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The race thread (for Fro)

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Matabele, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Is there a difference between races?

    Should this be taken into account?

    Is taking it into account "racist"?

    Does inter-racial marriage work?
     
  2. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Interesting case in point is the recent Harbijan hearing. The WASP Proctor has taken the word of the WASP Australian team management over the management of the coolies.

    Why is this?
     
  3. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Yes there is.

    Taken into account when judging what? a persons worth? NO. A persons sutability for certain things? yes.

    No but theres a difference between taking it into account and being prejudiced by it.

    Why not, depends on the people.

    Or a you a purity of the bloodline man?? (and yes I seriously doubt that you are)
     
  4. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I don't think there is hardly any differences between races, except for culturally induced ones. To my knowledge there has been next to no huge leaps evolutionally for some 10,000 years and this is across all races. For proponents that some races are inferior I just look at the number of indigenous groups that have had members get law degrees to fight for their rights through different legal systems, and very successfully.

    Mata, your use of the Harbijan 'injustice' doesn't have anything to do with race, more a case of who had more clout at the hearing.
     
  5. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    No. But I am interested in the issue and the weight it should be given. In some respects my major interest is that history and culture is dictated by the dominant race, and at the moment that is mine - the WASP.

    I think the world is poorer for that.
     
  6. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    of course history and Culture here is dominated by the white historians, just as in China it is that of whichever Branch of Chinese culture holds sway at this time.

    My comment was an answer to your question about mixed marriages anyway. I have good friends of mine who are married to Chinese and Indian women, and one who is married to an aboriginal girl. whilst I fully realise that it is not a very representative sample it is only another of the issues that inevitably crop up in any marriage.
     
  7. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    My missus is Maori to my WASP & imo it has made our marriage stronger.

    I think the initial problems not so much with us but with the realations on both sides helped us form a stronger bond

    The mother in law living in NZ also helps
     
  8. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I am in a cross cultural marriage. I think it can bne a strength.

    But problems come if one goes into such things assuming there AREN'T differences!
     
  9. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    honeymoon over is it Fro? ;)
     
  10. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    you are in a cross cultural marriage, but its not interracial is it?

    No I'm going well, but I am not enough of a goose to think that anything will be plain sailing, we dont live in the movies :)
     

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