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Old 09-22-2013, 03:28 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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What is the deal with this obsession everyone has over race? you can visit the Toronto vs Houston forum and pretty much 70 percent of the post are people repeating how diverse each city is.

Why does it matter how diverse a city is? and why do people care so much about what race their neighbors are?
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Diversity teaches you. It was a great thing to live in a diverse city like Houston coming from a majority black and white city like mine.
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:40 PM
 
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Diversity teaches you. It was a great thing to live in a diverse city like Houston coming from a majority black and white city like mine.
What did it teach you?
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:41 PM
 
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Diversity teaches you. It was a great thing to live in a diverse city like Houston coming from a majority black and white city like mine.
I agree. For a lot of people it's important to step outside of their cultural comfort zones and interact with people who come from backgrounds different from their own. It's one of the best ways to combat prejudice in a country that's become increasingly afraid to discuss race and culture.
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:45 PM
 
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What did it teach you?
Hard to explain really. It just opens your eyes.
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:34 PM
 
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I agree. For a lot of people it's important to step outside of their cultural comfort zones and interact with people who come from backgrounds different from their own. It's one of the best ways to combat prejudice in a country that's become increasingly afraid to discuss race and culture.
I personally don't see other peoples racial backgrounds a big deal.

Imo the best way to decrease prejudice is to get rid of the Race/ethnicity/national origin portion of the Census.
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:44 PM
 
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I personally don't see other peoples racial backgrounds a big deal.

Imo the best way to decrease prejudice is to get rid of the Race/ethnicity/national origin portion of the Census.
How does that decrease prejudice?
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:46 PM
 
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I personally don't see other peoples racial backgrounds a big deal.

Imo the best way to decrease prejudice is to get rid of the Race/ethnicity/national origin portion of the Census.
I absolutely hate this argument. We are a world full of different and cultured nations. Why would you want to forget that?
I love being black, love being creole. I would never denounce that because people think that will kill racism. Suppressing our differences will only add dynamite to the fire, we need to celebrate our differences and embrace them.
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:48 PM
 
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How does that decrease prejudice?
Because you're not pointlessly labeling people who live in the same country and who share a same culture.

It doesnt really matter what country your dead relatives who you have never met are from.
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:49 PM
 
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I personally don't see other peoples racial backgrounds a big deal.

Imo the best way to decrease prejudice is to get rid of the Race/ethnicity/national origin portion of the Census.
Let's be real: you do unless you're blind. The only people who tend to say "they don't see race" are people who aren't minorities and have no idea what the lived experience of one is like who have to deal with subtle forms of prejudice. It's sometimes well intentioned, but regardless, it closes the door for any meaningful discussion about race and opens another where any sort of inequality is the result of racial inferiority instead of institutional forces .
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