Gratitude to the Latitude DUDE!
I do not prefer being pigeonholed as a white guy.
Truth be told I am more of a neutral beige during the winter months and turn into a yummy shade of chocolaty taupe in the summer. To me the term white guy is now a perjorative term that conjures up negative images of Klansmen, Nazis, Vikings, Conquistadors, Stock Brokers and other purveyors of intolerance, mayhem and subjugation.
You see I believe that the phrase 'white guy' is racist because it has been hijacked by politically correct nutjobs. Ironic?
It is now generally accepted that throughout the last two thousand years of history all 'non-white' people around the globe were threatened, enslaved or atleast annoyed by white guys. Unfortunately that is a fairly accurate image.
The now standard White Euro Male Guilt trip was no doubt developed by bra burning Hippy Profs at Berkeley in the late 60s. It just so happens to remain as the current politically correct description of white guys which if nothing else proves that guilt is the gift that keeps on giving!
The opposite of white guys are always presented as the peaceful gentle souls who have a kinder, deeper, gentler skin tone like Ghandi, Buddha, Martin Luther King and of course Pikachu.
I always get a kick out of the British/American portraits of Jesus as a thin, frail, white guy with orange hair and beard. He looks like such a wimp that even the Olsen twins could have stolen his lunch money!
Finally some people are accepting the idea that Yeshua (Jesus) was a Middle Eastern Jew living in a semi-arrid land and he probably didn't actually look exactly like King James.
Anyway anything that labels us and divides us into separate groups doesn't make life any easier for homo escapeons. Six Million Years Ago when we separated from our closest relative, the Chimpanzee, we probably all had light coloured skin and dark hair like the Chimps.
Skin tones on humans around the world display the adaptations to the various levels of Ultra Violet wavelengths from the Sun at different latitudes.
We all started out invading the rest of the world from Africa. Mitochondrial Eve, our universal Mother to whom every human being alive today can trace their DNA, probably had a delicious dark brown coating.
As Humans scattered about the globe their skin reflectance gradually shifted to combat Melanoma from UV rays and still produce vitamin D at the varying latitudes. That's all.
Marlon Brando answered his US ARMY questionaire by writing under the question of
RACE: Human, and under
COLOUR: it varies.
Naturally he was red flagged.
I appreciate that we may look different but we, the collective we, need to be happy with our genetic makeup because Mother Nature made us that way for latitudinal reasons. So Dudes and Dudettes, we have to change some attitudes and show some gratitude to the latitude.
Unfortunately homo escapeons have used the protective camouflage of our body's largest organ (skin) as a weapon of segregation for millenia. That is insanely tedious. Like any coroner performing an autopsy we need to appreciate that we are identical on the inside. How you deal with the outside is entirely up to you.