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What race are you?!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Kroegen, 28 May 2006.

  1. Kroegen

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    As the title says :cool:

    Me: Im mixed race

    ethnicity: german. :p
     
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  2. fieldy

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    I'm a human being :)
     
  3. Zip

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    Im Australian but im decended from all english people from around devon and cornwall :)
    So im Anglo(i think)
     
  4. theleg

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    White.

    Wouldnt german be your ethnicity?
     
  5. penski

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    I'm as English as warm beer with wasps in.

    *n
     
  6. Arcade Fire

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    I'm English.

    Woooo, that was exciting!

    Actually, isn't English my nationality rather than my ethnicity? Dunno.
     
  7. theleg

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    thatd be british :o

    gets confusing
     
  8. SiD the Turtle

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    Odd question. I'm of the human race technically.

    Ethnicity wise, I'm Anglo-Mauritian.
     
  9. theleg

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    Why do people always make that human race comment?
     
  10. Arcade Fire

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    I dunno. I reckon that 'human' is your species, not your ethnicity.

    I still haven't figured out what my ethnicity is - if my nationality is British, does that make my ethnicity English? How about Caucasian? It's all very confusing.
     
  11. SiD the Turtle

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    Because that is what my race is. As opposed to Chimpanzee.
     
  12. Mickey

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    Because they're trying to be clever?

    White btw.
     
  13. Mickey

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    That'd be your species wouldn't it?
     
  14. SiD the Turtle

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    Ooooh touché.

    How do you define race then *runs off to find dictionary*.
     
  15. SiD the Turtle

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    1. A local geographic or global human population distinguished as a more or less distinct group by genetically transmitted physical characteristics.
    2. A group of people united or classified together on the basis of common history, nationality, or geographic distribution: the German race.
    3. A genealogical line; a lineage.
    4. Humans considered as a group.
    5. Biology.
    1. An interbreeding, usually geographically isolated population of organisms differing from other populations of the same species in the frequency of hereditary traits. A race that has been given formal taxonomic recognition is known as a subspecies.
    2. A breed or strain, as of domestic animals.
    6. A distinguishing or characteristic quality, such as the flavor of a wine.

    Yay ambiguity! I'm sure philosphers waste many sunny afternoons debating this one, but I'd settle for answer one.

    In which case both my ethnicity and race is Anglo-Mauritian :D
     
  16. theleg

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    Its hard to define...:o

    but the human race is just a nice tagline....and only really makes sense if there were other advanced beings around...which is why you usually only find 'the human race' in sci fi and space related stuff :o
     
  17. Kroegen

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    Well in that case, im, prussian, hispanic :p
     
  18. Matblack

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    Why do you care?

    MB
     
  19. Bri

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    This is the burning question :)
     
  20. AJUK

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    Caucasian