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Old 08-02-2010, 10:24 PM
 
Location: california
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There are racial mixtures everywhere...
There are white people with black features, and very curly hair, and blacks with straight hair and caucasian features.
There are hispanics who are light, dark, and in between with light eyes to dark eyes, and some all in the same family.
I personally can't stand the racial labeling.
It divides us as humans. Its ok to take pride in your race and heritage but at the end of the day we are all human and there is good and bad in everyone.
And no one should be forced or told what they are. If we see someone who claims that they're black but they look as white as snow, we shouldn't care. Same goes for someone dark skinned who claims latino or indian. I mind my business. To each their own. Everyone is beautiful. Dark, light, and in between.
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Old 08-02-2010, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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When people say "Asian" in America, they mean they're from China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia or Southeast Asia. When they say it in the UK they mean they're from the Indian sub-continent. It's really confusing, lol. Asia has a few different "races".
Indians are also considered "Asian." Some Indians actually do look Southeast Asian.
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I would say "Far Eastern" is a race, ie, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Mongolian, Tibetan and Korean. Indians and Southeast Asians, and of course Middle Easterners would represent different races.
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:14 AM
 
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I think you need to understand that the concept of a race is just a tool which people commonly accept as true. The Irish and the Italian were, at one point, considered a different race, yes. And now they are not. The Latinos from different parts of South and Central America are considered the same race, mostly out of convience. Just like Asians. We're not exactly counting the mustard seeds here guys.
Exactly. Perception changes over time and based on location. Most Chinese do not see themselves as being racially the same as Koreans, Japanese, or Filipinos... in the US, some people have a problem telling the difference.

Also in the US at one time white meant only people of British decent. Benjamin Franklin wrote that the Germans and Irish were not white, and in fact argued they were an off-white color, not the same as pure British.

Latino by the US definition can look extremely caucasion and white... or black, or anything in between.
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