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Black Is A Color- Not A Race

Black Is A Color: Not A Race

The word minority is insulting and stigmatizing.

Black is a color; it is not a race. Being black is not a human condition, albeit that is what many today treat it as. Those facts notwithstanding, being recognized as a skin color is the antithesis of unifying the fabric of the United States.

The emphasis on skin color has saturated, i.e., infected the fabric of America to the point of redefining propriety. There is no noun, adjective, adverb, or participle that hasn’t been adversely affected by the fixation on skin color. And despite all evidence that the fixation upon skin color has served no purpose save to vilify and foment unparalleled discord, focus upon color continues to grow exponentially.

The overwhelming majority of those who possess large amounts of melanin, i.e., blacks, do not live in America as Americans; they live in America as a color. They demand to be identified by their melanin content and yet they are offended for being recognized by same.

All reference to them is based upon color of skin. A cursory reasoning typically finds nothing wrong with that, but critical reasoning understands there is plenty wrong with that mindset.

The addressment of someone as a color is divisive and marginalizing. When a people are recognized as a skin color first and above all else they cease to be part of the whole becoming a subset of the whole instead. They are not referenced inclusively rather they are recognized as a subset. All discussion starts with them being a color.

I once said during an appearance on Glenn Beck’s television program, “I do not go into a store as a color. I go in as Mychal Massie, and I’m there to shop, visit with someone, waste time, browse, or even just to use the bathroom.” Why is that important? It’s important because I do not feel a look in my direction or some innocuous behavior is “because I’m black.”

I don’t care if a store employee takes a look in my direction or even spies to see what I am checking out. They are doing their job, even if they do it clumsily.

The word minority is insulting and stigmatizing. I am an American. There are 330 plus million Americans, how can I be a minority if I am an American. Why would I want to be portrayed as something less than the whole of America?

As I stated, being black is not a human condition wherein every single person with visible melanin content has a maudlin story of overcoming “the white man.” Regardless of status and accomplishment, every person with black skin is expected to have had to overcome “white” oppression. If they say such hasn’t been their life experience, they are seen as Uncle Toms or denying that there’s racism.

That is an absurd and convoluted argument. Not having had to overcome “the white man” in no way suggests that racism doesn’t exist. Albeit, it is my opinion that with rare exception that which is quickly labeled as racism, today is nothing more than ignorance and by definition the two are not synonymous.

I recall a Hollywood actor with whom I am a good friend, telling me over dinner that he refused to adopt the lie of overcoming “the white man.” Hollywood is a rejection-based industry and he has had both highs and lows just as others. He told me that he did not feel guilty because he wasn’t born into poverty or a broken home.

It is the hyper-fixation upon melanin content that divides us as Americans, not some orchestrated evil perpetrated by malevolent white men.

America doesn’t need a conversation on race because there is no such thing as race. Race is a construct of the social-Darwinists and is needed to validate evolution. A person is only an African-American if they are the first to immigrate to America from an African country. If they emigrate here they remain an African or a native of whatever country they are from.

Once immigrating here the future children and family are Americans not hyphenations. It is beyond ludicrous to claim to be African because someone came over on a boat 400 or even 200 years ago.

I contend that it is an unconscionable wrong perpetrated upon children when they are forced to be what they are not. They are Americans not Africans.

To that end the idea of “hyphenated Americanism” is a trick of the cultural-Marxists intended to divide America against itself for the purposes of weakening our autonomy and anesthetizing us to globalism.

That said, the Census information should be American: yes or no; and male or female.

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52 Responses to Black Is A Color: Not A Race

  1. A_ Nobody March 4, 2017 at 10:55 am #

    Indeed true, Mychal…just the same all Arabs aren’t muslims….and they come from many countries…just like muslims. There are good in both….and bad, but the race card is continually played to stir up controversy shamefully. Obama has been the most controversial president in history, yet Johnson was heard saying he’d keep them voting democrat forever by pandering while they continue to forget the Repubs were the ones who set them free. Average Americans aren’t bothered with race, but are bothered by the continual use of it for hate mongering. My basic premise is that punks come in all shade and no race has a monopoly.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie March 7, 2017 at 11:43 am #

      a_nobody: there is no such thing as race…it is a lie from the pit of hell…

  2. Star March 3, 2017 at 8:35 am #

    I am adding this apology! My computer “self corrected” Mychal to Michael and I sent you my message before I caught it. Sorry, Mychal. Star

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie March 7, 2017 at 11:44 am #

      star: lol I hate when that happens…

  3. Star March 3, 2017 at 8:33 am #

    BRAVO!!!! You said it! Thank you! Also, I might add, that I am not “black” nor “white”, but b/c I am “lighter” than some “darker” people, I decided not to check “Caucasian” or “white” on the census, but put “black” or African American. This shocks people that I have told.

    I think we should all check “African American” or “black” because we are all related to the same people – and wasn’t that humans migrated from the Euphrates Valley, or somewhere in that area? Aren’t we all the same? Why is the census trying to “colorize” us? I am just a lighter version of my ancestors, therefore I think I am the same as they are.

    Maybe I am “ignorant” or “egocentric”, but I don’t care. All I care about is that “Race is NOT a color”.

    Bravo, Michael

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie March 7, 2017 at 11:49 am #

      star: true that the Garden of Eden is believed to have been in Iraq and also true that civilization started and spread in and around the Fertile Crescent but that in no way means african…there is no such thing as race…race is a construct by social darwinists to support the lie of evolution…

  4. Katherine March 2, 2017 at 8:27 pm #

    In a democracy politicians secure votes through instilling fear in people. They exploit the fears inherent in people with the effect being similar to throwing gasoline on a fire.

    Make people afraid and or angry and than sell them the solution. Those with the least amount of power are the easiest to manipulate.

    Keep people ignorant of the truth and attack their confidence by keeping them dependent on others for rescue and you have a willing victim who will enslave themselves and call it freedom.

    Democracy offers the possibility of becoming self actualized while creating all the conditions to prevent it.

    Politicians do not want an enlightened citizenry because they would be out of very good paying jobs. Think about how much of the economy is based on keeping individuals fighting amongst themselves.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie March 7, 2017 at 11:50 am #

      katherine: the problem is that America is not a democracy and thankfully so…

  5. mona March 2, 2017 at 11:08 am #

    And the only time you’ll see the word “race” in the Bible is in describing a foot race. That other definition didn’t exist until the time that you mentioned in your awesome article. We have people like francois bernier to thank for such asshattery…Keep fighting, I’m praying for you!

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie March 7, 2017 at 11:51 am #

      mona: you are spot on the only reference to race in scripture is to foot race…

  6. fixr February 28, 2017 at 10:56 pm #

    Hello Mychal,

    I agree wholeheartedly with your views here. My high school choir had many americans from different heritages. I also remember the beautiful voices that I was able to experience, from that group.
    We knew we were different, but didn’t really claim it as race. Those kids had a church upbringing. They had direction that many did not. Some of those Angelic voices could send shivers down satan’s spine, some were so beautiful sounding.
    I guess this is my two cents tonight, We can be the same even though we are different.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie March 7, 2017 at 11:52 am #

      fixr: lol your two cents are always welcome and appreciated…

  7. Ruth February 28, 2017 at 10:04 pm #

    And I am not white. Thank you my American brother.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie March 7, 2017 at 11:53 am #

      ruth: ditto to you my friend…

  8. Creathie Morris February 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm #

    Do so agree!

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie March 7, 2017 at 11:53 am #

      creathie morris: thank you…

  9. Deb February 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm #

    Amen, amen and amen!!!!!!!!!!! No separate language, no separate classrooms no separate nothing. All Americans! !!!!!!

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie March 7, 2017 at 11:54 am #

      deb: amen to all you have said…

  10. Ruth W. February 28, 2017 at 4:51 pm #

    Your last sentence says it all–the census should have American: yes or no, and male or female only!! Thanks as always for good information.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie March 7, 2017 at 11:55 am #

      ruth w: you are most welcome…

  11. Hendle February 28, 2017 at 4:18 pm #

    There is one race: The human race!

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie March 7, 2017 at 11:55 am #

      hendle: you are spot on…trust you and your family are well my friend…

  12. John M February 28, 2017 at 1:20 pm #

    “The addressment of someone as a color is divisive and marginalizing. When a people are recognized as a skin color first and above all else they cease to be part of the whole becoming a subset of the whole instead. They are not referenced inclusively rather they are recognized as a subset. All discussion starts with them being a color.”

    I totally agree. The politics of division and discontent is the only thing the godless left understands.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie March 7, 2017 at 11:56 am #

      john m: thank you…

  13. Chris Haight February 28, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

    Mr. Massie, you should teach a civics class in every college in the USA! So right on. How can one become inclusive if one starts out as a color?

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie March 7, 2017 at 11:57 am #

      chris haight: my friend I am teaching civics every day right here at The Daily Rant and at my Racial Policy Center…

  14. mieke February 28, 2017 at 11:19 am #

    I am a European- American because I came from Europe. But if I fill out a paper and put that down, it is not excepted. And I don’t use it because in 1974 I became an American. Nothing hyphenated about it. My children are born here so they will never use European-American, they know better. They are proud of their heritage but they are American.
    The past 8 years have done great damage and I hope that we will survive and get over the race trouble.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie March 7, 2017 at 11:59 am #

      mieke: I agree w/ you per being American…the past eight years simply allowed the sewage that was bubbling underneath to come to the surface…

  15. Terrence Snyder February 28, 2017 at 11:05 am #

    Thank you Mychal. Your insight into this issue is of paramount importance. There has seemed to be a long-standing effort, as you say, to separate ‘blacks’ from any others as a skin color. There are Blacks, African-Americans, and then, if a person is any percentage of Black…then, they’re Black… They aren’t European-Blacks, or Spanish-Blacks, or White because of any percentage of whiteness…but, they’re Black. I am not Irish-American but rather American with Irish and German heritage. But, Blacks are Black or African-American. It seems like a quest to be a skin color and not an American. This dividing up by skin color — it doesn’t help us to unify as Americans but only separate us into skin colors where the emphasis is on skin color and not as a larger group of Americans. This division will not unify us but only keep us separated. The more that leaders emphasize skin color, the more we will be divided.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie March 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm #

      terrence snyder: point well made…

  16. Renee February 28, 2017 at 11:04 am #

    As l have pointed out before, the racial polarization of America will not cease because we have a group of opportunists out there, mainly white liberal Democrats who have been capitalizing upon the plight of slavery, Jim Crow and the Civil Right’s Movement in relationship with Americans’ of African descent! God created us as diverse creatures from various regions with distinct characteristics. Just as he has with both the plant and animal kingdoms! We get our colorful hues from various plants such as the red rose, blue violets and white lillies. Even animals bear their own unique characteristics such as those which make up the cat family, smians, and those from the wolf family.

    Humans cannot live harmoniousl, especially in this country because of the historical legacy revolving around slavery! Which the left continues to perpetuate at the expense of those whom they pretend to be looking out for!

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie March 7, 2017 at 12:03 pm #

      renee: it is up to us to make the lie of race of no effect and that starts one person at a time…

  17. D Lynch February 28, 2017 at 10:35 am #

    The dictionary says black is Negroid which means black. Revert to the Spanish and the Latin derivatives. When Noah’s children were born they were triplets and one was white, the other was black and the other was yellow. I guess we are all brothers and sisters and cousins as there were none other than Noah’s family after the flood. But prior to that event, there were giants in the land. How could Mrs Noah have three different colored children unless she went with some one else. I have thrown this around quite a bit with several black ministers, that by the way are on television and have been for many years. I would like to have you comment to me about Mrs. Noah.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie March 7, 2017 at 12:05 pm #

      d lynch: We are all descendants from Adam and Eve and ergo of Noah post flood…scripture is a much better place to start your comment pursuant to Noah’s wife…

  18. Marten Williams February 28, 2017 at 10:27 am #

    I tell people, all the time, if there is more than one ” race “, why only one set of blood types ?

    • Ruth W. February 28, 2017 at 4:54 pm #

      Actually, there are several blood types and sub types, but it all is red.

      • Mychal Massie
        Mychal Massie March 7, 2017 at 12:07 pm #

        ruth w: the point Marten makes is no less well taken…

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie March 7, 2017 at 12:07 pm #

      marten williams: in the context in which you make your point you are correct…

  19. Jackie February 28, 2017 at 10:02 am #

    This is wonderful Mychal. I have been harping about this on my FB page. Our local fake black woman who EXCORIATED me for not claiming to be a Jamaican-American is back in the news and this article will fit nicely with my narrative. Thank you, as always, you nail it.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie March 7, 2017 at 12:08 pm #

      jackie: I hope it helps strengthen your position…

  20. Carl Spencer February 28, 2017 at 9:58 am #

    Jesus loves the little children of the world, Red, Yellow, Brown, Black or White, they are precious in his sight, Jesus loves the little children of the world. A Sunday School song taught at church for years, never was it used to disparage, but to unify. Just as colors aren’t races, races at not a subspecies of the human being. I am a Christian and a man of God, this is a professed faith which makes us brothers, and I hope friends.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie March 7, 2017 at 12:11 pm #

      carl spencer: my friend I’m not sure I fully understand the point you are making as you have stated it…that said if you are a born again Christian then we are brothers together in Christ…that said remember there is no divine authorship pursuant the children’s song you reference…

  21. Greggrey Cudworth February 28, 2017 at 9:33 am #

    Once again you have written an article filled with insight and to a greater extent truth. But it becomes difficult for any and all Americans to accept one another when the people in leadership are doing all they can to divide us; and this is happening on both sides of the political isle. I truly believe what divided us was narrowing; but then our president decided America needed to become something that it wasn’t meant to be, a divided and failed nation.
    Can we overcome the damage of the last 8 years; absolutely! But it will require each of us to make a commitment one on one to unite us by recognizing we are all Americans.
    But the question still remains; who is listening?

    • Vicki B February 28, 2017 at 2:16 pm #

      I have no words good enough to describe the value of this article. Mychal, this is one of the most brilliant things you’ve written.
      I had a friend 20 years ago in DC, born in America, who was working for a high government agency who often said to me he was not African American because he was born here and I’ve always contended that since everyone has red blood, the exterior color of their skin has no consequence on anything, especially lumping people into categories depending on their skin color…what idiot thought all this up? Racial relations are as strained after the Obama administration as they were during Martin Luther King days albeit with some differences. This HAS to change. People better think about this and get smart or civilization is doomed.

      • Mychal Massie
        Mychal Massie March 7, 2017 at 12:14 pm #

        vicki b: point well made…

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie March 7, 2017 at 12:13 pm #

      greggery cudworth: I would suggest you read why Daniel was sent to the lion’s den and why the Hebrew children to the fiery furnace…and then rethink your comment…government cannot force us to do anything…we cravenly oblige them and disobey God…

  22. John McClain February 28, 2017 at 9:23 am #

    Dear Mychal, I’ve been angry over this issue since I returned to the states at six, having been taught my earilest experience by “brown men” in Spain and then in Italy, and knew, at six, people came in shades, and were “people”, simply that.
    It was only when we got to Chicago, at ten, I became aware of racism, and from my vantage point, it was entirely black racism, which was truly anger at a horrible city government, eagerly using it to aquire ever more power, at the expense of the safety and the lives of those most at risk, “the poor”.
    If we were indeed “races”, we’d have no problems, a donkey can mate with a horse, but only one way, and produce a mule, but no mule ever produced anything. swap around the choices, and the horse and donkey produce nothing. They are indeed, “different races”, and it’s an anomoly that they can mate and have an outcome at all, even if “one way”.
    Science long proved we all, every single person who’s ever been tested, has mitochondrial DNA that all tracks back to a single mother lineage, who was African. Every person on earth is related, through a single maternal strand, so we are not only one race, we are a single family, in the end.
    Every bit of hatred, anger, war, revolution, execution, murder, every evil visited by one person on another is merely “family”, or “exactly family”, depending on one’s perspective. Isn’t it time we focus on common connections, and leave behind our common personal quirks, and choose deliberately, to advance in spite of the small percentage of evil, anger, and intentful disputatious?
    All we must do to end the strife is to live as Jesus said, loving God with all our heart, mind, and spirit, and treating our brothers and sisters as……brothers and sisters. Jesus said “neighbors”, because back then they didn’t have DNA, not public education sufficient, most would understand, but Jesus knew we were one people, and are “family”, and if we simply allow “knowing” to mean acting, we can be done with the irrational hatred, there is plenty of good, old fashioned rational hatred to go around anyway.
    Semper Fidelis,
    John McClain
    GySgt, USMC, ret.
    Vanceboro, NC

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie March 7, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

      john mcclain: actually she was more Ethiopian…you and I have discussed this many times and we are in complete agreement…Semper Fi…

  23. John February 28, 2017 at 9:18 am #

    Hi Mychal,

    My personal experience:

    I had a conversation with a lady recently who said to me that she was an African-American. I asked her if she had emigrated from Africa. She said no, that she was born here. She thought that her great grandmother, however, had come from Kenya. I said, then I believe you are an American with an African hertitage; not an African-American. She said thank you, I never thought of myself that way, but I will now.
    Best regards,

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie March 7, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

      john: well done…but that said in this day and age haven’t some distant of DNA from a country they cannot find on a map doesn’t mean having said heritage…therein lies the fallacy…

  24. Laura S February 28, 2017 at 9:08 am #

    You are absolutely right. God made us all. No matter whether we are black, white, brown or yellow, we are all the same in Gods eyes.

    We had come to the point of understanding, I believe, until Obama came on the scene and ruined it all.
    Let’s pray that God will remind us who we are in Him.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie March 7, 2017 at 12:20 pm #

      laura s: it’s not that this acrimony wasn’t there it’s that it was sewage bubbling underground until obama brought it to the surface…

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