The Race Issue: Money and Melanin

Whenever the race issue is discussed in media, the main focus seems to be defining success by material accomplishment – primarily money and melanin. What is often discussed is the need to more equally link economic and intellectual accomplishments/opportunities with various skin colors, melanin. What is much less often emphasized is equally linking sensual, emotional, creative, and multi-faith driven accomplishments along the same racial lines. I believe neither money nor melanin ultimately define success. Sure melanin and money  influence what others see and expect of us at different times in human history but they do not determine what we individually feel and believe, which are just as essential to success as having material things like money or  genetics. Any amount of economic success or melanin does not ensure a set amount of “feelings, faith, or discipline”. Those are the lost code words in the discussion of the race issue today.

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