Who sets the definition for race?
This comment was by Rebecca Roth in reference to the post The Most Racist Thing That Ever Happened
Most “black” people in America aren’t really “black.” They are a mixture, just like most of us.
The government forces us to self-identify, from a young age, as we fill out forms. We unthinkingly judge ourselves and place ourselves in a certain group, and do that enough that eventually, we think like that.
During the days of slavery, a person could be “freeborn” if they had only 1/16 of “blackness” and today we are still imposing that same type of judgement on ourselves. A person has to “qualify” as white or black by living a certain way–as though skin color was a valid way of choosing your activity.
Trying to separate from that by just putting “American” in the box, and just functioning that way, would blow up the system in the govt that rewards according to our acceptance of self-identifying as a skin color.
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