mercredi 4 mars 2015

Half-white Half-black

What happens in people's heads when they state such things as "so and so is half-black and half-white"?

To me, that's grey.

But of course, they don't mean that.

I wonder what kinds of images travel in their heads?

It's like this idea that people are "between" two cultures.

As if things were that binary.

Sometimes, they even use percentages ! 25% this, 25% that, and 50% the rest.

Nature doesn't work this way. Neither does Culture.

You would think that our societies, which make sure our children "learn science", and learn to think scientifically, would produce more reasonable and intelligent analysis of WHO we are...

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