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The meaning of Black

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in response to reader comment: Bilal was not all black. His father was an Arab, his mother a black slave.

Submitted by Sheik Melvin M. Velines-Bey (United States), Feb 3, 2014 at 10:43

I think we need to find a new term for black because Black is a color and not a race, and color is anything that has been painted stained varnished or dyed. I don't think when Human is born he was painted stained, varnished or dyed in his Mother's womb.

How can we continue to make reference to people as Black and White, why not use their Nationality this would give us a more accurate perception. Your Perception is your reality and some of us have a skewed reality when it comes down to this race system here in America.

Sheik Melvin M. Velines-Bey

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