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Old 12-25-2014, 11:40 PM
 
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I'll just ask this for now then continue with follow up countries as you go

 
Old 12-26-2014, 01:44 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Nope, not generally, no.
 
Old 12-26-2014, 01:56 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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No, not really. I don't think white people are necessarily united in any way, in fact, we are pretty divided in a lot of ways. Look at political differences, right to life differences, religious differences, etc. To be honest, I don't think we humans really like each other a hell of a lot. Drive down any crowded highway and look at how we treat each other and you will see my point.

No, other white people are "just there" as far as I can tell and occasionally we do nice things for each other, but mostly we just go through life tolerating each other.

Don
 
Old 12-26-2014, 02:11 AM
 
Location: philadelphia
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United by virtue of our whiteness?


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only racists will answer yes to this
 
Old 12-26-2014, 02:57 AM
 
Location: Cape Coma Florida
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I don't see Americans, white or otherwise, as united. From what I've seen in the last 15 years or so is a society of exclusive cliques and people who, if they don't already know you, don't want to. Then too, people are polarized and divided along political lines, and this can be seen in the comments sections of any news story online which invariably turn into a food-fight over virtually any story.

So no, I don't see whites as united at all.
 
Old 12-26-2014, 03:31 AM
 
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I'll just ask this for now then continue with follow up countries as you go
It has seemed to me that the U.S. has fragmented into a boiling mass of contentions, and this has been one of the primary societal trends among the white population of the country in the past thirty years. The white population is deeply resentful of racial and ethnic minorities, but just as hostile and fractured in itself.
 
Old 12-26-2014, 03:49 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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I wouldn't go so far as to say that the white population as a whole, or even in general, is "resentful" of racial or ethnic minorities at all.

There are certainly plenty of people who are outright racist.
There are plenty of others who are pretty hardcore race apologists.
The majority of white people from gen-x on up, I think, were raised to believe that being "colorblind" was the best way to go, and that's the attitude that they subscribe to... it was also what was generally strived for over the last few decades, to treat everyone as equals. Now, they're being told that being told by the progressive side that "colorblind" is a bad thing because it doesn't go far enough, from the conservative side that it's a bad thing because the stereotypes are all true, and they don't know what they're actually "supposed" to think.

But, no, there is no "white community." The white population of the US is so drastically varied in culture by regional, political, philosophical, and social differences that there's just no way for it to be one single community. Rich white people in the south feel no kinship or community with poor urban white people feel no kinship or community for middle-class suburban Americans feel no kinship or community with rich urban Americans feel no kinship or community with poor rural Americans.
 
Old 12-26-2014, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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It has seemed to me that the U.S. has fragmented into a boiling mass of contentions, and this has been one of the primary societal trends among the white population of the country in the past thirty years. The white population is deeply resentful of racial and ethnic minorities, but just as hostile and fractured in itself.
Horsesh-t!
 
Old 12-26-2014, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Palmer/Fishhook, Alaska
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Definitely not...unless you count the weirdo fringe types.
 
Old 12-26-2014, 05:59 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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i don't unite with people based on skin color. That's a pretty superficial reason to align with others.
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