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You Can Now Choose Your Own Race

Postby Glacier » Feb 14th, 2018, 9:03 am

If gender isn’t biologically linked, and it’s all about how you feel, then why not race?

http://nationalpost.com/opinion/barbara ... d-end-well
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Re: You Can Now Choose Your Own Race

Postby TreeGuy » Feb 14th, 2018, 9:30 am

Or you could be racial fluid. Today I feel Chinese, tomorrow maybe Indian.

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Re: You Can Now Choose Your Own Race

Postby AlienSoldier » Feb 14th, 2018, 2:08 pm

I feel Vulcan right now.

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Re: You Can Now Choose Your Own Race

Postby dirtybiker » Feb 14th, 2018, 2:22 pm

Too bad more people didn't identify with being
smart, or logical .

I'm a minority with hate crimes projected at me.

I'm a white hetro male with conscientious work ethic and
fairly high moral standards.

I'm oppressed.
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Re: You Can Now Choose Your Own Race

Postby GordonH » Feb 14th, 2018, 2:23 pm

AlienSoldier wrote:I feel Vulcan right now.

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Live long & prosper
When you have to start compromising yourself and your morals for the people around you, it’s probably time to change the people around you.

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Re: You Can Now Choose Your Own Race

Postby youjustcomplain » Feb 15th, 2018, 8:58 am

So, a concept created and perpetuated by us, used to describe us is going to be allowed to be modified by us? crazy idea.

Why don't we just abandon the whole idiotic concept of "race".

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Re: You Can Now Choose Your Own Race

Postby StraitTalk » Feb 16th, 2018, 2:32 am

youjustcomplain wrote:So, a concept created and perpetuated by us, used to describe us is going to be allowed to be modified by us? crazy idea.

Why don't we just abandon the whole idiotic concept of "race".


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Re: You Can Now Choose Your Own Race

Postby Rider59 » Feb 16th, 2018, 6:04 am

youjustcomplain wrote:So, a concept created and perpetuated by us, used to describe us is going to be allowed to be modified by us? crazy idea.

Why don't we just abandon the whole idiotic concept of "race".


Uhmm, Race is not a 'concept '. it's scientific a fact much like 'species' and sex (i.e. gender). Rational and intelligent people don't ignore scientific facts because it makes them uncomfortable.

Should we get rid of the concept of species to? How about we all just identify as life forms? Where does it end?
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Re: You Can Now Choose Your Own Race

Postby JayByrd » Feb 16th, 2018, 8:13 am

Humans are all the same species. There are variations within it, but we are all the same species. Much like a domestic dog is still canis lupus familiaris whether it's a pug or a mastiff. To say this doesn't deny certain basic differences. But focusing on those differences has never ever benefited humanity. Ever.

The concept of "race" is simply a hierarchy, created by whites, with whites at the top of it. It's a great system unless you're not white.
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Re: You Can Now Choose Your Own Race

Postby youjustcomplain » Feb 16th, 2018, 8:19 am

Rider59 wrote:
youjustcomplain wrote:So, a concept created and perpetuated by us, used to describe us is going to be allowed to be modified by us? crazy idea.

Why don't we just abandon the whole idiotic concept of "race".


Uhmm, Race is not a 'concept '. it's scientific a fact much like 'species' and sex (i.e. gender). Rational and intelligent people don't ignore scientific facts because it makes them uncomfortable.

Should we get rid of the concept of species to? How about we all just identify as life forms? Where does it end?


Species and race are very different.

Tell me though. We all know what white looks like, but is "white" a race? What about Black? I've seen many different "shades" of black. Surely, a difference in shade doesn't indicate a new race does it? What if a white and black make a child? Is it a brand new race? Ever notice how all asians don't look the same? Is every variation that makes us different, a brand new race?
Rider59 wrote:Where does it end?


As already mentioned, race was created for a reason. It's time we throw that reason away.
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Re: You Can Now Choose Your Own Race

Postby Rider59 » Feb 16th, 2018, 8:28 am

youjustcomplain wrote:Species and race are very different. No kidding Einstein. Where did I say different?

Tell me though. We all know what white looks like, but is "white" a race? Yes, Caucasian. What about Black? Yes, Negro I've seen many different "shades" of black. So? Surely, a difference in shade doesn't indicate a new race does it? No, So? What if a white and black make a child? Is it a brand new race? No. Ever notice how all asians don't look the same? So? Neither do any race. Is every variation that makes us different, a brand new race?
Rider59 wrote:Where does it end?


As already mentioned, race was created for a reason. It's time we throw that reason away.


As far as classification of human beings is concerned, race refers to such classification based upon various parameters such as genetic and biological traits, language, culture, traditions, and social practices. The basic parameter for racial classification, however, remains genetic composition which manifests externally as one's anatomical appearance.

The Basic Races of Humanity
~ Caucasoid
~ Mongoloid
~ Negroid
~ Australoid

https://biologywise.com/list-of-human-races
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Re: You Can Now Choose Your Own Race

Postby Omnitheo » Feb 16th, 2018, 10:01 am

"The Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects all Canadians, every one of us, even when it is uncomfortable."
- Justin Trudeau

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Re: You Can Now Choose Your Own Race

Postby Rider59 » Feb 16th, 2018, 11:23 am



Race Is a Social Construct, Scientists Argue. So the jury isn't out yet then. LOL

Even if they 'win' the argument (doesn't sound scientific to me) then I guess racism has been eliminated then. Wahoo!!!
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Re: You Can Now Choose Your Own Race

Postby dirtybiker » Feb 16th, 2018, 1:58 pm

Funny that it's called 'race'

The 'human race'

I grew up in Motorsport.

Hmmmmm......

See any correlation ?
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Re: You Can Now Choose Your Own Race

Postby rustled » Feb 16th, 2018, 2:13 pm


Interesting stuff. Thanks for posting.

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