Wednesday, April 9, 2014

100% Human

"When you ask your white friends what their cultural heritage is ... they never just say white, they give you a math equation .... "

--Hari Kondabolu

I'm excited to see more from this brilliant comedian. His timing is impressive. His writing is crisp and witty. But the most amazing thing about this video is how simply Kondabolu explains the absurdity of race--the thing that divides us. When we realize there is no such thing as race, humanity will be on the path to stamp out racism.

In case you're wondering, here's my cultural heritage math equation: 

43.75% English (from both Mom and Dad)
18.75% German - Christian (from both Mom and Dad)
12.5% Welsh (Mom)
12.5% Swedish (Mom)
6.25% German - Jewish (Mom)
3.125% Spanish (Mom)
3.125% French (Mom)
100% American
100% Earthling
100% Human

Categorizing people is interesting. It allows us to share our rich cultural heritage with each other. But we must remember that no matter what category we fit into, all of us belong in one group: humanity.