Just asking- is calling someone brown racist?

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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6/30/20, 8:11:41 AM 
Firstly, race is not based on skin color alone.
Secondly, is brown defined as not white or black?
Thirdly, race is not a scientific concept...
Fourthly, can the men from the little islands give examples of their concept? Are Norm and Chrissy ‘brown’? Sarwan? wink

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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6/30/20, 2:55:10 PM 
Aren't all people brown? Or is the brown not black or white?
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link embsallie Joined: Jan 14, 2009
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6/30/20, 4:13:29 PM 
In reply to Barry

First you should know (not that I have to point it out) that Brown is a derivative color.
In our (humans) case the perception of brown is a clear sign of mixed races: Indians, Caucasian, Black, Hispanic, Asian......

And no all people are not brown as you put it.

Calling someone Brown can only be considered racist if the intent was to separate them from what you considered "normal", to compare them with something you think that is clearly superior, or to discriminate in a way that clearly or purposefully denigrates them due to the color of their skin.

One can say brown-skinned as a means of describing someone, meaning that the person is not quite Black or White.

But then you knew that already..

rolleyes rolleyes

link nick2020 Joined: Jul 1, 2012
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6/30/20, 4:18:01 PM 
In reply to embsallie

Why assume Barry already knows something? Or anything? lol

link Drapsey Joined: Dec 25, 2007
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6/30/20, 4:27:31 PM 
In reply to nick2020

Why assume Barry already knows something? Or anything?

Him claim to be a Rhodes Scholar. Or is that Roads?

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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6/30/20, 6:08:52 PM 
In reply to embsallie
First you should know (not that I have to point it out) that Brown is a derivative color.
In our (humans) case the perception of brown is a clear sign of mixed races: Indians, Caucasian, Black, Hispanic, Asian......

What shit is this? You went what school?
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People often use race and color terminology interchangeably in common parlance. Within the United States, color terminology often dominates racial discourse due to common use of color-based racial designations such as “Black” and “White.” Color is thus often used as a synonym for race, but while the two do overlap, color is also distinct from race as colorism is from racism.

The relationship between race and color is complex: the two are intertwined, and it can be difficult to tease apart. However, one group that illuminates the distinction between the two is South Asian Americans—peoples in the United States whose ancestry derives from the Indian subcontinent. South Asian Americans are a group that does not fit neatly within the dominant racial categories of Black and White and have a racially ambiguous identity within the United States. Because South Asian Americans have been classified in various racial categories and vary significantly in skin tone, their experiences can uniquely relay how race is related to color. Part I of this article examines the relationship between race and color more generally, and asserts that skin color is the primary physical feature associated with race. Part II analyzes the role of skin color in the characterization of South Asian Americans as “White.” Part III considers skin color in relation to the characterization of South Asian Americans as “Black.” Similar to Whiteness, this Part concludes that, while skin color can play a role in characterizations of South Asian Americans as Black, other factors are more significant. Part IV considers other color and race-linked identities attributed to South Asian Americans–including “Brown.” This Part illustrates that, for all of these identities, there are facets that are much more significant than skin color.

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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6/30/20, 6:09:57 PM 
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I am thy momma's scholar

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link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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6/30/20, 6:10:55 PM 
In reply to embsallie
One can say brown-skinned as a means of describing someone, meaning that the person is not quite Black or White.

But then you knew that already..

So there are two races?

rolleyes

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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6/30/20, 6:21:52 PM 
In reply to Drapsey
You damn dirty . . . . man Link Text

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Over the past few decades, genetic research has revealed two deep truths about people. The first is that all humans are closely related—more closely related than all chimps, even though there are many more humans around today. Everyone has the same collection of genes, but with the exception of identical twins, everyone has slightly different versions of some of them. Studies of this genetic diversity have allowed scientists to reconstruct a kind of family tree of human populations. That has revealed the second deep truth: In a very real sense, all people alive today are Africans.


Researchers who have since looked at people at the genetic level now say that the whole category of race is misconceived. Indeed, when scientists set out to assemble the first complete human genome, which was a composite of several individuals, they deliberately gathered samples from people who self-identified as members of different races. In June 2000, when the results were announced at a White House ceremony, Craig Venter, a pioneer of DNA sequencing, observed, “The concept of race has no genetic or scientific basis.”

link Drapsey Joined: Dec 25, 2007
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6/30/20, 6:38:03 PM 

Barry appears to be as long-winded as POINT.

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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6/30/20, 6:54:00 PM 
In reply to Drapsey
Sir it is better to be long, vigorous, and thick rather thin, narrow, and frigid . . .

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link Runs Joined: Jan 3, 2003
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6/30/20, 9:53:59 PM 
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In reply to Barry

No mon

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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7/1/20, 1:35:09 AM 
In reply to Runs

Yes mon

link nick2020 Joined: Jul 1, 2012
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7/1/20, 2:12:44 AM 
In reply to Drapsey


Sir it is better to be long, vigorous, and thick


Sounds like Barry is admitting he is a prick.

link Barry Joined: Jun 19, 2019
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7/1/20, 3:05:14 AM 
In reply to nick2020

Socafighter do you have one? Jadee says yours is tiny... razz

link birdseye Joined: Mar 23, 2004
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7/1/20, 6:22:03 AM 
In reply to Barry

“The concept of race has no genetic or scientific basis.”


its unfortunate that scientists had to waste time on such study, maybe just a few situations like these could prove the point

here

the trump manipulated version

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