While I am not entirely sure of your point(s) there seem to be quite a few of them, and because of that this response both rambles and obfuscates what you perhaps are really trying to say, I would respond to just one piece in order to make one very clear point: We in America are hardly the only country which dictates what is Black. Hardly.

South Africa, for one, under apartheid, is an object lesson in racism of the worst sort, and the belief that single droplet of blood from anyone less than lily white makes them colored (their term).

They are not alone. So while I might understand-to the extent possible given the lack of clarity about what you’re really trying to say (kindly, that’s not a criticism so much as an opinion, I really didn’t follow your thinking)- I might also point out that these issues are deeply complex. When we mature as a society of humans to recognize that color isn’t the issue- and I will be long long dead if that ever happens- then we might come to the understanding that such shadings in our arguments about race are patently ridiculous.

Just, ridiculous.

I didn’t say or imply, nor should you infer that I am saying you are ridiculous.

I am saying this kind of argument about Harris or anyone else is ridiculous.

In the highest possible sense the only goddamned thing that really, really, really matters is her competence. PERIOD full stop. All this bandying about around her color, her heritages is pure, unadulterated bullshit.

Can. She. Do. The. Job.

I think she can. To me that is the only thing that matters. Where her color comes from is utterly irrelevant.

I have traveled far too much (47 countries) lived overseas too long and researched enough to reach the point where what I see is human beings. What I hope for is excellence.The package it comes in, Tamil or Polynesian or Black or White or anything is irrelevant. People who spend too much time arguing these points are not only being manipulated by folks who benefit from our arguments about race, religion and gender, but they also waste precious life and time on meaningless issues.

But that’s just me.

Horizon Huntress, prize-winning author, adventure traveler, boundary-pusher, wilder, veteran, aging vibrantly. I own my sh*t. Let’s play!

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