Thursday, January 22, 2015

Yes, It Really Is As Simple as Black and White

I've seen and heard people have quite a difficult time with one of the basic tenets outlined within the Compensatory Concept. That being, according to compensatory counter-racist logic, that "Black" people include any and all people that are classified as non-white.

Put another way, if you are non-white, then you are classified (politically) as a black person.

Yellow = Black

Brown = Black

Red = Black

Black = everyone else that is not white.

Of course this causes all kinds of internal torment for some, and for very obvious reasons, but hey, it's either true or it's not - individual emotions notwithstanding. Don't take issue with the logic, your issue is with the system of racism/white supremacy.

Having a difficult time accepting that Red = Black?

Most accept that the Native Americans are "Red" people.. yet:

"The Apalachee are a Native American people who historically lived in the Florida Panhandle...  under the state's binary racial segregation laws passed at the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, they were classified as "colored" or "black." 

 So yes, in the system of racism, it really is as simple as black and white.

Replace Racism with a better system (conceivably Justice) and all of the above becomes immediately moot.

Until then, setting aside emotion, let's deal with reality and devise a plan to produce a better system.

Towards Justice.

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