View Poll Results: Is it wrong to refer to themselves as any of the following?

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  • No, its fine to be refered to as listed

    18 56.25%
  • Yes, its wrong to be refered to as listed

    0 0%
  • No, I have neve expressed disapproval toward these designations

    6 18.75%
  • Yes, I have expressed disapproval toward these designations

    7 21.88%
  • No, I'm fine "-American" in these cases

    7 21.88%
  • Yes, its wrong to add "-American" in these cases

    2 6.25%
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Thread: Another question about race

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    Re: Another question about race

    Quote Originally Posted by Un biased View Post
    Jewish is a religious distinction not of country of origin and that is the only problem I have with people putting American at the end . Most people are of multiple nationalities and not of just one . Besides it brings up the question of how long does one need to reside in this country for one to be deemed just a American since everybody ( except the natives ) had to immigrate to this country .
    Jewish is an ethnicity as well.

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    Re: Another question about race

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    It's Roosevelt's speech, not Conservapedia's speech.
    Ecofarm do not understand the difference. Sux to be him.

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    Re: Another question about race

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Jewish is an ethnicity as well.
    And 80% of Jews voted for Obama. Shame to be Jewish-American.

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    Re: Another question about race

    Quote Originally Posted by loader View Post
    And 80% of Jews voted for Obama. Shame to be Jewish-American.
    I never understood the Jewish ultra-liberal hate for Israel.

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    Re: Another question about race

    Quote Originally Posted by loader View Post
    Ecofarm do not understand the difference. Sux to be him.
    That's the most stupid post I've seen today.

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    Re: Another question about race

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I never understood the Jewish ultra-liberal hate for Israel.
    Not only ultraliberal.
    Most American Jews living here for many generations and have mainly pro-socialist worldview, it is expected that Israel will follow the socialist path of development.
    But when Israel turned into almost normal capitalism, they immediately come to hate it.

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    Re: Another question about race

    Quote Originally Posted by loader View Post
    Not only ultraliberal.
    Most American Jews living here for many generations and have mainly pro-socialist worldview, it is expected that Israel will follow the socialist path of development.
    But when Israel turned into almost normal capitalism, they immediately come to hate it.
    Thats a shame. How do jews elsewhere in the world see israel?

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    Re: Another question about race

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That's the most stupid post I've seen today.
    All your posts stupid. Sox to be you.

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    Re: Another question about race

    Quote Originally Posted by loader View Post
    All your posts stupid.
    hahaha

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    Re: Another question about race

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Do you there anything unpatriotic, divisive or otherwise wrong for Americans to refer to themselves as any of the following with respect to ethic heritage?

    - Italian
    - Indian
    - Chinese
    - Irish
    - Jewish
    - German
    - Arab

    If you do consider it unpatriotic, divisive or otherwise wrong; have you ever in your life expressed disapproval of the specific references listed?

    To clear up any confusion that ethnicity is being discussed and not nationality of which the person is a patriotic citizen of America; is it unpatriotic, divisive or otherwise wrong for Americans to add "-American" in that reference?
    I don't think it's wrong, but I don't think it helps anything.

    Yes, language does have an extremely profound impact on perception. Language is the main tool of social and neural building for human beings. To say that these kinds of qualifiers have no impact on social cohesion, I think, is naive.

    "American" is not an ethnicity, and adding your ethnicity into it suggests that you wish to be set apart from just "American." Perhaps you don't wish it, but even then, that is how it goes into other people's brains.

    I won't say it's by any means the sole cause of the sharp racial divides we have in this country, but it is certain it reinforces it.

    I think this is more detrimental than purely ideological based divisions, because it basically forces an entire artificial framework that isn't actually based on any shared character or belief, and in the absence of any logical explanation for otherising yourself, it's inevitable illogical explanations will arise. That does nothing but deepen the stereotype the races.

    I am not going to call anyone out for doing it. I don't think it's "wrong." But I don't think it's helpful, and the fact that people feel such a need to include it even when people can readily see what color they are is a symptom and perhaps a contributor to bad racial relations.

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