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Old 05-27-2012, 01:10 PM
Location: SoCal
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Europe has some racial issues that I think are swept under the rug there. South America I believe still has it's problems...
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:23 PM
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Well... I'm white skinned, light blonde, green eyed... but if you go back about 4 generations, you find a woman with Cherokee in her, on one of my dad's sides.

Is that mestizo enough for you?
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:27 AM
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Yes, it would be best if there was less difference between people. If everyone looked the same, ate the same, dressed the same, spoke the same, sang the same, worshipped the same.

Or perhaps not. Maybe it would be better if we tolerated, or better yet, appreciated our differences.

Whats more racist? Hating one race, or hating all races?
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:26 PM
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I've always wondered what Americans would look like if we had never adopted the racial hierarchy that we did in colonial times. People forget that, in the beginning, the mixing of the races was not nearly as taboo in the US. However, slave masters feared an "unholy union" between their slaves and poorer whites so they worked very hard to implement the racial structure that placed landed whites on top, poor whites in the middle, and black slaves way, way at the bottom.

I imagine if that hadn't taken place the racial categories we place on ourselves would be much looser. We would probably all look like Mariah Carey and Bruno Mars.
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:56 PM
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It would be nice if people stopped putting so much emphasis on colour/ethnicity/heritage etc and their relation to each other in general
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:33 AM
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Originally Posted by jerriblank View Post
I have noticed that in most Latin American countries don't seem to have racial issues like we do in the U.S (correct me if I'm wrong), and it is strange that we are not because of the long history of different people living side by side. I also think it would make things more simple.

Mestizo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The USA actually is mostly mestizo/mulatto mixed race. It's just a matter of how individuals identify themselves or how race is perceived in and among people in the USA. Most U.S. Americans are of mixed ancestry if one looks at their family trees. USA has always been mixed
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:14 PM
Location: Greenville, SC
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No, I don't want the US to become more Hispanic, though in 2050, Hispanics are projected to make up 40% of the population.

Last edited by kgartm1185; 09-10-2013 at 07:38 PM..
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Old 12-19-2013, 03:17 PM
Location: Hollywood, CA
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Take a look at California. It's becoming more Mestizo by the day.
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:00 AM
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I wish city-data wouldn't obsess over this stuff so much.
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:06 AM
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In the future they'll have to be catered to by republicans if the conservative party has a chance in this country. I'd argue that conservatives can't win presidential elections at this point because of the changing demographics. Mccain and ROmney did very little to cater to them.
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