posted on May, 26 2008 @ 10:27 AM
This has been a long standing concern of mine
just what does it mean to be "racist" in a world where different NATIONALITIES and ETHNIC groups become races...
and what is the purpose of naming a group of individuals something when it says little about their race or ethnic group and vice versa
A Mexican in the US is termed "Hispanic" or in the colloquial "Brown"
WTF? brown how is that a racial classification? and how would anyone group Sammy Sosa of the Dominican Republic as Hispanic or Latino (ethnic grouping
probably) when he is clearly a African Descent individual.
so Hugo Chavez (considered a "Hispanic or Latino") and Sammy Sosa, and Sophia Vergara (google this beauty) and Salma Hayak are all considered in the
same "racial" group yet only share a similar ethnic character, there is no racial commonalities here (except maybe Vergara and Salma)
and how is Jewish a racial designation? when a person of Jewish faith can come from anywhere on the planet as well as how is Muslim a racial type?
Indonesia and Malaysia have the fastest growing Muslim populations around and they are not the "classic" version of the Muslim which the governments
have created a paranoia about.
I grew up and there were simple characterizations of Race (Asian/Oceanic/Caucasian/African) Yes a mixed few exist and there are blended area and
populations but even there a bias towards one type exists... and Ethnicity was a characteristic of the person not what they were but who they
What is wrong with the world
[edit on 26-5-2008 by fiorano]