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Post Reply Should "white" really be counted as a "race"?
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Am I the only one amused that Lavender's association of race to continent makes Russians Asian?:>
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White is just a basic observation of the person, ethnicity on the other hand is more specific
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well, there is absolutely no scientific basis for any concepts of biological race divisions among humans, so... And if you're wanting some kind of sociocultural division "white" is a horribly unspecific term too. People from lots of different cultures included in "white" while separating people of the same or similar cultures into different groups.
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No white is a color and colors don't turn left.
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Irish and Eastern Europeans weren't even considered white until recently so... yeah...
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Meh
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21stCenturyGemini wrote:

Tribalism in general needs to go away altogether otherwise human beings are definitely never leaving earth.

If anything we should be celebrating each others cultures, without all the drama involved.

The Irish turning St. Patrick's day as a welcoming celebration for everyone are an example of getting it right.


Right now we all identify ourselves as the colour of skin we have or in which country we were born in. Tribalism as you say wont go away until we finally leave earth. Then the only denominator would we "We're from Earth." (you know... as long as we find someone to talk to in the vast emptines of space)
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Kiarean wrote:

Am I the only one amused that Lavender's association of race to continent makes Russians Asian?:>


Not really, some Russians can have what we think of as typical Han Chinese Asian look.

Describing a person as white is just as inaccurate as describing them as black.
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21stCenturyGemini wrote:

Tribalism in general needs to go away altogether otherwise human beings are definitely never leaving earth.

If anything we should be celebrating each others cultures, without all the drama involved.

The Irish turning St. Patrick's day as a welcoming celebration for everyone are an example of getting it right.


We already have left Earth. About fifty years ago, actually.

As a Catholic, I take offense at the appropriation of the feast of Saint Patrick. The epitome of getting it wrong.


From what I understand, they now have three broad classifications of race: negroid, mongoloid, and caucasoid, based on skull shape. People from India up Iceland are caucasoid, Tibet going eas to Tiajuana are mongoloid, and sub-saharan is negroid.
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karatecowboy wrote:
As a Catholic, I take offense at the appropriation of the feast of Saint Patrick. The epitome of getting it wrong.


Well, it was going right but much like every other holiday its been relentless commercialized until the entire point was lost.
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runec wrote:


karatecowboy wrote:
As a Catholic, I take offense at the appropriation of the feast of Saint Patrick. The epitome of getting it wrong.


Well, it was going right but much like every other holiday its been relentless commercialized until the entire point was lost.


Indeed. Whatever happened to ridding Ireland of "the snakes"? Guy wasn't even Irish.
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I really don't get some of these comments, comments stating that someone who thinks that there are differences between people as "being divisive". Just because someone has those types of opinions, it automatically means they want to be divisive towards the people that are different from them? That's quite an unfair assumption, and it shows how easily some people can get offended when confronted with opinions that differ from their own.
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White people are the Muts of the world.

We are good for brainwashing main stream media with our outrageously good looks and low standards
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You could ask the same about all the races categorizing things is what people do for better or worse.
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jtjumper wrote:

Should "white" really be counted as a "race"?


Whew! (jogs in place, towels off)

Here, have a Gatorade--Must be worn out, after trying so hard!
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