A friend of mine called me today about his son’s soccer team being called “Albinos” by a rival team. My pal didn’t know what the word meant, but knew it had something to do with being white. Frankly, he was the first to inform me about it. When I found out that the opposing team was primarily children of color, my first comment was that his son is experiencing the shift to children of color outnumbering white Americans in California public schools. At the same time, I was surfing the internet to find out more. That is when I came across this very provocative video.
Two white males explore what they believe is the origins of the white race and the term albino is used repeatedly. I am against the use of any derogatory words about racial and cultural groups. My studies lead me to believe that they are divisive and maintain the perception of racial hierarchies. This is also true when African Americans use the word nigger to label each other.
This provocative piece is so interesting I am still trying to get my head around it which will require more research and discussion. Check it out and let me know what you think.
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Billy Vaughn, PhD CDP is an award winning multicultural educator, consultant, training, and coach. The views in this diversityblog are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of DTUI.com. He can be reached via the Contact Us area of this site.