Indigenous issues blend the colors of our culture and times in tumultuous moments of marriage, the shock and joy of a first interracial kiss, and a curious mix and revelation of careers. The meaning of black and white blending instead of dividing makes us wonder and shudder what to say of the behavior my indigenous people. David Bowie called Australia’s confronting scenes of culture, a direct statement about integration of one culture with another. These issues reveal themselves in a dance and blend of black and white culture. Statements of integration reach the mainstream media due to the shock value of black and white people together in paradise.
Often times, we shudder at the racism of many a now grandma born white in the 1890’s. Yet, in knowing this maybe my or your grandma, we are reluctant to know and have the white supreme history. Somehow a misappropriated attachment of superiority has to go along with everything we think about history as told by any grandma born to this history. The pulse of righteousness, or the wish to realize it, wobbles in us to create a sense of momentum. Meme’s of generations old white history attach to our daily struggle helping us along when we need it most. Soon we begin to take part in the divisive ideas we learned. There is a certain justification knowing we are right and safe with, this; our kind’s safety and history. The other kind is now a threat to safety.
Risk takes courage and elaboration. Ancient Sumerian stories tell a story of how the travelers built many bases, mines and cities. But in doing so they had to prove the cost to the folks and family from where they came. The travelers named their cities the Righteous Cities, distinguishing theirs from the mere mortal cities made by the indigenous humans. The great seafarers, Columbus, and Magellan along with these ancients all reported back to the homeland authority be it king queen or ancient legendary beings. The justification and the description depend on the author. On the personal human level, blending black culture and white culture in story and commentary divides by difference. Division shows up in the story of the Mark of Cain where the Sumerian gods named and setup differences with trickery in mind. The bible, in Genesis 4, tells a similar story where Cain slain Abel.
Blending black and white shocks the idea of division, and manifests fighting and hatred. It also horrifies with the assertion that both black and white matter. The established method’s-of-mind that see light shining into darkness and the darkness has not overcome it, view a white and dark that commingle, turning around each other seems a horror to the foundations.
Any story of black and white, as persons, or as elements are by definition mutually exclusive. Somehow they blend on a spiritual level time wears on and black and white blend in a world of day and night.
We see ourselves as evolved. We don’t have the experience that 1890’s grandma brought to the living room, that we somewhat absorbed, while we watched golf on TV. Perhaps the continued show of an interracial marriage, of a southern town come to grips with sharing water equally, and the forgetting of victimization, will usher an understanding of light and dark commingling in a kiss of something beyond proof. We must take responsibility of our actions. When we take responsibility for the black lives and white lives we show we know what matters. Is this just duh or comment if there is more to getting it.
How we get along in a foreign land or a home land shows how evolved we are. Black and white issues, whether they are race, social, or spiritual, when put in a blender, require responsibility and acknowledgement of something utterly shocking, new, different, with reflection and higher understanding.