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A Poll about Ethnic Race,....

Please don't let this turn ugly. Oh wait. Evee GBCMLd, maybe it won't?

LOLz

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Re: A Poll about Ethnic Race,....

  • ethnicity=/=race
  • image renegade gaucho:
    ethnicity=/=race

    OMG relax. Most people will know what I mean. it's almost 5 on Friday, I'm only thinking about happy hour.

     

  • I wouldn't change because I am who I am.  I wouldn't want DH to change either.
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  • Not to be rude, but I have to say - this is a very weird question. I didn't take part in your poll, but I like who I am so no, I wouldn't change.
  • I am Caucasian and I chose that I would be African-American.

    This is mainly because I think that it would be a very eye opening experience for me. I live in the Northeast and my mother was a Freedom Rider back in 1961 (a civil rights worker), and returned to Mississippi to live there for a while and work on registering black voters.

    So I believe that my parents have educated me well about the struggles for civil rights and against racism that black people have endured. Not to mention slavery. However, I think I would still be shocked to be black and really understand from a different perspective how it feels to almost always be in the minority (at least where I live), and to feel prejudice. 

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  • I'm surprised at how many people wouldn't take advantage of this opportunity for a week. I would love the opportunity to learn from this change.
  • For those folks who are interested in changing their race for a week, try something a slight step down.  Wear some Muslim garb or walk down the street holding a friend of the same sex's hand (or put your arm around them as you stroll).  See if you get any different responses.
  • image GradDad:
    For those folks who are interested in changing their race for a week, try something a slight step down.  Wear some Muslim garb or walk down the street holding a friend of the same sex's hand (or put your arm around them as you stroll).  See if you get any different responses.

    This happened to me today- I was out with a co-worker for lunch and she said something to the cashier about me being her partner, meaning work partner. The cashier gave us a scowl and treated us very poorly after that. Neither of us corrected her assumption and were surprised by her response. Very enlightening.

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  • They have had studies where if an older woman changes her clothing (obviously, keeping the same race, but being well-off, middle-class, or poor), she is treated differently.  Poor women are short-changed more often :(

  • I like who I am, but I would change into almost anything for a week.  I'd be a cat for a week, or a man for a week, or different race. Sounds like an adventure to me!
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