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.