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This morning on C-Span, I was listening to a representative from The National Council of La Raza.

She and several of the callers used phrases like "our concerns", "my people", and "our people". I guess I'm just sick and tired of people dividing and partitioning themselves into enclaves based on the color of their skin instead of common ideals or interests, because every time I heard "our people" it was like fingernails on a chalkboard.

I've lived in a country where I was a racial minority, in a very xenophobic society. Granted, I only lived there two years, but I met many foreigners who had been there for a long, long time, and who planned to live their entire lives there. The idea of forming a racially-based group to lobby for White rights in Japan seems not only ridiculous, but reprehensible.

Interestingly, the name of the organization mentioned above translates to: The National Council of the Race. The Race? What the hell kind of name is that?

Look, if you believe that people should be judged by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin, then why continue to form, join, and promote groups based solely on the color of your skin?

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