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What is your race?

Discussion in 'Polls Forum' started by Paul3144, Jul 18, 2010.

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  1. White

    32 vote(s)
    88.9%
  2. Black, African American, or Negro

    1 vote(s)
    2.8%
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Asian Indian

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Chinese

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Filipino

    1 vote(s)
    2.8%
  7. Other Asian

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Guamanian or Chamorro

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Other Pacific Islander

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Some other race

    3 vote(s)
    8.3%
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  1. Paul3144

    Paul3144 Active Member

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    I thought this might be an interesting question since we've had a lot of racially involved discussions on here lately. I'm white.
     
  2. ktn4eg

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    You forgot to include NASCAR!! :smilewinkgrin:

    Some Southerners take things like that quite seriously, right y'all?!!?
     
  3. Baptist Believer

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    Race: Human
    Ethnicity: five kinds of white (50% Austrian, then Irish, Anglo-Saxon, Italian, Slav)

    My extended family is diverse, with Asians and African-Americans represented.
     
  4. rbell

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    I never answer government questionnaires about race. Not their business.

    But...since you ain't gubmint... :D :D
    I'm a Caucasian mutt.

    Confession: If a pollster calls my house, I usually claim to be a 30 year-old Inuit with 12 children. I find out who the pollster's calling for, and I claim the opposite party. Fun times.

    Hey, if you're gonna mess up the scientific sample, don't do it halfway...:eek: :D
     
  5. Salty

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    :thumbs: :thumbs:

    My race is S-L-O-W :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    White boy through and through (Welsh origin) although there is some Native American from my mother's side.
     
  7. Jim1999

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    White in winter; much darker in summer, but generally classed as white anglo-saxon, whatever that entails.

    I was sent to the back of the bus once and got off from the back doors.

    Silly, silly.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    So, Jim do you consider yourself a WASP?
     
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    Quiet opposite of rbell---Blackbird is a pedigreed Cajun from south Louisiana----makes all the difference in the world!!!:laugh::laugh::thumbs:
     
  10. SaggyWoman

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    I was in a race once.
     
  11. Jim1999

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    So, Jim do you consider yourself a WASP?
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    No, because I have never been protestant! I was Anglo-Catholic originally and became a Baptist; never a protestant.

    I have stung on occasion though.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    BaptistBeliever said:

    Race: Human
    I agree, but with different ethnicity: German, Scottish, English, French, and probably some African blood in me from sometime in the distant past.

    Bill :godisgood:
     
  13. rbell

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    Well, I'm glad you have your papers. Should make you easier to sell. :eek: :laugh:
     
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    Normally, I just answer "human" race. There are so many different "blends" down here, it really makes this question meaningless. Personally, I'm considered an anglo, but spouse (and children) are hispanic.
     
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    I believe there is only one race--human. We are of different nationalities and skin colors, but those shouldn't matter. I am of four nationalities or ethnic groups that I know about.
     
  16. billwald

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    For this question, "race" = "breed?"
     
  17. Paul3144

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    What race are your spouse and children?
     
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    In that case, when anyone uses the term "racism" they are talkling only about species, not regionally/pigmentationaly classified humans. And 'racial discrimination' only means people discriminating against animals, or animals discriminating against people.
     
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    In New Zealand they are always banging on about ethnicity in applications, I find it VERY OFFENSIVE. If I am pushed I write down Homo Sapiens.:1_grouphug:
     
  20. Baptist Believer

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    Obviously not.

    But the point that many of us are making is that we all come from a single ancestor (both the scripture and the latest biological theories actually agree), so the old theories that some "lessor" races descended from animals while "white people" descended from Adam (yes, I have actually heard these theories expressed in both church and social situations) are complete rubbish.

    My ethnically-diverse family is all descended from a common ancestor, so there's no reason to treat someone of a different culture or pigmentation as "other."
     
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