The Question of Racism
By Paul Chong Monday, 1 June 2020
All men are created equal . . .
Human beings, according to biological science, are divided into eight blood types: O, B, A, AB (both positive or negative). Thus we are essentially different in terms of blood types. There’s no question of being superior or inferior by birth. No one has BLUE or ROYAL blood. Our blood may be thick or thin, that’s about all, like what people say ‘having a thick skin or otherwise.’ All blood are red in colour . . . either thick or thin.
Since we are all created equal, how does racism arise? We are all wonderfully made, created in the image of God. All of us are equal in the sight of God . . . and should rightly be in the eyes of men.
With due respect & without prejudice to our Western friends, who may by virtue of their general build & stature, have the tendency to consider themselves more superior.
In the US, the Afro American have long suffered humiliation under the elite American. The days of forced slavery, though long gone when Abraham Lincoln brought on the Policy of Emancipation, cannot easily be erased. Fast forward to this modern era, they went through segregation & discrimination more than any human being could bear. They totally lost their ROOTS without hope of returning home to their mother land.
There is no known official act of RECONCILIATION or an Official Apology made like what Kevin Rudd, a former Prime Minister of Australia undertook with the Australian aborigines. (They should rightly be called “Ausgines” without the stigma & connotation of the usual common term.
In this connection, the red Indians of American deserve the same reconciliation treatment. They are all marginalised & pushed off to unwanted Indian Reservations. Complete extermination & genocide were practised.
The Afro American have proved themselves to be valued citizens. Many of them are top professionals. They shine in the field of entertainment & sports . . . Carl Lewis, Flo Jo, Nat King Cole, Joe Louis, Mohammed Ali . . . just to name some. These people are/were not by any means stupid or inferior.
American like to classify people by the colour of their skin. Afro American are black. Native American are red. Mexican or Latin American are said to be brown. Asian or Chinese American are yellow. So, the elite American must have the best of all colours . . . splashing themselves with rainbow colour. Surely they are not just plain white or orange as Donald Trump is claimed to be.
Trump is known to ask “How do I look?” He might want to retract & tell the four Congress women to stay & not to “go back”.
Racism is never acceptable nor should it ever be tolerated!