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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 11-03-2008, 03:31 AM
 
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Yeah...
did you know the Ethnic group most related to the Fins...is... (Brace yourself)...The Turks...from Turkey...

And Latinos, the general stereotype of how they look... is basically between a Southeast Asians (IE: Orientals with less slant to their eyes...IE: Filipinos, Indonesians, Thai) and a European...
Like this girl for a kids movie, I could've sworn she was Hispanic...but shes apparently Filipino and European American...
Yes. The Indonesians I know look so varied. Some were mistaken as black in the US, others latino, others chinese, some white, some indian.
Thank God I've had the opportunity to meet people from different countries, and I've seen that in many countries there's no clear cut boundaries between "races". I've seen Latvians, Finns, Swedes, Poles, Icelanders who look "asian". Many people from different countries such as India, Ethiopia, and Egypt are both "black" and "white" from the way they look. People in Madagascar are dark skinned, but have features more similar to Indonesians, Filipinos, or Polynesians. Turkish people are mostly "white", but many of them have "asian" features. etc. etc.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:16 PM
 
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Half white/Half Japanese
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:55 AM
 
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Mutt.
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:10 AM
 
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Race is Human, ethnically blended between Irish, Scottish, Dutch & German. Not White per say because I am much darker than 94 Brightness printer paper. Depends though, first thing in the spring I may approach 55 Brightness paper , where by Fall I am leaning toward done, but not burnt toast.
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:14 AM
 
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What the ....
can blacks be hispanics too?
really?
I thought hispanic = mexican fellows, or puerto rica or cuba or whatevr.
They aint black?
Does any black nation even speak spanish usually?

Yes, blacks can be "Hispanic" or "Latino" if they come from a spanish-speaking country. There are many blacks in Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, Panama and Ecuador, and smaller numbers in every other Latin American country. The only "black nation" that has Spanish as an official language is Equatorial Guinea, the former Spanish colony in West Africa. But there are millions of African descendants in Latin America.
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:17 AM
 
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Other,

Irish and Tongan.
Malo e lele! Erin go bragh, sole!
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:20 AM
 
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how am i being racist? i'm not what what an average person would perceive as asian ( which is uaually japan, china, korea, indonesia) and it irritates me. not sure if you understand where i'm comin from, but i apologize for coming off racist...
Where are you from? Sri Lanka, Malabar, Nicobar, Andamans?
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:46 AM
 
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how am i being racist? i'm not what what an average person would perceive as asian ( which is uaually japan, china, korea, indonesia) and it irritates me. not sure if you understand where i'm comin from, but i apologize for coming off racist...
Only in certain parts of the US is the word "asian" synonymous with east asian (chinese, japanese, korean). In Europe it's completely the opposite, in the UK the word Asian is synonymous with Indians/Bengalis/Pakistanis and never used to described east asians. In the UK census they have Asian which you are supposed to check if you are south Asian and chinese, japanese, etc. as seperate responses.

In places like Indonesia and Malaysia asian doesn't even mean anything. So the word is open to various interpretations.
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:05 AM
 
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No such thing as race, its created to divide and conquer us.
But if I had to pick a color I'd say off white.
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:25 AM
 
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Race = human race. What the OP probably meant was ethnicity.
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