Re: Re: What has been your experience of race in America?

Wycleft, you speak respectful, humble and secure, thank you for positioning the subject honestly.


Growing up, I became aware of various 'races' and remember society and culture emphasized along with. This may have supported me to being more interested with the similarities over the differences. Learning about world geography and history I think I realized there was much more to know and nothing needful to remain ignorant about.

Though I didn't have a significant amount of integrated interaction until my later teens, common sense supported me to not adopt the ignorance-laden fear I began to encounter from a certain ratio of the populace (no matter their race). I agreed whole-heartily with you that this ratio has decreased, meaning intelligence and common sense can prevail.

I have been fortunate to travel extensively, both domestic and abroad. As I heard stories from people who had predudicial encounters in similar locales and time frame, it came to full realization that one only has a problem or difficulty when one expects too. I've been fortunate to enjoy and appreciate a diversity of music, art, media, custom and culture. Very fortunate.

In recent years, I met, grew too love and married my mate. My wife is a brilliant and beautiful woman native to Zimbabwe, having lived in the U.S. for many years now, recently becoming a naturalized American citizen. On the surface I'm sure we 'appear' incompatible, to those who would bother to judge, yet we know our similarities are so profound we laugh. love and enjoy every day just as anyone could possibly hope too.

So, my experience of race in America has been consistently positive, and I am humbly respectful of that truth. Some-when, somehow I learned to be 'color-blind' to the slight pigmentation difference found among the human species.

Thank you again for posting an important idea.

Connecting-to-the-Value-of-Why 2005-2008 ©
Big Think Edge
  • The meaning of the word 'confidence' seems obvious. But it's not the same as self-esteem.
  • Confidence isn't just a feeling on your inside. It comes from taking action in the world.
  • Join Big Think Edge today and learn how to achieve more confidence when and where it really matters.
Videos
  • Prejudice is typically perpetrated against 'the other', i.e. a group outside our own.
  • But ageism is prejudice against ourselves — at least, the people we will (hopefully!) become.
  • Different generations needs to cooperate now more than ever to solve global problems.


Active ingredient in Roundup found in 95% of studied beers and wines

The controversial herbicide is everywhere, apparently.

(MsMaria/Shutterstock)
Surprising Science
  • U.S. PIRG tested 20 beers and wines, including organics, and found Roundup's active ingredient in almost all of them.
  • A jury on August 2018 awarded a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma victim $289 million in Roundup damages.
  • Bayer/Monsanto says Roundup is totally safe. Others disagree.
Keep reading Show less

Scientists see 'rarest event ever recorded' in search for dark matter

The team caught a glimpse of a process that takes 18,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 years.

Image source: Pixabay
Surprising Science
  • In Italy, a team of scientists is using a highly sophisticated detector to hunt for dark matter.
  • The team observed an ultra-rare particle interaction that reveals the half-life of a xenon-124 atom to be 18 sextillion years.
  • The half-life of a process is how long it takes for half of the radioactive nuclei present in a sample to decay.
Keep reading Show less