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Racial Demographic of SF

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Get Smart, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Well-Known Member

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    i guess im white, tho ive been mistaken for:
    -mixed white and black
    -mexican
    -peurto rican
    -jewish
    -native american
     
  2. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    My brother has actually a deeper base skin tone than I and with his slightly darker hair than mine has often been thought to be some sort of Latino.
     
  3. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    i guess im white, tho ive been mistaken for:
    -mixed white and black
    -mexican
    -peurto rican
    -jewish
    -native american


    Jewish and white are for the most part the same thing.

    Jon.
     
  4. Etienne

    Etienne Well-Known Member

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    What would you put on a form you were filling out for a job or medical?
    What kind of job (or medical for that matter) asks for your race?
     
  5. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    How would you qualify your accent in English? Nobody ever wants to guess based on my accent, strangely. I don't think it's your typical French accent, for sure.

    Over the phone, you have a French accent, although not an unadulterated accent from a particular region, at least not one that my uneducated ears can make out. However, if one knows that you are French, it is easy to pick out certain verbal mannerisms and turns of speech that are clearly French. I am not sure that I would have known that you were French from your photograph alone.
     
  6. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Well-Known Member

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    Ummmmmmm, you guys talk on the phone? To each other? I'm jealous. I only get calls from Stu...and he doesn't sound French at all!
     
  7. StevenRocks

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    aybojs Well-Known Member

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    What kind of job (or medical for that matter) asks for your race?

    Pretty much every one in the U.S. Blame it on all the affirmative action/EEOC/etc. nonsense that makes employers/businesses wet their pants with fear of being sued out the ass should anyone interpret a slight skew in racial demographic as intentional racism.
     
  9. Hanseat

    Hanseat Well-Known Member

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    White guy with blonde hair and blue/ green eyes...

    I've been mistaken for a swede, but then I have a swedish name and spent a lot of time there. I just volunteered at the Robocup (Worldcup in robotics) and we made the funny 'guess where they are from'-game and at least with the europeans and asians I was always right (small sample I took though). Usually you can make out americans by their clothing/ glasses easily (esp. US geeks- lots of guys doing the full Bill, much like in South Korea).
     
  10. odoreater

    odoreater Well-Known Member

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    I submit that Styleforum engage in Affirmative Action. The ratio of white and asian to black and hispanic is way below the ratio in the general population.

    Anyway, be that as it may, I am a white guy with brown hair and hazel eyes. I am of Southeastern European birth and descent.
     
  11. Geowu

    Geowu Well-Known Member

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    You don't look black.
     
  12. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Well-Known Member

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    I can see the eastern european thing but not the Brazilian - that is perplexing.

    we'd have to see her from behind. (tanga brasileira)
     
  13. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Well-Known Member

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    for the last time: hispanic is not a race.

    get that through your thick skulls.
     
  14. odoreater

    odoreater Well-Known Member

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    for the last time: hispanic is not a race.

    get that through your thick skulls.



    Yup, neither is "Middle Eastern" or Indian for that matter. According to physical anthropologists there are 3 races: caucasoid, negroid, and mongoloid. Though, I don't think that there's really a universally agreed upon definition of race, so depending on who you ask, all these groups might be "races."
     
  15. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    Yup, neither is "Middle Eastern" or Indian for that matter. According to physical anthropologists there are 3 races: caucasoid, negroid, and mongoloid. Though, I don't think that there's really a universally agreed upon definition of race, so depending on who you ask, all these groups might be "races."
    From a DNA perspective there certainly is no such concept as race. It is really a rather fluid construct. Edit: This here is fascinating https://www3.nationalgeographic.com/...hic/atlas.html
     
  16. StevenRocks

    StevenRocks Well-Known Member

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    You don't look black.
    No, I am. I'm light-skinned and have some features that look Jewish, but I'm definately black.
     
  17. Fabienne

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    Over the phone, you have a French accent, although not an unadulterated accent from a particular region, at least not one that my uneducated ears can make out. However, if one knows that you are French, it is easy to pick out certain verbal mannerisms and turns of speech that are clearly French. I am not sure that I would have known that you were French from your photograph alone.

    Are you saying I wouldn't make a good spy?

    You are, given your background, particularly discerning; most people are not as sensitive to all those little clues.
     
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    we'd have to see her from behind. (tanga brasileira)

    Is this an odd assessment via my lingerie, or am I totally missing the point?
     
  19. chrysalid

    chrysalid Well-Known Member

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    white european, i think mostly anglo-saxon with an irish maternal grandma.
     
  20. kronik

    kronik Well-Known Member

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    What kind of job (or medical for that matter) asks for your race?

    Job applications/medical applications always ask for your race.. college applications..

    At this point, it seems to be voluntary for EOE stuff (equal opp employer) but they still ask, nonetheless.. at least is in the USA.
     

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