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Old 03-27-2012, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I don't know about that. Shane Battier, Shaka Smart, Soledad O'Brien, and Jason Kidd are all half White and half Black and they don't really look Black to me. Vanessa Williams is supposedly "Black" but her European features are quite prominent. All the mixed White people I have met don't really look White but they don't really look like the non-White race either. In any case, the One Drop Rule is really really dumb.
I've always considered that there are colored people, and then there are translucent people. Many whites, including most in my family, belong in the former. We do have some nuttiness that belongs in the latter, however.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:02 PM
 
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As of now, yes! I think there was a time for it, but it can't go on forever.

Sorry to break the bubble, if you thought that you had a refuge.

You and I actually agree for once then.

This just surprised me...I expected a different answer from you.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:06 PM
 
Location: USA
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^ it wasn't dumb to the slave-traders tho,
so what's the confusion? u got blacks and
hispanics in your family?





lol..
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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They chose to use white because it helps raise racial tensions and helps the cause of the race hustlers.
Precisely.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:12 PM
 
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If 50% white and 50% hispanic equals a white person, then why does obamas 50% white and 50% black does not equal being a white as well?

seems kind of racist to me sticking someone into a race that they might or might not identify with.
If the left called him "hispanic" it would ruin the narrative.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:14 PM
 
Location: USA
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^ he's is white tho; a white hispanic.




no brainer guy!
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:31 PM
 
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I don't know about that. Blake Griffin, Shane Battier, Shaka Smart, Soledad O'Brien, and Jason Kidd are all half White and half Black and they don't really look Black to me. Vanessa Williams is supposedly "Black" but her European features are quite prominent. All the mixed White people I have met don't really look White but they don't really look like the non-White race either. In any case, the One Drop Rule is really really dumb.
Shaka Smart and Shane Battier look black to me.

In any case, what difference does it make? The one drop rule IS dumb...i agree. But then, blacks didn't invent it. Those that think it's so stupid should question those that came up with it.

Mixed black/white people are under no obligation to call themselves black, and many don't. Mariah Carey doesn't say she's black, neither does Derek Jeter. They seem to be going about their lives just fine. This idea that blacks enforce the one drop thing on other blacks is ridiculous. Blacks are simply caught up in the paradigm that was invented by whites, and so they go along with the ruse. But it's stupid and i don't mind saying so.

Still, i'm not about to lose sleep over the issue. I just don't know what skin in the game that white people have at this point. Why do they care about what someone identifies themselves as?
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:36 PM
 
Location: USA
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many darkskin people just consider
you red or yellow if you are lightskin,
but it is not derogatory. where have
ya been lol?


smh...
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Denver
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As a 1/2 white (Irish/Welsh) and 1/2 Mexican person, I'll assert that I can be white and Hispanic at the same time .
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:40 PM
 
Location: USA
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it's easier for white people to
accept you as just another
white person if you have that
stringy hair like them, but if
your hair is the least bit nappy,
oh hail no lol.
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