I recently heard a man tell of how Africans coming to America as slaves left their ethnicities behind, as they were joined with other Africans from various tribes having only skin color in common. Here in America they became Black (as a ‘race’.) Their Blackness destined them to servitude, oppression, and pain here in America.
I was also told that Europeans and others from like places coming to America as immigrants, abandoned their ethnicities and joined with others having only skin color in common. Here in America they became White (as a ‘race’.) Their Whiteness destined them to power, higher class distinction, and privilege here in America.
I’ve concluded that behind the Blackness and Whiteness there are a multitude of lost ethnicities. Revelations 7:9+ tells me that it is those ethnicities that will be redeemed and honored before our King. Blackness and all it implies will not be there. Whiteness and all that it implies will not be there. Both of those artificial concepts are the result of sin, and will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
We will have our place with our “nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues” as we glorify our King! No pain. No sin.