…The intention is to raise awareness. These stamps are categorised as protest stamps by Correos. Maybe it was not the best solution, but any solution would have been criticized…
In my opinion the topic of racism has become weaponized and is now being used as a political warhead to divide society. As an 'old hippie' our generation made significant progress in treating everyone equally; anti-discrimination laws were introduced in many countries throughout the world by the 1970s. Discrimination laws leveled the playing field because the most a society can do is address observable behavior. Racism, on the other hand, occurs inside of someone's head and is not controllable by society. No society or authority can really control what a person thinks or feels.
The best society can do in changing how folks think is education. There is always more educational work to do on any topic and of course racism is no exception. But for the topic of racism we are now going backwards, teaching division and that we are all not the same.
As a person who is in a minority in my community (which for the last decade has been a medical community), I can tell you that everyone is the exactly same color; below is stamp which would have simply made the point.
I see the color of everyone's blood every day and I can confirm that it is all the same as shown above (depending upon whether it is oxygenated or deoxygenated).
Anyone who is being racist, such as saying that one race is privileged and/or one race is being victimized, is driving a destructive narrative. According to the 2020 US census, the population identifying as 'multiracial' is the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group between 2010 and 2020 by far, this group grew by more than 36 percent in these 10 years alone. So what exactly is the message that we are supposed to tell our mixed race children (like my family)? "Gee sweety, your white half is privileged and your black half is being victimized"? What kind of crazy, confusing message is that to teach a mixed race child?
So that is not what we are teaching the children in my family, we are teaching that we are all the same. We are teaching that we are all human and that we all bleed the same color and that every life matters. We are teaching them to recognize politicized topics and how they are being used to divide people. We are teaching them that feeling morally superior to another person or group is always wrong and has often led to some of history's greatest atrocities.
So I disagree with the issuing of stamps which emphasize the different skin colors; in today's demographics this difference is (thankfully) becoming moot. How inane that kind of message is today in a multiracial society. What is next? Stamps emphasizing the size or shape of someone's ears? Or someone's height? The message should be that we are all human and that we should treat others how we would like to be treated.
The sooner that society recognizes how topics are being weaponized by some for political gain the sooner that we can start moving forward again.