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What is your attitude to race?

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posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 12:51 AM
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a reply to: Revolution9

Race? Do you mean the color of peoples skin? Or are you refering to culture? I would rather talk about differing cultures, because that is far more interesting and meaningful.




posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 12:55 AM
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No race but the human race.
Hopefully to space.

I want to see the universe.



posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 01:17 AM
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originally posted by: Revolution9

originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: Revolution9

Race is a superstition. The fact is, the species cannot be divided upon such blurry lines.


Yes, it is blurry lines. I am very considerate of people who do hold onto some notion of a racial identity. It is not a good idea to rush people along into that uncertainty of universality. It is a huge step and the MSM will do no favors if they bully us all into accepting their T&Cs about race. In many ways it is they who are stirring up the trouble of late. It creates an unpleasant backlash and people feel very insecure.

I value Hillbilly music very highly. It is culturally rich and has its own wonderful identity and roots in the past of the Old West. I hope the U.S does not forget its settler period. It will be just a period, just the early part of an emerging nation. Every nation has been through the bloodbaths of struggle unfortunately.

I don't want to be limited by the definitions. I'm a bit raceless really. I will not accept the white definition. I refuse it. It has no meaning. I think the term has been forced on people. You don't have to accept it. We are all really children of the universe on this rock in space.



Racialism, the belief that the species can be divided into races, is a pseudoscience.

I’m with you, I’m “raceless”. Colorblindness is something we hold as children, the default position, while racialism is beaten into our heads.



posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 02:58 AM
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My attitude toward race? I hate running.



posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 03:52 AM
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originally posted by: In4ormant
There's just assh@les and non-assh@les. I stick with the latter no matter the birthplace.


This is my stance on this subject also.



posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 04:11 AM
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As a an south asian immigrant living in uk for 20 years. I have suffered racism few times. Mostly from blacks and other south asians.

Think its got to do with class aswell. More i go up in class, less racists i meet.

Personally, i see no difference in people. Good ppl, normal ppl, and #s....

Ps.. Some think i should say, when i am new to the country, dont speak the language, no money, and in total cultural e shock, the man who sort my life out is was white guy, a working class Londoner, took pitty on me and put me on right direction. In everyway. Eventually he becomed like one of the important person in my family. First time and the only i ever cried in adult life was when he died.



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posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 05:19 AM
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There is only one race, the human race.

Those who accept as much move the whole forward. Those who do not, hold it back. That is my view on the matter.



posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 08:22 AM
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a reply to: Revolution9

It sure sounds like you are talking about culture, not race.

Does genetic variation produce what you mention? Or do different social constructs? Different times, different places, etc.



posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 11:04 AM
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a reply to: Revolution9

Being an old white guy in Texas, the only thing I think about "race" is where is it safe for me to go and what places I should avoid so as not to be attacked for being an old white guy. Its a dodgy business but survival demands it.



posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 01:35 PM
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Nice OP Rev9!
Most people all over the world are decent in my experience-
I am from the UK,but have travelled a bit-Asia/Europe/Canada.
However,all countries sadly have there share of nasty or even evil people who try to spoil things for the rest of us(usually motivated by profit and/or the need to feel powerful).

Now although I think all religion is a creation of humans,I do respect people of any religion,as long as they do not wrongly assume their religion wishes them to control and attempt to dominate others.
We have a sunni muslim in my family who is a true gent and would not hurt a fly,and my beautiful fiancee,my everything is Nepali(Hindu).
A few generations back we have some Africans in my family,although no one would notice to look at us.

That said,people from different countries of course have different ways of doing things,but I like that and I think it should be celebrated.

If I was all powerful,and could change aspects of humanity,it would not be to do with race/color.
I would take away the thing I hate most-cruelty.
Not violence,not even killing-that is what has made us the dominant species-sadly we need violence to progress and survive.
But we also need compassion and empathy.

But cruelty-that is the true evil IMO,and if we could get rid of that from the genepool,I would be happy.
A true hunter or warrior can use violence and kill without being cruel,and will show compassion and empathy,but evil people will use violence and kill for the sake of the enjoyment of cruelty.

Sorry if I veered off track there..

Peace Brother.





posted on Oct, 14 2017 @ 02:13 PM
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I have my prejudices and I have to be sure to make the effort to keep an open mind when first meeting new people that I perceive as belonging to one of 'those' classes.

However it's usually more culturally based and not racially based with me.

I tend not to like or trust life-long New Yorkers and it has nothing to do with their race or ethnic heritage but the New York - loud (in so many ways) culture that is perfectly normal for them

There are a couple of other cultural groups that i just dislike.

So, I have to be aware of my biases at all times and approach people in those groups with a much more open mind and heart. And it has paid of it a few wonderful friendships - ones that I can bitch about my friends irritating 'cultural' traits without any offence - but that takes time and I would never had had that time without knowing and working to remove my biases.



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