originally posted by: cavtrooper7
Personally I am a BEIGE AMERICAN. I am not WHITE like an ALBINO ,completely diffent color on the color wheel and so ,INACCURATE.
The term WHITE has negative racial connotations not apllicable to ME obviously since I have NEVER had any privildges ,being weird for the most part
has obfiscated those.
So I am offended when they call me WHITE.
You have a good point. "White"
these days connotates someone who is a bigot, prejudiced
and is gleeful over the mythical "white privilege"
White is the new slang for a terrible, awful, evil person.
I am peach colored myself and I too have been insulted to be compared to a piece of paper.
White-Hispanic is also a derogatory term,
as in, you aren't really Hispanic,
you are a Hispanic version of an Oreo
(a derogatory term for Blacks who are well spoken and educated).
a reply to: burdman30ott6
My sister has become legally hispanic,
because she has a hispanic surname due to marriage,
and she also happens to have a very common hispanic first name.
Although she is a peach like me, with a sterling British genetic heritage on both sides.
She was given hiring preference at her job
and is listed as a minority for her employers records.
I think this is wrong.
However, it is what it is and it got her a really good and secure job.
I do accept Jeb's explanation that he accidentally checked the wrong box.
Jeb didn't go around like Elizabeth Warren did,
claiming on everything and in speeches that she was Native American,
when she didn't have a drop of Native American blood
and wasn't even married to a Native American.
Much as I accept his explanation.
I still don't want Jeb for President,
nor do I want Hillary.
That is the beginning of the end of a true democratic Presidency
in the US and starts the practice of dynasties.
What's next? Chelsea?
Will the Bush's and Clinton's who are very very very good friends,
decide between them who all the rest of the US Presidents will be?
That is what could happen if either are elected.
edit on 3Mon, 06 Apr 2015 15:01:35 -0500pm40604pmk061 by grandmakdw because: format spelling addition