Oct. 12th, 2014

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Because it's been on my mind lately, and because as a crackerjack white girl I feel ill equipped to properly grasp the concept, I'm throwing this out there to see what everyone else thinks.

How do you think cultural/racial identity will change in the future?

In 100 years? 500? 5,000?

Will we all blend together? Will we maintain our distance? Will some blend while others create pockets of 'pure' culture?

It seems that as humanity has traveled the globe, often it has seen an element of another culture that appealed to it and adopted that element or elements. That would suggest a blending. Yet in recent times it feels as though we are drawing walls between peoples and rigidly clinging to 'our' stereotypical characteristics. Maybe these things go in cycles. Maybe they don't. Maybe we'll form new traditions that embrace all peoples and not just one sect of people.

Me, I'm optimistic. I subscribe to the Star Trek view of the future.

I'm hoping for a universe where women can be captains and blacks can be engineers and aliens can be just another part of the crew and no one bats an eye at a person's beliefs and traditions. Like naked Betazoid weddings. Or violent Klingon courtship rituals.

That's me. What about you?

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