No, human excellence.
Let’s talk about set theory! In mathematical logic, we have a subfield called “set theory” where we study how items are collected into groups.
Providing a sort of logical bedrock, set theory informs foundational mathematics and computer science, among other fields, and continues to be a topic of mathematical research.
Sound too esoteric? Okay, you’re familiar with Venn diagrams, right? Venn diagrams are an example of basic set theory.
And you know how all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares? There we go, more set theory.
So, Black people are group within the larger group humans, i.e. all Black people are humans, BUT not all humans are Black people.
As you can see in the photograph above, Keven Stonewall, the Chicago teen who may cure colon cancer, is Black. Keven Stonewall’s membership in other groups such as humans, Chicagoans and teenagers occurs simultaneously; consider “Chicago teen.”
Why do we say “square” when we could say “rectangle”? Because “square” conveys useful information, including “rectangle”—as well as a refinement.
When we say Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence, we mean Keven Stonewall is an example of Black excellence.
When Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon people shouted, “Yay, humanity!” not, “Yay, white people!” So why, when a cure for colon cancer becomes one step closer you shout, “Yay, black people!” and choose to stomp all over the person who stated that it is a HUMAN accomplishment. For someone I assume is arguing for equality, you sure are excluding a lot of people with your irrelevant mathematical theory argument.
Disagree? Read the original article “Meet the Chicago Teen Who May Cure Colon Cancer” by Carol Kuruvilla here: She actively CHOOSES not to use a single adjective describing him as black. She is purposefully avoiding a word that is known for its highly charged potential for controversy in order to urge readers to focus on the information being written about. By removing ethnicity as a factor in her article she is attempting to prevent readers from jumping to such grand conclusions.
If all you took out of an article about a great scientific accomplishment achieved by a remarkably young individual is that he’s black, then you might be a tad racist….