Black lives matter, Atlanta black non-believers, London black humanists… You would think we were still segregated!
But the impetus this time is coming from the ‘black’ community. You don’t even have to be very black; you may have white skin and choose to self identify as black!
This sentence is from an article that appeared in the Guardian on 3rd September 2020, referring to Jessica Krug:
A seasoned activist and professor of African American history at George Washington University has been pretending to be Black for years, despite actually being a white woman from Kansas City. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/03/jessica-krug-white-professor-pretended-black
Continuing to use the adjective ‘black’ to describe various groups of people keeps racism alive. It elevates our superficial appearance to a level above the things that really matter, like attitude and effort. There is no distinction between hope and charity and ‘black’ hope and charity so why try to discriminate? It’s just unnecessary.
Let’s stop judging each other by our covers and look at the contents of our books.
We all came from Africa anyway!
Researchers have produced new DNA evidence that almost certainly confirms the theory that all modern humans have a common ancestry. The genetic survey, produced by a collaborative team led by scholars at Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin Universities, shows that Australia’s aboriginal population sprang from the same tiny group of colonists, along with their New Guinean neighbours. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/05/070509161829.htm
Morgan Freeman said, “I’m going to stop calling you a white man and I’m going to ask you to stop calling me a black man” (click on the image for more)
He is very wise…
Lives should matter; skin color shouldn’t.
Don’t conflate the two.