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originally posted by: rukia
a reply to: John_Rodger_Cornman
Race doesn't exist unless you believe it does. We are all just people. I'm probably way whiter than any other white person here (seriously, anyone want to make a bet? lol I bet you the farm I win ) and I'm half Mexican. Skin color means jack besides how close your ancestors were born to the equator. Woo woo big woop. Race is a cultural construct. There is no biological evidence of race. We all are of the same blood. So who cares? I have a super-strong non-organic fibre in my ankle that replaced a torn ligament. I'm 'modified' technically. What if I got corrective surgery on my eyes so I didn't need glasses anymore, too? Would I be even more 'discriminated' against for having underwent surgery? Give me a break. The reason why there is a problem is because people like you make problems. Race doesn't exist. End 'racism' once and for all by giving a damn about other people besides yourself/who you deem 'worthy'. The color of a man's skin doesn't determine his character--his actions do. The end. People need to stop playing into constructs that pit us against one another for meaningless reasons.
I'm discriminated against for not being easily led or persuaded. You know what? I use it to my advantage. That's the answer. Are you racist? You probably are. The only people I ever see crying about race are people who have white guilt. Probably from the baby boomer generation who participated in white flight. While I understand the reasons behind white flight--like fear of violence/the unknown--I don't condone transferring that guilt onto others and thus perpetuating the issue.
I, on the other hand, I've never been racist. I see people as people: they're all different. Some I like, some I don't. But I don't hate on people because of how they look. That's just shallow and cruel.
OH but regarding the nuts who want to make themselves look like monsters and animals--yeah, you get some permanent radical modifications and I'm sorry but don't expect to find a job/not be gawked at. It's not discrimination: it's the result of your idiotic impulsive life choices. It's called wow, that's your big goal in life? How sad. Go get some help. You need it. Be yourself. But with regards to improving our bodies with like...eagle vision and the like? pfft! as if people would be discriminated against. At least not any more-so than people who choose not to wear makeup lol
As long as people don't go too hard in the paint, there's no issue. And I highly doubt that advanced surgery will be very different from how we look now. My ankle feels as good as new--nothing is different besides it probably being stronger and more durable than my other ankle. Nobody will be able to tell the difference once my scar finally fades.
How do we prevent cyborg husk discrimination? How do we prevent genetically modified humans from discrimination? They will be discriminated against. Will this end racism once and for all?