Contemplating "The Human Race"

[A] person wrote this on a September 9, 2009 Global Comment post I compiled about President Obama entitled America's Anxiety About Obama Is Mostly Skin Deep:
First off I must say I try to be as anti-racist as I can be. Secondly, call me a devil's advocate if you must. The election of Obama has shown LOTS of racism in this country, on BOTH sides of the coin. Many people voted FOR him simply based on the color of his skin, and many people voted AGAINST him simply based on the color of his skin. It went both ways and either way it is still racism. Agree or not, that's what racism is, judging someone based on the color of their skin. As far as race is considered, there is only ONE race of people on this planet.... The Human Race. We are all brothers and sisters, we just look different!
For somebody who claims to 'try to be anti-racist', there are so many fails in this comment I don't know where to start.   But you're correct on one point: you're trying to be anti-racist and failing miserably.

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  1. "As far as race is considered, there is only ONE race of people on this planet.... The Human Race. We are all brothers and sisters, we just look different!"

    Well all right then. I'll keep that in mind the next time my black ass gets pulled over and harassed by the cops for doing 40 in a 45. Or when I get harassed in a store for shopping and minding my damn business or better yet when I get denied a loan from the bank for daring to be black.

    Nice to know that the only race that matters is the human race.

    And speaking of the human race, when the aliens invade with that War of the Worlds shit and starts killing off humanity, don't look shocked if you see my ass on top of a skyscraper with pompoms rooting them on.

    Just saying.

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  2. And speaking of the human race, when the aliens invade with that War of the Worlds shit and starts killing off humanity, don't look shocked if you see my ass on top of a skyscraper with pompoms rooting them on.

    (church voice) Well!

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  3. @Neo_Prodigy

    See, that's how come nobody like your ass. BTW, you totally need to look at "Cloverfield." I think you'd find it hilarious to see who the creatures ain't fucking up. (Hint: I don't remember seeing anybody Black getting eaten)

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  4. "And speaking of the human race, when the aliens invade with that War of the Worlds shit and starts killing off humanity, don't look shocked if you see my ass on top of a skyscraper with pompoms rooting them on."

    ..and let the church say? Amen!

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  5. Agree or not, that's what racism is, judging someone based on the color of their skin. As far as race is considered, there is only ONE race of people on this planet.... The Human Race. We are all brothers and sisters, we just look different!

    *eyes glaze over* Really?!

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  6. @ Neo-Prodigy - I can see you going Kill them f***as, Kill them f****as! Rah! Rah! RAAAH!. XD

    The only thing wrong with that comment is that the writer didn't share their stash with me, because it is obvious that they're on some high quality herbs and spices!

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  7. Hooray. Yet another reiteration of the tiresomely thoughtless and bland 'colourblind' theme. I'm surprised that they didn't throw in a bit of the old 'content of one's character' just for good measure, since you *know* that we all magically live in a meritocracy all of a sudden and that crazy POCs have hallucinated the last 500-600 years of wonderfully colourblind meritocracy.

    Sick of this willfully naive, romantic and psuedo-revisionist bullcrap around race.

    If the last 500-600 years including this very minute didn't involve white people deciding that *they* were human and that everyone else either wasn't or were lesser, deviant, or aberrant versions of what they were, then we wouldn't *be* having this conversation in the first place.

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  8. "Agree or not, that's what racism is, judging someone based on the color of their skin. As far as race is considered, there is only ONE race of people on this planet.... The Human Race. We are all brothers and sisters, we just look different!"

    1. If you think that's all there is to racism, you must also think you believe Elvis is alive somewhere.

    2. I find it hard to believe that a race that prides itself in a false sense of supremacy now all of a sudden believes that humans are just one big family. If that was the case, the truth is that nonwhites are seen as the relatives you don't want in your lily white, "Leave It To Beaver" house.

    3. Right on, RVCBard!!!

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