First of all, let me be clear and say that I think the “concept” of “race” is really ignorant. It has no basis in biology, though it has singular longevity politically.
Notions that people are “black” or “white” are simply, and scientifically, stupid.
Ethnically, we all have historical and cultural uniqueness, useful for everyone to learn from.
But this concept called “race” is beyond silly. It’s dangerous.
I thought Ashley Montague had this sorted out decades ago. But, apparently not.
Consider this excerpt from a recent editorial in the Washington Post: “Could it be, as members of the Congressional Black Caucus are charging, that the signatories of the letter are targeting Ms. Rice because she is an African American woman? The signatories deny that, and we can’t know their hearts. What we do know is that more than 80 of the signatories are white males, and nearly half are from states of the former Confederacy.”
The “Ms. Rice” in question isn’t Ms. Condoleeza Rice, a black woman these same signatories had no worries with.
It’s the Ms. Rice who went out blaming a video for the murder of a US Ambassador.
Yes, Susan Rice is black. She must be highly motivated and, as it appears to me, she is highly intelligent.
So was Richard Nixon.
People need answers, even from people who happen to be African American.
To imply that such people, who demand those answers, are racist, is racist in itself, and is more a projection than a diagnosis.
We need to grow up.