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Old 01-29-2014, 05:45 AM
 
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I wonder if dark skinned whites noticed some change in the way they were perceived in general after 9/11 because they could be mistaken as arabs? I wonder if some of them stopped wearing beards or moustaches in order to look more westener?

I guess everybody was more anxious and stressed after 9/11, could dark skinned whites be more affected by this than fair skinned whites?
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:08 AM
 
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The Sikh from India were innocent victims of 9/11 because they were turbans and were beards too.
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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I am of Greek and German decent and have light/medium olive skin.
What I don't have are any physical characteristics of middle eastern populations.

My hair is very dark brown, thick and is a little curly, but at 47 years of age I must color it to avoid appearing like I'm 75 LOL!!

I have a rather Germanic looking face with a very Greek last name with twelve letters in it.

With all this being said, I have never ever been mistaken for a person of middle eastern decent.

I, however have been mistaken for someone who is capable of making delicious Moussaka and Kotopoulo me ryzi but they would be wrong, I do however know how to puck up the phone to our favorite Greek Restaurant and order.

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Old 01-29-2014, 10:26 AM
 
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I don't know if they experienced much in there face but I would imagine so. After 9/11 for a while I heared lots of jokes and people talking negatively about arabs behind there backs.

I don't think it extended to all dark skinned whites. Even the most hick rednecks, most of them can tell an arab apart from a greek or italian.

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Old 01-29-2014, 11:44 AM
 
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No.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:36 PM
 
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I never heard of this occurring. Arabs and other Middle Eastern people have their own appearance to them. I have met very very few Middle Easterners who could pass as white and I have never met even a dark toned European person that I would assume is Arab.
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:19 PM
 
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I never heard of this occurring. Arabs and other Middle Eastern people have their own appearance to them. I have met very very few Middle Easterners who could pass as white and I have never met even a dark toned European person that I would assume is Arab.
Sorry but your post is idiotic. The reason you feel this way is perhaps you come across thousands of Middle Eastern people and you don't realize that they are Middle Eastern. Go to Beirut and sit at a café (when it gets safer) and you might be amazed. Complexions vary greatly in the Middle East, but some generalizations is that people in the Persian Gulf are darker and more swarthy. However, people from Syria, Lebanon, Occupied Territories, Jordan, and Northern Iraq have varying complexions that you might just pass them at Costco and not realize that they are Arab.
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:28 AM
 
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Dark-skinned Whites = Many Hispanics?
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Burlington County, NJ
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Dark-skinned Whites = Many Hispanics?
I would assume the OP is excluding people of Spanish or Portuguese descent.
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:07 AM
 
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I would assume the OP is excluding people of Spanish or Portuguese descent.
There's a high percentage of Hispanics with dark skin, but there's also Anglos who look dark.
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