The US Government Creates New Races
It has the divine power to create races but can’t fix the serious problems facing Americans.
The Book of Genesis has nothing on the US government.
The book tells the biblical story of how God created Adam, and, using one of his ribs, created Eve. This happened in the Garden of Eden, which was probably located in sub-Saharan Africa, thus making the couple and their billions of descendants African.
Using its supernatural power, the US government is thinking of creating new “races.” It is not known if any ribs will be involved.
It is known, however, that one of the new races would be split off from an existing race, similar to how God split Eve from Adam. The existing “race” would continue to be called White, and the new “race” would be called MENA, which stands for Middle East and North Africa.
The cockamamie notion behind the proposed split is that European Whites are a different race than MENA Whites.
At the same time, the current ethnic category of Hispanics would be miraculously transformed into a separate and distinct race. In other words, the numerous ethnic groups, nationalities, and skin shades in the Hispanic category would become homogenous by decree. Hey, if Jesus could turn water into wine, the government can turn ethnicity into race?
These changes would leave the US with seven races: White, MENA, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander, and Native American. This means that the hundreds of unique ethnocultural groups in the world and in the US would be reduced to these arbitrary seven, in a mockery of diversity.
There is little basis in science for any of this, whether it is the science of genetics, anthropology, ethnography, or sociology. But the all-knowing, all-powerful, all-loving US government doesn’t have to follow the science.
If the new races were to come to be, almost all of America’s institutions and citizens would obediently follow the government’s lead and, without question, begin to categorize themselves and everyone else accordingly.
After all, most Americans didn’t question the original six racial categories when they were first created. Nor did they understand how the categories came to be and how they would be used for nefarious purposes.
I know the history, for the simple reason that over my career I was at the vanguard of equal rights and equal opportunity. I saw firsthand how the categories interfered with those goals.
David E. Bernstein knows the history even better than I do. He details the history in his scholarly book, Classified: The Untold Story of Racial Classification in America. What began as a noble effort to help African Americans overcome the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow turned into identity politics, in which other groups lobbied to be classified as disadvantaged races and minorities. That in turn led to a feeding frenzy in which the groups fought for such racial spoils as race-based set-asides, small business loans, government contracts, and college preferences.
Today, the racial categories are used in diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, which is a misnomer, because the programs are intended to exclude Whites, even the roughly 30 million ones in poverty, and increasingly, to exclude Asians.
Admittedly, I take the exclusion personally. You see, my impoverished and unskilled immigrant grandparents were considered non-White and treated accordingly when they immigrated to America. The same for my working-class parents for much of their lives. And the same for other Southern Europeans, as well as for Eastern Europeans, Jews, Armenians, and many others. Now all of us are considered White, privileged, and racist. It’s as if our DNA had been suddenly replaced by the DNA of Anglo-Saxons.
Curiously, Hispanics are not seen as White in the new racial scheme, although many of them have ancestors from a part of Europe that is at the same latitude as most of Italy, which is considered White by those obsessed with color. As such, Hispanics escape being stereotyped as privileged and racist and aren’t blamed for slavery, although Hispanics brought more slaves to the Americas than the English and Dutch did—and began doing so long before 1619.
So, what is my real race? The answer can be found in history and geography, but the government’s race classifiers apparently don’t know history and geography. For example, they don’t seem to know how close North Africa is to Italy, or that invaders and traders from the Middle East and North Africa spread their DNA across the Italian peninsula over millennia, as did Greeks, Persians, Goths, Gauls, Neanderthals, and others. Romans also spread their DNA in other lands, including in England, where they taught the locals how to bathe.
Anyway, to answer the question, my race is a mongrel.
It’s a similar story of cross-fertilization and genetic exchange throughout history and throughout the world. Take the most prolific DNA spreader in history, Genghis Khan. One of every 200 people alive today has some of Khan’s DNA. His empire, the Mongolian Empire, covered the largest amount of contiguous territory in history, stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Danube, to the Persian Gulf. Mongolians were colonizers par excellence.
Present-day Mongolians are not into cancel culture and the removal of statues of notorious people in their history. They are proud of their warrior history and their subjugation of other peoples. That’s evidenced by the stainless steel statue of Genghis Khan on horseback, which is located 33 miles from the nation’s capital. The statue is 130 ft. tall and is on top of a three-story museum/monument. Visitors can walk up a stairway through the horse’s chest and neck to reach a vantage point with a panoramic view of the countryside.
So, what race are Mongolians? Are they Asian? Well, in spite of what the US government believes, Asia is a geographical area, not a race.
These questions about Mongolians are very germane to the issue of the government’s seven races. That’s because the word “Mongoloid” is derived from the word “Mongol” and was once used to designate a race. Here’s what Wikipedia says about that:
Mongoloid is an obsolete racial grouping of various peoples indigenous to large parts of Asia, the Americas, and some regions in Europe and Oceania. The term is derived from a now-disproven theory of biological race. In the past, other terms such as “Mongolian race”, “yellow”, “Asiatic” and “Oriental” have been used as synonyms.
The concept of dividing humankind into the Mongoloid, Caucasoid, and Negroid races was introduced in the 1780s by members of the Göttingen School of History. It was further developed by Western scholars in the context of racist ideologies during the age of colonialism. With the rise of modern genetics, the concept of distinct human races in a biological sense has become obsolete. In 2019, the American Association of Biological Anthropologists stated: “The belief in ‘races’ as natural aspects of human biology, and the structures of inequality (racism) that emerge from such beliefs, are among the most damaging elements in the human experience both today and in the past.”
Mongolian Americans expose the fallacy and lie of DEI, which claims to want social, economic, and political justice for so-called minorities. Mongolian Americans are a true minority, in that they have small numbers and little political power. Yet they are forgotten in pushes for diversity on boards of directors, in college admissions, and in political offices. Virtue-signaling companies don’t feature them in TV commercials and ads. No one takes to the streets on their behalf. And, to add insult to injury, their heritage is erased by force-fitting them into one of the official “races.”
Mongolian Americans are not the only forgotten people. Scores of other true minority groups are also forgotten. The “minority” groups that are not forgotten are the ones that have large numbers and considerable political and media power.
I’ll end on a personal note
My immediate family includes a married couple who would be characterized as an interracial couple by those who see everyone in terms of the government’s official races. My wife and I see them as loved ones and good people.
They will soon be the parents of a baby girl. She will not fit into any of the official racial categories, but the government and the DEI industry will want to assign her to one.
They should mind their own business and stop playing God.