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  1. When I look at old pictures, old footage, and read about the first European immigrants who came to the United States whether they were Jews, Italians, or Germans.

    I look at how they dressed, what they ate, and how they behaved.....

    It reminds me so much of AfroAmericans and how we used to dress, eat, and behave.

    I've had more than one European from places like France and Italy tell me that in terms of style and behavior Black Americans were actually more like Europeans that White Americans.

  2. If you want my honest opinion.....

    I think MOST scientists, just like most professors and other members of Academia actually DO believe in God.

    If you investigate, you'll find that most scientists, professors, policy makers, and others who hold prominent positions in this society are MARRIED.

    Why do such educated men and women who believe that humans are essentially animals and know that man is polygamous would even take such a self-imposed restrictive institution like marriage seriously, let alone engage in it?

    Not only are they married but they tend to talk in terms of morality, decency, attend religious ceremonies, maintain ancient traditions, take "oaths" in court....and engage in other behavior that would be considered strange for people who don't believe in a higher power.

    One of the biggest tricks the West has played on the rest of the world is tricking them into not believing in a Supreme Being.

    A Supreme Being that THEY clearly believe in.

  3. Cynique

    "Can we agree that racism is about empowerment, - about being able to enforce and instituionalize color discrimination, something that children don't have the authority to do."

    I'm not the type who believes Black people can't be racist because of a lack of power.

    I believe racism is simply assigning a value (especially a negative value) to a particular race, plain and simple.

    I believe you can be racist whether you have the power to act on your beliefs or not.

    All

    Let me throw something else in the mix.........

    I believe RACISM is learn behavior, however I believe HATRED is not.

    Hatred....like love, happiness, and jealousy.....is an emotion.

    And emotions are natural.

    There are those who are born without the ability to hate, like those who are born without the ability to love...or born without the ability to see....or walk.

    But these are abnormal DIS-abilities.

    Hatred is a normal human emotion not necessarily tied to racism.

    Indeed, there are some racists who don't even hate the targeted race.

  4. Troy

    "You may be correct Pioneer. But I choose to believe he had a plan and advancing in politics was his goal, Wright was a stepping stone."

    Absolurely!

    That's what I was saying; he basically joined the church to get some "street cred" in the community.

    "Obama's current alignment with Rev Sharpton is a little more curious."

    Are you sure it's not more like Reverend Sharpton aligning himself with Obama?

    Seems to me that ever since he's gotten that talk show on MSNBC, he's become less "pro Black" and more "pro Democrat" aligning himself with any and almost every issue on the Democrat platform. For the past few years he's been advocating gay rights and gay marriage, something that the majority of the Black church is against and something he NEVER spoke on in the past.

  5. There are 2 types of science.

    Science in the classical use of the term.

    Science in the contempary use of the term.

    Classical science is the collection of verifiable facts and other forms of information based on observation and experimentation.

    It's not beholding to any particular institution or tied to any agenda.

    Contemporary science...especially in the West....seems to be a religion or fraternity.

    It is established.

    It gets it's orders from the top down.

    It resists and sometimes even persecutes change and alternative thinking.

    It has an agenda.

    A good example of the difference is the Theory of Evolution.

    Contemporary science says that evolotion is a fact, there is no room for argument.

    Classical science says evolution is only one of many theories...some weak some strong....but since man wasn't around to observe or record his origins we can't call it absolute fact.

  6. It seems to me that Obama is much much too left-brained or "intellectual" to be a devout member of the typical inner-city Black church with all it's singing, clapping, and strong emotionalsim.

    I know I didn't care too much for it when I was a Christian.

    I prefered ministers along the line of Fredrick KC Price and others who TEACH more than PREACH.

    While I don't doubt that he's a Christian, I think he just affiliated himself with that particular church early in his political career to endear himself with the people of the community while trying to help the unemployed factory workers in the area.

    He knew THEIR minds were in the church, so he went into the church to reach them.

  7. Racism is learned, race conciousness is not....it's natural.

    Any child with eyesight can readily see the difference between what we call a Black person and White person.

    I knew Bruce Lee was different from the other people in my neighborhood when I was just 3 years old!

    But in order to assign value and/or negative characteristics to a particular color....which is racism.....has to be learned either through indoctrination or experience.

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  8. Troy

    "Well Pioneer, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but haven't you noticed that gender differences have been greatly neutralized over the last half century. People are fighting for same sex marriages, men's clothing is becoming increasing feminized, girls fighting to be included on football -- with the men. Women literally standing up and saying they don't men men in their lives, to help them raise children, they can be just as good a father as any man. I could go on but you see my point.

    There are distinct differences between men and women -- indeed ignoring these inherent differences is what has contributed to the destruction of the family..."

    I couldn't agree with you more on how this has contributed to the destruction of the family, especially the Black family.

    It appears that the same social engineers (mostly White college professors and media executives) who are promoting "gender neutrality" among the masses don't seem to practice it in thier own homes.

    The same White woman teaching girls in an innercity highschool that they don't need men in thier lives and that they should learn to be independant is usually married herself and would probably kick her own daughter out of the house if she came home and announced that she was a lesbian.

    I've long suspected that much of this is a trick to set Black men and women against eachother and destroy the Black family.

    However, when it comes to sex.....as well as race....we're dealing with biology and genetics, not necessarily sociology and human behavior in a given environment.

    Just like a man is still a man (facial hair, testicles, penis) regardless as to whether or not he wears a miniskirt, lipstick and listens to Barbara Striesand......

    A Black person is still Black (dark skin, kinky hair, high butt, ect....) regardless as to what he wears, how he talks, or even what he wants to CALL himself.

    "We have this laws called "Bias Crimes" where, in essence, if the perpetrator of a crime was motivated by some prejudice the penalties would be far worse. This makes no sense to me."

    While it makes sense to me.....I actually don't agree with it.

    I think crimes should be punished accordingly but I don't necessarily agree with giving someone "extra" punishment because of thier personal beliefs because it involves trying to figure out what's in someone elses head.

    "If a Black man yells, "nigger I'ma beat the shit out of you!" then proceeds to pummel a black man -- he gets a slap on the wrist. If white boy does exactly the same thing he gets thrown under the jail and his picture on the cover of the local tabloid. Suppose a mulatto guy does the same thing -- what do we do with him?

    Ultimately if people stop thinking in terms of race, there can't be racists, right. And isn't that our goal? "

    The word "if" is the key factor in the statement you just made.

    "If" is often a symptom of wishful thinking....lol.

    My old man used to say that "if" a bullfrog had wings he wouldn't bump his ass everytime he took a leap, lol.

    If racism didn't exist, things would be much better.....but it does, so those who have been the historical victims of it must learn how to defend themselves against it.

    Most problem solvers will tell you the very first step in solving a problem is identifying it.

    As I've been saying since I started this thread, if racism is a problem and we took away racial classification then how would one be able to identify the problem or racism?

    You ignoring racism isn't going to keep a racist from discriminating against you any more than refusing to acknowledge death will keep one from dying.

    "Unless you believe racism is natural"

    Well personally, I believe racial distincition....or recognizing that there are different races, is natural.

    I don't believe that racism itself necessarily is though.

    BTW Troy and Cynique

    In regards to the government being racist because they use racial classification......

    There is a difference between being RACIST and being RACE CONSCIOUS.

    One is practicing discrimination and assigning value based on race; the other is simply being aware that there are different races while adding no values or judgements to any specific racial group.

  9. Delano

    "Pioneer - we may be tuning into some of the same frequencies.

    perhaps the personal mind is one cabinet in universal warehouse.

    i am in agreement with what you say about the mind. How can the intangible be connected to the tangible."

    I've been reading a lot about Near Death Experiences and Out of Body Experiences these past few years. It's really educated me on a lot of things with regards to the mind and various powers in the body.

    Cynique

    .

    "I'd say the mind works through the brain. The brain is tangible, but the mind is spiritual. It's like body and soul. Inspiration is spontaneous; it just comes to you from The Source of all thought. An idea is the fruition of inspiration."

    I'm beginning to believe that the brain is more of an "antenna" to receive and broadcast the works of the mind and beyond.

    Troy

    If your basic premise is that people people's beliefs should be grounded in reality, I hear exactly what you're saying and agree.

    But I've learned there's more to "reality" that just what we see on a daily basis. I've had personal experiences myself that have confirmed this.

    We know that certain animals like birds see a greater range of colors and other sights than humans.

    We know other animals have a much much better sense of smell and can smell things that humans don't even know exist.

    I was looking at a report today on CNN about animals who can detect cancer and other diseases even before they can be seen on an MRI!

    The spectrum of REAL-ity or what is "real" is much much greater than most humans REAL-ize.

  10. A lot of White liberals thought he'd be different too.

    I was living on the West Coast when he was campaigning and got elected back in 2008 and a lot of Whites in places like Seattle and Portland were floating and glowing around that time. They were declaring an END TO THE REAGAN ERA.

    They had such high hopes because they were expecting that a Black man would really "sock it to the system".

    People talk about the attempts of Republicans to use Reverend Jeremiah Wright to smear Obama and make him look like a radical racist. But I can assure you and everyone reading that in the Pacific Northwest it had the OPPOSITE EFFECT.

    White people were blaring the speeches of Rev. Wright all out of thier apartments, studios, and coffee shops....lol.

    They couldn't get enough of him and his firey sermons.

    It's like they hadn't been exposed to the Black church before.

    It told them if you like THAT....then come on back home with me to Detroit and I'll take you to some preachers that would make Jeremiah Wright look like Clarence Thomas, lol.

  11. Delano

    Not to change the subject, but when you mentioned that you were trying to explain to your biracial children why Black people were mistreated because of thier color and they couldn't understand it....this is one of the reasons I differenciate "Black peple" from "AfroAmericans".

    Originally, one of the reasons Black people were discriminated against was because of HOW THEY LOOKED.

    The dark skin, kinky hair, and thick nose and lips of West Africans were seens as badges of dishonor and ugliness in American society for over 2 centuries.

    When people look at Barak Obama and say they can't understand why so many wouldn't want a "Black" president, they aren't understanding that the typical Black man doesn't look like him (although I must say the President has pretty kinky hair for a mixed person, lol)

    Troy

    "If we were still in African who know if a Jazz, or the Blues, or Rap would have emerged at all."

    You know what, I often think along the same lines when it comes to different things.

    What if our people had stayed in Africa and had never been enslaved...how would the world be?

    With regard to music, I suspect that there probably wouldn't be any Jazz like we know it today because most African socities tend to be very traditional and you know those type of societies DON'T LIKE CHANGE.

    They continue the same traditions for thousands of years.

    Asian and Native American culutres were the same way.

    They favored tradition and the ways of the ancestors above that which is commonly called "advancement".

    Often times, that which is "new" is unwelomed and persecuted.....driven out.

    If I'm not mistaken though, I thought Jazz itself was founded by New York Jews with their clarinets and other wind instruments.

  12. Delano

    The akashic records.....

    Actually this was what I was thinking about when I started this thread questioning where some artists get thier inspiration from.

    I also believe that there is a difference between ideas and inspiration.

    It is my belief that ideas are manufactured as a result of mental processes where as inspiration is downloaded from an outside source.

    Troy

    The brain is a very powerful "machine".

    There are many many things we still don't know about it.

    Man hasn't discovered how to unlock the vast majority of it's chambers to unleash his full potential yet.

    However I am one who believes that the MIND is still magnificently superior even to the brain and not necessarily connected to it.

  13. I hear what you're saying.

    Aggression is aggression regardless of whatever name they commit it in or what excuse they give.

    However, if we don't get to the bottom of WHY someone harmed you, then they or others who think like them may harm you again.

    Correct?

    The most qualified detectives and investigators always establish a PROFILE of thier suspects and thier behaivor in order to identify and study them and eventually apprehend them.

    Now in your response to my fired Asians example, no it's not a funcion of race, but race is a significant and indispensable factor in proving the REASON they were fired. Thus giving the victims a weapon to fight back and defend themselves from further abuse.

    If you took racial classification out of the equation then the only thing they'd be able to prove was that they were fired (and might not even be able to do that if they didn't get a pink slip), but they couldn't explain why. Which means they and other Asians could keep getting fired without ever being able to prove why and possibly put an end to it.

    A good analogy to my argument about the importance of racial classification would be the gender/sex classification.

    Now we know there's a difference between those whom we call males and those whom we call females. Thus we classify and lable them MALES and FEMALES.

    Just like a difference is made based on race, a difference is also made based on gender/sex.

    Now suppose we were to take this distinction away and say there is no such thing as gender/sex.

    Both are the same, no distinction.

    Can you imagine the billions of dollars and centuries of time that science, medicine, and other institutions would waste trying to figure out why nearly half of the population just couldn't get pregnant!

    Add GENDER/SEX and it makes sense.....problem solved.

    Take it away.....and you got a lot of angry women who can't figure out why their clitorises stopped growing!

    Add racial classification, and you can understand why Europeans went around the globe making slaves of Africans, Indians, and Chinese.

    They saw themselves as one race, and Africans, Indians, and Chinese as outside of their race.

    Take it away, and the only thing you have is.......people with big boats and green eyes seem to have such luck!

    Taking away racial classification won't hurt racists one bit, it'll only hurt the VICTIMS of racism who will no longer be able to explain their pain.

  14. Lol @ "Cablasain"

    When I first heard that Tiger used that term, I actually thought he was talking about one of his puppies.

    "Oh, meet Turbo.....he's a Collier and Cablasian mix....got him from the shelter when he was only 6 weeks".

    You're right that injustice isn't a function of race, but quite often it's definitely a FACTOR.

    And racial classifcation in terms of....say.....a discrimination law suit....would be a tool used to describe how or why a person was harmed. No term for race, no way to prove racial discrimination. So theoretically a person could fire all the qualified Asian people on a given job because of their race but they would have no grounds to sue because that which they got fired for doesn't legally exist.

    Trust me mah brutha.....

    Even if all classifications of race were removed from goverment and public vocabulary, White men will still know who THEY are, know who YOU are, and find a way to keep the distinction.

    Actually, it's not just White men but men in general tend to separate people into groups. All men do it to a certain extent. While women tend to incorporate and include, it's the nature of a man's mind to divide and compartmentalize as a way to determine who belongs where in society. Establish status and hierarchy. And also determine who is the potential enemy.

  15. Lol......

    You know what bro, I've been saying what you said about property taxes for almost as long as what I said about mortgages

    I was actually about to post that and forgot about

    I OWN my car.

    I don't have to keep paying property taxes on it to keep it.

    I OWN my clothes and furniture.

    I don't have to keep paying taxes on it.

    How do you pay off a house and still have it taken away from you because you couldn't keep paying for the right to live in something you've already bought?

    Some argue that it's not the house you're paying taxes on but the land the house sits on. But I haven't heard of any cases where people who couldn't keep up the taxes being able to dig up their house and take it with them leaving the earthworms wiggling in the ground, lol.

    It's called a MORT-gage for a reason.

    It was originally designed so that a person would be paying on it for so long that they'd die (mort) before it could be paid off, thus the debt would pass on to the surviving family.

    Seems to me if a person takes out a mortgage on a home and pays 50% of it off before having to foreclose.....alteast half of the house still belongs to them!

    But no, the bank actually takes the ENTIRE house back and re-sells it to someone else.

    The bank can take a $100,000 home and make about $300,000 or $400,000 by mortgaging and foreclosing over and over again to high risk families whom they KNOW won't be able to pay it off.

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  16. Now this is where I sound ultra conservative....

    I'd say this shooting, like the shootings in Colorado and Oregon are "exceptions" in otherwise peaceful suburban environments where law, order, and civility tend to be the rule.

    As much as they seem to be occuring lately, they're still relatively isolated as compared to the warfare seen in some of the ghettoes of America where children seem to be shot and killed on a daily basis.

    People are scratching their heads trying to figure out what made this seemingly peaceful quiet kid snap. They're saying most likely it's a mixture of mental illness and the availability of guns. But in the ghetto, people KNOW why so many children are getting killed (lawlessness, declining morals, broken families, lack of decent employment) but few....including the police...seem to be concerned enough to impliment the massive changes needed to resolve the problem. If anyone doubts what I'm saying.....find an average group of Black men and try to sit them down for 5 minutes to talk about the problems afflicting the "hood" and what we can do about it.

    Wealthy White people would re-write the constitutions or dismantle the government all together if their children were getting slaughtered across the nation by gang and drug violence the way so many Black and Brown children have been.

    It's sad to say, but I've came to the conclusion that many of our people simply don't care as much. Too many are so concerned about their own personal situations that they can't look beyond their noses to see the greater problems afflicting the community as a whole.

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  17. Quenton is just filling a void that was left open by Black directors.

    You have talented Black directors like Spike Lee and Tyler Perry who have the ability to produce docu-tainment as good as Tarantino or Spielberg but they figure that Black people won't go to see it in huge numbers so they stick to the 'hood or drag queen movies.

    Keep in mind when I talk about seeing dark skinned Black people loving eachother, I'm not just talking about love in the sense of "amore" but love in the sense of "eros".

    You rarely see two Black people engaged in powerful but positive sexual activity in the movies or on television anymore. Not like the days of Shaft or Black Ceasar where you saw dark skinned sistaz with kinky hair naked and being loved.

    I'm not talking about some rap video where a woman dresses like a prostitute and demeans herself with a bottle of champaign and STILL doesn't show any nudity.

    I'm talking artistically beautiful but still erotic sexuality.

    Where are the Pam Griers or Gloria Hendrys of today?

    Black women who are willing to get naked and show their brown bodies on the screen unashamed?

    There was a time in the 80s and 90s where White actresses refused to do nude scenes because they thought it was demeaning. But that didn't last long, now every one of them are showing thier breasts and many are showing their pubic hair. Every one of them are putting pictures of their naked selves out on the internet to get publicity. The entire world gets to see the beauty and sensuality of the White woman....what about the Black, Yellow, or Brown woman?

    And what about the Black men?

    How many Black men are being called "hot" or make it to the list of 10 or 25 "hottest hunks in Hollywood" now?

    I've been warning Black men for years that while they're getting fat and sloppy thinking that there'd never be a time when a sista would look past them for a "white boy".....the "white boy" is at the gymn.

    Some may giggle or shake their heads at what I'm saying but there's strong psychology in seeing people who LOOK LIKE YOU engaged in positive sexual activity on television or in the movies because it re-enforces the fact that you are a human being who needs love and can be loved. That you too can be a symbol of attraction. Our people both male and female need to KNOW that their bodies are attractive and lovable, not just objects of ridicule or exploitation.

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  18. Home "Ownership" Keeping People Poor?

    Comes as no suprise to me because......

    You all ready for this????

    THEY DIDNT' REALLY OWN THE HOMES IN THE FIRST DAMN PLACE!!

    You don't "own" a home until the mortgage is paid off.

    I figured this out in the 6th grade.

    Most peole who lost their homes during the so-called "mortgage meltdown" were either still paying on their mortgages when they lost their jobs and were unable to keep up with the notes; or they had taken out loans on homes that were owned and payed for and got caught with their pants down.

    But one of the silliest things that people were doing that even to this day I'm not sure whether to blame on illiteracy or just plain stupidity was taking those "adjustable rate" mortgages.

    I knew some people with Master's degrees who still went for the bait and got caught up.

  19. Jenny

    I've noticed a slow but steady deterioration of movies showing real genuine Black love.

    Back in the late 60s and 70s you would see realist looking and usually dark skinned Black men and women in the movies and on television making love to eachother, kissing, and showing signs of affection.

    Around the time of the 80s the Black actors and actresses started getting lighter and lighter.

    In the 90s you rarely saw 2 dark skinned Black people loving eachother in major movies. You either saw 2 White people or a White person with a very light usually mixed Black person. You didn't see ANY dark skinned Black women as objects of love and desire, and other than Wesley Snipes or Denzel Washington you rarely saw Black men in those positions either.

    If you are old enough to notice, there is less Black love and lower self esteem among the Black youth of today than 40 years ago. I believe it's because they haven't seen many images of themselves as beautiful and desirable in the media today as in the past.

    Troy

    I hear you on the unfounded criticism of the Cosby Show.

    I grew up in Detroit where there were plenty of middle-class and even a few wealthy Black neigbhorhoods. I didn't see anything unusual about the show.

    I used to hear and read about how "unrealistic" it was and couldn't figure out what people were talking about as I saw plenty of wealthy Black families who went to the opera, museums, traveled, ect.....

    It wasn't until I got older and started traveling around the nation that I realized that in most places Black people didn't live as good as they did in placed like Detroit, Chicago, and Atlanta where there are large concentrations of Black wealth.

    I went to the West Coast and parts of the midwest and would see droves of Black people on the street begging while White people in suits with briefcases would walk by them smiling and tossing change. I'd point this out to other Black people and they'd smile and shrug like there was nothing unusual about it.

    But that was 20 years ago.

    Sadly, even in cities like Chicago and Atlanta that were traditional strongholds for the Black middleclass....the many of the youth are losing much of what their grandparents fought for and earned.

    If I were a betting man, I'd be willing to bet of the 22% of Black boys who graduated from highschool on time the majority of THEM were probably from African and Carribean families.

  20. Troy

    Ofcourse I picked the definitions that supported what I'm saying, lol.

    Never the less the definition DOES exist.

    I didn't make it up, therefore it is likely a fact and further evidence that I used to support my argument that race is real.

    I agree totally that we should treat people on the basis of fairness and justice.

    Business discovered this a long time ago.

    But we still need classifications if not to point out injustices in society then atleast to give the police a description of a suspect.

    If we didn't have race, then how would we describe a White man who snatched a purse?

    "It was a pinkish-looking man with a skinny nose and stringy yellow hair, he went dat-a-way"

    Now I'll continue to say that perhaps the CLASSIFICATIONS and DIVISIONS of race are bogus man made concoctions....which is why they keep changing every decade as you correctly pointed out.

    But the fact that race exists isn't bogus.

    It's a biological and undeniable fact supported not only socially but scientifically and academically.

    Now the case for Obama is simple, he's both Black AND White.

    That's his race....mixed.

    However ethnicly speaking he's an AFRO-American, meaning an American of African descent.

  21. "Anyway, please leave Honey Boo Boo alone. She's only a child."

    Someone should tell the producers at TLC this.

    Stop the child exploitation.

    The reason I posted that article was to illustrate how some White men are ready to stand and defend the honor of thier society and the image of their people.

    I ask the questions......

    Where are the Black men who are just as morally outraged at all these racist talk shows like Jerry Springer and Kyle Jeremy who routinely seek to humilitate our people before the world?

    Where are the Black women who rather than finding this garbage entertaining would be just as outraged and would clap for, praise, and massage the back of the strong brothers who stand up to defend her honor and the collective honor of thier community?

  22. Let's not forget the role all these chemicals and preservatives they are putting in so many foods today are playing in the development of women of all races but particularly in women of color.

    Whether one goes to the 'hood, the barrio, or the reservation....it doesn't take long to notice that the same foods being eaten by white women seem to affect Black, Brown, and Native women to a far greater extent regardless of the amount they're eating.

    The same foods that are causing so many women to be obese most likely threw them into puberty at an early age.

    I don't give a damn how much she eats, no woman naturally weighs 400+ pounds.

    If she does, there's something wrong with her metabolism or there's something in the food she's eating that's not breaking down properly in her body.

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  23. Troy, rather than destroy the integrity of Nah's thread on "thickness" I figured I'd start this thread to continue our discussion on race and whether or not it's a social construct.

    "Pioneer, once the human genome was sequenced it became plain to everyone that there is only one race of people on planet earth. Race is indeed, an arbitrary social construct.

    In fact I wish our government would get out of the business of using it."

    I believe that humans are all of the same SPECIES, but definately of different races/breeds.

    Let's examine the 2 terms seperately out of the context of this conversation:

    Social Construct:

    a social mechanism, phenomenon, or category created and developed by society; a perception of an individual, group, or idea that is 'constructed' through cultural or social practice

    http://dictionary.re...ocial construct

    According to this definition, a social construct is something that is both created and developed by society. In other words, God or "nature" if you will didn't create it but it was created as a result of human ideology.

    Race:

    2 a : a family, tribe, people, or nation belonging to the same stock

    b : a class or kind of people unified by shared interests, habits, or characteristics

    3 a : an actually or potentially interbreeding group within a species; also : a taxonomic category (as a subspecies) representing such a group

    b : breed

    c : a category of humankind that shares certain distinctive physical traits

    http://www.merriam-w...dictionary/race

    According to definition 2a , 3b, and 3c.....race is indeed about PHYSICAL traits, things that are not created from the mind of humans but are genetic in origin and come from God Himself or atleast nature.

    Now what you said about the government getting out of the business of distinguising races....I actually entertained that idea for a while. However this is the common practice in a lot of Latin American nations, especially Cuba. Where they just say everyone is "Cubano" or "Puerto Ricano"....in other words, they seek to unite their nation of the basis of culture rather than race.

    The problem with this is, in a society where race isn't definied it's too easy to practice racial discrimination without a way to prove it.

    In many if not most Latin American nations, people of African and Indian decent are heavily discriminated against but since they don't consider themselves Black or Indian but "Columbian" or "Venuzualan" they don't have the words to even formulate let alone articulate their argument.

    Since "race" doesn't exist in those countries, those who suffer from a non-existant "racism" are forced to suffer in silence.

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