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Originally posted by torqpoc
Originally posted by WhatAreThey
Are you a cultural anthropologist? In fact, the definitions I use support the anthropological definitions and vice-versa. For example, one definition of race in the anthropological sense is:
"an arbitrary classification of modern humans, sometimes, especially formerly, based on any or a combination of various physical characteristics, as skin color, facial form, or eye shape, and now frequently based on such genetic markers as blood groups. "
So, I am not the only one that mentions skin color. Apparently, not only do you not know anything about cultural anthropology, but you do not understand the nuances of linguistics.
No I am not, nor am I an arrogant child looking to make a name for themselves on the forum, as you truly seem to be to me right now. You have been rude and condescending more than once, so i'll follow suit
You were not classifying cultures in the sense of an anthropologist, you simply jumped on that due to my use of a dictionary definition of the term "culturalist". You are neither an anthrapologist, nor a culturalist, you are just someone hell bent on wanting to justify his hate of others on cultural diversity, when in fact it is more racism than anything else.
You also seem to wish to negate all the racist acts which have happened in the history of man kind, which also had nothing to do with skin colour.
Nuances of linguistics have nothing to do with trying to negate the term racism and dress it up in a cultural diversification dress. Keep kidding yourself, bigot.
I have nothing more to say to you.
Tedit on 27-3-2012 by torqpoc because: (no reason given)
So you ignore my whole post and just quote that part. Selective reading, but I understand because this is a very dividing subject and most people hold dear their positions. I was not saying "blame whitey" or anything like that I was responding to a poster in particular and addressing his post.
Originally posted by sealing
You make valid points all around.
It's proof that racism is much more nuanced than many see.
But as far as making a big deal, they're are still many many racists.
And they're beliefs affect people everyday. They won't hire those they are
prejudiced against,(unless it's grunt work). Also they won't give them the
benefit of the doubt when there's a question as to whose right in a situation,
when it involves a person who is from the same background as the prejudice person.
Also... As a white dude, occasionally I get around some crazy racists,
& they assume you are down with slurs, jokes and rants. Just because
you're white. I've lived in Texas my whole life and I'm here to say
Racism is alive and well.
edit on 26-3-2012 by sealing because: grammar
Originally posted by MidnightTide
How about this for some culture?
Originally posted by gaurdian2012
seems like everyone is dodging the race bullet. but thats impossible, you can only sweep it under the rug for so long eventually there is no more room under there because there is now a mountain of bs under the rug and to the op who made you king of the world. If someone anyone wants to wear "pants on the ground", "grills" "hoodies" etc in the hip hop style who are you to judge ? what makes you so superior that you are above the herd? sorry to burst your intellectual bubble your not. I used to be like you thinking myself better than others due to the knowledge I possess. but then i awoke to the reality were all on this prison planet together no one more special than another. you know it's attitudes like yours that create the george zimmermans of the world "judge first by appearances alone"
you are like shallow hal blind to the true beauty around you because of your pre-concieved notions of what is acceptable. this is bs with a capital B. were all racists we all judge based on appearance the true enlightened human realizes he is racist accepts this then tries to overcome it