One Race – Human

This concerns race as others see it when they want to use it to mock and denigrate others — when they want to justify their racial bigotry — when they want to hate. Mostly however, it’s about ignorance. The inspiration for this post is this man;

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Shaun King

Shaun King is an activist who came into the spotlight when he used Twitter to advocate for justice for Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year old shot to death by Ferguson police officer Darren White. Shaun is now a writer for The Daily Kos. Supporting his presentations with facts, compassionate, and wise, Shaun is targeted by cyber-harassers.  They call him a “wigger” because they perceive his race is White.

Wigger comment

 

Urban dictionary defines “wigger” as

a white person who tries to emulate or acquire cultural behavior and tastes attributed to African-Americans.

It’s a blend of the word “white” and the “n” word.

There is an underlying subject here of allowing those of mixed race to define themselves, but that subject is effectively covered on Mixed American Life so I won’t go into it here.

If people are going to look at the color of skin and/or physical features to determine race for the purpose of judging others, (and targeting them for cyber-harassment), they might be surprised at their ignorance. The following famous people are bi-racial or multi-racial.

Jennifer Beals

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Jennifer Beals in Flashdance

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Jennifer Beals today

 

Vin Diesel

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Carol Channing

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Leona Lewis

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Rashida Jones

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Rae Dawn Chong

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Quest For Fire

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Rachel Meghan Markle

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Wentworth Miller

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Blake Griffin

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Black Griffin with his parents

The most beautiful flower gardens are those with flowers of various colors, shapes and sizes. bunch-of-beautiful-flower-garden-wallpapers-1920x1200  Why should we think that human beings should be different? Diversity in humans is just as beautiful as diversity in creation itself.

 

 

 

 

Posted on 11/10/2014, in Cyber-bullying, Potpourri and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.

  1. I am surprised you didnt throw up a picture of someone they pander to Crystal Wright u know GOPBlackChick from twitter. Anyhow Xena we are going to participate in the appeal process just spoke with my attorney we have enough to simply respond to his AOB and then motion to sanction him for clear perjury

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    • scrodriguez,
      Not only are his arguments circular, they are not based on law nor proper procedur. For instance, he argues that the denial of continuances resulted in an unfair hearing; in essence arguing that by his failure to perfect service, he was unprepared for the hearing on his petition for a permanent restraining order.

      Another circular argument is that the judge sustained objections to materials he wanted to enter into evidence, so they are not on the record because the court did not provide a court reporter??!!!???!!! No. They are not on the record because the judge did not allow them to be entered.

      Then, he had all those witnesses right? None of whom were in court. The hearing WAS NOT court TV. Most of those judges are actually arbitrators so they accept written statements. That is no allowed in REAL court.

      A very funny argument, if I might use an analogy, is that a doctor puts on a temporary cast and subsequently finding that there is no need for a cast PERIOD, puts the temporary cast back on the patient.

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  2. one blood, one race, liberty for all humans

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  3. yahtzeebutterfly

    Yes, we are one human race with beautiful diversity of experiences, roots, ethnicity, and traditions. May we all appreciate and watch out for each other.

    Thanks for your article, Xena.

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    • yahtzeebutterfly

      Published on Youtube Jun 25, 2013 by CityFolk
      To celebrate the diverse cultures and talents in the city of Dayton, Ohio, a wide array of musicians, singers and dancers came together to create “Where There Is Love,” a music video based on the eclectic globe-hopping imagery and sounds that define Playing For Change. The entire video was shot on-location in Dayton.

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  4. Good morning Xena/all!

    Remember several months/year ago, (maybe during JFT period) IIRC; I think you blogged about a region near the east coast regarding a certain population of whites (Kentucky ??) Scientist discovered their DNA had black ancestry, and some were adamant that they had zero black in them?

    The ugliness of those who degrade others for their race ought to wake up like Geoffrey Cambridge one fine morning. Hehehe! .

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  5. Thank you for the mention to Mixed American Life Xena 🙂

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  6. We all bleed red and we all breath air. I think this world would be a very boring and mundane place if we were all the same tones and hues and all had the same heritage.

    The pictures included in this article are of beautiful human beings. It never ceases to amaze me the intelligence level of those who really seem to believe that others may be ‘beneath’ them. What a sad reflection of their own self esteem and perception of their own ‘station’ in life, to want to be ‘better’ than others

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    • Mindyme, ABSOLUTELY! Also, death does not discriminate. I don’t know how anyone can think that there is superiority based on skin color when no one of any race avoids death. Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust.

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  7. butterflydreamer2

    Here are more examples of mixed heritage

    http://www.mixedfolks.com/africans.htm

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  8. crustyolemothman

    Xena, O/T but still worth the time to read…

    http://www.ajc.com/feed/news/valdosta-gym-mat-death-cover-up-or-political/fqyfh/

    Xena, Fingers crossed this post goes under the radar…

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  9. yahtzeebutterfly

    Shaun King @ShaunKing · 2h 2 hours ago
    I am heartbroken that our people have to go to Europe to tell others that our sons & daughters are being executed by police in the USA.

    Shaun King retweeted
    Sarah Mehta @sarahlmehta · 3h 3 hours ago
    Michael Brown’s father–all police depts should have to report killings to FBI #FergusonToGeneva

    Shaun King retweeted
    Sarah Mehta @sarahlmehta · 3h 3 hours ago
    Michael Brown’s father says officer acted as “judge, jury and executioner” when he shot Michael, disrespecting his body in life and death.

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  10. yahtzeebutterfly

    Rebelutionary Z @Rebelutionary_Z · 2h 2 hours ago
    The full video of Jay Nixons press conference on #Ferguson:
    http://fox2now.com/2014/11/11/missouri-governor-to-discuss-ferguson-preparations/

    Michael Skolnik @MichaelSkolnik · 5h 5 hours ago
    Dear @GovJayNixon, The only ones who have consistently been violent in Ferguson have been the police, not the supporters of Mike Brown.

    Michael Skolnik @MichaelSkolnik · 5h 5 hours ago
    The Ferguson PD showed up on August 9th to a peaceful mourning of the death of an unarmed teenager with dogs and big guns looking to fight.

    Michael Skolnik @MichaelSkolnik · 5h 5 hours ago
    The supporters for justice for Mike Brown have a right protected by the United States Constitution called the First Amendment. Protect them!

    deray mckesson @deray:

    “I’m still processing that Gov. Nixon press conference. 1,000 officers. One THOUSAND officers. Sit with that. #Ferguson

    Y’all, the ONLY salient point of that entire press conference was that ONE THOUSAND officers are prepared to respond. That’s wild.

    Seriously though, someone tell me the last time ONE THOUSAND officers were mobilized in anticipation of a verdict. #Ferguson

    95 days. 3 dead black boys. 4 free white male cops. 0 attempts at justice. And 1,000 officers ready to engage. #Ferguson

    Do you know how intense just the mere presence of 1,000 officers will make any protest site? Pray for all of us now. Now. Now.

    And we will NEVER know the name of who shoots and kills a protestor with 1,000 officers outside. Lord, help us. #Ferguson

    Let me say this right now. If we die, the government of Missouri chose it and planned for our deaths. 1,000 officers is wild. #Ferguson”

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    • yahtzeebutterfly

      Shaun King @ShaunKing · 2h 2 hours ago
      Missouri wants to create an image of black protestors as violent and dangerous. In the meantime, white Missourians stockpile guns. Come on!

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  11. yahtzeebutterfly

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