The Rainbow People Of God
Last updated 4/1/2021 at 11:22am
Benard was my bunkmate during Marine Corp training at Parris Island, S.C. We were together during infantry training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and in the same barracks at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Benard was African-American but objected to being referred to as black.
“I’m not black,” he would protest, “I’m pecan-tan.”
Benard was no more black than I was white, literally speaking. Human beings are not black, white, red or yellow. As far as human skin is concerned these colors do not exist. These skin colors are constructs created or invented perhaps for convenience sake or for o...