I wrote what I’m about to write on a social media post recently and decided to document on my site to refer back to in the future. Race is a man made social construct taught and learned by westernized nations to divide and conquer individuals and groups to either be allies or enemies. When a majority realize that race is fiction, then the opportunity to destroy racist or racism will present itself.
To add on, I struggle with this topic because on a personal level I consider myself a human being before any racial category. On a public level, I’m profiled or identified as black. The irony of it all is when I was born race or racism was unknown to me until it was taught to me through social interaction and education. It was then that I began to realize that my birthplace had labeled me as black even though my skin is actually brown. Whether I liked it or not, I would be described, perceived, and judged as being black and all of the stereotypes associated with that skin complexion. Therefore, in public I’m linked to the black race and in private I’m part of the human race. In other words, I exist in a dichotomy of fiction versus fact. All because fellow man has been living in a superiority versus inferiority complex.