What’s In a Color?

21 Jan

Tonight is the night of the President’s state of the Union Address, so here is a question for the ages.

If President Obama’s father is black and his mother is white then one half of his lineage can be traced back through black ancestors while the other half of his lineage can be traced back through an equal number of white ancestors so…Why is President Obama a black man? Isn’t he also a white man?

Unless of course “race” as we really define it, simply is about the color of one’s skin and goes absolutely no deeper than that. And what does color define other than appearance?

“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”                   -Martin Luther King, Jr.

I do hope that day gets here someday soon. How about you?

4 Responses to “What’s In a Color?”

  1. kingmidget January 21, 2015 at 3:51 am #

    MLK is my last remaining hero because of the very words you quote here. It is a mystery why Obama is viewed as a black man. It’s another example of the horrible use of labels in this country to define and divide. His skin color is irrelevant to who he is as a man, as a President, as really anything. Yet he is called a black man because it provides us all with a label to pre-define him. I’m so tired of these labels.

  2. Nishita13 January 21, 2015 at 3:29 pm #

    Reblogged this on Walkingtomydreams13.

    • mvschulze January 21, 2015 at 7:02 pm #

      And what about the Democrat label. To too many of those with less than objective outlooks, anything he says or stands for is simply wrong. Huh?

      • Nishita13 January 23, 2015 at 2:20 pm #

        You are right, Sir !

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