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Color matters more than character

Kevin Palmer Martinez

Kevin Palmer Martinez

Color matters more than character

On August 28, 1963 while delivering his famous, I Have a Dream Speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Unfortunately, that day has yet to come because many non-whites dislike their colored skin and many whites dislike their colorless skin.

According to The Cress Theory of Color-Confrontation developed by Dr. Frances Cress-Welsing, there is a genetic and psychological basis for the dissatisfaction with skin color. To begin with, one tenth of the world’s population is white and nine tenths of the world’s population is nonwhite or colored. “Genetically, the quality of whiteness is a genetic deficiency state or disease based upon the genetic inability to produce the skin pigments of melanin which are responsible for all skin coloration. This state of color absence acts always as a genetic recessive to the dominant genetic factor of color production. Hence, color always “annihilates”, phenotypically and genetically speaking, the non-color white.”

Knowing this and believing their very survival is at stake, whites have employed acts of brutality, genocide, and racist propaganda against nonwhites, then constructed an elaborate system of white supremacy which dominates all areas of human activity such as economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion, sex, and war. According to the theory, “In such a racist system only tokenism can be tolerated, especially for Blacks who have the greatest color potential.” Hence, most Blacks and other nonwhites are relegated to an inferior economic and social status which creates a longing for white identification, acceptance, and validation.

This explains why nonwhites of all descriptions will go as far as bleaching their skin to appear white, while whites risk skin cancer by obsessively tanning in an attempt to add color to their skin. That is why, in America, color of skin will always matter more than content of character.

Kevin Palmer, Martinez,


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