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Posted: 2/21/2006 8:24:41 PM EDT
Lets keep it civil.
This is a question about why we call certain races by certain names, non-pc of course.

White's are called white
black people are called black
Why arnt mexicans called brown's? Ive seen bumper stickers saing brown pride.
Arabs are called arabs, not olive's
Asians are Asian, not well whatever color they are.
Why do whites and blacks get called by the color of their skin and not anything else. Why do most other ethnicities get called by their ethnic background and not their color.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:26:40 PM EDT
To much time on your hands
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:27:29 PM EDT
How bout just people?
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:27:35 PM EDT
I'm a Redskin (Wagon-burner, Indian, Native American, or whatever the PC Term is these days)
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:27:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hylton:
To much time on your hands



Im at work. So i guess the awnser is yes
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:28:27 PM EDT
whites are europeans

blacks are africans


there, that wasn't that hard now was it.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:29:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 8:30:58 PM EDT by Kooter]

Originally Posted By rasanders22:
Lets keep it civil.
This is a question about why we call certain races by certain names, non-pc of course.

White's are called whiteor caucasian
black people are called blackor african american
Why arnt mexicans called brown's? Ive seen bumper stickers saing brown pride.
Arabs are called arabs, not olive's
Asians are Asian, not well whatever color they are.
Why do whites and blacks get called by the color of their skin and not anything else. Why do most other ethnicities get called by their ethnic background and not their color.



ETA: Or you can break everyone down to Mongoloid, Caucasoid, and Negroid
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:30:14 PM EDT
"brown peoples" is a term that is used by many latinos
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:31:20 PM EDT
arabs are called "Asians" in Europe
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:32:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kooter:

Originally Posted By rasanders22:
Lets keep it civil.
This is a question about why we call certain races by certain names, non-pc of course.

White's are called whiteor caucasianEuropean AMERICAN or German American, or ...
black people are called blackor african american
Why arnt mexicans called brown's? Ive seen bumper stickers saing brown pride.
Arabs are called arabs, not olive's
Asians are Asian, not well whatever color they are.
Why do whites and blacks get called by the color of their skin and not anything else. Why do most other ethnicities get called by their ethnic background and not their color.




whatever happened to AMERICAN!!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:34:46 PM EDT
I use dude and sir for men.
Dear, miss or mam for women.

That's all the diferential in people my small brain can handle.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:35:33 PM EDT
I think it's appropriate to call people (when race is a rational identifier) whatever they want to be called. My brother used to get all wound up about that stuff: "Why the hell should I call them [fill in the blank]? First it was 'Colored,' then 'Negro,' then 'Black,' then 'Afro-American,' then. . . [yadda yadda yadda]" My response was "What's it cost you to show a little respect?"

If it's a big enough deal to the referents to mention it, it's a bigger deal to them than it could ever be to people who aren't members of the group. Whatever lets my neighbor know I have a decent respect for him is OK by me.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:35:52 PM EDT
Actually Asian Indians are Caucasian as are some Arabs.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:41:59 PM EDT
Damn. Wheres the "Fuck you craka!!" image when you need it?

Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:49:13 PM EDT
To deny colors is naive and retarded. If you are white, you are white. If you are black, you are black. Outlawing adjectives is bullshit, dont be an asshole.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:54:41 PM EDT
I'm offended by the term "white", and it doesn't describe me.

I'm "eggshell", and don't forget it jerky. Towards the end of the summer you can call me "mauve", but not until.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:59:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:03:56 PM EDT
asians are 'yellow' (or brown--depending on where from)

beats the hell outta me--
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:06:20 PM EDT
Why do we drive on a parkway,
and park on a driveway?



I mostly try to avoid using any of those terms, because even when necessary it's still not the same to everyone. For example, I say black but I've had people correct me and say person of color.

People are people, and no label is going to please everyone.

(Some of our more liberal citizens are ashamed to be American).
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:14:24 PM EDT
I prefer to call it as I see it and let the chips fall where they may.

For the record, I am Endoeuropean Prussian American.

Although my roomate is a JIB (Jewish Indian Black) You guys can feel free to call him a JIB too. Since he is the only one we know of, he has dubbed it not a racial slur.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:16:17 PM EDT
Uh, by their names?

...or snivelling, jock-sniffing, cock mangler...but mostly their names.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 2:12:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 2:18:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:
Actually Asian Indians are Caucasian as are some Arabs.



The caucasions are from the area formerly known as Persia (now Iran). So Iranians are nice aryans (whites/caucasians), possibly the first in the world.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 2:24:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kooter:

ETA: Or you can break everyone down to Mongoloid, Caucasoid, and Negroid



Don't forget the fourth: Australoid.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 2:24:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 2:25:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 2:25:45 PM EDT by DK-Prof]

Originally Posted By 22bad:
arabs are called "Asians" in Europe




Not in my part of Europe, they're not.


Link Posted: 2/22/2006 2:30:32 PM EDT
There are two kinds of people in this world:

Believers

and non-believers.

[checking back of neck for implant]
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 2:31:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kooter:
Or you can break everyone down to Mongoloid, Caucasoid, and Negroid



Exactly. There are only 3 races. Too many confuse nationality, ethnic or religous heritage or culture with race.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 2:40:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fossil_fuel:
whites are europeans

blacks are africans


there, that wasn't that hard now was it.



That gets tricky. /////////you can't just substitute the "African American" pc term for "blacks". Lots of black are of non-African ancestry. Try calling a Jamaican kid and African American and you will get an earful
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 2:42:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By swingset:
I'm offended by the term "white", and it doesn't describe me.

I'm "eggshell", and don't forget it jerky. Towards the end of the summer you can call me "mauve", but not until.



You used the term, "mauve"

Don't you have to turn in your man card now, or something?
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:00:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gunchyck:

Originally Posted By swingset:
I'm offended by the term "white", and it doesn't describe me.

I'm "eggshell", and don't forget it jerky. Towards the end of the summer you can call me "mauve", but not until.



You used the term, "mauve"

Don't you have to turn in your man card now, or something?


Hell yeah, right now! The only acceptable way for a man to use the word mauve is in the sentence, "What the fuck is mauve?"
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:08:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tonster:
I'm a Redskin (Wagon-burner, Indian, Native American, or whatever the PC Term is these days)



Stop calling yourself that....or the NCAA will ban you from bowl games and stuff....hahaha.

Seriously, I don't understand the whole color thing....I don't get the whole....Asian American....African American.....Mexican American, etc, etc, etc crap. Either you're American or you're visiting. If you're visiting please leave you're 30 day visa at the gate as you leave. Why do people feel the need to throw that at you...and be all this PC crap...Asian American, African American....why not White American? I know why, cause we're Americans.....not really sure why everyone else can't be "Americans" as well. Sorry, this stuff pisses me off and I tend to wanna vent. some.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:14:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By 22bad:
arabs are called "Asians" in Europe




Not in my part of Europe, they're not.







Well I had a girl correct me for saying african american and that she perfered 'black' or 'black american' and not long after I took her advise I was corrected into saying 'african american'

Im pretty damn confused.
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