Dr. Joseph L. Graves Jr
“We have paid dearly for the policies of racism, and are continuing to pay in a currency of despair, unfulfilled dreams, and blood. We paid in King Philip's War, in the middle passage, on the cotton fields, in the master's bedchamber, and along the underground railway. John Brown warned us we would pay further, and we saw the fulfillment of that terrible prophecy on the battlefields of the Civil War. We paid along the trail of tears and at Wounded Knee. We paid at Promontory Junction: twelve hundred Chinese rail workers died building the Transcontinental Railway, but not a single person of Chinese descent was allowed to attend the pounding of the Golden Spike. We paid all through Jim Crow.”
Sentenza wrote:And i have to add, that i have never heard of "whiteness" as a concept before i came on here, seems american to me.
Generally concepts of skin colors as a common denominator for people to stick together are stupid to me.
Most of the boundaries of conflict are not related to race, but to religion, money, nationality, ethnicity or tribe, in my opinion
We all might be sharing the same planet, but as you read through some of these threads it’s obvious that not all of us are sharing the same reality.
In your reality Sentenza people of color sticking together is stupid
because in your words, “Most of the boundaries of conflict are not related to race, but to religion, money, nationality, ethnicity or tribes” Really? We have religious Africans, Africans with money, Africans that claim other ethnic groups, tribes, even colors, and yet we have all found ourselves victims of race and racism.
According to Professor Joseph Graves, the foundation of the system of modern capitalism was built on race and racism.
The only thing Professor Joseph Grave argues is that there’s no logic to the racist
construct of race since on a biological level all humans are descended from the same African populations.
You say Aboriginals/Melanesians, etc., are genetically distant from us, but at the very least
they share something closer than genetic distance. They share our reality!