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Re: OT: terms for people with different hair colours

From:Hanuman Zhang <zhang@...>
Date:Thursday, October 23, 2008, 15:44
on 10/23/08 8:08 AM, Mark J. Reed at markjreed@GMAIL.COM wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 10:38 AM, Hanuman Zhang > <zhang@...> wrote: >> on 10/23/08 6:07 AM, Mark J. Reed at markjreed@GMAIL.COM wrote: >> >>> That's a scary domain name... >> >> Esp'ly since that latest genetic science proves that the "white race" is >> a myth, > > I thought that was sufficiently well-known not to warrant mention. At > the genetic level, most differences in "race" tend to disappear - but > that's been known for quite some time, so calling it the "latest > genetic science" is, while accurate, a tad odd. ("According to the > latest physical science, the speed of light in a vacuum is constant > for all observers!")
Latest as in "not yet fully accepted" or vanguard or whatever LOL
> The genetic invisibility of race doesn't keep people from using > racially-derived cultural monikers, however, and it's widely > acceptable to do so. It's only certain such words that serve as bright > blinking warning beacons, shouting to the world that "Here there be > racism" - and "White" is definitely one of those.
Bleedin' "folk taxonomy"... and Conventional WisDUMB... It irks the f*ck outta me that this 19th C. b.s. is still prevalent in the 21st! -- ~ America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream. The American non-dream is precisely a move to wipe the dream out of existence. The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to a control system set up by the non-dreamers. ~ William S. Burroughs ~ There couldn't be a society of people who didn't dream. They'd be dead in two weeks. ~ William S. Burroughs: