Another layer of this problem is that blacks (and other minorities) claim to want to "move on" from being thought of as second class. However, their continued use of the word is only prolonging the divide. However, samanthacurlz, since you made reference to your being biracial, someday we will probably all be the same color. Probably not until after I'm dead (for the record I turn 41 in August) but it's only a matter of time.