The Black Lives Movement (BLM) shines light on the racist treatment towards black people and income disparity, but more so that America still has long ways to succeed in equality. Race is key to embracing who you are culturally; but in the end we all share a common heartbeat.
A. Race shouldn’t be a factor, but it is
It’s been a common factor that race/color has been a way used to identify you, and I. From emoji’s being designed to reflect different skin colors, to race questions on government applications, race will always follow us.
Regardless of skin color, we all deserve equality.
B. The U.S Census recognizes you
The U.S. Census Bureau, which keeps track of the U.S. population, classifies individuals through the following races: White, Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. If you’re unsure how to classify, track your genes or ask an older relative–they will answer rightfully for you.
However you classify yourself, the U.S. Census will recognize you as such!
C. Despite color, we should all be equal
There is history, in all races. Some races had to overcome days of slavery and poverty, while other races had their own struggles too. It’s important to visit your nearest library and use (reliable) online sources, to learn about the history of different cultures, religions, and races. In the end, the difference among the race are privilege. In the end, we should all be classified equal.
D. Keep belief in King’s Dream
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.“
– Martin Luther King Jr.