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Old 07-15-2009, 03:25 AM
 
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Flik

You're talking nonsense.
In Ethnography, skin colour is not determinant.
In the group loosely called "White" there are seven branches.
Some are not caucasoid or Indoeuropeans, others have black skin (Ethiopians) and there's one separated from the Indoeuropean-Semitic trunk (Hainus in Japan).
Many white people are called Caucasoid because they descend from Indoeuropean invaders from a region between the Caspian and Black Sea that invaded Europe and India. They annihilated most of the European population some 5-6.000 years ago, so Europeans in Europe are as rare as American Indians in the United States.
As to Caucasoids in the US, I guess they belong to a Etnia of wildly disparaging groups called "Anglos".
Not Europeans, there're no Anglos in Europe.

 
Old 07-17-2009, 03:13 PM
 
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Wake Up everybody!!

Our racial shades are simply combinations of DNA passed down from generations. There is literally no such thing as "race." Rather, there are combinations of genes of people whose environments forced adapation of one sort or another. Those that remained in one environment for many generations with those who also who also remained for several generations developed clear characteristics that past psuedo-scientists and bigots termed "race."

As for me, I enjoy looking at people of "concentrated racial characteristics." Some are intense looking. I also like those of mixed race (which is actually the vast majority of us). They are like puzzles to decipher. I have met great people of both types and a$$holes as well, the latter choosing race-baiting tactics to cover their abhorrent ignorance over race and practically anything of consequence.

And unfortunately, discussions over race in the US are almost uniformly dominated by extreme forms of ignorance, insecurity and hatred. They are the only minority in the US I wish to banish to some deserted island as they do not deserve citizenship in the US. Dumb. Dumb. Dumb. Intelligence, ambition, and reason are the things that developed these United States and the only things that can save us from these insufferably backwards debates over race.

I look forward to the day that a panel of Americans of different shades of colors can discuss and debate intensely controversial subjects with class and civility without the insecurity of childish statements of the kind by numerous talk show yahoos meant only to raise dandruff and their ratings. We are better than that.

Intelligence, beauty, poise, reason, ambition, love, and compassion are to a large extent choice variables. We can choose to be enlightened or choose to be ignorant. It is up to us.

S.
 
Old 07-18-2009, 03:44 AM
 
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Sand

Human beings are not what you think.
Human beings will always kill and hate each other.
If not by race, by religion, social status, envy, living in a different town, speaking different languages, eating garlic, you name it.
If Americans become a single race with a similar appearance, they will find 100 reasons to hate each other.
The cruelest of all conflicts are not racial conflicts but Civil Wars, brother killing brother.
 
Old 07-23-2009, 03:19 PM
 
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Hi 4Beanie. Dont worry . There is nothing wrong with being proud of your family heritage, whether you are white, black, brown, or any color for that matter. But remember not to be too proud, as this may lead to a superiority complex. Everyone has the right to believe in their own. I do, but I also have faith and belief in my fellow brothers and sisters on this planet who are other colors too.
There are exacting, biological reasons why people are the color they are, and why features are a bit different between races. White people tend to have higher nose bridges than black folks, and black folks tend to have lower , wider noses than whites. Why? It's easily explained.
White folks originate from up north, through the nordic countries where it is cold. A higher nose bridge helps warm the air when breathing. It's the opposite for blacks. Coming from a very warm, even hot Africa, the nasal passages are wider and the bridge shorter to help keep as cool as possible. Everything can be explained very easily. People from different places have developed how they need to so they can adapt to their environemts. that's all there is to it. Outside of that, The Human Race is all we are.
 
Old 07-25-2009, 02:20 AM
 
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How come you can be proud to be Asian
Hispanic
Black
Gay
But if you're proud to be white you are considered prejudice.
How come if your Asian,Black,Hispanic and you want your children to marry within their own race you are considered proud, but if you're white and want your child to marry another white you are considered prejudice?
Because people of color tend to feel inferior and white is the dominant culture. We celebrate white culture everday just being in the USA or Canada but most people of color have a problem with that because it's not their culture.
 
Old 07-25-2009, 04:58 AM
 
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The dominant culture in the US is the Western Christian Culture shared by all inhabitants of the United States, except Asians and Natives.

Civilizations are classified by cultures, not by races.

Even in Europe, during the last 3000-4000 years populations have been divided by culture, not race or ethnic differences.

Romans couldn't care less about race, they only wanted "civilized" people, as opposed to "tribal people".

Unfortunately, caucasoid settlers in America, once freed from the benign influence of European illustrated governments, have reverted to a "tribal" society based on race.
 
Old 07-25-2009, 05:08 AM
 
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The dominant culture in the US is the Western Christian Culture shared by all inhabitants of the United States, except Asians and Natives.

Civilizations are classified by cultures, not by races.

Even in Europe, during the last 3000-4000 years populations have been divided by culture, not race or ethnic differences.

Romans couldn't care less about race, they only wanted "civilized" people, as opposed to "tribal people".

Unfortunately, caucasoid settlers in America, once freed from the benign influence of European illustrated governments, have reverted to a "tribal" society based on race.
damn spot on post. this is exactly the pulse and foundation of america that makes it so ironically contradictory. you have the constitution and then the majority of people who are very tribal beginning with whites, which in turn increases tribalism in others as backlash etc. what a strange country. america in some ways always struck me as a 'poser' which is funny because it's so powerful. lol
 
Old 07-25-2009, 05:26 AM
 
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The dominant culture in the US is the Western Christian Culture shared by all inhabitants of the United States, except Asians and Natives.

Civilizations are classified by cultures, not by races.

Even in Europe, during the last 3000-4000 years populations have been divided by culture, not race or ethnic differences.

Romans couldn't care less about race, they only wanted "civilized" people, as opposed to "tribal people".

Unfortunately, caucasoid settlers in America, once freed from the benign influence of European illustrated governments, have reverted to a "tribal" society based on race.
The dominant American culture is the WASP culture and race.
 
Old 07-25-2009, 05:31 AM
 
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damn spot on post. this is exactly the pulse and foundation of america that makes it so ironically contradictory. you have the constitution and then the majority of people who are very tribal beginning with whites, which in turn increases tribalism in others as backlash etc. what a strange country. america in some ways always struck me as a 'poser' which is funny because it's so powerful. lol
What's ironic is Asia itself. It has pretty much burglarized Western culture and is trying to pass it off as its own, like it's something to be proud of. lol They have pretty much hijacked an entire race because their own wasn't strong enough to make something of itself. The nerve.
 
Old 07-25-2009, 05:37 AM
 
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damn spot on post. this is exactly the pulse and foundation of america that makes it so ironically contradictory. you have the constitution and then the majority of people who are very tribal beginning with whites, which in turn increases tribalism in others as backlash etc. what a strange country. america in some ways always struck me as a 'poser' which is funny because it's so powerful. lol
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Leeana

Yes, you're right.
You've got a tribalistic population that resembles Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire.
But then, you've got the Founding Fathers.
The Founding Fathers had the qualms to found the First Republic based on the ideas of the French Enciclopedists.

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