It must be hardwired in or something. <br />
You are what you are, & you're a racist. <br />
*skips away to communicate with egalitarian types instead*
I did. In the original thread! & hardcassle puts it brilliantly above too.
Hi Ferric! *waves*
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Too bad we aren't all colour blind
There are some intellectual midgets who claim racist at the drop of a hat. It's their way of trying to silence a different opinion. Your comment is not racist, but there is an implication in it that you think it is odd to be attracted to someone of another race. That in itself, in my opinion is not racist, but it does open you up to some who will jump to that conclusion.
Yes, that is how intellectual midgets operate. Just ignore it.
The question you asked is based on assumptions (people should stick to their own race) which are racist. I don't think it's very useful to label people as being either racist or not racist, but I think the question you asked betrays a certain ignorance about race. Why on earth would it be strange to be attracted "outside your own race"?
I don't see where his assumptions-which are drawn by the reader, not stated by the writer-are necessarily racist; meaning a sense of one race being superior. I see it simply as something new to him, like he has only seen people of his community match up within their race. In fact, he is indicating an attraction to someone of another race; and so I would say that he is not as labeled.
Same old self righteous bull ****. These race baiting witch hunters are every where just brain washed sheeple doing what their programed to do.
It's the implication that it's odd to be attracted to someone's personal qualities if that individual is not of the same racial or ethnic background as yourself. There IS a certain racial prejudice implied in the question. Someone free from racial bias (admittedly few of us) would not ask such a question, it wouldn't occur to them that one wouldn't be attracted to someone they "clicked" with. Regardless of race.
If you really want to stir things up be attracted to another species! I am all about dolphins myself.
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To me there is only one race, the human race, but we all come from different ethnic backgrounds. I don't believe ethnicity and race are actually the same thing. The thing is, it's not your fault, because it's part of the world we live in and is the norm, but separating things or calling attention to things as a racial aspect and/or skin pigment, is racist. It is the social norm among all ethnic groups though, so many don't see it as that way.
I've had the same thing happen. Some people can't stand the subject of race and will take it out on anyone who brings it up.
Not at all ,its a preference? Maybe he is insecure?
Doesn't sound racist as in hateful but it implies there's some sort of difference between one race and another.
I get what you are saying ontremuzik. I didn't take that as racist...just a question. But I can see where others might see it a different way. You gotta be careful on here...or anywhere when asking race questions. Even if your intentions were harmless
I've got to say this before my brain explodes. A racisT -- two racisTS. You keep saying "a racists".
Maybe you should watch your phraseology.
Use different words, like ethnicity and maybe change the sentence a bit. Like, 'have you ever been drawn to someone of a different ethnicity? What was the attraction?' Of course, someone else might find that offensive. You shouldn't get bent out of shape by one opinion.
Yes. But there is a difference between calling someone a person of color versus black. Can ya see it?
Some people are more sensitive to certain words. Synonyms often set a different tone as well, and if you can't get that, smh
Then you should've phrased your question differently.
ahh well. someppl just like to go around pointing fingers.. i suggest you turn your hand and point one right back :)
yar. i hate ppl who pull the race card. espesh morons.
How about ask if you are attracted to other ethnicities sp*? instead.
Don't complain to me. You asked.
Thank You for that. You're forgiven. I wasn't implying that you sounded racist at all....was just offering another option.
The phrasing isn't the problem, the underlying assumption is.
Meh, it's just miscommunication or a misunderstanding, it happens a lot. Don't let it wind you up, just ignore and find peace in yourself knowing that you aren't racist.
Because it (appears to) assume there's something wrong (or at least unusual) with being attracted to a different race, which brings to mind segregation.