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Kentucky: diversity, racial, marketing, college, Louisville.

 
Old 10-27-2007, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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This may sound racist, but honestly it is directly the opposite, it is anti-racist.

There are several threads even within this blog that try to make certain ethnic groups of American into "sub"-Americans. I am tired of people being classified as such. No matter what color or ethnic background a person is, the only time it should ever, I mean ever be important to classify a person by their race is in medical situations where certain races are more prone to certain medical issues. Please, I encourage you, it is now more important than ever to never refer to someone as Euro-American, Hispanic-, Asian-, or African-. If there is ever to be a color blind United States, we must immediately stop identifying one another by racial terms. This is especially true when used by politicians trying to politicize special favors based on race rather than circumstance. The United States Supreme Court just voided a race based school integration program in Louisville KY and a northwestern US city. Now it is time that we start teaching our children that they are not just sub-Americans but truly All-Americans.
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Old 10-28-2007, 07:33 AM
 
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Hi,

Yes, when I went to college in the late 80s, early 90s, we learned in cultural anthropology that it had been found that racial categories were really obsolete, that they are based on superficial distinctions, that have no physiological or cultural meanings. Yet, nothing else seems to have caught up to this thinking. I have had situations where someone has asked me to describe, like, which child was throwing the food in the cafeteria and I sit there describing the shirt he/she was wearing and whatever else I can think of, etc., and finally they say, "um, did this child have dark skin?" (just to aid the identification) and I'll say "yes" (or no, I'm just thinking of one time when the answer was yes).
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Old 10-29-2007, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I work seasonally at the Louisville zoo. When we have a lost child, it helps to have as much details as possible and if someone needs to say "african american" or "asian" or whatever to help get that child found I am all for it! BUT, I do wish we would start calling all Americans, american rather than where their ancestors came from 200 years ago or whatever. I don't get that!
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Old 10-29-2007, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Default Absolutely in agreement with Missy

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I work seasonally at the Louisville zoo. When we have a lost child, it helps to have as much details as possible and if someone needs to say "african american" or "asian" or whatever to help get that child found I am all for it! BUT, I do wish we would start calling all Americans, american rather than where their ancestors came from 200 years ago or whatever. I don't get that!
Missy, you are totally correct when it is a necessary reason. The facts are that without sub-American terminology, there would be no driving force for 90% of everything Jesse, Al, & Lou (Louisville locals know Lou) attempt to do. Everytime the sub-American term is used, it is a form of separation if not absolutely descrimination. It's time to shut down the racism and resentment caused by use of sub-terms.
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Old 10-31-2007, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Thank you Tom!
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Old 11-01-2007, 04:52 AM
 
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Agree, agree, and the following won't contradict what you are saying, but we also learned in college (I mean this time from the students, student groups) that people should be able to determine what they are called. In my college days, the preference was "people of color". OK, that was a *few* years ago. I guess you could say my college was pretty liberal, but many of the student groups actively wanted to celebrate this, and to be actively identified for their separate and unique identities and for this shared identity. Does that make sense?

In my old neighborhood, we had a family that had moved from Africa in the past 10-15 years, so I couldn't imagine they wanted to be called "African-American" in any case. I don't know what they wanted to be called - I just called them my neighbors.
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Old 11-01-2007, 08:42 AM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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The thing about this tread is that the only way you will stop this is to teach kids right from birth that people come from different ethnic backgrounds, But when they go on to school they will hear from others that this group is this or that group is that. so it isn't going to stop, plus I know some black folks who are very Proud of being Black or Hispanics that are Proud of their back ground, the thing is that kids learn from the parents and from others at school and unless you take each person and reprogram their thinking it just will not happen in this life time. that's the facts. Colleges like to teach Politicly Correctness, which is killing this Country with trying to Please all the people all the time. It's just not going to work. sorry. I have two little girls who live with me and their Grandmother, The girls mother doesn't provide for them so my girlfriend and I are raising them. now one of the girls is white and the other one is white/black well when we(White couple) go out to eat or shopping and have the girls with us we get some looks from blacks and whites like what are you doing with that. It pisses me off how narrow minded some people are. it's like we broke some unspoken law. So as for race it means nothing to me cause we all bleed red. When you have so many people in this Country who are here to make their own spot and you talk about race well then it starts with their race. I take people for their actions not their color. if a person carrys themselfs with high standards then there will be no problem, but if a person is acting like a low life well I don't care what color they are they just don't want to change. So I would say this is great if we could make all people to think a like but wouldn't that be boring if we all acted the same? Like the Great Redd Foxx said "There ain't no N***er in the Crayola Crayons Box" so why worry about ones skin color it's their ACTIONS that speak volumes.
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Old 11-25-2007, 03:35 PM
 
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I agree with your comments. When I fill out forms, I check "other" because nothing on the form describes me. I am an American and I believe that is enough to identify me. I get sick of people who are always trying to label and divide people to make themselves look and feel better. It is time to teach our children that all people are the same and the same color of blood runs through our veins.



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This may sound racist, but honestly it is directly the opposite, it is anti-racist.

There are several threads even within this blog that try to make certain ethnic groups of American into "sub"-Americans. I am tired of people being classified as such. No matter what color or ethnic background a person is, the only time it should ever, I mean ever be important to classify a person by their race is in medical situations where certain races are more prone to certain medical issues. Please, I encourage you, it is now more important than ever to never refer to someone as Euro-American, Hispanic-, Asian-, or African-. If there is ever to be a color blind United States, we must immediately stop identifying one another by racial terms. This is especially true when used by politicians trying to politicize special favors based on race rather than circumstance. The United States Supreme Court just voided a race based school integration program in Louisville KY and a northwestern US city. Now it is time that we start teaching our children that they are not just sub-Americans but truly All-Americans.
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