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Thread: Question about race: Is a white south african, who immigrated to america....

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    Re: Question about race: Is a white south african, who immigrated to america....

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Every month is white history month. I believe the common term used is British American, though I suppose English American could work. Well, I don't recall many Scotts waving the union jack 'round these parts



    Because people appreciate their heritage.
    I regard America as being my heritage. I think once we start doing that as a whole, this ridiculous race issue will cease. We are all American.
    So, that's where I stand.

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    Re: Question about race: Is a white south african, who immigrated to america....

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Native tribes still exist.
    They migrated earlier, but are no more native than the white Scotts man who just got off the boat.
    Omniscience just sucks without omnipotence!

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    Re: Question about race: Is a white south african, who immigrated to america....

    Quote Originally Posted by Keridan View Post
    They migrated earlier, but are no more native than the white Scotts man who just got off the boat.
    Nihilism.

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    Re: Question about race: Is a white south african, who immigrated to america....

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I think the whole politically correct "race doesn't exist" line is a joke. Talk about willful blindness, or seeing only what you want to see.

    That's like saying blue eyes are a myth.

    Look around you. Some people are black, some people are white, some people are asians, some are a mix. Even a child can tell the difference.
    Sure. Some people wear blue shirts, some people wear flip flops, if we trivialize it to that point and let this B.S. go...we might be able to move on and tackle real issues. Birmingham is over, nobody is marching anymore. Moving onto the next issue would be nice.

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    Re: Question about race: Is a white south african, who immigrated to america....

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelJR View Post
    Sure. Some people wear blue shirts, some people wear flip flops, if we trivialize it to that point and let this B.S. go...we might be able to move on and tackle real issues. Birmingham is over, nobody is marching anymore. Moving onto the next issue would be nice.
    Who is making an issue of it? I certainly wasn't. I didn't bring up Birmingham. I'm just saying quit being an ostrich with your head in the sand just so you can be PC, and call a spade a spade.

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    Re: Question about race: Is a white south african, who immigrated to america....

    Okay, I'll play technicalities. I'm first generation. My mom's family is from Sicily, is now American. My dad's family is from Belfast-rock-city, now American (I know, odd mix).

    I don't identify myself as being either. Sure, I eat Sicilian food, drink Jameson, but I'm not Sicilian or Irish. I'm American.

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    Re: Question about race: Is a white south african, who immigrated to america....

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Who is making an issue of it? I certainly wasn't. I didn't bring up Birmingham. I'm just saying quit being an ostrich with your head in the sand just so you can be PC, and call a spade a spade.
    Oh man, I couldn't be further from PC if I had to. Thus, me calling a white south African, an African American. Figured that might stir up the pot a bit.

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    Re: Question about race: Is a white south african, who immigrated to america....

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I'm just saying quit being an ostrich with your head in the sand just so you can be PC, and call a spade a spade.
    Wait a minute, I'm very PC and proud of it. I see PC as social intellectualism. Nonetheless, I see no harm in someone recognizing their ancestry. I don't see it as a divider but a celebration of diversity.

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    Re: Question about race: Is a white south african, who immigrated to america....

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Nihilism.
    Such a solid, loquacious and considered response! I realize that the facts are completely against you and that increases the challenge, but if you are going to take the time to respond, is it not worth a little more effort than pointing out that skepticism is what led me to the facts?

    I'm headed to bed now, but I will enjoy looking for a multi - word response in the am .
    Omniscience just sucks without omnipotence!

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    Re: Question about race: Is a white south african, who immigrated to america....

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelJR View Post
    Okay, I'll play technicalities. I'm first generation. My mom's family is from Sicily, is now American. My dad's family is from Belfast-rock-city, now American (I know, odd mix).

    I don't identify myself as being either. Sure, I eat Sicilian food, drink Jameson, but I'm not Sicilian or Irish. I'm American.
    You're a mutt. There is no such thing as Italian-Irish Americans.

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