|The wonders of photoshop:|
surrounding Warren with the shades of her skin.
People use all sorts of things to get by in this world or get an advantage. Including color or lack of it or ethnicity and religion.
Barack Obama is, they say, the first black president of the United States.
But he is not black. He is half white and half black.
Half vinegar and half coffee is no longer a cup of coffee is it? It is a new creation. If it denies having vinegar the taste will still come through. Mixing red and blue creates purple.
But, if saying you are black or white or a 'person of color' can get you somewhere, and get you benefits like votes, then I suppose that might seem like a good deal to some.
George Zimmerman, who is 1/8th black gets no benefit from it at all. What a shame for him. He needs better PR perhaps.
Elizabeth Warren, shown here surrounded by the many shades represented in her skin pallet, the darkest ones attributable to blush and shadow,is mainly pink. But, she is a 'woman of color' as is every woman on earth. As are all people on earth. I don't know any colorless or transparent people do you? If you do I would love to run a piece on them complete with transparent photos!
Almost every American has a story in their family of having Indian ancestry, the most common being Cherokee. The Cherokee seem to have been a very friendly bunch. Sometimes it's traceable and true sometimes it isn't. Using it to get a job probably isn't the best thing you can do.
|The shades in Warren's eye color|
In a society that says it does not judge by color or religion or ethnicity etc, its just shows how hypocritical things can be.
Oh well, in the end we are all people of color. Well one color or another.
Perhaps Harvard can use that as a defense.
In the end we are reminded of the sane words of Dr. Martin Luther King:
"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."