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    Quote Originally Posted by StanStill View Post
    Yes.
    So are you okay with Rachel Dolezal or anyone else identifying with any specific race, if it is just that, a social construct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Not planning to watch. It's STUPID to examine this woman's feelings and those of her white family, whilst ignoring the feelings of actual black Americans impacted by her ridiculous blackface routine.

    Talk about white privilege! Jesus Fucking Christ.
    Who are you to judge if she identifies as being black more than being white?
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    Quote Originally Posted by libertariat720 View Post
    Who are you to judge if she identifies as being black more than being white?
    How can she 'identify' as black? She isn't even mixed race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by libertariat720 View Post
    So are you okay with Rachel Dolezal or anyone else identifying with any specific race, if it is just that, a social construct?
    It's a social construct of considerable power, even though it is meaningless in biological terms.

    "Passing" as a minority for a white person is an affection, like a purse dog, and can be dropped as soon as the spirit moves her.

    In Dolzeal's case, what sends it into orbit for me is that she organized her entire public life around being a victim of racism. Accepting a leadership position with the NAACP. Falsely reporting racist threats and hate mail.

    And once exposed as a big, fat LIAR, that simply became more grist for her mill. And she is apparently correct!

    We are terrified to listen to actual black women talk about the impact of racism in their lives, but we are curious, intrigued, even fascinated to listen to a white woman's pantomine stories.

    This country is freakish about race, and this bitch exploited the suffering of others for her own self-promotion.
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    Yes itís a social construct.

    Ask any Picts or Celts you run across about their racial differences. Or put a Bavarian and a Prussian together and ask how they feel about each otherís races.

    For thousands of years they would have answered as if it was a normal question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    Yes it’s a social construct.

    Ask any Picts or Celts you run across about their racial differences. Or put a Bavarian and a Prussian together and ask how they feel about each other’s races.

    For thousands of years they would have answered as if it was a normal question.
    Not sure this is completely accurate. They would have said they belonged to different tribes, but "races" of humans, based on a flawed biology, cannot have been the common idea before evolution itself was a concept.

    Or, if it can, I don't see how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by libertariat720 View Post
    ... Watching "The Rachel Divide" on Netlfix right now.
    I think Netflix is a social construct.
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    DNA seems to contradict any racial theory based on it........ Different cultures exist, different backgrounds, different environments frame mentalities, but it is probably more the result of the acquis made generation after generation...... For the bioligical innate, there is about no difference from one human being from another
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    Quote Originally Posted by libertariat720 View Post
    ... Watching "The Rachel Divide" on Netlfix right now.
    everything in your reality is a social construct.

    variations is nature. Identity is human.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John T Ford View Post
    I think Netflix is a social construct.
    You're not wrong there.

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