I don't understand why people need to be labeled as black, white or mexican. Like when telling a story, people will say "the black lady" or something. Why do we feel it is okay to define a person by their color? Why do people play the race card when something happens to them? Isn't that just playing into the stereotype?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 4:16 PM on Jul. 16, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by usmc0351wife at 4:18 PM on Jul. 16, 2009
If I don't know someone's name, I shouldn't assume their heritage and I am referring to someone, how is using my visual abilities and words to describe how someone looks considered racial? It is not 'stereotyping' someone to simply describe the color of their skin. The texture of their hair. I think people are over sensitive about race. If you hate who you are, nobody will be able to get it right. I have a very mixed heritage, yet I am considered simply 'white'. Do I bitch about it? No. It is what it is, OP.
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Answer by ggiovanni at 4:32 PM on Jul. 16, 2009
Not everyone is making a big deal about the color of his skin. I had very mixed feelings when he was elected. On one hand, I know that it must be a big deal to AA's and everyone really that our country has come far enough to put anyone out of the ordinary (Presidents before him) into office. Yet when we are voting, we should vote on issues and our conscience. I didn't hear a lot of that. I didn't vote according to race, I voted for the candidate that represents my ideals. If that person had been any other ethnicity than McCain, that' wouldn't bother me, because it's the issues that are at hand. Not what they see in the mirror every morning. A lot of voters were just excited to 'make history' and never stopped to consider the consequences of their vote. THAT is what makes me sad.
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