I don't embrace anyone against me...black, white, yellow, brown, green....I'm for self.
Let the church say amen. The "hand of friendship" is part of what facilitated the great fall.
Well, perhaps whites are the descendents of blacks? Or, did they somehow create themselves? How else did they get here with the rest of humanity, if they are not simply part of it?
While I agree that a person only need deal with Self, and Self's relationship to all things---it would be foolish to consider the sky and yet not the earth, or the water, and not fire. I think perhaps it would be best to take them ALL into context with one another, and then deal with them accordingly.
You cannot "deal" with a cancer cell unless "dealing" also with those healthy ones that exist alongside them. In all, you're dealing with the totality of the body as a whole.
How would you "deal" with my mixed daughter?
I think we might want to examine what it means to "deal" with white people; to what extent. Am I dealing with:
- investment of my time via relationships
- investment of my money and doing business
- concerned with their well-being by taking action on their behalf
- just to cope with them
Even your illustration of Cancer has its drawbacks. Your susceptibility to diseases is tied to many factors including a gene, and this gene can be existent in a person and be dormant, and even then, triggers can increase the chances of this gene being activated. As this gene is passed down, others will display active signs that require surgery and treatment. The bottom line is that it has to be FULLY removed in order to thrive in good health.
IMHO, you can not entertain a specific group without being conscious of the strains that exist. Even the 'healthy' individuals can be influenced by the 'unhealthy' that they dwell with.
In regards to dealing with your mixed daughter, again, to what extent. It's no question that many 'mixed' individuals are more influenced by one culture than the other. Regardless, I'm sure many would deal with her respectfully. The extent of our 'dealings' is not a one size fit all. We may never 'deal' with white people the same as our own, however, as long as we maintain mutual respect, I don't see the problem.