“nothing to do with race” – 119,000
“something to do with race” – 12,100
“everything to do with race” – 12,000
“nothing to do with class” – 9,290
“White” Americans have embraced the term “nothing to do with race” as a battle cry for any and all issues and events. For some folks, it is difficult to determine whether or not something is related to race. For others, it’s easy as pie. In any event, persons who assert that any and all events from A to Z have nothing to do with race also assert, “When I look at a person, I don’t see race.” Field Negro does a great job with this item. To paraphrase from Tina Turner, “What’s race got to do with it. What’s race but a bad old-fashioned notion.” Race may be played out, but racism, white supremacy is alive and well.
On a related matter, I came across this photo of New York Sicilians marching in front of the Black Madonna and her Black child. Below is the image of Poland’s Black Madonna of Czestochowa.
The Black Madonna
of Tindari in a procession, circa 1940. Courtesy of Anna Palermo Carroccio.