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Up to now the continued sharing of genetic materials has maintained all of humankind as a single species.
As if you could not noticed this is changing with results that are going to be both good and bad.
The result of UK Referendum poses some deep question other than those connected to the Single Market.
The question of Identity?
What a great shame that England with all its smartphones has not recognize this.
The technology changes taking place in the World is eroding individuality identity which can only be protected by acting in the common good of all.
How we are seen and how we see others affects various domains of our lives and the lives of others; from the types of jobs we have, the amount of money we make, the kind of friends we make, the places we live, the foods we eat, the schools we go to, etc…
The entire social structure we inhabit is affected by at least one social construction, race.
Gone are the days of Imperialism, or Isolation.
Unfortunately from the very beginning we get ideas of who will succeed and who won’t by the racial categories we belong to.
Race is used as an indicator of difference, there is no denying that.
In the case of immigration it is used to index a group of people who have ties to some geographic location and specific phenotypic features.
However there is nothing absolute or real about social constructions in the same way as there is something absolute and real about rocks, rivers, mountains, and in general the objects examined by physics.
If race is defined by the dominant group in society “politically, economically, sociocultural, and historically”, and this definition holds up due to collective agreement, racism is very much alive and well within the structure of our society.
A mountain will exist regardless of people thinking, agreeing or accepting that it does exist. Unlike a mountain, the existence of race requires that people collectively agree and accept that it does exist.
Also there is nothing biologically real about race. It is conceptually unstable but exists in real life.
Furthermore there is nothing that we have identified as race that exists apart from our collective agreement, acceptance, and imposition of its existence.
Additionally, race does not identify differences in culture and is always loosely connected to biology.
Race is a marker of status that includes or excludes one from broader social constructs and enables or disables certain powers.
White people are often blind to racism and do not see the privileges they have due to their skin color. Many individuals may claim they are not racist while tacitly accept the dominant racist ideology by way of reaping the benefits offered to them.
The dominant group in society imposed the boundaries of group membership by defining race in terms of biology.
A large portion of the English vote to leave the European Union can be attributed to the fear of losing hegemonic control which was spread through the white population due to control of Immigration.
Race is an indicator but an indicator of what kind of difference.
There are no biological differences between different “races”.
Let us summarize what we have said about what race is so far. First, race is a social construct contingent on collective acceptance, agreement, and imposition. Second, race has always been defined by the dominant group in society. Third, race indicates differences in status. The status indicated by which race you are, either includes or excludes one from broader social constructs, and disables or enables certain powers.
People are learning to deal with race and other races simply because they have to. And in all honesty, races are redefining what their race can do achieve, or not achieve.
The question we have to ask is whether those differences are so great that it explains every disparity we see in society.
It would then not be that easy to eradicate by removing the “racial lens” because this lens is not just over our eyes, but is a part of the very foundations of society.
So, abandoning the notion of race altogether may not be possible, but perhaps becoming aware of race and understanding it will get us a little closer to seeing how it does not apply, thus abandoning the current negative view associated with race differences.
We have no clue on how to embrace our “differences”
Why would a majority group may feel the necessity to accept minority group’s culture ? Do they need to ? Not really. Why?
We cannot simply get rid of the notion of race. Rather, a different understanding of race should be developed. This is the biggest challenge to the European Union. How to accommodate the indelible identity of its members.
Is a “Jewish race.”
Not only is that patently ridiculous (just as a notion of a Catholic race or a Muslim or Buddhist “race” would be) — they are also supporting and promoting a tool of their oppression.
One can only hope that we can learn to handle group differences in humans as intelligently and humanely.
The human race has no unified goal or plan.
Our shortsighted dependence on fossil fuels has brought great wealth to the countries that exploit them, but the overall effect is damaging to humanity as a whole.
One-Third Of The Human Race Has To Die For Civilization To Be Sustainable.
The goals of individual states and nations are such that conflicts inevitably arise with other states and nations and as a result we have wars.
This world is in the throes of a cock measuring contest bloody and rapey till a clear winner suffocates on unbreathable air.
Should the European Union accept the recent UK Remain or Leave Referendum Results?
Not on your nanny.
There is too much at stake.
An Organisation that has peace at its heart. Its founding aspiration, (even if it is in need massive reform) to allow a vote that was misinformed to adversely affect (even it is driven by single Market) such a noble and worthwhile CAUSE.
The European Union must reform and work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.
The European Union must make its own workings more transparent to its citizens and more connected with their national politics.
The European Parliament election must be taken that seriously, it is too easy for people use their vote as a protest, voting against their national government and sometimes for anti-establishment parties.
Member states need to stop blaming Brussels for everything. They go to Brussels knowing that they have to make decisions on hard issues, but they don’t want to take the political costs themselves.
There is not adequate democracy in the EU.
Correcting this perception and encouraging citizens to engage with the EU is one of the big challenges facing the Union in the future.
It should pass a law to abolish most of the regulations that exist—a huge simplification of the approach.
By the end of this year there will be a Capital Markets Union and the Digital Single Market. These are two elements that can make European companies more competitive and bring more financial resources to startups.
It should issue euro bonds to finance the migrant crisis.
It should issue euro bonds for growth—euro bonds targeted for human capital, infrastructure, and research and development. These euro bonds can be a European issuance of debt up to five percent of European GDP, which means 700 billion euros that you can inject into the European economy and show that European institutions are doing something concrete to create jobs.
European leaders should decide to increase the European budget from the current one percent of GDP to three percent of GDP.
It should scrap the physical movement of Parliament establish a permanent home.
The EU has to recognize that it has many issues that it needs to face.
There is much dissatisfaction in many countries with policies coming out of Brussels and with the level of transparency with which Brussels operates.
One way or the other, the EU has to gain the confidence of the populace.