I wish that I had the time to share all that I read and learn with you, all of the stories– historical narratives and personal testimonies alike. I wish that you would be fully persuaded that God does not love you like race does or as race says. Perhaps, this would aid in your understanding my conclusions regarding race. Nevertheless, I depend on the spirit of Christ within you to move you to this race- less faith. If you believe that the spirit of Christ does not work in such matters, then maybe this article might move you closer to my side.
Often persons speak about the biological reality of race as if the physical reality of the social coloring of skin somehow means that race is real. But, while the social coloring of skin is real, the reality of race is socially constructed. The values that we assess and the judgments that we make are all our own. Our skin does not come with a key or a legend or a hierarchal ladder to determine its meaning and measure. It’s all make believe.
The article that I alluded to earlier was featured in The Atlantic and says, “Genes Don’t Cause Racial- Health Disparities, Society Does.” Billions of dollars in research and the findings were nonexistent. There’s nothing there. I have spent years reading and researching race and let me save you the trouble, stop looking at your skin as if it is a problem or a solution. There’s nothing there.