Racial Demographic of SF

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

  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    I never know how to vote in these types of polls because I'm half hispanic and half white.

    Vote Hispanic, then create a new SN and vote for White. [​IMG]

    Jon.
     


  2. Margaret

    Margaret Senior member

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    You're talking about skin color, not race. Yes, people can be black, or white, or whatever other "˜color' people come in (Asian people aren't really "˜yellow' so, I'm not going to call them that). Race ideology is flawed and is just a bigoted notion to separate us from one another, no surprise really that the Nazi's perpetuated it so. Our differences come about from the direct result of different upbringing, different skin color, and different life experiences. Other than that, we all are for the most part, the same. Like it or not.

    Jon.


    That we are not all the same does not necessarily imply rigid racial or cultural classifications, or any kind of racial or cultural hierarchy, but we are not all the same.
     


  3. odoreater

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    You're talking about skin color, not race. Yes, people can be black, or white, or whatever other "˜color' people come in (Asian people aren't really "˜yellow' so, I'm not going to call them that). Race ideology is flawed and is just a bigoted notion to separate us from one another, no surprise really that the Nazi's perpetuated it so. Our differences come about from the direct result of different upbringing, different skin color, and different life experiences. Other than that, we all are for the most part, the same. Like it or not.

    Jon.


    Not true. If you go to a group of people that you know nothing about you are going to gravitate towards people that you presume are most like you - this is a natural human tendancy. Since you don't know anything about these people the only thing that you can base who you might gravitate towards is their physical appearance. This is why at any orientation you might immediately see black people hanging out with other black people and white people hanging out with other white people from the very first day - because you automatically presume that these people have experiences that are similar to your own. This is only natural.

    What the Nazis perpetuated is that one race is superior to the other races, not the existance of races themselves. It's not very helpful in any type of dialogue about race to simply say that race does not exist and therefore we should ignore it and pretend that we are all the same. The fact of the matter is that whether or not it is biological, cultural, or referential - race exists in our society and throughout the world and we are not going to get anywhere by just pretending that it doesn't - to think that we are is simply naive as well intentioned as it might be.

    As far as the distinction between "race" and "color" - that's just semantic. Maybe, other than skin color, we are just biologically the same (and that's a big maybe), nevertheless, our skin color has a profound effect on the way we experience life and it should not be ignored.
     


  4. odoreater

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    I never know how to vote in these types of polls because I'm half hispanic and half white.

    You sir are a Whitino.
     


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  6. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Senior member

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    for the last time: hispanic is not a race.

    get that through your thick skulls.




    Someone should tell this to the primary Hispanic advocacy organization in the United States:

    http://www.nclr.org/

    "la raza" = "the race"
     


  7. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Someone should tell this to the primary Hispanic advocacy organization in the United States:

    http://www.nclr.org/

    "la raza" = "the race"


    Please[​IMG]
     


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    Margaret Senior member

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    Yeah, Matadorpoeta, why can't you people get together and finally make a decision on this?

    Now about those colored folk...
     


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    visionology Senior member

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    You sir are a Whitino.

    *Looks for the Whitino checkbox* [​IMG]
     


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    imageWIS Senior member

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    I'm Xenu

    I'm Tom Cruise.

    Jon.
     


  11. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Someone should tell this to the primary Hispanic advocacy organization in the United States:

    http://www.nclr.org/

    "la raza" = "the race"


    Pure nonsense.

    Jon.
     


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    I am half man, half Asian.
     


  13. Mr. Checks

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    Thick skulls all around.

    Silly me, looking for a foolish consistency...
     


  14. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Senior member

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    Pure nonsense.

    Jon.


    I guess I'm not seeing why this you think that.

    A group has a title like that but it's improper for anyone else to draw the same conclusion?

    It's not about exactitude of language, it's about common usage, and that's pretty clear evidence of common usage of "race" to me.

    Race, defined: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/race



    Maggie: NAACP founded 1909, BTW, terms have changed since then.
     


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    Damn (choose appropriate descriptor) whiteys/darkies/tannies, the lot of you! [​IMG]
     


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