It is a good thing that we are no longer being told that such-and-such an American descended from people from Africa, or that such-and-such an American descended from people of Europe, or that such-and-such an American descended from people of America; or that such-and-such a person has the following ratio.
Oh, don't you get arrogant, you perfect mixtures!
But what of people like Martin Luther King? What if his ancestry is effaced? We do need to think about future literature that will have to explain why Martin Luther was important; or the future might just try to efface his memory; it being merely an example of someone who went to someone else with a grievance: the latter saying to the former:
"Well yeah, that is a problem. But we're focusing on going to the moon right now.
If we don't get this right, we're going to be dominated by the other side.
You have my full sympathy; but we must just get there once: first. If we don't, we're unlikely to be able to address your grievance at all, as it seems that in that case we will no longer be masters of our own destiny."
The hurry-up-and-wait condition, all over.
"Can't you see that this oppression is more important than a joy ride into space? We're being treated as second-class citizens, and as such we will not be able to share in the victory that you claim that you are aiming for."
"I know more than you."
"You have a superiority complex."
"I am in charge: I take the blame for defeat. Leave my presence!"
Thus America in the sixties.
This is a real concern, though; for unholy alliances have been isolated. A thing to be contemplated by future generations as demonstrating just how silly people used to be.
But, for the love of God, to make an institution of confusing unholy alliances with intercultural relationships?
Opening our eyes to the greater context, we can thank England, because she lost her head; and Germany, because he chopped it off for her.