ILLUSTRATION BY TERRY LABAN
The CRT, to some degree, aligns with my thoughts and beliefs. I believe a choice of any type, be it deciding on a job, a sport to play, etc. should not be determined by the race. One can wonder why on a job application we are require to specify our race. I don’t see any relevance to such a question other than that it’s a way to classify and also create a census to reflect diversity in a company; but does that actually matter over skills and ability?
I believe the specific race should not be a significant factor in determining someone for a particular position and it should be determined by skills and experience.
We should learn from history. Malcolm X has said it beautifully in his letter, “I could see from this, that perhaps if white Americans could accept the Oneness of God, then perhaps, too, they could accept in reality the Oneness of Man – and cease to measure, and hinder, and harm others in terms of their ‘differences’ in color.” The sum of that quote to me is the oneness of man. If that can be achieved without the need for such labels then we might just achieve the utopia described above.
Sadly, people will hold grudges, and you can’t fault them for doing so. Malcolm X also had something to say about this: “The American Negro never can be blamed for his racial animosities – he is only reacting to four hundred years of the conscious racism of the American whites. But as racism leads America up the suicide path, I do believe, from the experiences that I have had with them, that the whites of the younger generation, in the colleges and universities, will see the handwriting on the walls and many of them will turn to the spiritual path of truth – the only way left to America to ward off the disaster that racism inevitably must lead to.”