You can never say we’ve reached the pinnacle.
Society, in truth, isn’t on an upward climb to enlightenment.
Rather, culture is like a weirdo wandering around in a park, drawing suspicious parental stares,
We don’t have a lot to do…so we…meander to and fro with aimless epiphanies.
Case in point: 40 years ago, moral superiority meant colorblindness. If anything was a virtue, it was that.
Wisdom and all other good things pointed to unity.
It’s surely one reason Rodney King asked those immortal words: “Can we all get along?”
Because we’d been told — for years — that we could.
And in my view, largely, we had:
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— Alex Parker (@alexparker1984) February 18, 2021
But something happened while we were partying ’til we dropped:
Hence, it appears, every racial notion once trumpeted has now been dispelled, as anyone who utters such outdated ideas ends up repenting of their tone-deafness and caused harm.
And as we shake the Etch-a-Sketch of our ethics, a new generation is starting fresh with our updated insight.
Young tykes are presently informed: There is nothing more important than the color of your skin.
Apropos, the Cartoon Network released a Public Service Announcement Tuesday clobbering colorblindness.
It’s important to SEE people in all their beautiful COLORS. When you see color and the unique experiences that come from it, you can recognize the role racism plays in our culture AND appreciate everyone and their diversity.
The short clip — in which a group discusses the PSA they’re shooting — features three characters: one black, one white…and a purple alien.
“Hold up a minute here, who wrote this? I think it kind of does matter that I’m purple,” the alien interrupts.
Black Character: “Well I’m not an alien, but it definitely matters to me that I’m black.”
White Character: “Yeah, it makes a difference that I’m white. I know the two of us get treated very differently. … I think people add the black, white or purple thing because adding a fantasy race in there helps distract from the actual racism black people have to deal with.”
Black Character: “Right. My experience with anti-black racism is really specific. Other people of color experience other forms of racism, too. But you won’t see any of that if you don’t see color.”
The alien poses the Question of the Century:
“So this entire Public Service Announcement could be a ploy to avoid talking about racism altogether. Hey, could we get a rewrite where we appreciate each other without erasing what makes each of us different?”
The video ends with a simple message.
To quote Revelation, “Here is wisdom”:
“See color. Be anti-racist.”
Morality gets a makeover.
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