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Old 10-22-2013, 11:46 AM
 
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Thanks shot! It's all a ploy to make us a house divided. imo

Oh hell yeah! Whoever is behind all of the race baiting is have a grand time behind the scenes. The best way to divide and conquer is from within.

Dogs are a species of the animal world and the various different varieties are known as breeds. The only time race is mentioned about animals is if they are running a set distance to see who is fastest.

Humans are a singular race/species...wouldn't different skin color specify a different breed?

Obama is considered black when he is likely more than 1/2 white? Why don't people embrace that?

 
Old 10-22-2013, 11:58 AM
 
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Oh hell yeah! Whoever is behind all of the race baiting is have a grand time behind the scenes. The best way to divide and conquer is from within.

Dogs are a species of the animal world and the various different varieties are known as breeds. The only time race is mentioned about animals is if they are running a set distance to see who is fastest.

Humans are a singular race/species...wouldn't different skin color specify a different breed?

Obama is considered black when he is likely more than 1/2 white? Why don't people embrace that?
Would people embrace his whiteness if he were a criminal rather than President? Do those nice guys who run the Senate or those racists in the Tea party care about his white ancestry? Does his cousin Dick Cheney embrace their relationship?
 
Old 10-22-2013, 02:12 PM
 
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If there's a financial gain to be had many people would. as an example in Connecticut before the casino's were around some white people had a Native American heritage but just from "looks" most people would never know it. Well along comes the casino and the people who could prove a blood line could reap a financial benefit. Well guess what? You guessed it many people came out of the closet..

IMO it doesn't matter because everyone goes to the same place. I have yet to see a headstone mention a person race. Dust is dust.
 
Old 10-22-2013, 02:58 PM
 
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If there's a financial gain to be had many people would. as an example in Connecticut before the casino's were around some white people had a Native American heritage but just from "looks" most people would never know it. Well along comes the casino and the people who could prove a blood line could reap a financial benefit. Well guess what? You guessed it many people came out of the closet..

IMO it doesn't matter because everyone goes to the same place. I have yet to see a headstone mention a person race. Dust is dust.
That may be true, but some cemeteries have been and still are segregated in this country.
 
Old 10-22-2013, 03:48 PM
 
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Would people embrace his whiteness if he were a criminal rather than President? Do those nice guys who run the Senate or those racists in the Tea party care about his white ancestry? Does his cousin Dick Cheney embrace their relationship?

You are convinced the TEA party is racist? On what grounds?

Cite your sources.

It gets ridiculous, doesn't it?
 
Old 10-22-2013, 04:13 PM
 
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The reality is that most white Americans just don't have any recent African ancestry.
But what about blacks that pass as white, and marry whites and have kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids who look white. Some whites could, indeed, have recent African ancestry like a great-grandparent or even a grandparent. Maybe they don't know or just choose to ignore it and claim Indian instead.

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. Many black Americans do because of the way some "owners" behaved with their slaves.
Yes. But many of those babies of owners and slaves passed for white and went on to marry white and have kids and so on and so on.
 
Old 10-22-2013, 04:16 PM
 
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Obama is considered black when he is likely more than 1/2 white? Why don't people embrace that?

For the same reasons that we have the NAACP, affirmative action, Black History Month, black pride, and my particular favorite - all the d-bags that refer to themselves as "African American".
 
Old 10-22-2013, 04:18 PM
 
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Most white Americans embrace the nationality of their more recent relatives - Irish, Italian, etc.
African ancestry could also be recent.
 
Old 10-22-2013, 04:20 PM
 
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Obama is considered black when he is likely more than 1/2 white? Why don't people embrace that?
Maybe because whites often don't embrace their African ancestry.
 
Old 10-22-2013, 04:21 PM
 
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That may be true, but some cemeteries have been and still are segregated in this country.
Really? Wow! Racism is truly ridiculous.
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