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If you could change your Race.

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  • an_altan_alt Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Prot3us wrote: »
    I'd stay black. Its just..so much fun. Seriously.

    I can see how this would affect the job market, I can see a future where there would be some kind of test that looks for your "original race" not the one you merely purchased. Also race != personality so even if you did change your race and you were from the Compton projects people would probably be able to tell and quite possibly still discriminate.

    People are fucks and I'm sure would be happy to discriminate just as much as they do now.

    Oddly enough, an old associate of mine who spend time working pretty much everywhere in the world told me the most racist place he had ever seen was Kenya. Apparently the white folks who were normally there for humanitarian purposes were liked well enough, but tension between the black people was really high. I guess there wasn't a whole lot of difference in skin tone, but the shape of noses, foreheads, etc would reveal what tribe a person was from. Outright hatred, discrimination, and violence were both common and accepted. He said it made the southern US look like a Coke commercial with everyone holding hands.
    Horus wrote:
    Is it American thing to say fractions of what race you are or is it done in Europe and Asia? I don't hear such stuff from my Latin American friends, they would say I am was born here and thats it.

    I find it's generally Europeans from the a few generations back that put the most emphasis on nationality. It's like many of them have a catalog of what surnames and features belong to a certain country.

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I got Greek, Italian, and a bit of German in me.
    Don't make me angry.

    If I had to change my race, I'd probably be Cybertronian. Those dudes are awesome.

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  • LRGLRG Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    CangoFett wrote: »
    My family got it good. A good mix of native american and german.

    Whats this mean?

    It means my dad is a cop, and his skin is dark enough that when he pulls a guy over, and the guy is all, "YOU ONLY PULLIN ME OVER CUZ IM BLACK!" my dad can say, "Man, do I look white to you?" and the driver is all, "Oh.. right"

    But still white enough to get free money from the banks



    So you have to be white to be racist? Shit, some black cops are worse than alotta white cops for young blacks.


    Me? I'd stay black for the most part, but would turn white whenever I need a loan.

    LRG on
  • RohanRohan Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Gim wrote: »
    I'd be an elder of a gentle race this world has seldom seen. They talk of days for which they sit and wait when all will be revealed.

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    Podly wrote: View Post
    I'm more than happy being pureblood Irish.
    I'm 'pure' Irish too - that means a fair bit of Celt, with a little bit of Scandinavian (through lots of Viking pillaging and well... raping), a little bit of Scottish/English settler, even probably a little bit of Spanish (through the Armada refugees) and perhaps even some African through them (from the Moorish invasion).

    Pure, pure mutt.

    Aye, me too. I'm "pureblood" Irish also. On my mother's side, my family can be traced back to a family who arrived here from England in the 1600's. On my father's side, the family can be traced back to the De Barra clan, which was Norman. So, tiny, tiny bits of Scandinavian, French, Norman and English in there, with about 98% Irish everywhere else. And I don't think I'd want to be any other race...

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  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I'm half english, a quarter irish, and a quarter scottish

    (horrible teeth)

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  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD along with you if I get drunk well I know I'm gonna be gonna be the man whoRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Rohan wrote: »
    Gim wrote: »
    I'd be an elder of a gentle race this world has seldom seen. They talk of days for which they sit and wait when all will be revealed.

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    Wow, I imagined exactly the same thing when I read Gim's post.

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  • CampionCampion Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I don't think that I'd change my race, I'm pretty perfect looking. The combined features of German, Metis, Native American, and Scottish have formed me: the greatest looking creature in existance. Mostly German though, Germans look pretty good, I think that perhaps we should have genes in everybody, or maybe just work on concentrating this race. Who's with me?

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  • GorgeeenGorgeeen __BANNED USERS
    edited August 2007
    an_alt wrote: »
    Oddly enough, an old associate of mine who spend time working pretty much everywhere in the world told me the most racist place he had ever seen was Kenya. Apparently the white folks who were normally there for humanitarian purposes were liked well enough, but tension between the black people was really high. I guess there wasn't a whole lot of difference in skin tone, but the shape of noses, foreheads, etc would reveal what tribe a person was from. Outright hatred, discrimination, and violence were both common and accepted. He said it made the southern US look like a Coke commercial with everyone holding hands.

    Not surprising. Racism thrives in places where people are poor, stupid, and uneducated.

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    DarkPrimus wrote: »
    Pensies are "just kinda ugly" any way you slice it.

    Or don't slice it.
  • IncenjucarIncenjucar Audio Game Developer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I too enjoy being both "The Man" and "A Man of Color" at the same time.

    No having to worry about "White Guilt."

    It's especially interesting being of a conquered race and the race that conquered it.

    I can tell off pretty much anyone and everyone and they can't pull the race card on me because I'm a mongrel AND this was my country first. Twice.

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  • Crimson KingCrimson King Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I"m Generic European - mostly English, but there's Irish, French, German, Scottish and a whole bunch of other stuff in there. I also like to think I have some Aboriginal blood on my mother's side.

    And I"d just experiment with different races until I found the one that made me sexiest, then stick with it.

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  • PurpleScarfPurpleScarf Registered User
    edited August 2007
    I'm pretty european. German, Estonian, English and the what not, so I'm hella white. yet strangely I do not sunburn.. I'd jsutl ike to not be so pale :P

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  • GorakGorak Registered User
    edited August 2007
    Incenjucar wrote: »
    I can tell off pretty much anyone and everyone and they can't pull the race card on me because I'm a mongrel AND this was my country first. Twice.

    I think you'll find that America belonged to Britain first - we had a flag. :P

    Gorak on
  • azuriceazurice Registered User
    edited August 2007
    Dublo7 wrote: »
    If I had to change my race, I'd probably be Cybertronian. Those dudes are awesome.

    I'd do that. It'd be made of win. :lol:

    Oh and since everyone's going on about their origins, I'm a part Welsh, part Filipino Australian. Unique! :o

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  • SUPERSUGASUPERSUGA Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    America belonged to the Dinosaurs first.
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  • evilbobevilbob Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Mums from England, grandmother on dad's side is from Holland, grandfather on that side I have no idea but its all been in Australia for at least a generation or two before him.

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  • ZsetrekZsetrek Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Fallout wrote: »
    I would choose to retain my pure Aryan lineage

    Apparently my uncle has Nazi papers in his attic which used to belong to my grandfather, and certify our family as Aryan.

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Apparently I'm part Irish and part Cherokee. I don't drink or own a casino.

    I'm terrible at fitting in to stereotypes. :(

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    MKR wrote: »
    Apparently I'm part Irish and part Cherokee. I don't drink or own a casino.

    I'm terrible at fitting in to stereotypes. :(
    Do you do any Rain or Beer dancing?

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Dublo7 wrote: »
    MKR wrote: »
    Apparently I'm part Irish and part Cherokee. I don't drink or own a casino.

    I'm terrible at fitting in to stereotypes. :(
    Do you do any Rain or Beer dancing?

    No. :(

    MKR on
  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2007
    i'm part Cherokee and part Russian.

    Also I'd change myself to obvously minority as to get access to all the awesome scholarships that you get locked out of for being white

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  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    My family is from Ghana.

    If I'd change I'd be from Iceland so I can make aweomse atmospheric music.

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  • GorakGorak Registered User
    edited August 2007
    Can I change my race to Biker Mouse from Mars?

    Or maybe velociraptor?

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    i'm part Cherokee and part Russian.

    Also I'd change myself to obvously minority as to get access to all the awesome scholarships that you get locked out of for being white

    "In soviet Russia, burial site desecrates you!"

    MKR on
  • poshnialloposhniallo Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Fallout wrote: »
    fyi that redirects to the proto-indo-iranian language page (you should make sure you're actually linking to what you want to link to next time) and, probably, avoid correcting obvious jokes. and while we're at it, everyone here also knows what an actual aryan is.

    I apologise for making jokes you don't find funny. It won't happen again, sir.

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    poshniallo wrote: »
    Fallout wrote: »
    fyi that redirects to the proto-indo-iranian language page (you should make sure you're actually linking to what you want to link to next time) and, probably, avoid correcting obvious jokes. and while we're at it, everyone here also knows what an actual aryan is.

    I apologise for making jokes you don't find funny. It won't happen again, sir.

    You were making a joke? :|

    MKR on
  • poshnialloposhniallo Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    MKR wrote: »
    poshniallo wrote: »
    Fallout wrote: »
    fyi that redirects to the proto-indo-iranian language page (you should make sure you're actually linking to what you want to link to next time) and, probably, avoid correcting obvious jokes. and while we're at it, everyone here also knows what an actual aryan is.

    I apologise for making jokes you don't find funny. It won't happen again, sir.

    You were making a joke? :|

    Yeah, just playing dumb. Apparently I'm better at it than I thought. :lol:

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2007
    MKR wrote: »
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    i'm part Cherokee and part Russian.

    Also I'd change myself to obvously minority as to get access to all the awesome scholarships that you get locked out of for being white

    "In soviet Russia, burial site desecrates you!"

    Never invade Nebraska in winter.

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  • Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I would change nothing about myself.

    Although it gets kinda complicated when I try to describe my ancestry to people. 50% Finnish, thats the easy part.

    50% Canadian. "Oh, so like Native?" No. Canadian. White people who used to be rich Americans but decided that no, they didn't want to keep their vast American fortunes, they would rather be merely well-off in Canada. Loyalists.

    Course, it would be easy to just say that I am descended from Loyalists but most people won't know what the fuck I am talking about. Or I could say I am half descended from the British, although all my ancestors on that side were from Canada/USA for the last... 250 years.

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  • Psycho Internet HawkPsycho Internet Hawk Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    My ancestry is 50% Scots-Irish and 50% English.

    I'm pretty sure you can't get more white than that. It's not terribly exciting...

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  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy Don't despair. Not even over the fact that you don't despair.Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    As I have learned, there's little point to australian heritage if you don't have the hot accent.

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  • bowtiedsealbowtiedseal Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I'm happy with my racial background. Eurasian, or Ameriasian as I guess some people prefer. My dad's family is mostly from Western Europe (mother's Italian, father is German and English), and I believe his great-grandmother on his father's side was Eastern Indian. My mom is Filipina, and her grandfather was Spanish.

    I agree that dividing your background into fractions is a peculiarly American thing. The reason I have to specify my ethnicity so often is because I don't particularly look like I belong to any one, and my last name doesn't give any clues. It's German, and I definitely don't think I look German. When people ask they generally aren't satisfied with "American." Plus I'm a third culture kid, so that doesn't make explaining where I'm from any easier.

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  • saggiosaggio Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Al_wat wrote: »
    I would change nothing about myself.

    Although it gets kinda complicated when I try to describe my ancestry to people. 50% Finnish, thats the easy part.

    50% Canadian. "Oh, so like Native?" No. Canadian. White people who used to be rich Americans but decided that no, they didn't want to keep their vast American fortunes, they would rather be merely well-off in Canada. Loyalists.

    Course, it would be easy to just say that I am descended from Loyalists but most people won't know what the fuck I am talking about. Or I could say I am half descended from the British, although all my ancestors on that side were from Canada/USA for the last... 250 years.

    United Empire Loyalist, eh?

    All of my family has come from Scotland - both sides. My father was born in Glasgow during the war, and my maternal great-grand mother came from Edinburgh(? I can't remember for sure on this one) to homestead in Saskatchewan at the turn of the century before moving eventually west.

    But I still consider myself more Canadian than anything, quite honestly.

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  • Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    saggio wrote: »
    United Empire Loyalist, eh?

    Yessir.

    I always get told that my ancestors were some of the founding fathers of Canada. Apparently there is a huge old mansion in Port Hope, Ontario that my direct ancestors lived in.

    Kinda cool. I only wish some of that family money had gone my way...

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  • Chake99Chake99 Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Haha, another non-aboriginal but mainly Canadian here.

    My mother's side is related somehow to General Wolfe, and owned a huge house like three generations back, while my father's side has a bunch of United Empire Loyalists, but is also descended from the first Canadian-born Lieutenant Governor (of New Brunswick), Lemuel Wilmot or something.

    It is sort of is difficult when people ask where I'm from though, wanting to get something from the old world, although the answer is mostly England.

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  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Zsetrek wrote: »
    Fallout wrote: »
    I would choose to retain my pure Aryan lineage

    Apparently my uncle has Nazi papers in his attic which used to belong to my grandfather, and certify our family as Aryan.

    Hah, that's awesome.

    i am pretty sure hitler hated the english so i am thinking i am not

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  • Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I dont think Hitler actually hated the English racially speaking. He just kinda had to go to war with them.

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  • Aroused BullAroused Bull Registered User
    edited August 2007
    Fallout wrote: »
    Zsetrek wrote: »
    Fallout wrote: »
    I would choose to retain my pure Aryan lineage

    Apparently my uncle has Nazi papers in his attic which used to belong to my grandfather, and certify our family as Aryan.

    Hah, that's awesome.

    i am pretty sure hitler hated the english so i am thinking i am not

    That doesn't mean he didn't consider them Aryan.

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  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Hmm

    I haven't actually really looked into it on my own, just heard bits and bites from here and there. That would be interesting to do someday.

    ...Why isn't there an internet "Are you an Aryan?" quiz?

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