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Friday, May 22, 2009

Linguistic revelation

So I was thinking about something earlier. If you refer to someone as a person of colour what are you actually saying? First, a person of color is theoretically black. But not necessarily true. Black is actually the complete abscense of colour, while white is the opposite and thereby the blend of all colours. If you take white light through a special glass ie a prism, you get all the colours of the rainbow. Black is the void, nothingness. That is not to say that black is associated with nothingness but it does prove the profound nature of black. This is probably why it is more socially acceptable to refer to a black person as African American or something else. But to say that one person is a color versus another is simply dumb but also silly. We are all a "colour" just by the fact that there is sunlight. In giving light to the world colour was created. Getting a little philosophical here but you can see my point.

I could go on but I'll leave that to you. Tootles.

-- Post From My iPod Touch
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