In the past week or so there has been tons of articles about the racial make-up in America changing. I don't know what other stories have had such a wide array of coverage by such a wide array of media outlets. When I see things like this I think of how ridiculous it all is. This is for a number of reasons. The ones most pertinent are race is strictly a social concept, people will eventually evolve to being the color their environment dictates, personality notwithstanding, and why on earth is the one drop rule still applying.
Race is strictly a social concept, and it’s a bad one. One that was developed for the purpose of creating a subservient class in what was perceived as the most efficient fashion. It is a pattern that has historically always shown up because of our seeming inability to associate people that have even the minuet amount of difference from us as people like us. Ask any blonde, brunette, or redhead. Stereotypes exist for everything from eye color, height to shoe size. It is no shock that skin color is no different.
|Thought Lynch was a coincidence?|
The biggest issue with this however is the end characterization of people with different skin colors. No one believes that blondes are lazy and more prone to crime. No one has lovingly instilled that brunette's are dirty and should not be trusted with meaningful careers or power. These damning assumptions are cast on skin color and persist because we as adults won't take responsibility for being part of the problem and teaching our children, peers, and family otherwise by our own actions. Instead we laugh at racist jokes that aren't funny. We agree with family by not bringing that person of another race home to meet. We let the inaction in our lives carry racism into new generations so that the lessons of Willie Lynch are never forgotten. (Willie Lynch Speech) While it has been proven that the accounts of said Lynch are fictitious, the parable for American life is relatively valid when trying to understand the mentality that still persists in America. If you don't know the story, I don't have the time to tell you. You should start your change into an active participant of the future of this society by looking him up and understanding the basis of this characterization, acknowledging the aspects of it that still exist.
The truth is in a few hundred years all generations in this continent would began to assume another shade anyway. Its called evolution and for the religious zealots that can't understand that it exists and life isn't unchanging religious magic I ask that you recite the Serenity prayer to yourself and excuse yourself from this blog. Pay special attention to the part that asks God to let you accept the things you cannot change. Evolution is a thing that cannot change because it IS change.
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I find it amazing that because of the Bible it seems that some people cannot get around certain ideas. I find it ironic because that strikes me as love of a false idol. Bear with me for a moment. No one has ever promised us anything in life accept growth, change, and death. That is all. Yet people need to believe so very much in a text that claims to recite the word of God, sometimes in spite of what life is showing them.
I feel like I have a very evolved relationship with God. I do believe which is why I believe that the complexity of life cannot be summed up in a book. I think this book gives us tales of other human beings and how they fell due to lust, vanity, envy, pride and many other human vices. I consider these stories warnings and parables for what life could put us through penned by people who wanted to make sure that we as the next phase of humanity could learn from their mistakes. And through this the wisest of us may develop a hint of an understanding of what God's plan is for us. If you ask a theologian, and I have, they will relate something similar.
|So Many Religions|
As a woman of mixed religious thoughts and ideas I have searched this earth for even a hint of what the Father needs and wants of me. I have researched ancient religions and modern ones. I have studied the tenets of Buddhism, the Tao, Shinto, the Koran, the Torah. I have read every book of the Bible as best I could, searched for lost versions, original translations from the Dead Sea Scrolls themselves, Calvinism, Puritans, even the Shakers. I have tried to decipher ancient Egyptian, Sumerian. I have delved into Shamanism, witchcraft and just about everything else short of Satanism. And I see the same pattern in them all. One book, one set of rules that all claim the same thing. We have all the answers. This tells me plain as day, no one does. But as humans we must have faith in something and everyone has the right to believe what they believe. What they don't have the right to do is try to make everyone else believe it too.
In light of this I propose another alternative. I propose a deity that is capable of such advanced thought that evolution was always a part of the design. I propose that our sight is so limited that we cannot phantom what magnetism, gravity, the primordial forces of this Universe are actually capable of or what they even are. That we cannot see the big picture no matter how hard we look. We have functions in our bodies that only the highest of evolved earthbound entities have found a way to master. The rest of us accept our involuntary responses and our weakness as simple, limited, finite beasts. And that is the only true honor any of us can give the glory of God, living the life He gave us as He leads us. Dropping arrogance, judgment, and cruelty. What Christians claim as being of that faith to embody.
Stepping off my religious soapbox I confront the silliest of the whole thing. Its' this idea that the race of being white is somehow defaulted to impurity if a single other 'race' is mixed with it. It’s this idea that as soon as a 'nonwhite' gene pool is introduced to a white one all of a sudden the person resulting cannot in any form or fashion be considered white. I find this the stupidest because I can't tell you how many times a 'white' person has looked at me and claimed to be (insert fraction here) of Cherokee, or Navajo, or some other none European culture YET still claims to be white. Because by aforementioned rules, they should not be. However, if the mixture is with an exceedingly undesirable (read not ostracized from the American Dream in a reservation fashion) race such as Latino, Chicano, Hispanic, Black, Caribbean (tropical black), Aboriginal (Australian black), or (insert various Polynesian, Asian mixes here including Maori and Inuit), then they are then 'spoiled' and apart of that undesirable race grouping. If white were so damned superior you would think it would trump the other, yet not so much.
|So. . .|
The truth is children from these unions are actually both because they carry the genes of BOTH parents. One is not superior in DNA matching. DNA just sees dominant and recessive strands and it matches them together to create new and more amazing patterns. The more you give it to work with the more amazing pattern it creates. Another marvel of creation we are not evolved enough to understand. The simple fact is this; God has already done the math. There is a reason why you don't see certain crossbreeds out in the world. Think about it. You really believe God would be so forgetful as to not put one in place for us if certain creatures shouldn't exist. The last I checked, creatures that shouldn't exist. . .DON'T! It is the sincerest form of heresy and blasphemy to damn what God has deemed to live.
So that's my say. Please pick up one of my lovely multicultural, multiracial, usually interracial romance novels and celebrate love. If we all do it together maybe we can get the world ready to accept some of these amazing new patterns God is creating in America.
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