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Ihr: The Absurdity Of Racism And Ethnic …nationalism

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IHR's Zeshan Shahbaz's thoughts on the Absurdity of Racism and Ethnic Nationalism.

The word "Racism" is a misnomer.

"I believe in recognizing every human being as a human being, neither white, black, brown nor red. When you are dealing with humanity as one family, there's no question of integration or intermarriage. It's just one human being marrying another human being, or one human being living around and with another human being."
The Pierre Berton Interview
Malcolm X, Pierre Berton
January 19, 1965

Zeshan Shahbaz's article: http://optagon.page.tl/The-Absurdity-of-Racism.htm

Human Rights, The Unity of Humanity, and the Final Malcolm X

One of the greatest hazards to peace, security, equality, freedom, brotherhood and sisterhood, justice and the respect of human rights is the imprudent dichotomy between 'self' and 'others', between 'us' and 'them', to see oneself as being distinct from the rest of humanity. ...'Us' is always good, 'them' is always wicked; 'us' is always noble, 'them' is always despicable, 'us' is always benevolent, 'them' is always cruel; 'us' is always peaceful, 'them' is always violent; 'us' is always faithful, 'them' is always infidel. The crime of 'them' is by virtue of birth: not to be born among 'us'. ...Yet, it is strikingly puzzling, as to how we miss the obvious fact that, whether we happen to be anglo or negro, oriental or caucasian, male or female, tall or short, red hair or bald, beautiful or not beautiful, is completely independent from our wills. What makes me to be what I am, is due to circumstances all beyond my control. Then what is it there for 'us' to be proud of, and for 'them' to be ashamed of, when we had absolutely nothing to do with it?[!]
-Excerpt from "From Facts to Values: Certainty, Order, Balance and Their Universal Implications"

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