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Originally posted by poomouth
Anyways, I myself wanted to share bits and pieces on this thread that pertain to my original supposition.
I've noticed that whites more than any other race like to make direct eye contact. (though native N/S americans do this comfortably as well) This I believe is related to their tendency to want to see through people, and their subconscious need to expose their intentions as a social norm. (Again, a result of living in close quarters with others over an extended period of time) My mother always taught me to make direct eye contact or "people will not take you seriously."
I've noticed that black men when they communicate, often do so side by side, facing the same direction, much less often front to front. I've also noticed that when black men sit to face each other at a dinner table, they often adopt a far leaning back posture or a hunched over posture to keep their sense of personal space intact.
East asians of course, are taught NOT to make eye contact! It might make the other person uncomfortable, etc..
I myself being half japanese and half white will often make eye contact, but I seem to lose some energy when I do so! With my mothers family, I am often uncomfortable with the loud, boisterous manner which they communicate, with my fathers, I often feel too outgoing, like I am stepping out of line. LOL
Another thing i've noticed with white people, is that they often use the terms "fake" or "inauthentic" to describe people they don't trust. I've never understood this idea much. How can a person not be authentic? Mean, dangerous, funny, inspiring, I understand, but isn't everyone authentic in their own way? It comes from that close-quarters psychology of needing to be honest, and expose yourself or else everyone else suffers...
Originally posted by OhZone
Whitewave, I disagree that studies of racial differences would be divisive.
I see it as furthering our understanding of each other.
We study cultures for this reason don't we?
Why not deepen the study?
We are not alike, not any of us. We , all 6+ billion of us are as different from each other as the snow flakes are different from each other. So differences are not anything new and studying them should not be avoided for some politically correct nonsense.
Nothing has ever been resolved by avoiding the issue.
The Science of Race? Genetically, racial difference can be measured, tested, analysed and assessed by DNA scientists and we can all be thankful for that in that it helps our understanding of the physical and biological attributes of ourselves and our neighbours. We can all enjoy greater health benefits from this knowledge and it can help inform us in our decision making processes, individually and collectively.
ou can't tell me the average Asian is as tall as the average European, or average African... height being a physical aspect, you can see why I disagree with you here