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.
kid_icarus: How will we sort our porn in the future?
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
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.
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.
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.
Cybernetic: In the future, all humans will look Brazillian/I'm OK with this.
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.
sheep snorter: Other: [,/] Human
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.
moothemagiccow: RACE IS A STUPID CONCEPT
HortusMatris: When I'm asked to give my race/ethnicity for something, I just check the "other" box and write in "Meat Popsicle".
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.
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".
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 Europe2. 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.
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.
abhorrent1: Why not just make multiracial a choice?
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
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.
Meh, they'll still find a way to alienate somebody for being different.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OminousAnonymous: Maybe someone can explain... aren't we all the same race? Are we not all homo sapien?
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?
Silly_Sot: in Tex-asshole, it's still done. Maybe not on any "official" forms, but that's the genera
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.
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