Published on 17/06/2013 | Author: Isabelle ZONGO
Is it richness in itself to be Metis? Miscegenation brings a lot of controversy such as racism and the difficulty of mixtures of cultures. Paradoxically this mixture brings a certain richness and contributes to the tolerance of tomorrow in my opinion. Indeed watching around us, many people from different geographical areas and different cultures meet.
Manu Dibango, Cameroonian jazzman said: "We cannot paint white on white, black on black, everyone needs the other to be." Perfect illustration of a mixture of colour, miscegenation, highlighted by this quote, is only visually the symbiosis of two individuals at first sight different, but in absolute terms complementary. I agree with this, but miscegenation is not limited to skin colour. Metis can be a white child, a black child, a mulatto child (from a union black - white) and so on, because being Metis is nothing else to affirm than a double culture, if not more. This is therefore where the difficulty of being Metis stands: one must assume himself as he is, and above all assume his difference. A sometimes frightening difference, which can scare not only the individual but also the people around him. But this difference is interesting in that it can change attitudes and judgments. The Métis child is the symbol of the success of difference. In a word, he is tolerance itself. To me, it seems logical to think that, because the Metis child receives an education focused on two different lifestyles, two different cultures, so it goes without saying that he will have two ways of thinking, he will have two references that he can compare to find the appropriate balance. Moreover, he might be stronger facing adversity in life, as his judgment might be richer. It is therefore obvious that he has an advantage as soon as he is conceived by his parents.
So I would like to say:
I like to see a black woman and a white man hand in hand.
I like to see a white woman and a black man hand in hand.
I like to see these little faces "café au lait" run, children of a mixture, children of tomorrow.
I like to see in a demonstration, Whites, Blacks, Arabs, Métis and Yellow, move forward together for a better tomorrow.
And above all, what I would like to see is a world free from fear: fear of the other.
Miscegenation is the logical outcome of human evolution, even if we want to fight it, it will happen anyway. The Man of tomorrow will not be monochrome, but will be a subtle blend of each human colour. So I say yes to a harmonious and strong wealth mixed France.
Imagine, three French, their beret on their heads and French bread under their arms.
If you spontaneously imagined a White, a Black and an Arab, and not three whites, then you understood my message.