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(NPR)   A rise in multiracial births is confusing the Census, as children are beginning to check more than one box as they no longer identify with one particular race   (npr.org) divider line 73
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2013-05-13 11:15:58 AM
29 votes:

simplicimus: Amongst my in-laws I have two black/white grandchildren. three Puerto Rices/white nieces/nephews, 1 Mexican/white nephew. Not really shocked by the news.


I have two Chinese nieces.  I think my sister was planning on just one, but when you adopt Chinese, an hour later you want to adopt again.
2013-05-13 11:12:44 AM
21 votes:
How will we sort our porn in the future?
2013-05-13 11:40:02 AM
8 votes:
Good.

[ ] Human
[ ] Cyborg / Android (less than 51% human organic matter)
[ ] Mosanto Ultra-human™
[ ] Extra Terrestrial
2013-05-13 11:26:26 AM
5 votes:
www.2brendans.com

Approves
2013-05-13 11:19:52 AM
5 votes:

kid_icarus: How will we sort our porn in the future?


1) Porn with redheads
2) Everything else
2013-05-13 12:10:08 PM
4 votes:
jfarkinB: Guess I'm part of the problem. My ancestry is 95+% German/Prussian, and I went and married someone who's half Czech. Next thing you know, one of my kids will marry someone Irish, and my ancestral army will rise from their graves in rage.

Leastwise you get to tell everyone that you are a Czech's mate.
2013-05-13 11:27:52 AM
4 votes:
This has always confused me. By 'race' we mean skin color, right? Why not just say "skin color"? I self-identify as Light Peach.
2013-05-13 11:16:25 AM
4 votes:
What's it called when an orange Kurdish attention whore with sixteen buttocks worth of buttocks mates with a confused looking retarded Somali pirate lookalike?
2013-05-13 12:01:49 PM
3 votes:
Moar asians for everyone! !!

/ except asian men
2013-05-13 11:46:05 AM
3 votes:

kid_icarus: How will we sort our porn in the future?


Into two folder:

1. Anal
2. Not Anal
2013-05-13 11:44:14 AM
3 votes:
For the first time in modern history, the 2000 Census allowed us to check off more than one box for race...

Good morning, subby - welcome to 2013.   I trust you slept well.
2013-05-13 11:19:48 AM
3 votes:

simplicimus: Amongst my in-laws I have two black/white grandchildren. three Puerto Rices/white nieces/nephews, 1 Mexican/white nephew. Not really shocked by the news.


CSB - My best friend is 3/8 Chinese, 5/8 white.   His twin married a half-Phillipino, half-Mexican woman and had three kids, who are 5/16 white, 3/16 Chinese, 1/4 Mexican, and 1/4 Phillipino (which itself a mix of Spanish and Asian).  The oldest kid is about to marry a Sephardic Jew Colombian, so good luck tracking all that nonsense.
2013-05-13 11:17:47 AM
3 votes:
I pass for human although I've never identified with the human race.
2013-05-13 11:17:34 AM
3 votes:
Guess I'm part of the problem. My ancestry is 95+% German/Prussian, and I went and married someone who's half Czech. Next thing you know, one of my kids will marry someone Irish, and my ancestral army will rise from their graves in rage.
2013-05-13 11:12:57 AM
3 votes:
I refuse to acknowledge by multicultural dna. White people get all the breaks, so I am white...

/You wouldn't believe all the money I get
2013-05-13 06:26:03 PM
2 votes:

shortymac: MagSeven: netgamer7k: I wonder what Stormfront or other white racists think of southern Italians or Sicilians. Are they white enough?

I think they are now. Recruitment is down so they have relaxed their standards a bit.

They've allowed Catholics into their ranks soooooooo

/I want to punch every single one of them in the face


Do you feel like the inclusion of Catholics has ruined your group or something?
2013-05-13 12:34:32 PM
2 votes:

jennies1897: I FWB'd a multi-racial guy for a little while about 8 years ago or so. One of the stupidest things that ever came out of his mouth was, "I don't like being mulatto. At least you know who you're supposed to hate, you're white. I can't hate black people and I can't hate white people. Who am I supposed to hate?" I told him he should try just not hating anyone over skin color and to get out of my car.

I wish I knew where that guy was now though. He really loved and wanted my car, kept offering to buy it. Now I want to get rid of the thing and I don't even remember his last name.


I'll guess "Washington"
2013-05-13 12:19:42 PM
2 votes:
Genetic Isolationism Awareness Day!
2013-05-13 12:06:40 PM
2 votes:

tortilla burger: I don't think it has anything to do with the need to classify people into a neat box for race. It has more to do with gathering useful demographic data about the people who do identify with a race or races.


Demographics? Well, now, let me see. You know, I don't have any idea what that means ... I know what you think it means, sonny. To me, it's just a made-up word. A politician's word, sonny. Young fellas like yourself can wear a suit and a tie and have a job. What do you really want to know? Am I black or non-black hispanic? ... There's not a day goes by I don't feel confused about my ethnicity. Not because I'm in here. Because you think I should. I look back on the way I was then. A young, stupid black kid who filled in those terrible race boxes. I wanna talk to him. I wanna try to talk some sense to him. Tell him the way things are. But I can't. That kid's long gone and this old multiracial man's all that's left. I gotta live with that. Demographics? That's just a bullshiat word. So you go on and stamp your census form, sonny, and stop wasting my time. Because, to tell you the truth, I don't give a shiat.
2013-05-13 11:58:53 AM
2 votes:

spentmiles: I'm technically white.  All of my grandparents are white, my parents are white, and my skin is white.  But I always felt like something was off, like I wasn't what I appeared to be.  I started feeling this way really young, too.  I was at my middle school's homecoming dance and they invited the high school drum line to perform.  I don't know exactly what it was, but something deep inside of me awoke as I listened to the pounding rhythms.  I began to dance, throwing my arms back and my chest out, kicking my legs high.  Soon I was lost in a daze, spinning, spinning, wild.  When the drums stopped, everyone was staring at me.  I ran out of the auditorium and hid.

From that day forward, I didn't feel at home in my own skin.  I started doing "black" things, like buying $450 dollar sun glasses with the money my mom gave me for my car insurance.  I made the school bus driver stop and let me off at random places along the route.  I even started being excruciatingly nice to white people until they left the room.  Just last month, I got a job, worked for a week to get a paycheck, and then quit.

It's terrible.  I feel like the world's biggest racist.  I don't even know if these are the kinds of things that black people do.  My parents never let me have any black friends, so I have to go off my best guesses and what my uncle told me about them.  As for real black people, I just seem to piss them off.

It's sad because when someone says, "I knew I was gay in the first grade," people believe them.  But when I tell people that I've always been black, they laugh in my face.  I wish I could move to a place where hip-hop replaced hypocrisy and all people lived under one love.


As you go out into the wide world to discover your special purpose, remember these things: the Lord loves a workin' man. Don't never ever trust Whitey. And see a doctor and get rid of it.
2013-05-13 11:46:43 AM
2 votes:
Nobody farkin' cares.

Your background may be interesting to you, but there is no measure to the amount of farks I don't give when people start in with "well I'm 1/4 Cherokee, but my granpa was from Ireland, he hooked up with this Cajun broad" and on and on and on and I just want to drink my beer in peace and watch the game.
2013-05-13 11:40:32 AM
2 votes:
This guy named Census sounds racist.
2013-05-13 11:39:09 AM
2 votes:

Cybernetic: In the future, all humans will look Brazillian

/I'm OK with this.


Smooth and kissable?
2013-05-13 11:37:09 AM
2 votes:
Once we all become a generic amalgam in the melting pot that is the US, we'll develop a different caste system to determine which segment of society is the best.  It's human nature.

Why can't we be like the Sneetches?

25.media.tumblr.com
2013-05-13 11:29:21 AM
2 votes:

browneye: I remember when Tiger Woods exploded on the golfing world and listening to a sports radio show talking about Tiger when one of the them said he thought Tiger Woods was "taking advantage" of his African American heritage.  His colleague asked him what he meant by that and the idiot would say was "I don't know.....I just think he's taking advantage of it."

To this day, I have no idea what the fark he meant.


There's your 1st problem.
2013-05-13 11:23:02 AM
2 votes:
Show 'em to me. I'll tell you what each one is in like two seconds.
2013-05-13 11:20:15 AM
2 votes:

sheep snorter: Other: [,/] Human


A likely story Mutant
2013-05-13 11:18:56 AM
2 votes:
Someone should guest post this at the Stormfront site just for the LOLZ.
2013-05-14 12:33:48 AM
1 votes:

ShawnDoc: shortymac: My best friend of 10+ years is black, apparently light-colored Black people are "house slaves" and look down upon the darker "field slaves".

I did notice when I visited her at a historical black college that the girls did tend to form into clique's based on how light their skin was, it was very weird.

Its pretty common in a lot of cultures, not just Italians or blacks.  In many Central and South American countries, and Asian countries, dark skin is looked upon badly, because historically those with dark complexions were dark because they had been working in the fields, while those with lighter skin were the upper class who spent most of their time inside.  Just because now skin color has more to do with genetics instead of your position in society, doesn't mean the old prejudices have gone away.

In many Asian countries there's a huge business in "skin whiteners", and you can't turn on the TV for long without seeing a commercial for them or walk into a pharmacy without seeing entire rows dedicated to them.  Also, most TV newscasters and other positions are usually given to those with very white skin, especially amongst women.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9Tx9vVVMWw0 Here's a video of an Indian commercial for a groin whitener.
2013-05-13 03:22:46 PM
1 votes:

moothemagiccow: RACE IS A STUPID CONCEPT


Says the guy with the asian fetish
2013-05-13 03:09:24 PM
1 votes:

HortusMatris: When I'm asked to give my race/ethnicity for something, I just check the "other" box and write in "Meat Popsicle".


During the last census there was some door knocker who asked me about those who lived in my home.  It was just me and the wife.  I told the woman that my race was other: Time Lord, and that my wife was other: Klingon.
2013-05-13 03:09:10 PM
1 votes:

Wadded Beef: simplicimus: Amongst my in-laws I have two black/white grandchildren. three Puerto Rices/white nieces/nephews, 1 Mexican/white nephew. Not really shocked by the news.

I have two Chinese nieces.  I think my sister was planning on just one, but when you adopt Chinese, an hour later you want to adopt again.


ROR!
2013-05-13 02:00:27 PM
1 votes:
i6.photobucket.com
2013-05-13 01:30:22 PM
1 votes:

JoeyJoJo: Oh noes, when Adam Carolla finds out about this, he's going to have yet ANOTHER rant about "that person where you just can't tell what they are".


bakanekonoyuutsu.files.wordpress.com
2013-05-13 01:24:59 PM
1 votes:

QueenMamaBee: ha-ha-guy: clkeagle: That's great. In only seven or eight more generations, we'll finally realize that the "race" block on a form is utterly meaningless.

What a stupid way to view the world.

My theory is, in about 10 generations, white Americans will mean one of two things:

1.  Fresh off the boat from Europe
2.   Some kind of weird trailer trash from a dirt poor area with latent Aryan Nation-esque feelings.
3.  Some really farked up New England blue bloods who are interbreeding like 18th century European nobility and producing turtle boy/things with webbed hands.

It's odd to think how right now white is the best skin color you could have in terms of social status, but soon enough all the Euro-Asian mixes will be biatching about whitey coming up from his ghetto to steal their stuff.  All the successful white folk from the middle and upper class will have likely chalked up at least one interracial marriage by that time.

So you've been to Letcher County, Kentucky?

I went there for a wedding several years ago, and I was by far the darkest person in the county. It's like they all live in caves and fear the sun.


You missed a Mitch McConnell reference.

1.bp.blogspot.com
2013-05-13 01:20:01 PM
1 votes:
So when everyone looks Brazilian will we be as diverse as possible?
2013-05-13 01:19:55 PM
1 votes:
So it really took this long to realize, huh?
2013-05-13 01:16:52 PM
1 votes:

Silly_Sot: My wife gets particularly nasty at me over this issue. I am Asian and "White" ancestry. Whenever I check this or "mixed race" on the form, my wife is offended. She demands that I only check "White". She's been living in Tex-asshole for over a decade. I think the state rubbed off on her far more than she's willing to admit.


Next time, just mark Asian.  If she gets angry, just squint back at her.
2013-05-13 01:09:58 PM
1 votes:

abhorrent1: Why not just make multiracial a choice?


Because it's not a choice! People are born that way!
2013-05-13 12:58:02 PM
1 votes:

Arkanaut: Is there still one box for all of Asia, home to half of humanity?


Badafuco: Eventually humans will just be a grayish/brownish color.

GENETICS DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY


One of my kids is pale with dark blonde hair and blue eyes.  My other kid is tan with black hair and brown eyes.  Multiracial mating is fun! You never know what you are going to get.
2013-05-13 12:54:28 PM
1 votes:

spentmiles: I'm technically white.  All of my grandparents are white, my parents are white, and my skin is white.  But I always felt like something was off, like I wasn't what I appeared to be.  I started feeling this way really young, too.  I was at my middle school's homecoming dance and they invited the high school drum line to perform.  I don't know exactly what it was, but something deep inside of me awoke as I listened to the pounding rhythms.  I began to dance, throwing my arms back and my chest out, kicking my legs high.  Soon I was lost in a daze, spinning, spinning, wild.  When the drums stopped, everyone was staring at me.  I ran out of the auditorium and hid.

From that day forward, I didn't feel at home in my own skin.  I started doing "black" things, like buying $450 dollar sun glasses with the money my mom gave me for my car insurance.  I made the school bus driver stop and let me off at random places along the route.  I even started being excruciatingly nice to white people until they left the room.  Just last month, I got a job, worked for a week to get a paycheck, and then quit.

It's terrible.  I feel like the world's biggest racist.  I don't even know if these are the kinds of things that black people do.  My parents never let me have any black friends, so I have to go off my best guesses and what my uncle told me about them.  As for real black people, I just seem to piss them off.

It's sad because when someone says, "I knew I was gay in the first grade," people believe them.  But when I tell people that I've always been black, they laugh in my face.  I wish I could move to a place where hip-hop replaced hypocrisy and all people lived under one love.


Lord loves a workin' man, don't trust Whitey, see a doctor and get rid of it.
2013-05-13 12:52:15 PM
1 votes:

Oak: Applying a taxonomy of five "races" to humanity is as obsolete as applying a taxonomy of four "elements" to substances.

It's just that we learned the former fact a lot more recently than the latter.

But it's not like the social concept is going away any time soon: after all, you know what I mean by "the four elements," even though you know the underlying concept was made scientifically obsolete in the mid- to late 1600s.


Precisely. I believe it was thanks to the tireless pioneering research of Dr. Cpt. Planet et. al that we finally discoverd the 5th and final element of Heart in 1668 (due to the grant under King Charles II being temporarily restricted during the Second Anglo-Dutch War) if memory serves.
2013-05-13 12:47:30 PM
1 votes:

Meh, they'll still find a way to alienate somebody for being different.


i26.photobucket.com
2013-05-13 12:25:52 PM
1 votes:
something - something about the cinnamon people

25.media.tumblr.com

/challenging for some
2013-05-13 12:05:18 PM
1 votes:

The Pope of Manwich Village: I blame Crayola for changing the name of its "flesh" colored crayon to "peach" in 1962 and "Indian red" to "chestnut" in 1999.


Prussian Blue forever!
2013-05-13 12:03:12 PM
1 votes:
We were warned by the Nazis AND by the Klu Klux Klan that this would happen.
Why doesn't anyone listen to the Nazis and the Klu Klux Klan?!
2013-05-13 11:59:45 AM
1 votes:
I blame Crayola for changing the name of its "flesh" colored crayon to "peach" in 1962 and "Indian red" to "chestnut" in 1999.
2013-05-13 11:53:15 AM
1 votes:
I FWB'd a multi-racial guy for a little while about 8 years ago or so. One of the stupidest things that ever came out of his mouth was, "I don't like being mulatto. At least you know who you're supposed to hate, you're white. I can't hate black people and I can't hate white people. Who am I supposed to hate?" I told him he should try just not hating anyone over skin color and to get out of my car.

I wish I knew where that guy was now though. He really loved and wanted my car, kept offering to buy it. Now I want to get rid of the thing and I don't even remember his last name.
2013-05-13 11:51:07 AM
1 votes:

Prince George: PapaChester: Suck it Repubs.

/you are not a real modern day Repub unless you support conceptual purity.

Awww... That's so cute. Little Billy is learning to troll.  Keep at it and some day you'll be as good as the average Farker.


The sad thing is that I almost bit. I'm pretty sure the fine gradations of ethnic background were not come up with by republicans but rather folks who wanted to precisely define who gets how much aid dollars, based on varying degrees of disadvantage.
2013-05-13 11:50:35 AM
1 votes:

Gonz: devilEther: What most of you seem to be taking lightly is no less than the genocide of the Caucasoid race.

I'm OK with this.

I am of lightly mixed race. There is mention of the "Indian blood" on my dad's side about 4 generations back. It's the type of "Indian" from late-1800s Kentucky that leads to dark, curly hair. My wife's family is English, Russian, German, and Polish... primarily.

Our kids are blonde-haired and blue-eyed. I don't pretend to understand genetics.



Basically human beings enjoy rape.
2013-05-13 11:47:50 AM
1 votes:

spentmiles: I'm technically white.  All of my grandparents are white, my parents are white, and my skin is white.  But I always felt like something was off, like I wasn't what I appeared to be.  I started feeling this way really young, too.  I was at my middle school's homecoming dance and they invited the high school drum line to perform.  I don't know exactly what it was, but something deep inside of me awoke as I listened to the pounding rhythms.  I began to dance, throwing my arms back and my chest out, kicking my legs high.  Soon I was lost in a daze, spinning, spinning, wild.  When the drums stopped, everyone was staring at me.  I ran out of the auditorium and hid.

From that day forward, I didn't feel at home in my own skin.  I started doing "black" things, like buying $450 dollar sun glasses with the money my mom gave me for my car insurance.  I made the school bus driver stop and let me off at random places along the route.  I even started being excruciatingly nice to white people until they left the room.  Just last month, I got a job, worked for a week to get a paycheck, and then quit.

It's terrible.  I feel like the world's biggest racist.  I don't even know if these are the kinds of things that black people do.  My parents never let me have any black friends, so I have to go off my best guesses and what my uncle told me about them.  As for real black people, I just seem to piss them off.

It's sad because when someone says, "I knew I was gay in the first grade," people believe them.  But when I tell people that I've always been black, they laugh in my face.  I wish I could move to a place where hip-hop replaced hypocrisy and all people lived under one love.


24.media.tumblr.com
2013-05-13 11:45:30 AM
1 votes:
The Framers of the ConstitutionTM never intended us to acknowledge our colored offspring.
2013-05-13 11:38:38 AM
1 votes:
Thinks this is a good thing:

www.jonathanrosenbaum.com
2013-05-13 11:36:46 AM
1 votes:

Copper Spork: You Are All Sheep: J. Frank Parnell: There is really just one race: the human one.

Lies.  A dalmation and a pitbull are both dogs, but significantly different.  Every 'race' of human is slightly different (on the whole) from the other in one way or another.

And Border Collies are smarter than Dalmations.


Not if they're a corgi/border collie mix.
/Caught that damned dog trying to eat a pushpin last night.
2013-05-13 11:35:44 AM
1 votes:
I'm fairly amused by the fact that, as a biracial woman, I'm more "pure blooded" than my euromutt husband. My lineage can be traced to African slaves brought to the Caribbean, and southern Italian tailors. Whereas my husband is mostly Italian and polish, with a smattering of German, Russian Jew, Scottish, English, and blah blah blah WHITE PEOPLE.

*shrugs* whatever, we're going to have gorgeous beige babies.
2013-05-13 11:34:33 AM
1 votes:

OminousAnonymous: Maybe someone can explain... aren't we all the same race?  Are we not all homo sapien?


We're all sub-breeds of the same species. Much like all dogs are Canus canus, but not all dogs are the same breed, due to population segregation, geographic isolation, and adaptation to various environmental factors.
2013-05-13 11:33:42 AM
1 votes:

YoOjo: What's it called when an orange Kurdish attention whore with sixteen buttocks worth of buttocks mates with a confused looking retarded Somali pirate lookalike?


The Jersey Shore?
2013-05-13 11:32:14 AM
1 votes:
What most of you seem to be taking lightly is no less than the genocide of the Caucasoid race.
2013-05-13 11:30:47 AM
1 votes:

Silly_Sot: in Tex-asshole, it's still done. Maybe not on any "official" forms, but that's the genera


It's nice that you're so comfortable looking down on an entire group of people.
2013-05-13 11:26:47 AM
1 votes:

FLMountainMan: simplicimus: Amongst my in-laws I have two black/white grandchildren. three Puerto Rices/white nieces/nephews, 1 Mexican/white nephew. Not really shocked by the news.

CSB - My best friend is 3/8 Chinese, 5/8 white.   His twin married a half-Phillipino, half-Mexican woman and had three kids, who are 5/16 white, 3/16 Chinese, 1/4 Mexican, and 1/4 Phillipino (which itself a mix of Spanish and Asian).  The oldest kid is about to marry a Sephardic Jew Colombian, so good luck tracking all that nonsense.


FLMountainMan: simplicimus: Amongst my in-laws I have two black/white grandchildren. three Puerto Rices/white nieces/nephews, 1 Mexican/white nephew. Not really shocked by the news.

CSB - My best friend is 3/8 Chinese, 5/8 white.   His twin married a half-Phillipino, half-Mexican woman and had three kids, who are 5/16 white, 3/16 Chinese, 1/4 Mexican, and 1/4 Phillipino (which itself a mix of Spanish and Asian).  The oldest kid is about to marry a Sephardic Jew Colombian, so good luck tracking all that nonsense.


If they want to keep track of this silliness, they'll probably have to replace the checklist with some kind of grid, race one one axis, percent on the other.
2013-05-13 11:24:16 AM
1 votes:
I never answer because "MURRICAN!!1" is never an option

THANKS OBAMA
2013-05-13 11:23:15 AM
1 votes:
Well, the census is just going to require more forms.  We've got computers, you just fill in your ancestors race back eight generations, then we'll keep tracking your kids in perpetuity.

/Oh, and don't lie, we'll know and throw you in jail perjury.
2013-05-13 11:21:57 AM
1 votes:
In the past the Census Dept. defaulted to the mother's heritage.  Obviously not a perfect solution.
2013-05-13 11:19:27 AM
1 votes:

YoOjo: What's it called when an orange Kurdish attention whore with sixteen buttocks worth of buttocks mates with a confused looking retarded Somali pirate lookalike?


A stroke?
2013-05-13 11:19:22 AM
1 votes:
The greys!
2013-05-13 11:18:35 AM
1 votes:
When will the government give up trying to classify people by their "race" (whatever that means)?
2013-05-13 11:18:26 AM
1 votes:
Idiocracy predicted this....among other things. Ow, my balls!
2013-05-13 11:16:39 AM
1 votes:

kid_icarus: How will we sort our porn in the future?


Things we're willing to talk about and things we actually watch.
2013-05-13 11:16:16 AM
1 votes:
Other: [,/] Human
2013-05-13 11:15:36 AM
1 votes:
That's racist.
2013-05-13 11:15:33 AM
1 votes:
OH NOES!!!!  How can we play identity politics then?
2013-05-13 11:13:48 AM
1 votes:
southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com

Approve.
2013-05-13 10:47:09 AM
1 votes:
I'm a German Dutch Native American American, AND PROUD OF IT
 
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