The other day I decided to watch a video from the website entitled the American Renaissance. The video was describing the organizations mission and vision. Containing ideas about race, and the another side of the argument, which we could label as White Lives Matter. I took some time to think about the ideas contained – and as the speaker conveyed feeling that he would be perceived as racist – for standing up for his own race – I decided to keep an open mind. Which is what we should do, especially from the lens of neutrality, and openness to learning from different sources and perspectives.
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I decided that the very problem with the idea of race is associated with language, that is derived from histories such as slavery, and racial divides. Populations were referred to as blacks and whites. I wondered how the same views within the video could have been embraced, and welcomed by others simply with alterations, and points of references. Such as person of color, Negro, Caucasian, and terms which induce respect. This thought can be related to all sides of the racial arguments, of which and whose life matters. But I came to conclude that even as there is the case for Black Lives or Hispanic Lives, this is also the case for many who feel left out. And most of the time fragile, because racial discussion is associated with fragility. But it is this idea of reinvention of the wheel – which in a sense holds back the very integration and desire for – all lives matter.
Even as I did find some of the views difficult to comprehend – I continued to believe, that just as one holds one life as precious, so too is the others. And that the reinvention of the wheel, are almost like a public incarceration that develops hate. Which is why there is a need to think at the level of blend. The blending of the social cause. The integrations that should happen. Because if we think about it, everyone has a right to be upon the land that they claim as home. And to further understand this – we are included to look towards history, and the history of human migrations.
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The history of migrations, African-American slavery, the emaciations from slavery, the various civil-rights movements, the revolutions, and the narratives associated with the formulation of American identity. We can further think about the first societies, such as native tribes, the arrival of the Europeans, the Spanish, French, English and Dutch. Who are all integral to the American history, and the formulations of American habitats and society. Which is why there is a need to look towards history, historical migrations. And wonder why there are narratives that are being silenced and why? Because truly is there anything such as separate?
We can further think about the first societies, such as native tribes, the arrival of the Europeans, the Spanish, French, English and Dutch. Who are all integral to the American history, and the formulations of American habitats and society. #ShaziaBlog #QuoteTweet
- American Renaissance
- Encyclopedia.com | European Migrations To American Colonies, 1492–1820
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- Image 1 – Credit Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, New York, USA.
- Image 2 – Quote by Tilman J. Fertitta created with CANVA.COM
Notes – These thoughts were originally hand-written on April 28th, 2020. The acronym POV stands for point of view.Please note that the actual video that is the topic of this discussion have been removed from the website, since I actually viewed the video. Thank you!
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