SKIN: A Matter of Race in America
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THE INCEPTION. Race as we know it today. It defines, as well as, divides us. Furrowed deep within the contour lines of our racial perceptions are social nuances we ascribe to every stroke of skin color. We afford to race the power to decide human intelligence, beauty and even moral goodness. We have created a truth or at least, a reality to every shade of skin. Race can affirm or deny. It is a measuring rod, determining who is good or bad and whom we should hate or revere. For almost as long as our inception as a nation, Americans have worn these attitudes like a favored old garment with each generation providing fecund to keep it going. This is not to say that our social biases are insular. On the contrary, ideals like these have existed in societies around the world and throughout history, we find a shared consorter of sorts. One not necessarily connected to skin color, but nonetheless, torn from the same broadcloth and extending from the same thought process. Such ideals have caused great divisiveness; building walls of separation between people within a society and the reasons are as age old as class, religion, and geography–---a big fuss over a little piece of land. And history shows us all too well, how one voice ratcheting up fury over one of these ideals can lead to mass violence. Certainly, such social intolerances exist anywhere there is a lack of compassion and understanding. Still, Americans do hold a distinction in this area. To be sure, our use of race based on skin color as a means to hate and discriminate, even more so, as an evolutionary benchmark is a uniquely modern concept.
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7. Sumerian, Akkadian, Egyptian Coptic, Hebrew Languages; 8. Black Plague; Charles Darwin; 9. Giza Pyramids; 10. Anglo predial slavery; 11. Queen Elizabeth; 12. Moor Army; 13. Frederick Douglass; 14. West African Dynasty; 15. Abraham Lincloln; 16. Trans Atlantic slave trade; 17. Wanted poster - 40k Bounty, Harriet Tubman (millions today); 18. Black Civil War Union Regimen; 19. Hitler
BUY A BOOK,GROW A MIND. A group of 9th-12th grade students were asked, “If you don’t know your HISTORY,then...?” In earnest, they replied: “I cannot know what I’m capable of”; “I don’t know what to look forward to”; “I have a blank understanding of myself” &“My identity is lost”. These students realize the direct correlation between knowing ones' relevant HISTORY, personal IDENTITY and a promising FUTURE. Public schools however, are challenged by a lack of historical inclusivity, having a singular-mode-approach. As a grassroots group of volunteer professionals, we are introducing students to the History Id program utilizing a history/research book called SKIN: A Matter of Race in America by A. P. Brooks. Results have been transformative as students reconnect to a historical identity that results in a more positive self awareness while gaining a better understanding of their shared relationship to all humanity.
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