RECENTLY ON TOL:
- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
I am sort unsure what to think about checking race. One speaker associated with a local Portland Organization, (im familiar with it, but for some reason it's name is escaping me) urging people of the Black community racially identify themselves in the census so that funding can be gained for communities of racial minorities.
Another commenter had a problem just identifying as white rather than of a more specific heritage (i think he mentioned German?) He also mentioned people should put down their race because of a sense of pride of racial heritage.
But also the concern arises of becoming color blind--- not having a race. If people didn't have a race, there couldn't be racism. Also, our heritage came from the earth creating human life before countries existed-- isn't that connection more important than on that comes from countries?
just some things to think about.
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