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

    Quote Originally Posted by Keridan View Post
    Knowing the definition of the word, I admit that I failed to look it up. I did not look for other uses. Having done so, I now see that your argument was flawed in a different way than first glance.

    Since I was adult enough to look up my area of naiveté, I will look forward to you doing the same. Start with these terms; sentence structure, supporting arguments, evidences, and value.

    When you improve these areas of your argument, I think it would be much more enjoyable to continue. We can even work in more complex stuff for you later.

    An example of nihilism is when one reduces or expands context so as to render any statement or action meaningless. It can be done to anything. In this case, you have employed this pathetic and intellectually dishonest form of rhetoric in attempt to claim "no one is native". Rift Valley natives have undoubtedly migrated throughout Africa hundreds of generations ago and really have no claim to country at all. So, what does this "argument" lead to? It leads to "there are no nations". At that point, you have exited geopolitical discussion, increased speed to max, braced yourself and jumped a shark.

    If we are to accept that nations exist then your (so called) argument is stupid.

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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.
    So, by that you mean, call an American an American?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelJR View Post
    So by that respect....Americans of English decent should celebrate white history month? And consider themselves English Americans?

    See where I'm going with this?

    Why can't everyone just be....Americans.
    Mostly because most people dont live in, werent born in, and havent been to America.
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    Re: Question about race: Is a white south african, who immigrated to america....

    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire X View Post
    Race really doesn't exist. Obviously there is an easily noticeable difference between say, a Sudanese person and a Norwegian person, but those are some polar opposites. Someone who lives on one side of the Ural mountains is considered Asian, while someone on the other side is considered white. It makes no sense. If you consider Hispanic a race, someone living on one side of the Pyrenees mountain is Hispanic while someone on the other side is white. In both cases, the people involved would appear to be of the same race. If you were to ask a kid, the kid wouldn't think they were different races.
    Oh, yeah, that's what all Europeans think is so funny about the American 'race' categorisation -- Hispanics are white! They're of Spanish blood, and guess where Spain is? You got it -- Europe!

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    Re: 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....

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

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    Charlize Theron, born in South Africa.

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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.
    It may be even a child can tell the difference, but only adults demand there be a difference.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelJR View Post
    Here's an interesting take on things. I think of race as B.S. It's something played on by people with an agenda. I think of us as humans. So this isn't a race ploy, I suppose I want to prove a point here.


    Is a white of skin color, south african...that immigrates to the United States....now considered an African American?


    Put that in your pipe and smoke it race baiters on both sides.
    That South African could could be called an African American .. and deal with the quizzical states. :0)

    Color-blindness may sound appealing to some, but that isn't how life operates, it isn't how this nation operates.

    Diversity is far different than tolerance.

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

    As long as we self separate and self segregate ourselves by what we call ourselves and identify ourselves, we can never become one people.

    There should not be any hyphenated Americans. We are either ALL Americans, or we are not.

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