sitar85 wrote:What I meant to say is that race does not determine our genetic differences. A white man can have DNA that is completely similar to a yellow man or black man. Or completely different. The point is that race tells you nothing of genetic traits like different breeds of dog might (but sometimes don't). It can be generally assumed that a pitbul has above average fighting ability, or that a bloodhound will generally have a better sense of smell. Breeds can often determine genetic differences in doge. Thing is, the external appearance of human beings does not. You can't really say that black men are automatically better at sports than white men, for example. These kind of generalizations are not only hurtful, they are wrong. Yes, there seem to be more blacks in sports, but a big reason for that has to do with the social economic situation that a disproportionate number of blacks are put into. And structural racism also prevents many blacks from obtaining white collar jobs.
Anyway, I was miscommunicating when I said that there are no genetic differences between people. There are differences, of course, but the point is that race does not determine them.
Here, check out this documentary if you want proof and just want to see something interesting:
Camelidae wrote:I cannot believe anyone would want to discuss racism in such length -- or dog breeds.
As for the original question asked last summer, no, I don´t project myself as racist nor anything opposite to it. What point is there in saying how very open-minded you are when it should not even be worth mentioning?
A few years ago, I was working as a health inspector and a fellow health inspector, of African American descent, confided in me that she thought I was a racist for several months because I never made eye contact with her.
Same here, although I know I'm right a lot and don't get why others think so differently. What I think seems so right. It's weird.EBR wrote:I wouldnt say racist; I am frequently told I am stuck up and think I am better than everyone, which I do not think...
neal88 wrote:It's not you it's her. I'm going to be very blunt, straightforward, and racist about this, and make a sweeping generalization:
In my experience living in a city where the majority of the population is African American, I can say with some confidence that most African Americans will pull the "race card" at the drop of a hat. Educated, well-off African Americans won't so much. The others will constantly blame the white man and the system that they are leeching off of instead of seeing that the blame is their's. Every ethnicity has been a slave and has been persecuted at one point in history, and the Jews had it worse than the African Americans did. Everyone else has moved on.
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