I have today, December 19, been pointing out Blackmamba's New York Times comment to some of the twitterers whose tweets are connected to Thomas Chatterton Williams' memoir, Profile In Black and White - Unlearning Race. I had filed that comment in a longer post, still here below this one. But I want now to put it at the top. Blackmamba had unlearned race years ago, at least as many years ago since the first time I saw one of his comments. He has basically the same genome I have but but in America his kind was given a "race" name and placed long ago in a racial order the "Fatal Invention" of European and American racists. That phrase, "Fatal Invention" I borrow from Dorothy Roberts, she also in common with Blackmamba sees herself as belonging to the only "race", the human.
There is only one biological DNA genetic evolutionary fit human race species that began in Africa 300, 000 years ago. What we call race aka color is an evolutionary fit pigmented response to varying levels of solar radiation at different altitudes and latitudes primarily related to producing Vitamin D and protecting genes from damaging mutations in ecologically isolated human populations over time and space.
What we call race aka color aka ethnicity aka national origin is an evil malign socioeconomic political educational demographic historical white European American Judeo-Christian supremacist prejudiced myth meant to legally and morally justify humanity denying black Africa enslavement and equality defying separate and unequal black African Jim Crow.
My earliest known European American ancestor was born in London in 1613 married in the Virginia colony in 1640 where he died in 1670. My earliest known free- person of color ancestors were living in South Carolina and Virginia during the American Revolution and fought on the side of the rebels. My earliest known black African enslaved ancestors were living in Georgia and South Carolina from 1830/35 where they were owned by and bred with my white American ancestors. My earliest known brown First Nations ancestors were living in Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia from 1830/35 where they mated with and married by black and white ancestors.
Why does this heritage makes me just black in America?