Understanding Race

...Because Some Still Don't Understand

Race & Ethnicity

According to the American Sociological Association, the term Race means: physical differences that groups and cultures consider socially significant, while “ethnicity” refers to shared culture, such as language, ancestry, practices, and beliefs.

Racial

According to Merriam-Webster, the adjective Racial means: of, relating to, or based on a race.

Racial

According to Oxford Languages, the adjective Racial means: relating to the major groupings into which humankind is sometimes divided on the basis of physical characteristics or shared ancestry.

Racist

According to Merriam-Webster, the adjective Racist means: a belief that race is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race. The 2nd definition suggests that something racist also involves the systemic oppression of a racial group to the social, economic, and political advantage of another

Why the name OneBlackNation.com?

Seeing the community come together is the main reason, with emphasis on the Black community being in the middle of everything, supported by each other and by those who want to help support us.

The name itself is a litmus test - if you can't say OneBlackNation without having second thoughts or having a rebuttal of some kind in your mind, this site might not be for you.

Is Racial conversation okay?

Yes. Racial conversation involves race as a category of people, used for purposes of being more specific in referencing a group of people.

Is providing opportunities for black people racist?

Absolutely not. Black people in the US only account for between 15-18% of the population and have in no way had a social, economic, or political advantage since the first people stepped on this soil hundreds or thousands of years ago. In fact, we are fighting simply to establish a level playing field. Providing opportunities to help or even prioritize other black businesses and people is not only essential because it's the right thing to do, but needed to improve the overall health of the US.