posted on Jul, 14 2014 @ 11:06 AM
a reply to: BlubberyConspiracy
Incorrect. They were considered white, but not Anglo-Saxon protestants. Because they aren't Anglo-Saxon, and typically are catholic. Although they
did face discrimination, they also assimilated very quickly. English was typically learned immediately. Also, you have to remember that this was a
time when immigration was controlled. It was before the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. On one hand you're right, most peoples in the US
are from Immigrant backgrounds, but on the other hand, the nature of the immigration, the scenario of immigration lets call it, was completely
"white people" aren't a race. Humanity is a race and if you see people of color as different from you, you need to get out more and make a friend or
Incorrect again. Race is a taxonomic rank below species designating different phenotypes. Caucasian being one of them. We are all the same species,
but race (as in breed) absolutely genetically exists.
Me, I'm pro diversity, I think being able to tackle different human problems with different ways of thinking and acting rooted in different cultural
system developed in large part because of race or breed is a lot more competitive than if we were all the exact same.
Edit: I've traveled a lot in my life, a lot of it for work. The fundamentals in they way humans act are all basically the same. Everyone, no matter
where you go wants to have a happy and healthy life and wants to have a family and see them grow up happy and healthy. Very very few people are
damaged to the point of being evil. Very very few people want conflict or war unless protecting the aforementioned desires and see no other choice.
However, the way different cultures problem solve, interact, adapt, etc. are all very different and are what makes them who they are. These nuances,
differences, all have valid and considered ways of doing things. I would hate to lose all of that, and I think humanity as a species would lose a lot
edit on 14-7-2014 by Galvatron because: (no reason given)