I do think that in society there are certain tests that you must pass but proving your gender or your race should not be one of them.
I had friends of every race. Why would one’s skin color matter? It certainly didn’t to me.
“The problem, though, is Multiculturalism as proposed today denies us the right to make judgments about truth and falsity, which ultimately just makes us indifferent to everything.”
I offended and angered both Black and White people.
I remember seconds between a moment of silence and the moment one of the officers began talking to me–in that space, I thought of three scenarios: I was going home; I was going to jail; I was going to be shot & killed.
So it was a bit of a culture shock when I met people who referred to me as a “little colored girl” and told me interracial marriage, which I am proudly the product of, is a sin.
A 23-year-old half-Peruvian, half-Minnesotan, and full-Virginian’s outlook on American diversity today, two hundred years ago, and in the future.
“The white man gave you the vote. He Christianized you and taught you how to speak English. If it weren’t for him, you’d still be living in a hut.”
1. “You’re really pretty for a black girl.”
I’m whiter than a whale’s tooth. Can’t do much about it. Not that I’m complaining. As a middle aged caucasian male I’ve been the beneficiary of just about every privilege society can bestow.