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