The Black and White of Racism

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The book explains how racial heritage should no longer be used by government, educational institutions or businesses in America today to discriminate against citizens.

 

The book points to a college class project as an example of why racial identification can no longer be valid in dividing individual citizens racially. By realizing the mixed heritage we all share as citizens, we can begin to end the “blame and shame” game and heal the racial animosity that plagues our nation.

 

The college project noted, for example, how “three people who identified as African-American were upset to find out how much European ancestry they had.” To be factual, should they wish to remain hyphenated Americans, they would have to describe themselves as African-European-Americans.

A commentary from a different perspective about Race Relations and reason for concern by Waylon Allen