Posted: Apr 08, 2018 4:43 pm
by Sendraks
Rachel Bronwyn wrote:We aren't our ancestors.

We are our ancestors. Scot is making an important point here.

One of the basic elements of evolution is that an organism possesses the traits held by its ancestors.
Take a load of white europeans to Africa, ensure that they live mostly outdoors (rather than in nicely air conditioned houses) and within a few generations their offspring will be noticeably darker skinned.

The core problem of racism is the refusal to accept that black people and white people are one and the same species. The whole point things like Black History month and Black Lives matter, is to make that point. That they should enjoy the same status in society as white people do.