America: Why so focused on skin color?
For years, I’ve always wondered why American politics focuses so much around skin color. Whether its ‘Obama fails because he’s black’ or simply ‘So and so had an affair with a black man’ or even better ‘Sarah Palin likes black penis’, does anyone else find it strange how many times I had to mention ‘black’; not intentionally but merely because that’s how focused the American society is on it.
This article was birthed thanks to an article by Kelli Goff in The Root
Why do we focus on skin color? rather than a persons ultimate character and goals as a human being? Why does skin color divide so many people when we’re suppose to be a society that works together; ehm, ‘The Land of the Free & Home of the Brave’ no?
It’s awfully hard to be ‘brave’ in a society where African Americans are treated like minorities often more than one might think, whereas some even lose their lives over their skin color.
As an ‘African American’ myself I see ‘race’ itself as a minority, I don’t look at a person because of their skin color, I look at a person by what they bring to the table. Isn’t that how it should be?
Don’t get me wrong, white people for a part have it bad to. There are some African Americans in America that have this utmost ‘hatred’ for white people, that I wish I could understand.
Is it because that’s what people are taught growing up? Or is something
- A Black Man, the Progressive’s Perfect Trojan Horse (conservativeread.com)
- Coggs’ ‘looks like you’ quote starts debate (jsonline.com)
- Bella Donna: Dorothy Dandridge (bellasugar.com)
- Which Pantone Are You? A Closer Look at Skin Color (apartmenttherapy.com)
- Liberal Racists Thrive on Making Olympics All About Skin Color (rushlimbaugh.com)
- P.C. Your Offending Me! – Americas Oversensitivity (ahb3.wordpress.com)