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18 thoughts on “John Legend Gives an Absolutely Eloquent Explanation on Why Being Colorblind Should Never Be a Goal

  1. Donna Hamilton says:

    Very well said.

  2. Farntella Graham says:

    it wasn't always like it is now. something happened to this country as a result of the assassinations.

  3. it was worse than it is now…..famous people were definitely assassinated but ordinary people were murdered regularly long before that!

  4. Farntella Graham says:

    Miguel W. Castro what is your point? we are talking about the leadership of this country, here. the direction this country is in now. why did this country go back to the old racial shit that we had a civil rights movement to resolve? who is instigating racial conflict? what kind of evil is at play here?

  5. Farntella Graham You said "it wasn't always like this" which I took as a comment to the present state of things for us as African Americans being worse. I think we're catching hell but it's nothing compared to what our forefathers & mothers went through.But I must say you are right…our "leaders" are weak and evil is at play. We can definitely agree on that!

  6. John Jones says:

    Not an unsafe approach-avoidance cautious articulation of an historical benevolence to the out, obviously, to those responsible for what remains a choice too frequently, applied as a cultural value; its effect is as intended: to dehumanize another as other. Certainly, it will be informative to 'Blacks Folks' to endeavor and read how many authored American History –particularly, one would benefit enormously from Benjamin E. Mays' "Up From Slavery".' " But, then there remains a reasoned responsibility to behave in just those evidenced-fact-based historical genius ways, via genii, as did those who actually moved North American Scientific Discovery and civilization forward (and whom it will be observed, were disproportionately black, and progenitors of every field, with respect to science). Overt racism and its militancy to Black humanity although now seemingly infrequent, has in military strategic insinuation, permeated the landscape and operates as a covert agency which is so insidiously pernicious, that it literally impedes sensible thought processes; case in point: "learning is an inferred change in the organism's mental state, which results from experience, and which influences in a relatively permanent fashion, the organism's potential for subsequent adaptive behavior." Now should one strictly observe developments of which there seems significant disturbance, racism, from the behavioral point of view, as a behaviorist, each element spoken to is in a word, textbook, with respect processions and outcomes.

  7. I'm surprised actually. He shouldn't have married that woman though.

  8. Danny Roll Tide Bowen says:

    I had a couple of issues with this (of course, I'm white right?) #1. If you admit there are a lot of examples of black people succeeding and white people need to be abel to see that (that's separating white people from other races that might need to see it as well.. #2. It exists, as we listen to this popular, successful black man talk about how we need more successful black people, I find that interesting. Where would that end? The end goal is not racial blindness, well what is it? Equal opportunity? Well that doesn't mean equal outcome, never has. Doesn't mean equal effort, or that everyone else gets to realize every opportunity that heads their way. Because white people don't either. #3 Equality in educational opportunities, where he separates urban vs rural or suburban education, is an interesting topic, it's as if there are ONLY black people in urban areas in those schools, and ONLY white people in rural education. What if the scoop isn't racial equality in educational opportunities.. what if the only inequality is in educational opportunities to impoverished communities. What if that is the more true statement, the actual problem we have today. What if though that's not even a problem.. but that impoverished parents don't know how to teach their children the value of that education, the value of wanting to succeed. What if we only teach our children that they are "owed" something, what do we think they will grow up to become? If we want to be seen as individuals, we must have individual responsibility. It's how white people do it, asians do it.. hispanics do it, black people do it.. it's not complex, it's not some systematic prejudice, it's action = consequence, it's personal responsibility.. You can't force someone to learn, you can teach them the value and let them go on their way. I can't force people to see that race isn't something to be proud of.. I'm not "proud to be white", because that's not an accomplishment. That's a birth fact. I'm not "proud to be male" because I didn't have to do anything to make that happen. I am proud of a lot of things in my life, all of which are things that "I" did. I'm not proud that I have the ability to tan more than some Caucasians.. I like it, but i'm not proud. In the end, we are all different colors that came from the same color, no point in what color that was, if it were all purple, we'd still be us.. We are only different in our mentality. People live too much on their ancestors, and too little on themselves. People often say I'm bad because of my ancestors.. do we really realize how stupid that sounds? Bottom line, we'll never get where we want to be without trying to find similarities, not just find the differences, that's what got us here to begin with.

  9. Eric Jones says:

    Who he marries is his business and not yours.

  10. Honey Williams says:

    I wonder if he even likes Black women or if he has ever dated one?
    because its nice that he seems to get that colour-blindness is wrong yet he seems to have done what almost every single black male celebrity does and is with a non-black racially ambiguous whitish looking woman.
    'All the Blacks are men' apparently.

  11. Eric Jones Well I made it mine, move along. This is a topic you cannot and will never understand and since you don't, don't comment on it.

  12. Honey Williams yes that was exactly what I was thinking.

  13. John Lindsay says:

    Honey Williams: …almost every single Black male….

    JL: Not even close….despite all those websites showing Black male celebrities married to non-Black women.

    These guys makeup LESS THAN TEN PERCENT of the total number of Black male celebrities.

  14. Uhm… but they are 90% of the images of the successful black men in Hollywood. The Average black man that is not in the entertaimnet usually marries a black woman about 98% of the time, but that is not what is portrayed in hollywood. Why don't we see equally stunting white men dating and marry sistahs that are successful in Hollywood? I'll wait…

  15. Debra Ba says:

    Americans you make up issues out of non issues! Grow up and grow out!

  16. Linda Glasper says:

    He made some excellent points and everything he said is true. I don't see how who he chooses to sleep with has anything to do with his beliefs. He just said we should learn to respect one another regardless of the color of our skin. I heard him say that there are still injustices when it comes to people of color ( period ) and with the education system. Which both are true. We as blacks should start learning how to accept one another instead of constantly looking for ways to be against each other. The least we should have learned is that they enjoy hearing and seeing us turn against each other. This only give them less work to do because we're doing it to ourselves. We have a lot more waking up to do before anything can get better.

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