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#46 Detection

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:04

I used to be good at the 100m but I'm lucky if I make it to the shop and back nowadays


#47 roadwarrior

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:23

First of all, despite the fact that most people in the US seems really confused about this (census questions, etc), race and ethnicity are two very different things. My race is caucasian, but I consider my ethnicity to be Southern American (note, not South American, but Southern US). While many people don't consider that an actual ethnicity, some researchers do. Southerners do have enough common traits that set us apart from others to meet the definition of an ethnic group.

http://www.knowsouth...hnic_group.html

http://en.wikipedia....ethnic_groups#S

http://en.wikipedia....ki/Ethnic_group



As for the people listing their race as "human", you need a little biology lesson. Human is (the colloquial term for) your species, and has nothing at all to do with your race.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:59

Race: Indian
Ethnicity: Punjabi

#49 Neowon

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:40

White. French-Canadian mother, Italian father

Mario, is that you?...

#50 +Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:44

Punjabi Indian here

#51 Decebalvs Rex

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:45

Pentadimensional Human.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:02

First of all, despite the fact that most people in the US seems really confused about this (census questions, etc), race and ethnicity are two very different things. My race is caucasian, but I consider my ethnicity to be Southern American (note, not South American, but Southern US). While many people don't consider that an actual ethnicity, some researchers do. Southerners do have enough common traits that set us apart from others to meet the definition of an ethnic group.

http://www.knowsouth...hnic_group.html

http://en.wikipedia....ethnic_groups#S

http://en.wikipedia....ki/Ethnic_group



As for the people listing their race as "human", you need a little biology lesson. Human is (the colloquial term for) your species, and has nothing at all to do with your race.


Oh cripes, "race" is a social construct, don't you know.

I can't believe this. You're taking the liberty, aren't you?

#53 phunkymunky

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:05

a member of the human race...who happens to live in australia

#54 roadwarrior

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 19:21

Oh cripes, "race" is a social construct, don't you know.

I can't believe this. You're taking the liberty, aren't you?

Taking liberty with what? I'm using the dictionary definition of the words:

Race -

race    [reys] Show IPA
noun
1. a group of persons related by common descent or heredity.
2. a population so related.
3. Anthropology .
a. any of the traditional divisions of humankind, the commonest being the caucasian, Mongoloid, and Negro, characterized by supposedly distinctive and universal physical characteristics: no longer in technical use.
b. an arbitrary classification of modern humans, sometimes, especially formerly, based on any or a combination of various physical characteristics, as skin color, facial form, or eye shape, and now frequently based on such genetic markers as blood groups.
c. a human population partially isolated reproductively from other populations, whose members share a greater degree of physical and genetic similarity with one another than with other humans.
4. a group of tribes or peoples forming an ethnic stock: the Slavic race.
5. any people united by common history, language, cultural traits, etc.: the Dutch race.


Ethnic -

eth·nic   [eth-nik] Show IPA
adjective
1. pertaining to or characteristic of a people, especially a group (ethnic group) sharing a common and distinctive culture, religion, language, or the like.
2. referring to the origin, classification, characteristics, etc., of such groups.
3. being a member of an ethnic group, especially of a group that is a minority within a larger society: ethnic Chinese in San Francisco.
4. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of members of such a group.
5. belonging to or deriving from the cultural, racial, religious, or linguistic traditions of a people or country: ethnic dances.



#55 shakey

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 19:29

Taking liberty with what? I'm using the dictionary definition of the words:

Race -


Ethnic -


So saying Human would work.

race    [reys] Show IPA
noun
1. a group of persons related by common descent or heredity.
2. a population so related.

#56 roadwarrior

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 21:05

So saying Human would work.

race    [reys] Show IPA
noun
1. a group of persons related by common descent or heredity.
2. a population so related.

Well, considering that all persons are human, that would be rather redundant.

#57 +Phouchg

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 21:20

Well, considering that all persons are human, that would be rather redundant.

Remixedcat isn't, Hum is an alien... you can't be too sure on Neowin.

#58 Crisp

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 21:23

English.

Cockney family.

#59 Copernic

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 21:38

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 21:42

Heinz 57



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