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View Poll Results: Who do you consider "your people"
All Americans 74 33.33%
Americans who share your religion 2 0.90%
Americans who share your ethnicity/race 13 5.86%
Americans who share your ethnicity AND religion 6 2.70%
People of your religion anywhere in the world 1 0.45%
People of your ethnicity/race anywhere in the world 14 6.31%
People of your state regardless of background 4 1.80%
People of your region (South, New England, etc) regardless of background 9 4.05%
People of your immediate community regardless of background 12 5.41%
Other 87 39.19%
Voters: 222. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 10-04-2018, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I stopped with the thinking of "My people" since I grew up and realized its tribalism which is plaguing this country today. SO I voted other.
Nice!
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:06 AM
 
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I love my family and friends but "my people" is a bit immature. If you think a bunch of people got your back just because you share their race, religion or political affiliation and even country you'll most likely have a rude awakening down the road. I don't recommend it, it's childish to think in such a way.

Those same groups can take you down if you get out of line in a hot second. They attack their own often when they aren't an exact fit.

Grouping yourself with others based on anything but trust is stupid, in my opinion, and how can you trust someone you don't know, you can't. I think grouping should be left behind the day you leave high school.

It's just a ploy, "my people" means there's strength in numbers. Churches use it, politicians love it, advertisers depend on it and suckers buy into it.
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:09 AM
Status: "Always a Proud American" (set 6 days ago)
 
Location: Lee County, NC
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I've never used the term "my people", but I would say my immediate family is the closest thing to it.
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:13 AM
 
Location: In the desert
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I identify with the human race. I don't care one iota where anyone came from or the color of their skin or their religion or their genetic makeup.

I am just another flawed human being because none of us are perfect.
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:32 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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I stopped with the thinking of "My people" since I grew up and realized its tribalism which is plaguing this country today. SO I voted other.
Perfect. Millions think someone from Columbia is related to a Native American that lived in N Dakota region 1,000 years ago overrules modern law and society. Tribal thought even though they aren't even on the same family tree.
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Perfect. Millions think someone from Columbia is related to a Native American that lived in N Dakota region 1,000 years ago overrules modern law and society. Tribal thought even though they aren't even on the same family tree.
What do you mean?
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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Friends and family.
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:11 AM
 
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Friends and family.
Me to but I feel it's selfish not to feel that our American people aren't also our people. As I said before I may not agree politically with all of them and other areas of disagreement but they are still my people. Together we stand united we fall. I don't consider those in other countries as being my people, however.
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Old 10-04-2018, 12:26 PM
 
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Those that like pineapple on pizza are my people. Of which there are a good amount here in the PNW.
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Old 10-04-2018, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Those that like pineapple on pizza are my people.
Good Lord! Blasphemous!
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