An excellent point-of-view; one that I’ve held onto the majority of my life, even before I started delving into my own family’s #genealogy. *Especially* when I consider all of the British and French (Caucasian) family members that I’ve discovered, on my mother & father’s sides of the family…though I can say, my father’s side is decidedly much-more ‘Native American’ than my mother’s; my mother’s side having primarily British Caucasians vs. the French Caucasians on my dad’s side. Long Story Short…get OVER IT ALREADY, Americans.!!!
There is no difference between blacks and those whose skin color is otherwise. This was never brought home more clearly than through researching for a book I wanted to write about African American genealogy. There is no “race.” There are only people from the same human family whose ancestors stayed near or below the equator or went north to colder climates. The differences between ethnic groups are mostly cultural. Yes, there are some biologic variations, much like an oak tree growing in the Arizona desert is different than one growing along the California coastline. There is no “us” and “them.” There is only “us,” and “we” are “all” in big trouble if “we” don’t understand that. Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret Genealogy V– Black, White and Hamite; Ancestors of Color in Our Family Trees, available here: