Racism and the Melting Pot in Question

There is perhaps no greater spiritual war or a more false endeavor than the pursuit of racial superiority. Those for racial solidarity lose their best to the torrent of capitalist freedom, were anyone can be anything they are willing to work towards, breaking ethnic borders as a side effect. The most dynamic sweep aside such inessentials in their upward surge to fulfillment. For that, we must leave the nest and its cohesive safety and focus purely on human essentials—those of all humans, not just our own race or culture—and market our wares to the world. The backward people cannot dismiss their culture; they hang onto it like Linus hangs onto his blanket. Producing no unique identity of their own, they cling to it for identity. Supposedly a symbol of pride, it is actually quite the opposite. Instead of engaging in personal growth, they try to reverse the process, looking into their background for attributes to bring forward and accentuate. Fear to venture out becomes identity crisis, which becomes false pride and a border not to be crossed. While many minorities fail to dissolve inessential differences in the melting pot of integration, America’s key race issue has always been between white and black.

Most people imagine African life as television has portrayed it—as a primitive people with no technology, practicing religious rituals even more senseless and irresponsible than ours. They believe blacks were simply taken from places where they ran mindlessly through the jungle, but the truth is their homes were settlements not much different from the American colonies at the time. All civilizations have unique rituals, but most of their time was spent as ours is now: working for the common maintenance of life. Their villages were ransacked and their people were taken. Imagine that happening to us today by another nation, or to individuals who are abducted—their very lives stolen—a nightmare for anyone.

Slavery was brought to the New World in the 1600’s, spreading from the Caribbean colonies of European States and South America, but it was a part of human history from the beginning. America inherited slavery—we didn’t create it. From the start, slavery was acknowledged as a blatant violation of her true principles. The Founding Fathers had a choice: accepting slavery in the southern States and facing Britain together, or drop the ideal of a unified country. The South refused to ratify the Constitution otherwise. Our Founders did it right; they allowed America to develop its own sovereign inertia before abolishing key impurities with time and pressure. The honorable men of that time did the best they could.

Ultimately, the unsound economic policies of The South put the whole country in jeopardy, allowing European financial interests to prey on their foolishness, intending to split the nation and give the halves back to England and France, which spurred the American Civil War and an end to slavery. Since then, integration has been difficult. In Ancient Egypt, the slaves left. America chose the hardest way—learning to trust one another. It was the right thing to do. Now look how far we have come; America’s first black president elected by a landslide, chosen simply because he was the best man for the job. And with him came new hope: for peace; for the return of our freedoms; for the dawn of an enduring prosperity. And now we’re moving on with one of the world’s greatest dealmakers; best wishes, Mr. Trump!

With this reawakening of the American spirit, we all have a new pinnacle to aspire to. But in defining ourselves, should we be limited by nation, race, or family? Our link to historical pride is in the traits we honor and wish to practice. Who from the past (or present) reflects your views? Spiritual lineage is infinitely more significant than physical; we can all project ourselves alongside our heroes and strive to deserve their stature. We are most intimately, descendants of those we admire.

People can be divided any number of ways—nations, races, families, genders—but the division stops at individuals. The cognitive process of men and women of all races is identical, and its disciplined adherence is the moral measure of all. Race is just one element of who we are. True identity—our soul and fullest moral potential—is defined by our deepest parallel: our like cognitive power, and our willingness to use it. It’s your life. What are you doing to make it better?