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View Poll Results: What's your race?
White non-hispanic 177 55.84%
Hispanic/Latino/Spanish (black or white) 28 8.83%
Asian 23 7.26%
Black or African American 56 17.67%
Other/Mixed 33 10.41%
Voters: 317. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-04-2011, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Wickliffe Ohio
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Woohoo for the 25 mixed race people!

I'm black and white.

Another biracial half black and half white/Finnish here. Glad to see we are representing!!!!!!!
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:24 AM
 
Location: North America
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White and proud
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:06 PM
 
Location: NC
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Wow, more mixed/other than Hispanic or Asian.
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Old 11-06-2011, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Another biracial half black and half white/Finnish here. Glad to see we are representing!!!!!!!
I'm Finnish too! Whadya know!
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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White, non-hispanic, or as the brothers would call me, a cracker
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Black, but I joke and say Creole at times because of the Cherokee blood and the white down the line.
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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White, non-hispanic, or as the brothers would call me, a cracker
btw...they wouldn't actually call me that. I should have probably said white, non-redneck, non-KKK (the KKK wouldn't even accept me as a memberbecause I'm half-Catholic and half-Jewish). My ancestry several generations back is Scottish, German, Russian, and English. That's my demographic description in a nutshell
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Black, but I joke and say Creole at times because of the Cherokee blood and the white down the line.
Kind of makes white people less justified in discriminating against black people...they're really discriminating against their own race to an extent hehehe. Very good point you make..of all the black people in the United States, I'd be willing to bet a huge percentage have some type of Caucasian ancestor. It's also been scientifically proven through DNA that the first man ever to walk the earth was black...specifically originating somewhere in Africa. (Saw it in a National Geographic show...you could probably find it on their website). So really, every living being on this planet has a black ancestor. The white skin trait came later when humans migrated much further north and were in less contact with the sun...so the need for darker skin naturally went away. At least this is how evolution, which I find to be quite believable over the bible's version, tells it.
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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White. (Irish, Scottish, English & a minute amount of Cherokee indian)
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Kind of makes white people less justified in discriminating against black people...they're really discriminating against their own race to an extent hehehe. Very good point you make..of all the black people in the United States, I'd be willing to bet a huge percentage have some type of Caucasian ancestor. It's also been scientifically proven through DNA that the first man ever to walk the earth was black...specifically originating somewhere in Africa. (Saw it in a National Geographic show...you could probably find it on their website). So really, every living being on this planet has a black ancestor. The white skin trait came later when humans migrated much further north and were in less contact with the sun...so the need for darker skin naturally went away. At least this is how evolution, which I find to be quite believable over the bible's version, tells it.
That directly depends on religion or lack of religion in a person, which is a whole different thread.
But yes, many blacks have white ancestors, many people in America have mixed ancestry.
On this area of the gulf coast there are many blacks with mixed ancestry due to the New Orleans slave trade and the slave owners liked to get jiggy with them.
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