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Not long ago I had to assist after work to an online "anti-racism" talk but it wasn't what I expected. I see any form of discrimination as ignorance, and judging a person without knowing him/her is wrong (which is what discrimination is), regardless of race, gender, height, etc. What I was shown instead, twisted the concept of race to treat it as a social construct and disregarding science, claiming it was a domination tool created by "white Europeans" to establish superiority over other races. I had to disagree. Race to me isn't a superficial aspect, it's the percentages of haplogroups alleles in DNA. It traces your ancestry's places of origins, because a long time ago they evolved in separate geographical regions, and if your parents are, let's say, from the middle of Australia and the other from Siberia, you can identify approximately a 50%/50% K2/N haplogroups in their DNA. You possess the phenotypical features mixed from both groups, and someone can recognize that physically. It is not "opinion", it's in your blood. And by the way, it's very rare for someone to be 100% of a certain race, and most people who are so proud of being 100% caucasican or sub-saharan will be surprised to find a 2-4% of mediterranean alleles in their blood. Unless you have a genealogy tree that traces back your ancestors 12+ generations ago, you can expect at least that percentage of weight of another haplogroup in your blood. In that context makes also no sense to discriminate someone based on appearance, it would be also shaming one of your great great ... grandparents. I have to say this because what I felt was that the people were motivated more from a place of "take back" or "revenge" rather than a sentiment of justice and equity. And I find that unproductive and potentially harmful. What I would do to stop discrimination is to: first, stop talking about it, stop making it a thing; second, do not push these initiatives, as people who are not racist will remain that way and people who are racist are not going to change their minds by talking to them, which bring me to; third, identify people who practice discrimination and offer them spaces to interact safely with people they discriminate against and give them a reward/positive feedback only if they display a civil response. This last part is the most difficult one and probably will take generations to carry out. My two cents. What do you think?
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