posted on Jul, 21 2013 @ 03:14 AM
With the MANY resent posts I thought I would progress this to another direction dealing with the turmoil that is going on with race and ethnicity in
We talk about blacks and whites, and I just do not know what means anymore. To show how ridiculous those statements are do we also say browns, reds
and yellows? How about light browns, dark browns, off white?
This takes me to my point, just what are blacks/African American or whites? My wife has an ethnic heritage since she was born and raised in another
country, but we have people that identify themselves as the black community and I would like to put forth to those that identify with this to explain
just what is thatt?
My dad was Irish and Dutch and my mom was German, French and Jewish, so I guess I'm white, but I don't say I'm a part of the white community, nor
do I call myself European/American, and I'm only two generations removed. My wife does identify to a point with her heritage, but at a social level
We have a black president that has a white mother/black dad and grew up in a white family, but then we have Zimmerman whose mother is a Peruvian
immigrant/white dad, but the Peruvian household culture and the main language spoken in the house was Spanish, but he is white.
If we look at "black" Americans just what do people relate that to ethnic wise? Almost all are mixed, and far removed from any African heritage that
might be even remotely there, so just what is black? If I took any document that dealt with this topic and replaced the word "black" with 'white"
think of how it would read.
I feel this is the problem in America, we have groups that identify themselves by color only, and it seems that the only colors that do this are
people who identify themselves as blacks or whites, and the only color that can wear it as some badge of honor are those who identity themselves as
With all this said I don't identify myself as white, but as to what my profession is, or my hobbies are. I'm not a white pilot, but just a
pilot...as example. So just what do black Americans feel that they are? Once again we have Latino's that identify themselves in many way mainly
because they are zero generations removed from that culture, but is there a black culture at all, and to say African/American I would suggest after
150 plus years I don't see much connection.
Color blind is a great thing, but if any group constantly uses color as their heritage it will only promote physical separation, and that is not a