I’m not white: I am faded black.

Check out the video below from anti-racism campaigner and activist Jane Elliot.  She sums up a lot of my own thoughts on racism, and inspired me to post this.

I’m not white: I am faded black. I am only this colour because my ancestors moved away from the equator.

We are all descended from the same black woman who lived 3 to 5 hundred thousand  years ago.

We are all, cousins, 30 to 40 times removed.

There is only one race: the human race.

The first people to walk this Earth who could be called “human” were black: we are all descended from ancestors in Africa.

But: until we can convince everyone of all of the above, we need to keep on shouting that #BlackLivesMatter.

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