Relating to the question of art, race is not "nothing".
Oh, here we go with the tedious race debate, with revenge-seeking brainwashed liberals on one side and people uninformed about what they're trying to defend on another.
Heritage -- race is too broad a term -- is inseparable from other parts of individuals and nations. Culture, language, values, heritage, and soul are all part of the same construction, just like how smarter people tend to be healthier, better-looking, more morally aware than others.
You can't be a dumbass consumer modern shithead and separate out interlocked things, but that's what people want to do. Race is part of the whole. Both sides seem to want to deny that and it's really fucking immature.
Anyone who isn't proud of his or her heritage is defective, or comes from a defective heritage.