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    (Original post by jennaz77)
    I agree with you. You should be able to identify as any race you want. The whole concept of race is nonsense. However the biggest problem you will face is probably conflict from your own original race. Black girls only have to straighten their hair to be accused of 'denying their roots'.
    Black girls are treated awfully and it's wrong to judge them for harmless choices they make.
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    (Original post by jennaz77)
    Do not get me started. What is your point? That having a different level of melanin makes you superior or inferior? Race is a bullsh*t construct made in the times of slavery to separate slaves from the rest of humanity and make it justifiable to treat the inhumanely. There is no difference, we are all human. If you want to argue with that I can only class you as a racist.
    Ugh, don't be so pedantic. People use race and ethnicity interchangeably as incorrect as it may be.

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    (Original post by RobML)
    Ugh, don't be so pedantic. People use race and ethnicity interchangeably as incorrect as it may be.

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    It's a social construct.
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    (Original post by RobML)
    Ugh, don't be so pedantic. People use race and ethnicity interchangeably as incorrect as it may be.

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    As you said, it is INCORRECT, and that is my point.
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    'Transracialism' is nonsense. You identify as an Arab? How? You can enjoy aspects of other cultures without needing to abandon your own or claim an ethnicity you're not part of.
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    Race is a social perception. Why should be define race? We are all the same when it comes down to it.
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    (Original post by Feel Tha Bern)
    Banned?

    Oh nooo :cry2:




    Your sex is inherited based on whether you have a Y chromosome on pair number 23, that is far more biologically objective than race, given that there is more variation within human races which are poorly defined than between them. It makes total scientific sense that transracialism is accepted.
    TSR doesn't like anything that may be mildly offensive to tumblrettes I'm afraid.

    And like I said, sex is set in concrete. However gender is dependant on behaviour and other mental factors. Hence masculinity and femininity. Transgender, that's why transexual isn't used anymore.

    I'll repeat again, your ethnic heritage, DNA and culture all determine your race. None of these can be changed.
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    (Original post by jennaz77)
    Do not get me started. What is your point? That having a different level of melanin makes you superior or inferior? Race is a bullsh*t construct made in the times of slavery to separate slaves from the rest of humanity and make it justifiable to treat the inhumanely. There is no difference, we are all human. If you want to argue with that I can only class you as a racist.
    lol who said being a certain race makes you superior or inferior? it means you're a certain race LOL.
    god calm it, it's obviously groups of people are from different places in the world and have variations in genetic make up etc hence different races.

    stop trying to be "revolutionary" as this is something in the world that doesn't need changing, the concept of race/ethnicity exist, does not mean that racism should exist.

    We are all human, so? all fishes are fishes doesn't mean there aren't different types of fishes. I fail to see your point.
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    (Original post by serah.exe)
    If that's the case, then I'm going to identify myself as white when applying for jobs so I'm not discriminated against.
    Done!

    You now have white privilege.
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    (Original post by Zargabaath)
    TSR doesn't like anything that may be mildly offensive to tumblrettes I'm afraid.

    And like I said, sex is set in concrete. However gender is dependant on behaviour and other mental factors. Hence masculinity and femininity. Transgender, that's why transexual isn't used anymore.

    I'll repeat again, your ethnic heritage, DNA and culture all determine your race. None of these can be changed.
    They're based on completely arbitrary percieved notions
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    (Original post by alkaline.)
    lol who said being a certain race makes you superior or inferior? it means you're a certain race LOL.
    god calm it, it's obviously groups of people are from different places in the world and have variations in genetic make up etc hence different races.

    stop trying to be "revolutionary" as this is something in the world that doesn't need changing, the concept of race/ethnicity exist, does not mean that racism should exist.

    We are all human, so? all fishes are fishes doesn't mean there aren't different types of fishes. I fail to see your point.
    You are very ignorant and you are a clear example of white privilege. I don't like to use this term because I don't believe that it applies to most white people, but it definitely applies to you. You have absolutely no idea the damage that the concept of race has done to people of colour. Because it doesn't affect you, you think everyone should just standby and not seek change. Race might not be a serious issue to you but for myself and other ethnic people it affects our live daily. Revolution is needed, no matter what you or any other ignorant racist out there may think.
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    (Original post by Feel Tha Bern)
    They're based on completely arbitrary percieved notions
    Try and be a little more original in your trolling, perhaps?

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    (Original post by serah.exe)
    If that's the case, then I'm going to identify myself as white when applying for jobs so I'm not discriminated against.
    i identify as black on job apps cos positive discrimination i.e. quotas ftw.
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    (Original post by RobML)
    Try and be a little more original in your trolling, perhaps?

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    There is no such thing as race on a scientific or biological level, but there is such thing as sex, so why does society accept one and not the other?
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    (Original post by jennaz77)
    You are very ignorant and you are a clear example of white privilege. I don't like to use this term because I don't believe that it applies to most white people, but it definitely applies to you. You have absolutely no idea the damage that the concept of race has done to people of colour. Because it doesn't affect you, you think everyone should just standby and not seek change. Race might not be a serious issue to you but for myself and other ethnic people it affects our live daily. Revolution is needed, no matter what you or any other ignorant racist out there may think.

    LLOOOOOoOOOOOLLL WHAT THE HELL I'm not white.

    I know what damage white people discriminating against people of colour has done. you can blame white people for that, but not the existence of race itself. people have difference races it's that humans took it upon themselves to discriminate ffs.
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    the whole species shtick is a social construct. that is why i am a bear. most of the time.
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    (Original post by alkaline.)
    We are all human, so? all fishes are fishes doesn't mean there aren't different types of fishes. I fail to see your point.
    I will thank your transraciphobic self for not questioning my life choices.
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    (Original post by jennaz77)
    You are very ignorant and you are a clear example of white privilege. I don't like to use this term because I don't believe that it applies to most white people, but it definitely applies to you. You have absolutely no idea the damage that the concept of race has done to people of colour. Because it doesn't affect you, you think everyone should just standby and not seek change. Race might not be a serious issue to you but for myself and other ethnic people it affects our live daily. Revolution is needed, no matter what you or any other ignorant racist out there may think.
    The concept of race in itself has done no damage. It's when people introduced the idea that one race is 'superior' to another that caused damage. Even without defined races, you think people wouldn't notice themselves the diverse variation in humans and split themselves into 'groups' based on this.
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    (Original post by teenhorrorstory)
    The concept of race in itself has done no damage. It's when people introduced the idea that one race is 'superior' to another that caused damage. Even without defined races, you think people wouldn't notice themselves the diverse variation in humans and split themselves into 'groups' based on this.
    Black people didn't see themselves as Black until White slave owners told them they were ''Negros'', prior to colonialism and exploitation they were members of families and tribes, there were no races.
 
 
 
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