Thinking of people by race is idiotic.
I live in LA, and I am surrounded, everywhere, by people from all over the world. And because these people live here, they fall in love, have kids, and you have a huge population of people who can be called "mixed".
It's so pointless. The longer I live here the less I even notice the race of a person. Which is REALLY different from when I was young.
Some comedian once said "you can't be a racist in Los Angeles. You'd be exhausted". And he was exactly right.
To have a yoga class for Non-whites only makes you have to decide who is white and who isn't. Nobody can do that.
Why is "people of color" considered ok when the old term "colored people" is considered taboo and racist. THEY'RE THE SAME FUCKING WORDS.
Dividing people by what again? Their DNA? Well our DNA is all mixed up.
One of the coolest things I've done in a while is the National Geographic DNA testing. My sister did it first, and paid for me to do mine (I never would have done it otherwise). They send you a kit, you scrape off some cheek cells, and send it in for testing. Weeks later you get a report that lets you trace the geography of your DNA over the last few thousand years.
It's so enlightening because it shows we are all completely in flux, frozen in a moment in time right now, where all these different "races" are nothing more than currents and eddys in a river of human population movement. Deciding what "race" we are is completely meaningless, because at different moments in time in the past, we were ALL different "races". My lineage was traced back (as they all are) ultimately to Africa, then it moved north, and east, and for a time my ancestors were mostly in the Middle East, then in Turkey (especially on my Dad's side), then after a LONG time moved up into europe. Although I appear very "nordic" (hence my moniker here, people always think I'm from Norway or Sweden (sorry, it's not because i consider myself a Hitlerian Ubermensch)) I have just as much DNA which hails from Turkey and present-day Iraq and that entire area than I do of Norway and Germania. While there seemed to be a strange pocket of northern Norway DNA on my mother's side (and she was largely Swiss German and Irish), even that is just one of a near-infinite numbers of places my DNA has visited over the millenia.
Everybody should do this. It's fascinating and it will make flush out a lot of racism you may have inside of you, even if you have very little. It's just so silly to call ourselves by individual "races" now, when this is just a tiny moment in a long, long river of time. Three thousand years ago, the races may have all been considerably different-looking, and we'd all be related to pretty much all of them.
"He who wounds the ecosphere literally wounds God" -- Philip K. Dick