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 Post subject: Re: Which race are you?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:23 pm 
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I have a problem with this thread because some people do have a problem with some races, and sexuality's and I think its great to talk about these types of things when its one on one, but in a open convo like this we can't tell what might happen.

Well if someone on this forum posts something racist, then the mods can deal with it. There is no need to blame that on me.

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That is why. It shouldn't matter what race we are. We are all people here, and we do not need to identify to a certain skin pigment in order to categorize ourselves into more bias and possible racist sayings. When people ask me what race I am, they expect me to say "white". But I'm American. It matters not the colour of someone's skin, nor what sex they prefer.


I agree that it doesn't matter what race we are. That doesn't mean it's wrong to ask/answer that question. Race matters as much as the colour of your hair matters. Would you have reacted the same way if I had asked that instead?


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 Post subject: Re: Which race are you?
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Oh so if someone hurts someones feelings the superhero mods get to come in and delete the posts, but guess what? THE FEELINGS ARE STILL HURT AND THE TENSION IS STILL THERE! Thats what these topics do.

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 Post subject: Re: Which race are you?
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No, because there are alot fewer stigmas and bigots around the world for hair colour. You don't know all of the people here, and some of them may be homophobic and/or racist. And now, because of these threads, you've basically given them a place to look to see who they should hate. I know it sounds bad, but there are people like that around. Trust me, I've seen the worst of them.

The point I'm trying to get across mainly, is that why does it MATTER what our individual races are? It opens it up to more racism, if only conscious racism, and you don't know about it, but you are commiting it.

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I agree that it doesn't matter what race we are. That doesn't mean it's wrong to ask/answer that question.



Objectively, you're absolutely correct. Too many people are unable to be objective, though. If everyone were mature enough for this discussion I would have to side with Diaz here. However, this is not the case. While there is nothing wrong with the question at its essence, certain people can turn it into a horrific question. Just my opinion.

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 Post subject: Re: Which race are you?
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Jake: Lets shut down all threads incase people come in and post hateful views! :roll:


Apollo: Did you say I am commiting racism? Or did I misread.


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 Post subject: Re: Which race are you?
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Yes, on a subconscious level, you may be. Because by learning other people's races, you are advancing the NEED for other people to identify their own race. Which in itself, is racism.

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 Post subject: Re: Which race are you?
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Yes, on a subconscious level, you may be. Because by learning other people's races, you are advancing the NEED for other people to identify their own race. Which in itself, is racism.

I'm not advancing the need for other people to identify their own race. If someone doesn't want to, they don't have to identify their race. If someone feels offended about it, then that's really their own thoughts that are bringing about their negativity about it. Not mine.

Edit: Jake, feel free to reply to my post in the other thread which is now locked.


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 Post subject: Re: Which race are you?
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I don't mean it like that Diaze. I mean that by asking people what their race is, even if they don't post and tell you, makes them think of themselves as a part of a certain race, and not anything bigger. Once race stops being talked about as a whole, Earth will be a lot more of a peaceful place.

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The other thread is over now. Please do not try to revive the conversation.

I also believe there is no place for this conversation in this community.

I would encourage people to refrain from participating in this conversation, as I do not see it going in any positive direction what so ever, nor do I see any benefit of having this conversation.

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 Post subject: Re: Which race are you?
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apollo wrote:
I don't mean it like that Diaze. I mean that by asking people what their race is, even if they don't post and tell you, makes them think of themselves as a part of a certain race, and not anything bigger. Once race stops being talked about as a whole, Earth will be a lot more of a peaceful place.


And what is the problem with people thinking of themselves as part of a race? If they truely think it doesn't matter, then they are fine with having that thought while reading such a question.


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