We are all Africans. And before that, all stardust. One race, the human race. Sooner everyone gets this, sooner we can move on to address the other spurious tribal reasons for our warring and the real issue that faces us all, irrespective of cast and creed: the damage we are doing to our beautiful blue planet. Check out this great National Geographic documentary (narrated by Kevin Bacon) on the human family tree. Here’s the blurb:
"On the most diverse street in the most diverse city in the most diverse country in the world, a team of National Geographic scientists will swab the cheeks of some 200 random New Yorkers. The goal: to retrace our ancestral footprints and prove we are all cousins in the "family of man." Join geneticist Spencer Wells and a team of technicians from National Geographics Genographic Project as they trace the human journey through time and space, from our origins in the heart of Africa to the ends of the world. Cutting edge science, coupled with a cast of New Yorkers - each with their own unique genetic history - will help paint a picture of these amazing journeys. Ultimately, The Human Family Tree answers some of humanity’s most burning questions, such as who we are and where we come from, and forces us to change how we think not only about our relationships with our neighbors, but ourselves."