I had believed in the idea of diversity. I saw ethnocentricity as the evil that hindered us from living in a multicultural utopia. That to simply “not judge people by the color of their skin but by the content of their character” was all that was needed for racism to disappear and everyone to live in harmony. I learned that this principle sounds nice in theory, but in practicality, it is impossible. Moreover, that wasn’t really what people wanted.
Each of the ethnic student unions called only for increased ethnic pride and solidarity. All of my non-white friends actively embraced their heritage and took pride in their skin color. To embrace racial identity for them was heroic and encouraged. For whites, it was racist and deplorable. Preaching the value of racial diversity to others while pursuing ethnocentrism for themselves was hypocritical at best.
(Grace And Panic)
There’s that phrase again, “judge people by the content of their character not the color of their skin.” To me, this sounds like an admission from MLK the black community is full of bad characters with the exception of a few. The author here also said it was ok for his nonwhite friends to embrace their culture and skin color but not whites. That about sums up that futile statement about “the content of character.”
(Son of the 1st Revolution)
People often misinterpret MLK. He wanted his kids judged by the content of their character. He never said to judge white people by the contents of their character.
Most whites embrace the concept of judging others as individuals. The problem is other races don't want that anymore, if they ever really did. They support their own regardless of poor behavior, and they dislike whites as a group.
Content of character was NEVER taken seriously, and that's why it was never mentioned again or cultivated within the negroid race.
It is all about skin color. 100%.
Skin color is your uniform, like it or not.