A national forum on race relations actually substantiates faulty schemata and perpetuates the fraudulence behind the social constructs of race theory. The semblance of such an accord is merely the posturing of defense on all sides and with these battle lines being firmly drawn in debate and discussion there is no doubt that the divisions will persist. Let’s all call it what it is though, a scam, and dismantle the illegitmate concept of race altogether. Even though you end up becoming socially designated arbitrarily at birth into one or more racial identities (and for many it is like fitting a square peg into a round hole at times), the contradictions that follows these categories should be hard to ignore, yet it is absorbed as normal.
Well, apparently what is normal, and what is abnormal holds different meaning to different people. Why is the ascribing and thus subscribing of racial identity even necessary? How could you dismiss the more tangible element of culture altogether for something that is grossly immaterial, inately divisive, and stereotypically disparaging? Race posited or used interchangeably for the foremost aspect of culture or sub-culture is counterintuitive. The human population is far more complex than this, yet we struggle indeterminably to be racialized.
Ta-nehesi Coates of the Atlantic has brilliantly provided some insight on this topic with his interviews with President Barack Obama. In the third series of conversations published ‘It’s What We Do More Than What We Say’: Barack Obama on Race, Identity, and the Way Forward”, I relished in the remarks made on the topic of having a discussion on race with its connotations for healing a divisive nation.
“…I was saying something pretty obvious. They ended up handcuffing this middle-aged, elderly man(Professor Henry Louis Gates)on his own porch. No matter how much he cursed you out, you overreacted, and it probably would not have happened had there not been some assumptions about who he was based on his race. Again, immediately folks ignored the discussion.
So this is part of the reason why when I hear people say we need a dialogue about race, or we need commissions on race, or this or that, I’m always somewhat skeptical, because trying to engineer those kinds of conversations on a national level in a way that could actually capture reality is very hard. What can happen, I think, is for us to act in ways that show mutual regard, propose policies that safeguard against obvious discrimination, extend ourselves in our personal lives and in our political lives in ways that lead us to see the other person as a human worthy of respect. It’s what we do more than what we say, I ultimately think, that saves us.”
That disseminated miscalculation of assumptions based on race is most apparent in all the Professor Gates’ incidences and even more dire consequences of all the Trayvon Martin(s), and Rekia Boyd(s), the Eric Gardner(s), and the Michael Brown(s) of American society. The essence of Black Lives Matter is essentially tantamount to a call to attention and awareness for equality in my view. There can be no preferential treatment, nor race card implications that can be plausibly inferred from it. This makes the casual All Lives Matter counterargument a very specious one from the episodic evidence of discrimination that continues to besiege us.
Just as much, is the Black is Beautiful affirmation of parity in truth with the corresponding rejection of the historically commercialized disregard, marginalization and ignominy for people of color in society. You cannot reasonably draw from it that those who are racially considered White is therefore ugly, nor can you deduce that they are also evil, unless this racialized illicit use of whiteness comes with an air of supremacy and inequality. This wayward concept in the subscription thereof has already been disproven many times over and is the source of basic human error. It simply does not compute when you consider the derivative for that calculus. This is why it is important that we make every effort to not make the concept of race a reality, but for an intended consequence of privilege, violence, slavery and imprisonment, ill-gotten gains, and inequality that actually distorts the reality. Furthermore it is actually a distraction from the equally pervasive elements of sexism, classism, nationalism, corporatism, as well as the sexuality and gender identity-based discrimination that continue to erode away at our waning bit of humanity left.
As you may already be sensing, the argument itself becomes rather circuitous the deeper you delve into the racial construct, therefore making the relevance of race indisputably inconsequential to human existence. The concept of equality should inhabit the dominant framing of American society, not the dominant white framing that we are incessantly burdened with. A superpower society premised on intercultural promise and respect for humanity is and should be the aim. It is incumbent upon our society to continue to strive to mirror the world as an immigrant nation. This intercultualistic culmination and contribution for one nation is what has resulted in unmatched socioeconomic influence and prominence that we see in American standing today by global measures. Why do wecontinue to ignore the most significant of direct evidence on facts, for the circumstantial and fraudulent reasoning of raciality.