If You’re Part of the Human Race, You’re Part of My Race (Narrated)…


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Date: July 16, 2020

This selection from “In Self Defense: The Life and Times of An Atheist BoyLover…Memoirs and Ethos”, has been narrated by Rocco White. Please enjoy the listen, or read along if you like…or need to.
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01) [ FULL SESSION ] Professor Griff / #CannonsClass


“In this session of #CannonsClass, author of book “A Warrior’s Tapestry” – Professor Griff (also known as the “Minister of Information”) talks about Minister Farrakhan, Public Enemy, Hip Hop, our birth right and more.”

Melanin…The power of Melinated People?…

You can watch the entire episode to get full context [if there is any fuller context required]…The top link is to the video…the embedded video is set to start just before the few minutes I’m responding to…

I’m not sure I’ve encountered this idea of people with more melanin in their skin being more human than white people…and I really have a hard time believing there is any hard science to back it up…

I’m open to substantial evidence…but this really sounds like a lot of whooy…fantastical, mystical speaking…

I’ve no doubt people of African descent have largely been treated viciously by other humans…and in the history books, as well…I have no doubt, they have had refined cultures to be proud of…I have no doubt, they are valuable…

…I also understand, this is media meant for a certain audience…and there is a whole lot of messed up human history, underneath what is being expressed.

I don’t want to be so trite as to say, “I don’t see race”…

…but there are reasons why you never see or hear me demeaning any race…and why I never ask anyone about their race…

…I simply do not believe that biological racial differences are at all important…and I think they are among the most sad, pathetic of excuses to separate people.

I am mixed race, myself…Though, admittedly…I have had the advantage of being a mixture of Native American, German and British [three heritage that aren’t particularly stigmatized in the modern world]…If we were standing next to each other and you didn’t have familiarity with Native American physical traits, you’d probably recognize me as being white…and think nothing more of it…

…But I don’t really think of myself as part of any specific race…I’m not emotionally or psychologically tied to the white race…nor do I take it as a personal offense, when people disparage the white race…not even if I do think the act was wrong…

…If I get offended by anything…it’s that someone has been done wrong…in spoken word or action.

To me…watching that clip…what I would say to anyone who believes these things about inborn racial superiority…or who harbors anger over past wrongs…

…is that the only thing that matters…is that any hate or animosity ends with us…and there is no justification for conflict between us…You can be the brother, sister, mother, father, son or daughter who I choose, and who chooses me…and it does not matter what you look like…

…It matters that we accept and enrich each other…

I have no use for beliefs of superiority…my own [which is a laugh], or anyone else’s [which is also a laugh]…

What says everything…is whether or not we will be there for each other, looking out for each other…

…Skin color is nothing.

If you are part of the human race…then you are part of my race…We are all full blooded animals…none closer than any other to the animal kingdom…We are sophisticated apes…anything beyond this, is just branches in the evolutionary tree.


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