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Old 11-23-2011, 06:23 AM
 
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No.

You'd be asking for:

1. Failing Schools
2. More Crime
3. More Poverty
4. More Takers/Collapse of the Social System
5. Change of the overall culture (since so many refuse to acculturate).
6. Over-Population (since they have such a high birth rate).
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:26 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Filipinos want to be whiter (hence the popularity of skin whitening products and light skinned celebs)
When I was in Vietnam, I couldn't help but notice that many girls there would wear hooded sweatshirts in order to maintain a fairer complexion and keep themselves from tanning much. Never mind that they lived in a tropical climate where sweatshirts are never needed, and never mind that I'd start sweating after spending 10 minutes outside without a sweatshirt. There's no way any of those girls could have been comfortable doing what they were doing. It wasn't my idea, though, and I even told the people I'd traveled with too.
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:27 AM
 
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I think you are wrong. Many latin countries don't deal as openly, and some might say, as obsessively about race problems as we do.
When is last time you saw a mestizo looking president of Mexico? Same with Brazil. Brazil is about 60% black, yet not one black leader of that country. The full blooded europeans who make up about 10% of the population do much better in Mexico than the mixed bloods and indians. In fact, they are quite happy to send their poor indians and mixed bloods across our border for work. Many other latin american countries are the same.
We are 12% black yet we have a black president. Some people are so hypercritical about race in this country, yet are the opposite in other countries, sweeping it under the rug, giving an impression they don't have race problems.
Brazil is 48% white. Pure-bloods are probably at least 30%. Southern Brazil is mostly white.
Blacks in Brazil constitute 6%
https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikiped...l#Demographics
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:02 AM
 
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Brazil is 48% white. Pure-bloods are probably at least 30%. Southern Brazil is mostly white.
Blacks in Brazil constitute 6%
https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikiped...l#Demographics
When you add those that are mixed, it is about 40-45% people of Black African descent. Even people that look "White", will have a subustantial amount of Black african ancestry. Brazil and many Latin American countries are different, as the people that came from Europe were usually men that came alone and many were in the military. So, when they came to the Western Hemisphere, their choices for mates were limited to the women that were there(i.e.-Native and African slave). Hence, the reason for the higher rate of mixture in those countries. Northeastern Brazil is similar to the Southeastern US in that it is the "Blackest" region of the country. Many largely have roots from tribes/ethnic groups in modern day Nigeria and Angola.

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikiped...ra_populations
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:12 AM
 
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When you add those that are mixed, it is about 40-45% people of Black African descent. Even people that look "White", will have a subustantial amount of Black african ancestry. Brazil and many Latin American countries are different, as the people that came from Europe were usually men that came alone and many were in the military. So, when they came to the Western Hemisphere, their choices for mates were limited to the women that were there(i.e.-Native and African slave). Hence, the reason for the higher rate of mixture in those countries. Northeastern Brazil is similar to the Southeastern US in that it is the "Blackest" region of the country. Many largely have roots from tribes/ethnic groups in modern day Nigeria and Angola.

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikiped...ra_populations
I'm fully aware that Brazil has a lot of biracial people. That said, how can you include them as black, when they don't even look fully black? These people of African descent that you refer to have as much, if not more, European ancestry than African ancestry. They don't even look black, but some type of shade-in between with features that look like a hybrid.

There are areas of northeast Brazil that are majority black, particularly around the city of Recife. That said, blacks as a whole constitute a little over 6.0% of the population. Whites in Brazil, if you're talking about pure whites, are at least thirty percent. The three most southern provinces are all over 80% white, with heavy German descent. Much of the southeastern Brazil coast, inland about one hundred miles, has many people of Portuguese and Italian ancestry.
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:15 AM
 
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I'm fully aware that Brazil has a lot of biracial people. That said, how can you include them as black, when they don't even look fully black? These people of African descent that you refer to have as much, if not more, European ancestry than African ancestry. They don't even look black, but some type of shade-in between with features that look like a hybrid.

There are areas of northeast Brazil that are majority black, particularly around the city of Recife. That said, blacks as a whole constitute a little over 6.0% of the population. Whites in Brazil, if you're talking about pure whites, are at least thirty percent. The three most southern provinces are all over 80% white, with heavy German descent. Much of the southeastern Brazil coast, inland about one hundred miles, has many people of Portuguese and Italian ancestry.
Some do, but many don't look White. When looking at many, you wouldn't mistake them for being European or fitting the socialization of what is White in terms of race. Especially considering the strong African influence in the culture in Brazil.

Yes, I know that SE Brazil has higher percentages of Whites and much of that was due to immigration. Don't forget the Polish immigrants as well.

Brazil also has the highest Japanese population outside of Japan.
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:32 AM
 
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Some do, but many don't look White. When looking at many, you wouldn't mistake them for being European or fitting the socialization of what is White in terms of race. Especially considering the strong African influence in the culture in Brazil.

Yes, I know that SE Brazil has higher percentages of Whites and much of that was due to immigration. Don't forget the Polish immigrants as well.

Brazil also has the highest Japanese population outside of Japan.
https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikiped...hite_Brazilian
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:10 AM
 
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Much of this pretty reinterated what I said.

Also, while there are some differences in comparison to the US, socially, the differences aren't that much different in terms of race between the two.
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:19 AM
 
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I think the only way to overcome racial divisions in America is if all races embraced the same high standards in education, economic attainment, and also are all dedicated for the betterment of America, which should be where all our primary loyalties lie. Because like it or not, we are all here, we are Americans, this is our country and this is where our grandchildren will be. So coming from someone with immigrant roots, I think we should just focus on being the best American citizens we can, that's the only way race will be a secondary factor.
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:45 AM
 
Location: The Bay
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Tiny number of mulatto (black/white) in Latina America? In many Latin American countries (particularly the Caribbean) the mulatto make up the largest portion of the population. Yet people have been taught that they are mestizo (native/white), because the Spanish have been a vehemently anti-African culture since the invasion of the Moors.

In Puerto Rico maybe, but in the Dominican Republic? Haiti? Martinique? Nicaragua? Mexico? Hell no. Brazil is easily the most mulatto country in Latin America possibly followed by Panama.
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