Stop classifying by skin color

Published 4:53 pm Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Editor, The Smithfield Times:

When I listen to the TV news, I hear about racism in the schools, government briefings, hospitals, police reports and all government forms. Just imagine that if the only item a person in the U.S could be asked by the government, public officials and private agencies was, “Are you a U.S. citizen, green card carrier, visitor or (other – explain)?” I suspect in a few years the term “racism” and its meaning would only be a historical item.

The U.S. Constitution does not mention the skin color or gender of the people. So, why is the government pushing this separation of its people so hard as it is the root reason in the first place?

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The 2020 census indicates ~62% caucasian ~38% other (~3.4% illegal immigrants), so again why have Black, Brown, White or other skin color identified? These colors don’t vote; only the people vote.

It is time that the government and all people who use the above colors realize that to remove racism, you have to quit using the terms.


Ray Baxter