive association is superficial and specific to dark skin, or somewhat dark skin people. Similar to the racialism of Hitler’s Germany, a perception of racial purity and exclusivity drives the Read more “Black Hypocrisy”

It Was Never About Race. It Was Always About Culture.

When the first European settlers arrived on the shores of what is now America, culture played a part in how the native people and the newly arrived people related to each other. The imagrant European settlers brought with them their Western Culture.

The Europeans considered their culture to be more ‘advanced’. They also felt that their more advanced culture gave them the right to acquire the land and dominate the territory.

Even though most of the European settlers were indentured servants, they still considered the culture of the native people to be an inferior culture. Then, as Africans began to arrive as indentured servants, the African culture also seemed inferior to the more dominate Europeans.

History is an age-old chronicle of more advanced cultures conquering and doing the same thing to less advanced cultures. In some ways this is how civilization itself advances in the world

Rather than Racist, the more dominate Europeans were, in fact, Culturalist.

Race was not an issue at this early date since racial classifications had not been established. Rather, the Europeans saw the Native and African people as primitive with a lesser developed culture.

It actually would not have made sense for the European’s to abandon their cultural advantages and adopt the less civilized preliterate tribal cultures. In fact, it would have been impossible to make such a regression initially. Survival and cultural identity were the unifying and Read more “It Was Never About Race. It Was Always About Culture.”

What Is White Privilege?

Once again, people with a racialistic mindset stereotype a very large diverse group of people based on skin tone alone. Regardless of their economic, intellectual, educational, health, physical condition, location in the nation or country of origin, these racial minded people lump every person with a certain range of skin tone as exactly alike in circumstance and situation.  They are all “White” and they each share a special exclusive “privilege” not available to other people with a different range of skin tone. In this view, a so called “white” person from Appalachia, who arrives in New York City as a hobo in a railroad boxcar, has privileges not available to a poor black millionaire basketball star arriving by limousine.

So called “White Privilege” is an accepted subject on many college campuses and endorsed by many professors in the institutions. It is indicative of the absurd curricular now passing as education today at some university institutions. Using the same stereotypical terminology
used to define “White Privilege”, in actually the terminology should be “White Achievement”.

The book, “The Black and White of Racism” by Waylon Allen addresses this issue:

“Any advantage or achievement an individual person has, regardless of skin color, has a history and cause. It does not just pop out of thin air or just infuse the skin with whiteness and privilege. There is a reason why someone has a situation or position of excellence. Most often it is earned, sometimes if is inherited, it might be simply good fortune like winning the lottery. (1)

If an individual can excel in this nation, then they will likely prosper regardless of so call “privilege” or skin tone. Read more “What Is White Privilege?”

There Is No Such Thing As Race

Fact: Humans being of different races does not exist. Scientifically all people on Earth are all of one single Human Race.

This was news to me! Just came across an article on the Newsweek online website with the title “There Is No Such Thing as Race” published November 2014 by Robert Wald Sussman. The link to the article follows the text of this post.

The article notes:

“Today the vast majority of those involved in research on human variation would agree that biological races do not exist among humans. Among those who study the subject, who use and accept modern scientific techniques and logic, this scientific fact is as valid and true as the fact that the earth is round and revolves around the sun.”

Mr. Sussman explains why people still believe in different races:

“If races do not exist as a biological reality, why do so many people still believe that they do? In fact, even though biological races do not exist, the concept of race obviously is still a reality, as is racism. These are prevalent and persistent elements of our everyday lives and generally accepted aspects of our culture.

… (Race) 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.”

The author points out that people have been moving about and mixing since the origin of the human race:

“Recent studies have shown us that humans have been migrating since Homo sapiens evolved some 200,000 years ago. This migration has not been in one direction but had happened back and forth. Our genes have been mixing since we evolved, and our genetic structure looks more like a complex, intermixed trellis than a simple candelabra.

It is very difficult to tell what our particular genetic background is over human historic time. We humans are more similar to each other as a group than we are to one another within any particular racial or genetic category. Many anthropological books have been written to explain this phenomenon.”

The reason we seem different, Mr. Sussman explains, is because of environmental and evolutionary factors: Read more “There Is No Such Thing As Race”

Are All Americans Equal?

The book “The Black and White of Racism” addresses the issue of “Equality” and offers a solution to the social dissension that threatens our nation with fragmentation, turmoil and civil conflict. Following is a quote from the book:

“The purpose of this commentary is to contribute to a possible public discourse. Rather than a prophecy (of civil disaster), my hope and intention is to use these words to help alter the course of events and intercede while there is still time to address the social issues dividing us.

It will take a national initiative no less challenging than going to the moon.  It will be up to the educators and educational institutions to change the racialistic mind-sets to civil harmony and good will.

We cannot solve this major problem with blame and antagonism toward others. We must all be introspect and challenge our own preconceptions and bias. We cannot solve the problem by pointing to others, we must all rethink our own notions and prejudices.

We must cease to declare others guilty without real individual cause, and face, perhaps, our own personal cause and contributions to our situation.  We must also look on the history of America from a different perspective…one of respect and appreciation. Our unity must begin historically when our ancestors first came to the shores in Colonial America and began the struggle together in founding the new nation.

Rather than sowing the seeds of division, we need to look at our mutual experience in overcoming the challenges and appreciate what we did for each other in achieving the nation we share today. It is time that we, the people, begin to share amity and brotherly love for one another as proud citizens of our wonderful Nation.

Equality does not mean the same.

We should begin to see ourselves as individuals not as racial groups. We should abandon Racialism and embrace Individualism. We should cease to measure ourselves by comparison to others, and stand in self-reliance and appreciation for existing in a nation of opportunity for the individual.

Our nation gives us the equality of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. For those who have achieved a great deal more from the past through ancestry, they may well pass on to others more prosperity in the future. For those who have achieved less in the past, then they pass on less to others in the future. Equality does not mean equal inheritance, and it does not mean equal outcome in the future…it simply means government does not interfere with personal initiative and allows individual people to enjoy self-reliance and freely benefit from their enterprise and individual ability.There are no guarantees.  As in a race, some run faster than others. However, when jealousy, resentment and envy are abandoned, people with very different situations can enjoy fully their individual accomplishments unrestricted by government. Read more “Are All Americans Equal?”

Can Individual People Really Be Defined By Color?

There was a time, perhaps in colonial America through early 19th century, that some Americans could be considered of “pure” race.  During that period there were some people who were thought to be racially “pure” with 100% Negroid, 100% Caucasoid, or 100% Mongoloid DNA. That day has passed.

No longer are there many Americans of African ancestry or European ancestry that are not racially mixed. In fact the very concept of race is being challenged scientifically (See below). Yet people today, with a racial mindset, still continue to assign race to individual American citizens. These racialists still lump individual citizens into stereotypical racial groups based on skin pigmentation alone.

By using  racialistic terms like “White”, “Black”, “Brown” or “Yellow”, today’s racialist perpetuates the false premise that individual Americans can be defined and categorized in racial communities, tribes or  classifications that are exactly the same in total ancestry and racial DNA purity. Like Hitler’s Germany, racial purity is used today to promote division and disharmony among the populace. From divisive politicians to racial Read more “Can Individual People Really Be Defined By Color?”

Will Fundamental Change Solve the “White Problem”?

Reading Twitter tweets regarding “racism” has convinced me that people who consider themselves to be “Black” have extreme dislike and resentment toward people they consider “White”. They seem to feel that America and their lives would be better should the “Whites” simply migrate elsewhere and leave the Nation to themselves and the people who migrated into America in recent years.

All the problems of ”Black People” would be eliminated and they would have all the economy, institutions, government, military strength and status in the world for themselves.

In reality, if all the people considered to be “White” would leave the Nation, the fundamental change would be disastrous. Just imagine what it would be like without the “damnable white folks” around.

So keep on demeaning and demonizing the mainstream Americans that have been categorized into the stereotype of “Racist White People”. These are the people who have made a substantial contribution in making America what it is today, and keeping it what it is today.

If things continue in the current direction, “the White Problem” may well begin to migrate out of the country, taking their businesses, skills, Read more “Will Fundamental Change Solve the “White Problem”?”

Call to Abolish Racial Distinctions or Discrimination between American Citizens

1.      Designating citizens using categories such as “White” or “Black” is not valid.
(a)   The words “White” or “Black” are nonspecific and vaguely stereotypical having nothing to do with factual ancestry.
(b)   There is no scientific or geological definition associated with the words.

2.      Designating citizens based on skin pigmentation for special considerations is not valid.
(a)   Skin pigmentation is no indication of ancestry or geological origin.
(b)   No specific degree of skin pigmentation has been established to indicate unadulterated ancestral relationships.

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