I smile to you Mriana, i understand what you are telling.
Have you such laws in USA?
The closest thing we have is “it’s unlawful to discriminate on the bases of race, creed, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, nationality” I think those are all the minorities covered. However, if anyone violates it, nothing is done. Years ago, I lost a job because of the man I was dating. My boss wanted me to stop dating said Black man (not exact words). I refused and he fired me. I took it to the NAACP and a government organization, but they said there was nothing they could do without witnesses. I was screwed. I’ve also been thrown out of a store because my sons were (1/2) Black. The person ignored the 1/2, of course. Only thing we could do was not patronize them again.
I agree also, as @mriana had mentioned about humans “mating” with gorillas or chimpanzees …
Or to take it in another direction – and I mean no disrespect to anyone – it’s just an analogy:
Race as another name for Breed? as we use the term with dogs.
A breed has various characteristics. If breeds mix, the characteristics mix.
To me, breed is acceptable, because humans are animals, but I would not use race to mean breed, because human is the race and the breed would be Asian, European/white, African/Black, Indian (India), Native American, Indigenous, Latino, etc.
To me, Black people were people that lived elsewhere, like cowboys and Indians. My family wasn’t explicitly racist, but looking back, I can see those influences. As a kid I would be “Oh look! There’s a Black person.” Is that “Racist”? As a teen, I’d see a Black person and wonder “what is he doing here?” Is that racist?
The simple answer would be “yes”, but to explain further, it’s more like “racial bias”. Why can’t you just see another human being? The only difference it the colour of one’s skin.
In 1967, Loving v Virginia won the right to marry a person of a different skin colour. Before that, while infidelity was a misdemeanor, it was a crime (a felony) to marry interracially, at least in Virginia and other states in the South. However, the Massa could make as many “melatos/half-breeds”, “quadroons” and “octoroons” he wanted, but if anyone of them was “white as snow” and was a house slave that went to town, it might even been heard “put a sign on it” because they could “pass” and it was this “passing” that made it easy to have a minority of white person with Sickle Cell Anemia. Women especially after they were freed hid the fact that their grandmother or great grandmother was all Black and kept their heritage a secret, even from their husbands. Even so, Loving v Virginia had a lot of stupid religious BS spewed in court. This BS, ironically, is much like we hear today about gay marriage, so I guess one could say, Loving v Virginia could be a supporting case for gay marriage, if it hasn’t been used already.
Again, we are all human and thanks to Loving v Virginia, my sons are free to exist without being take from their white mother (another thing that also happened) and placed with a Black family. The white mother would not serve as much jail time as the Black man, if she served any, but she wouldn’t have her baby, which is a harsher punishment, IMO.
Ok so there is a Black person… big deal.
Another thing, which my 32 y.o. son posted on his FB page the other day- making mixed people chose which groups they want to be with. The mean said it shouldn’t have to be because we all human. I never allowed anyone to choose what colour my sons are because they are both, but most of all they are human and to neglect the white side and insist they are all black to an ancient “One Drop Law” is stupid. Yes, the school tried to make me say they are Black, when they are not just Black, ignoring the fact that their mother is white and that we are ALL human. This law/rule, now in the 21st century is suppose to be discrimination and illegal, but states like Missouri (border state) and “Confederate” (Southern) states still try to impose it. I literally stood there and asked the school secretary, when my sons were in elementary school, “What is this? Y’all going by the One Drop rule?” and she said, “Yes.” I could have gotten the school on that one. In the end, my older son who’s lighter, was labelled “Black” and my younger son who’s darker, was labelled “white” just for the “school lunch program” for the school “to get funding”. Right. Again, I could have taken the school to court for that BS.
So my sons, who look like me, except darker by degrees, are simply humans, just as I am. You see me as human, a person, just like you, but do you really see my sons, who look like me, as Black (despite one being lighter than the other) and as though they aren’t equal to you as a human? OK the darker son looks more like his father, but you get the point- I hope. My ex-husband, despite being an asshole, is human and looks human just as I am, but somehow he’s one you’d say, “there’s a Black person”, as though he’s an oddity or something other than human like you would a dog running the streets? So yes, it is rather racist to say, “there’s a Black person”. Black people, as a rule, don’t go around saying, “there’s a white person”, unless a white person ticks them off and they are racist too. We don’t see cats and dogs hating on each other because the colour of their fur. It’s more territorial stuff, maybe even a fight over who’s mating with said female, and/or protecting offspring, but not fur colour. The other exception is humans making them fight (dog fighting, chicken fighting, etc), which is illegal.
There’s more history on this subject, but I think that’s a fair start, that anyone can research further. BTW, when I was in college, I took African-American Studies courses and the professors went around asking each student why they were taking said course. My answer was- “I’m taking it for my sons, who are 1/2 Black, and I hope to share what I learn with them.” The different professors all said that was very admirable. Needless to say, there were very few “white people” in those courses. I was a minority, BUT I think it puts me further ahead than most “white people” and I put it in quotes not because I’m part Native American, but because I do not consider myself “white”. I consider myself human. I refuse to mark a “race” even for myself or I mark “other” and put Human in any space that is provided. I also took some courses in Native American Studies too, while in college, where I didn’t stick out as much, despite there being several Native Americans from various tribes in those classes, but even then I didn’t really care. Everyone looks human to me, including those from Asia. I don’t understand how anyone can treat Asian-Americans like some are treating them as of late either, because they too are human.