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‘AMERICAN’ DOESN’T HAVE A HYPHEN

January 17, 2012

Exclusive: Mychal Massie targets those who twist Dr. King’s words to foment societal strife

Question: What do a “Gordian knot” and Martin Luther King have in common? Answer: The convoluted logic that has become inextricably tied to those who most frequently pay lip service to his memory. No part of Dr. King’s oratorical legacy is treated with less logic than his emphasis on the character of a person juxtaposed to the color of a person. And not unlike Greek tradition, it will take bold action, i.e., an Alexandrian effort, to rectify same.

Unfortunately, blacks who use race as currency undermine the truth of Dr. King’s efforts, and whites who barter with said racial currency are eager to keep it that way. It is an ignorance of such proportions that the distortion of the logic is defended rather than eschewed.

Sadly, many blacks today are more concerned with being recognized for the color of their skin than they are about getting a solid education and abandoning the animus many harbor toward whites (and toward blacks who do not embrace their heterodoxy of bitterness). And even more egregious, they are blind to the harm done to them by holding said antithetical views. I submit that blacks should pursue the end of abortion as they do the recognition of color. Abortion is the No. 1 killer of blacks, not calls for a colorblind society – but I digress.

Calls for a colorblind society have been misidentified as evidence of not liking oneself. It is seen as creating a zeitgeist that, at best, ignores and, at worst, denies past grievances and rejects cultural heritage. In reality, those claims are nothing more than sophistic justifications for the rejection of modernity.

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What is relinquished in a colorblind society is the ability to blame color of skin for any infraction or slight and the right to foment discord based upon inculcated differences. There are those who will attack me, but focusing on character, to the exclusion of skin color, is not a perversion of justice. I argue that we must embrace the equality of Americanism, not the separative mindset of race-based preferences, race-based injustice and race-based inequality, juxtaposed to the conjoined injustices of life that are experienced by all, despite color of skin.
Exclusive: Mychal Massie targets those who twist Dr. King’s words to foment societal strife

I was recently recognized as one of the top 20 most influential “black” Republicans. I admit that it is a good feeling to be recognized for one’s body of work and contributions. I understand that the recognition was made with the utmost respect intended, and I in no way am implying anything else. But, being the best or most whatever of a particular group is being the best of a limited number, and limited numbers are only valuable when you are talking classic automobiles or memorabilia. My point being, one of the 20 most influential Republicans overall would be inclusive and a representative value of the whole – such as in 2008, when I was recognized as the “Conservative Man of Year” (sans color) by the Conservative Party of New York.

I don’t mention said recognitions for the purpose of braggadocio, but rather to make my point. Michael Jordan, Reggie Jackson, Tiger Woods and Lewis Hamilton didn’t/don’t aspire to be the greatest black athlete in their respective fields – they aspired and aspire to be the best of all time. Additionally, nowhere in Scripture have I read God making distinctions of who’s best based on color of skin, even in the Old Testament.

Skin color has been elevated over character. The NAACP in the recent past were prepared to give their Image Award to a man indicted in two states for multiple horrific acts of sexual depravity against young teenage girls because he was black, but they label as racist tea-party groups that are committed to making government adhere to the Constitution, groups comprised of people of all descriptions and from all walks of life.

It is my opinion – and I neither retreat nor apologize for my conviction – that it will not be until we put aside color and lift character (both moral and godly) that we will enjoy the true wealth of America equally. Until we are recognized singularly, as Americans rather than as a color prefix separated by a hyphen, we will continue to be a fragmented and angry citizenry.

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It is obvious that anger and fragmentation is in the best interest of those who prostitute color as currency, but as I referenced earlier, that is only of benefit to a small, select number who advantage themselves mightily at the expense of the true unity of all. And I believe Dr. King would agree.

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Mychal Massie

Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here

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