Boing Boing: DNA mutation accounts for white skin

This doesn’t really have much to do with music or art, except that people make music and art, and it is about people.

Boing Boing: DNA mutation accounts for white skin

Race has been a shaping factor in our country. We often define race in terms of skin color. Now science is confirming what wise folks have known all along: people are people, and the color of our skin is a minor meaningless genetic difference. Now we have managed to put a social weight on skin color that has caused lots of problems…but scientifically, people are just people.

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  1. Now if we can only get the media to believe it.

    I liked what Morgan Freeman had to say a few days ago on 60 Minutes regarding Black History Month: (via AJC.com)

    “I don’t want a black history month. Black history is American history.”

    Freeman notes there is no “white history month,” and says the only way to get rid of racism is to “stop talking about it.”

    The actor says he believes the labels “black” and “white” are an obstacle to beating racism.

    “I am going to stop calling you a white man and I’m going to ask you to stop calling me a black man,” Freeman says.

    Amen, brother.

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