This is one of the most evocative paragraphs ever to cross my desk (note: yes, it is from a university undergrad student in a class I taught quite some time ago). The topic of the essay: racial inequity.
We show each other as different in order to show them that they are somebody meant to be in society?…We are making separations and distinctions when we should be showing that we are all squish meat only governed under heartless elitism like a meritocracy should be. In short, we are contributing to the problem in the sense that we are trying to solve race relations by making race. We group people together and they duke it out as what we made them, of different races. To help close this issue before I get carried away, we may have to deal with the fact that ill race relations forever. We make race, we distinguish by race. We all know race and shoot ourselves in the foot.
Even now, our family often laments that we are all just ‘squish meat’ duking it out in our heartlessly meritocratic society…