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What's your race (Poll inside)

The poll in the other thread didn't work. I made a new one and state your ethnicity (i.e. country of origin) in the comment section.

by Anonymousreply 5503/01/2013

50-yard dash

by Anonymousreply 102/28/2013

If "Middle Easter" refers to people who live in the center of Easter Island, you probably won't get many responses in that category.

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by Anonymousreply 402/28/2013

When did Hispanic and Middle Eastern become races? Was there a memo or something?

by Anonymousreply 502/28/2013

R5 most be neither American nor Canadian.

Hispanic has ALWAYS been a race.

Middle Eastern, I think, is the newly coined race since there are so many new immigrants from Middle East and South Asia in Canada in the last couple of years. I think South Asians and the Middle East is the largest ethnic minority in Canada.

by Anonymousreply 602/28/2013

Don't reinforce the silly concept of race.

A nationality poll would be far more interesting.

by Anonymousreply 702/28/2013

I am American. Hispanic is not a race, it is an ethnicity. Hispanics can be black or white and I guess Asian too. If I'm not mistaken Middle Easterners are white.

by Anonymousreply 802/28/2013

Middle-Easterners are undressed

by Anonymousreply 902/28/2013

It's ridiculous to consider Middle-Easterners "white." Why not consider Asians white? These classifications are completely arbitrary.

by Anonymousreply 1002/28/2013

Okay how about Caucasian?

by Anonymousreply 1102/28/2013

R8, Hispanic IS a race. One example of a Hispanic person is Alejandro Fernandez.

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by Anonymousreply 1302/28/2013

Races are artificial constructs as the posts on thus thread show.

by Anonymousreply 1402/28/2013

I agree with R7 & R8. Hispanic is not a race. Neither is Middle Eastern. Most Americans of Middle Eastern descent classify themselves as "White" on the Census. Most Brazilian citizens identify themselves as "White." All of this illustrates how these race categories are arbitrary, outdated, and pointless.

by Anonymousreply 1502/28/2013

The 100 Meter Hurdles

by Anonymousreply 1602/28/2013

I don't know what everyone's going on about. White people are EUROPEAN.

That should make it clear.

Oh and if Hispanic is not a race, I meant Latino.

by Anonymousreply 1702/28/2013

mayor of this town

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by Anonymousreply 1902/28/2013

Latino is also an ethnicity. If you're going to buy into the construct of race beyond the human race, there are 3. Black, Asian and Caucasian. There a Black Hispanic People and White Hispanic People. If you are from the Middle East, you are Caucasian. Learn the difference between race and ethnicity.

by Anonymousreply 2002/28/2013

This is the first time I've ever heard that Middle Eastern person are white people. I've never heard a Middle Eastern person identify themselves as White in real life. Kim Kardashian is Middle Eastern and no one considers her white.

by Anonymousreply 2102/28/2013

There are a lot of ignorant people posting on this thread.

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by Anonymousreply 2502/28/2013

only in the USA is `Hispanic` considered a race.

by Anonymousreply 2602/28/2013

Hispanic has never been considered a race, it has always meant people of spanish decent who were caucasian in Europe and some indian mix in the Americas. The United States has such poorly educated people, it's not surprising that all the made up names cause confusion. I mean, what the hell is a latino. That's a cocked up identity that exists no place else in the world but among the ethnic mexicans and central americans who sneak into any country that's willing to take care of them.

by Anonymousreply 2702/28/2013

"Hispanic" is a way for America to categorize peoples from Latin American countries, even though all people in Latin American countries dont speak Spanish. That's just the way it is people.

I also dont believe that only %1.6 of the posters here have predominately Latin American ancestry. Come on bitches!

by Anonymousreply 2802/28/2013

I once visited the middle Easter Island and didn't like it. There weren't many big rock heads there.

by Anonymousreply 2902/28/2013

Lots of Latino/Hispanics are probably lying and saying they're white. They do it all the time on standardized category questionnaires about race. Studies show that a surprising number of Latino/Hispanics check off the "Caucasian" section because they think since their ancestors came from Spain (ie Europe) that somehow makes them white.

by Anonymousreply 3002/28/2013

[quote] they think since their ancestors came from Spain (ie Europe) that somehow makes them white.

How ridiculous of them!!!

by Anonymousreply 3102/28/2013

You've got all the Moors in Spain and those Mongolians who once inhabited the Duchy of Grand Fenwick, so that's not so European, expecially compared to Marsovia.

by Anonymousreply 3202/28/2013

I didn't see superior so I selected other

by Anonymousreply 3302/28/2013

Human race.

by Anonymousreply 3402/28/2013

Technically there are only three races: Mongoloid, Caucasoid, and Negroid. Everything else is a mixture. South Asians and Arabs are Caucasians. American Indians are Mongoloid (came over on the land bridge from Asia.)

by Anonymousreply 3502/28/2013

I guarantee you that most of the 8% in "other" category are either white who are trying to make themselves seem exotic, or are black and don't think they are black because they have some white blood in them.

by Anonymousreply 3602/28/2013

r36 is sooooo right. Plenty of Native Americans like Elizabeth Warren, white French boys like Tony Parker and Cablinasians like Tiger Woods.

by Anonymousreply 3702/28/2013

[quote] Kim Kardashian is Middle Eastern and no one considers her white.

Kim Kardashian is the same ethnicity as Cher, Armenian, which is white. Tell me Cher isn't considered white now? The only thing non-caucasian about Kim is her ass.

by Anonymousreply 3802/28/2013

R21, Kim Kardashian is Armenian. Armenia is not part of the Middle East, in the traditional sense (see link below). It is located in the South Caucasus, which straddles the border of Europe and Central Asia. That's "Caucasus," from which we get "Caucasian." Caucasian = "white."

by Anonymousreply 3902/28/2013

Arabs are white and they check "white" on census forms. Steve Jobs,Casey Kesem, Janet Reno, Donna Shalala, Bill Shaheen, Tony Shalhoub, Shannon Elizabeth, Kathy Najimy, George Allen, John Abizaid, Wendie Malick, Hoda Kotb, Marlo Thomas, Yasmeen Bleeth, Doug Flutie, John Zogby are all Arab ... and WHITE.

And that's not counting Iranians (so-called Persians) like Adrian Pasdar and Andre Agassi who are also middle Eastern and white.

by Anonymousreply 4002/28/2013

[quote]Technically there are only three races: Mongoloid, Caucasoid, and Negroid.

Australian Aborigines are not Negroid but Australoid. I also don't think Polynesians fit into those three neat groups.

by Anonymousreply 4102/28/2013

OP, what kind of stupid ass poll is this? You don't even have a "mixed race" category.

by Anonymousreply 4202/28/2013

OP, you must be stupid, stupid, stupid.

by Anonymousreply 4302/28/2013

R35 "technically" there are no races.

It's *all* a mixture, and has been since the first of the species migrated from Africa.

by Anonymousreply 4403/01/2013

Many black people here will never actually claim to be.

by Anonymousreply 4503/01/2013

[quote]Australian Aborigines are not Negroid but Australoid. I also don't think Polynesians fit into those three neat groups.

A rose by any other name... Black is black. I'm looking at YOU East Indians!

by Anonymousreply 4603/01/2013

[quote]Australian Aborigines are not Negroid but Australoid

The Aborigines are are very unique case. They made be related to a Neanderthal subgroup, which would mean they are not technically a "race" at all, but an entirely different group. It would be interesting to see a DNA analysis.

by Anonymousreply 4703/01/2013

Neanderthals were a different species of genus [italic]Homo[italic]. It's been discovered that a wide variety of modern Europeans have genetic traces of Neanderthals in their DNA, more than any racial group in humans.

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by Anonymousreply 4903/01/2013

DNA study from

"... the Australian Aboriginal man owes small chunks of his genome to Neanderthals. More surprisingly, though, his ancestors also interbred with another archaic human population known as the Denisovans"

by Anonymousreply 5003/01/2013

Turning off the italics![/italic]

by Anonymousreply 5103/01/2013

Checking ...

by Anonymousreply 5203/01/2013

OP, there are only THREE races on this planet: Caucasoid, Mongoloid, and Negroid. People are either one of these or a mix of these.

Middle Easterners are Caucasoid. In fact the Caucasus Mountains where the term comes from IS IN THE MIDDLE EAST. Most East Indians are Caucasoid, but a smaller percentage are Mongoloid and even a smaller percentage of southern Indians are Negroid. It goes on and on like this.

Get educated.

by Anonymousreply 5303/01/2013

I hate the DL Racist Troll with the heat of a thousand suns.

by Anonymousreply 5403/01/2013

R53 Now, where have I read that before, hmmm?

by Anonymousreply 5503/01/2013
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