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Racism And Gender Identity. Maybe GOD Knows Best. (Op-Ed by Thomas Antkow)

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by Thomas Antkow [Special to The Tennessee Conservative] –

Paraphrasing Merriam-Webster. “Racist” is defined as the following: “having, reflecting, or fostering the belief that race is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of one particular race over another”. “A systemic oppression of a racial group to the social, economic, and political advantage of another”.

Racism and racist appear to be words of recent origin, with no citations currently known that would suggest these words were in use prior to the early 20th century”. Interesting.

Before we outline one of the most recent examples of racism, let’s examine the current bastardization, in attempting to define gender. Racism and gender equality are certainly divisive terms and worth the effort.

Throughout history “Gender has been defined simply as: “referring to either of the ‘two primary biological forms’ of a species”. The “species” that we have become associated with are Homo sapiens. AKA Human beings. Men, women, boys, and girls.

Humans are often divided based on physical traits. Also common among people are shared cultural interests, traditions, ancestry, and sometimes even surgical procedures.

What does “Gender Neutral” mean?

Common agreement states that gender usually involves a penis or a vagina. With the popularity of Barbie and Ken I’m not so sure anymore. Aren’t we speaking of androgyny here and not “neutrality”?

The only true neutrals that I have ever heard of were eunuchs and citizens of Switzerland. 

Instead of using the word “neutral” maybe you should be talking Hermaphroditus. Latin for humans born with both male and female parts through no choice of their own. Genetics like to play tricks sometimes. 

All of you “gender warriors” may wish to go back in history to see how the Romans “enjoyed” the same debauchery. How did that work out for the Empire? A future that some are attempting to recreate today. Ignorance is bliss. Emphasis on “ignorance”!

Now leaving sex and gender behind. Let’s “tackle” (football term), racism. It seems not to be based strictly on color or race does it?

According to BING racist defined is: “a person who is prejudiced against or antagonistic toward people based on their membership in a particular racial or ethnic group, typically one that is a minority or marginalized”.

Not ALWAYS the case. Let’s look at this quote from Rashard Mendenhall. An average former NFL running back and master of the English language whose mishandling and fumbling of the football led to the Green Bay Packer victory in Superbowl XLV.

“I’m sick of average white guys commenting on football. Y’all not even good at football. Can we please replace the Pro Bowl with an All-Black vs. All-White bowl so these cats can stop trying to teach me who’s good at football. I’m better than ur goat”. (GREATEST OF ALL TIME).

Way to go Rashard! It turns out that Packer linebacker Clay Matthews, a white man caused the fumble. Poetic justice or an example of how racism is colorblind.

Many quickly reminded Mendenhall of his costly fumble late in Super Bowl XLV causing his team to lose.

In an article published on September 5, 2023. “In 2022, the greatest share of players by ethnic group in the National Football League (NFL) were black or African American athletes, constituting just over 56 percent of players within the NFL. Despite the large population of Hispanic or Latino people within the United States, there is a substantial under-representation of both groups within the NFL, with only 0.4 percent of players identifying as such”. Makes one wonder who the minorities are.

 Two final questions.

1. When there are only two genders on our planet, can gender really be neutral?

2. With all the racial diversity on earth, is racism only relegated to one race?

You can thank humans and not GOD for all, of the confusion.

THOMAS ANTKOW is currently a freelance writer and produced and hosted his own daily radio show on KCSF AM 1300 and co-hosted talk shows for KVOR AM 740 for Cumulus Broadcasting in Colorado Springs.  He can be reached at taradio863@gmail.com.  You can subscribe to Tom’s FREE newsletter at:  Antkow.substack.com

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