View Poll Results: Do you have friends of other races

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  • I tend to only befriend people the same race as I, on a subconcious level

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  • I tend to befriend people of my on race on an unsubconcious level

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  • I have friends of all races that I regulary hang out with

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  • I have no desire to have friendships with other races

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  • I don't set out not to have friends of other races, but the cards tend to fall that way

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Thread: How common is REAL racial integration?

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    Re: How common is REAL racial integration?

    i have friends from holland,ukrania ,georgia ,spain ,germany and also i have lots of virtual friends from DP and i like them and glad to be their friend.

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    Re: How common is REAL racial integration?

    I'm whiter than snow, but most of my friends are Latinos.
    "Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."
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    Re: How common is REAL racial integration?

    This entire thread is a

    Friend argument - RationalWiki
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    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: How common is REAL racial integration?

    That's not true. This thread isn't even an argument in the first place. It isn't trying to prove or justify anything on the basis of friends at all. It is a question...

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    Re: How common is REAL racial integration?

    Of course it's true. The OP asks if we hang out voluntarily with people whose skin color is different from our own. It asks us to make the Friend Argument.
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    Re: How common is REAL racial integration?

    Not at all. Arguments have to have premises and at leat one conclusion. Responding to this thread requires one premise, but no conclusion.

    A friend argument would be something like this: I have black friends, therefore I know some special thing about black people. Or more commonly: I have black friends, Therefore I cannot be a racist. The conclusions are underlined.

    Responding to this thread doesn't require you to conclude anything. I have friends of all sorts. That is how I casted my vote, but I didn't say that me having friends of all sorts meant anything or proved anything. It's that second step that would make it an argument.
    Last edited by Res Cogitans; 03-24-12 at 04:21 PM.

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    Re: How common is REAL racial integration?

    You have black friends, therefore you are integrated. Ta-da! Friend Argument.
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    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: How common is REAL racial integration?

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    I'm talking about a voluntary integration if you will. What I mean by that is; do you voluntarily hang around people who have a different skin complexion than you?

    It seems everytime a story hits surrounding scandal, murder, theft, etc, and there are 2 or more races involved it ALWAYS turns into a race issue, and the real issue up for debate gets forgotten. I grew up on military bases around the world. I had hispanic friends, white firends, black friends, korean friends and the list goes on. If I ever felt uncomfortable around anyone it was due to their PERSONALITY not their race. I attend a multicultural church and my husband and I are different races. What I want to know is how common voluntary integration is? Maybe I just grew up fortunate.
    In my family, integration is not an issue.

    My step-father was from Holland, my oldest brother married a Japanese woman, my youngest brother is gay, my ex-wife married a Hispanic, my oldest son's girlfriend is black.

    I am white...of German descent.

    I am an Air Force brat and I had a career in the Army.
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    Re: How common is REAL racial integration?

    Well, I think the two of us have read the question differently. I didn't take the question of integration to be one about individuals. I took it to be one about society, hence the poll. In which case the answer to the question "how common is real racial integration?" is not meant to supply the conclusion. The results of the poll are meant to supply the conclusion.

    What does it even mean for an individual to be integrated?

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    Re: How common is REAL racial integration?

    I don't see how you could've possible interpreted the question to be aimed at society, rather than the individual reading the question. The poll question starts off with the words "Do you."
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