This blog is about the story of my family here in America. We arrived in the 1630s as Puritans, and became the common folk of the New World.

The end of racism

If you're a racist, that is, if you categorize people by their race, you are about to become extinct. And the reason for it is children. No, I don't mean children waving flags or shouting, "I have a dream". I am talking about the simple fact that when races, or nationalities, mix, it becomes very confusing to the people who would like to label them.

This process, of course, has been going on for hundreds of thousands of years in us humans. Every time someone from one tribe has children with someone from another tribe, the confusion begins. Which tribe does the child belong to? And when you talk about children of children of children, well, it's impossible to know without a scorecard.

I call this "not knowing who to hate", but you could equally call it "not knowing who to give preferential treatment to". And if you took a look at the confusion that was caused by the latest census, you are getting a preview of the future. What category do you fall into? Are you white, black, Mexican, Jewish? And as those groups (nationalities and races) have children, and their children have children, we won't be able to recognize them, let alone categorize them, in the future.

The point is, we won't. And that will be the end of racism.

Pictured: my maternal grandfather Lorenzo Scinto, born in Italy. When he came to America people could recognize him as an Italian. But in two generations, that identification of his descendants (including me) is impossible.
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