What the heck IS race, anyway?

Photo-25Tania Rose,
San Francisco, CA.

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  • ihateyouwhiteman

    The term “race” when in discussion about people and their place would be analogous to “species” or “kind”. While there is only one race, others would look to differ on that perspective. As you might be aware of…

    • barry irving

      …don’t act like any substantial number of people only identify as human and not a distinct Race…you can’t be that ignorant…can you?

      • ihateyouwhiteman

        That’s because they are forced to subscribe to these inferior label. Can’t tell me a substantial amount of black people”” know what black actually describes. Gtfoh

        • barry irving

          …what a stupid response…

          …who da big bully who make dem folk subskribe?

          … I can’t try to tell “YOU” that “AFRICAN AMERICANS” know what Black describes because no one but the individual knows what they mean by the term and it varies from nationality, to complexion, to ethnicity, to tribe, to patriotism, to genetics, to ancestry to Race and those individual terms vary too. Color based terms white included are ambiguous, didn’t you know that Mr. Rabbit?

          …Black is a personal ethnic label like White, both are Regional Vernacular “Slang” terms adopted for “personal reasons”…one oppressive and one reactive or countering. Now you want to tell me what Black means as if you know and we don’t?…Dude…you’re hilarious!

          • ihateyouwhiteman

            Nah. I appreciate the dissertation. My phone is autocorrecting for me…

          • barry irving

            …when you are just popping off, it doesn’t compare to a wall of experiential knowledge dude!…

            …you got earthquake insurance?

          • ihateyouwhiteman

            you sure do love your ellipse huh?

  • Suraska

    A very effective divider. Get a bit of money and status and the constraints loosen. Poor people are equally oppressed across demographics but selective advancement spreads dissent to make sure they never unite.

    • barry irving

      …Race is a reality with no conscience of its own. Poor people have the power to unite, they just don’t the money to compete.

  • barry irving

    …Race is Gods way of giving us our individuality and creating diversity on Earth. Our conscience and tendency as humans to distinguish ourselves is what gave divisive meaning to Race. Humans as an order of beings are not perfect!

  • Good question.

 

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