Posted by: Dahni | January 26, 2008

Playing the Race Card

It heats up, hotter than a firecracker on the fourth of July. If you can’t stand on principle, shoot, just play the race card. You are not black enough, or white enough. Then it goes on to suggest that you are too black or too white. Guess what? Whomever thinks or says these things are all right and they are all wrong! Hmmm, what-cha talking about? How can all be right and wrong at the same time?

For one thing, I am an artist, so I think I know a little something about color and black and white. In art, we use pigments and need to have some understanding of light. Now dark is needed to show the light and the other way around too.

Light is made up with a spectrum of colors. White is the combination of all colors. Black is the absence of light. Now pigments are used to either absorb the light or emit the light which gives us the variations in color, hue, dark and light. It is important to understand that pigments do not have color. The color or lack there of comes from the reflection or refraction of light. It is also important to know that our bodies contain pigments and these react in a certain way with light. There is no such thing as black or white color, but a blending of color.

As no two fingerprints are ever identical, neither are the skin tones of any two people ever going to be completely the same either. Hmmm, you ladies need to think about that and find some custom designed cosmetics, just for you! Ask me sometime and I’ll point you in the right direction.

Playing the race card is ridiculous, because there never was and there never will be, either black or white. We are all people of not just color, but individual and unique color variations. There are only four ways that I can think of in life for anyone to ever see black or white. Go into a totally dark room and tell me what color are you? Perhaps when you go to see God you’ll see white? Deer in your headlights probably see white too. Now if you continue to listen to this ‘race card crap, there is another way to see black or white. Maybe your head is up where the light don’t shine, but you brought a flashlight.

‘Color’ by Dahni (C) 2007

Just Imagine,


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