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Offline Reginald Hudlin

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Choose your race
« on: May 03, 2015, 09:28:53 pm »
If you could choose any race - OTHER THAN YOUR OWN - which would you choose?  Black, white, Asian, Latino, Native American, Aboriginal? 

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Re: Choose your race
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2015, 10:01:53 pm »
Damn Reggie!  I can't think of one!  ;D


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Re: Choose your race
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2015, 08:51:46 pm »
I agree with Marv; that's a pretty evil question.

I'd pick White. If I'm going to be forced to change races, I'll take what gets me the most opportunity.

At the very least, I could walk around openly with a gun and not have to worry about being shot dead for walking around openly with a gun.

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Re: Choose your race
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2015, 03:37:21 am »

Suppose you're more than one? Could someone choose a different mix?

I self-identify as DEANA (descended from enslaved Africans in North America), but I get perceived as Dominican, Ethiopian, Egyptian, Moroccan, Algerian, Puerto Rican, Punjabi, Bangladeshi, Brazilian, Guyanese, and Filipino.

If I had to choose a different mix, it would probably be Ethiopian Hebrew and Polynesian.
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Re: Choose your race
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2015, 11:58:54 am »
In America?

White and male.

Anywhere else, Chinese and male.
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Re: Choose your race
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2015, 12:27:53 am »
In America?

White and male.

Anywhere else, Chinese and male.

Chinese and male in Europe?  In Latin America?  Why is that better than white and male in those places?

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Re: Choose your race
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2015, 12:49:47 am »
In America?

White and male.

Anywhere else, Chinese and male.

Chinese and male in Europe?  In Latin America?  Why is that better than white and male in those places?

Because Chinese men quietly go about their business of gathering intel from all over the world via the universities/colleges and technology organizations.  They take the intel home for adaptation to their own practices or they catalog it for later use.  They accomplish this with minimal push-back, because they're not perceived as threatening. 
In Amurika, brute and brawn still trump intelligence. :-\
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Re: Choose your race
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2015, 10:13:16 am »
Well... we know what Rachel Dolezal picked...

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Re: Choose your race
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2015, 05:28:03 pm »
Haha.
I'm fundamentally indifferent as to race. My twisted mind, however, immediately starts veering to ... what women in what ethnic groups do I find myself drawn to. Not itself an easy question ... as there are beautiful women of all ethnicities. But for reasons I don't know, I find Persian (Iranian) and Indian (from India) women particularly strikingly beautiful. So I guess if I had to pick, starting life over, I would pick being a Persian lesbian woman or an Indian man. 😘
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Use it effortlessly.

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Re: Choose your race
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2015, 07:36:32 pm »
Haha.
I'm fundamentally indifferent as to race. My twisted mind, however, immediately starts veering to ... what women in what ethnic groups do I find myself drawn to. Not itself an easy question ... as there are beautiful women of all ethnicities. But for reasons I don't know, I find Persian (Iranian) and Indian (from India) women particularly strikingly beautiful. So I guess if I had to pick, starting life over, I would pick being a Persian lesbian woman or an Indian man. 😘
I applaud your logic!

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Re: Choose your race
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2015, 07:58:10 pm »

Because Chinese menquietly go about their business of gathering intel from all over the world via the universities/colleges and technology organizations.  They take the intel home for adapt to their own practices or catalog it for later use.  They accomplish this with minimal push-back, because they're not perceived as threatening. 
In Amurika, brute and brawn still trump intelligence. :-\





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Re: Choose your race
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2015, 07:39:07 am »
Well... we know what Rachel Dolezal picked...

Lien u dum!  ;)


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Re: Choose your race
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2015, 09:57:25 am »

  I'm going to go with Ethnic White. Something Eastern European.

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Re: Choose your race
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2015, 02:39:10 am »
I love being black.  So much I could even consider this question for weeks.  But if I were to be something over than myself, then I want a very different experience.  So I want Robert Redford white to really see what that world is like. 

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Re: Choose your race
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2015, 05:58:44 am »
So I want Robert Redford white to really see what that world is like.