It’s about hate versus love. We will have to choose whether we are going to live in hatred or walk in love. Before hatred kills, it cripples and without love, we will never walk unimpeded.
It’s about us versus them. We will have to choose to accept that there is only us. There is no them and there never has been. We are all in this together, unable to be separated, segregated. Our humanity is shared. There is no one who is more or less human than another.
It’s about pain versus forgiveness. We have hurt each other but returning hurt for hurt leaves everyone in pain. It does not heal anyone.
It’s about a lie versus the truth. Race is a lie and we made it up. It is the lie we tell to ourselves and about others. But, it’s time to tell the truth. And the truth is, we are all created equally to to be loved by all of us. We must not let pain have the last word. Let forgiveness say something.
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Another insight I got from attending the Critical Mixed Race Studies conference is that race (phenotype) is the label that the census and that schools put on us based our outward appearance, whereas haplotype takes into account our whole physical identity.
You’re so smart. I’m still working through what it means to be human, Glenn. 🙂