people whose races are hard to tell

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people whose races are hard to tell

Unread post by Invincible » September 18th, 2006, 9:38 pm

for instance turks, do they belogn to the white or arab race? or what about white looking mexicans with spanish roots,a re they latino or white? or what about Argentinians? how bout Egyptians?

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Re: people whose races are hard to tell

Unread post by useless_person » September 18th, 2006, 9:42 pm

Invincible wrote:for instance turks, do they belogn to the white or arab race? or what about white looking mexicans with spanish roots,a re they latino or white? or what about Argentinians? how bout Egyptians?
Turks. They're Turkmenian people, not arabs and not white. Kinda like Afghanistan.

White looking Mexicans they're either labeled as Caucasian or Hispanic.

Argentinians are kinda like Latinos, excpet mixed with Aboriginals Aztecs etc.

Egyptians are Arabs, no doubt.

I had to ask my dad for this across the room, and he knows alot of about that stuff...

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Unread post by Dr. Gonzo » September 18th, 2006, 9:49 pm

Well I look Arab, and I'm not Arab. Come to think of it...I am one weird looking bastard... :(

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Unread post by useless_person » September 18th, 2006, 9:52 pm

Dr. Gonzo wrote:Well I look Arab, and I'm not Arab. Come to think of it...I am one weird looking bastard... :(
I see...

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I'm jokin. What's your mix?

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Unread post by Dr. Gonzo » September 18th, 2006, 9:56 pm

Mestizo

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Unread post by useless_person » September 18th, 2006, 9:59 pm

Dr. Gonzo wrote:Mestizo
European and Native American. :D

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Unread post by Dr. Gonzo » September 18th, 2006, 10:04 pm

Yes, my grandma was a honkie.

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Unread post by Invincible » September 18th, 2006, 10:31 pm

it would be funny as hell if somebody was like what race r u, and the dude responded "Im turkmanian". lol is that even an option in one of those census school tests.

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Unread post by Trey » September 18th, 2006, 11:17 pm

im southeast asian but ive been mistaken as mexican, black, east indian, persian, almost every race except white haha

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Unread post by none for you » September 18th, 2006, 11:23 pm

every black person who has tried to guess my background place me as Italian, most everyone else guess me to be Scottish.. .I think this is a very weird phenomena.

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Unread post by roark » September 19th, 2006, 12:14 am

Race is a huge point of contention--there (were.are) 3 races--caucasoid, mongoloid, negroid, but science has moved away from race altogether.

Most everything now is based on ethnicity--which is simply put, a people group that identifies with one another.

Turks are just Turks, etc. "Arab" is not so much a racial distinction, but simply identifies "those who speak Arabic".

I myself am Cajun French and English, but look hispanic. Ive even been called "Spic" on the odd occasion.

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Unread post by BlaKK » September 19th, 2006, 1:08 am

The same flag you see to your left is the same flag I have on the back of my civic... Only the stupid don't know.

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Unread post by BlaKK » September 19th, 2006, 1:10 am

Tongans and Samoans are hard to tell apart though, maybe it's a Riverside regional type thing, cuzz out here Samoans and Tongans get along, we smoke blunts.

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Unread post by Invincible » September 19th, 2006, 1:26 am

I hate people who always call light skinned guys whiteboys, its like they are trying to disrespect people just becasue theyre white or light skinned.

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Unread post by BlaKK » September 19th, 2006, 1:29 am

I use the term White boi maybe 300 times a day... some people can't help it.

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Unread post by Invincible » September 19th, 2006, 1:31 am

but not everyone who is light skinned is white, for instance some light latinos look white but have othe rblood as well.

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Unread post by BlaKK » September 19th, 2006, 1:32 am

I was in Von's the other day, Cuz the Bitch forgot to give me back my change, She asked what dude Looked like, I told her it was some fuckin white boi... White lady got all fuckin crazy...

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Unread post by UmanH-ay » September 19th, 2006, 2:07 am

BlaKK wrote:Tongans and Samoans are hard to tell apart though, maybe it's a Riverside regional type thing, cuzz out here Samoans and Tongans get along, we smoke blunts.
Yeah it is hard, im samoan myself, so even samoans at times get it twisted, but Tongans dont have the slanted eyes as much, cos quite a few samoans have chinese ancestors and german ancestors, there was quite a lot of german/tongan marriages over a hundread years ago, i knew 1 dude that was dark as hell but his grandad was german, but tongans on average are darker.

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Unread post by DC » September 19th, 2006, 7:55 pm

Turks can vary in appearance, some look like white Europeans some are mixed with white/mongol but most are a mix of white/mongol/persian.
Not all Egyptians are arab, about 10 million are Coptic who are the original inhabitants of Egypt prior to the Arab invasion.
Argentinians are mainly white from Spanish, Italian and German heritages, Argentina has to be the most white place in all of south america after southern Brazil. Meztizos are very hard to find in Argentina they basically have no natives left.

Ethnicity/race: white (mostly Spanish and Italian) 97%; mestizo, Amerindian, other 3%

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107288.html

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Unread post by perongregory » September 19th, 2006, 8:06 pm

Yeah, Argentina is a European country basically.

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Unread post by Tyrant » September 19th, 2006, 8:21 pm

It's hard to distinguish between Koreans and Chinese.

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Unread post by none for you » September 19th, 2006, 9:00 pm

BlaKK wrote:I use the term White boi maybe 300 times a day... some people can't help it.
it sounds so derogatory coming from you

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Unread post by BlaKK » September 19th, 2006, 9:04 pm

Oh well. It is what it is... If I see a white boi I'm going to call him a white boi... Period.

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Unread post by Dr. Gonzo » September 19th, 2006, 9:07 pm

realize the real lies wrote:
BlaKK wrote:I use the term White boi maybe 300 times a day... some people can't help it.
it sounds so derogatory coming from you
What about me?

White girl! :P

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Unread post by A Ghost » September 19th, 2006, 9:16 pm

BlaKK wrote:The same flag you see to your left is the same flag I have on the back of my civic... Only the stupid don't know.
I feel stupid


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And I always confuse Mexicans with Native Americans, until I hear Spanish......

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Unread post by A Ghost » September 19th, 2006, 9:19 pm

BlaKK wrote:Oh well. It is what it is... If I see a white boi I'm going to call him a white boi... Period.
My best friend calls me that all the time

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Unread post by none for you » September 19th, 2006, 9:27 pm

A Ghost wrote:
BlaKK wrote:Oh well. It is what it is... If I see a white boi I'm going to call him a white boi... Period.
My best friend calls me that all the time
what do you call your best friend?

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Unread post by BlaKK » September 19th, 2006, 9:30 pm

One of the Mexican homies calls me Black Child, and I call him Bean dip. Nigga its all love.

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realize the real lies wrote:
A Ghost wrote:
BlaKK wrote:Oh well. It is what it is... If I see a white boi I'm going to call him a white boi... Period.
My best friend calls me that all the time
what do you call your best friend?
Dude :D

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Unread post by useless_person » September 21st, 2006, 11:15 am

BlaKK wrote:I use the term White boi maybe 300 times a day... some people can't help it.
300 times a day? Who is the person who has to listen to being called white boi 300 times a day? :lol:

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Unread post by BlaKK » September 21st, 2006, 11:29 am

300 times a day I was exaggerating, Figurative speech... I use the word very fuckin often, And its usually not the same person. Every time.

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Unread post by useless_person » September 21st, 2006, 11:37 am

BlaKK wrote:300 times a day I was exaggerating, Figurative speech... I use the word very fuckin often, And its usually not the same person. Every time.
Would you call a cop a white boy?

If so, how many cops beat you down daily?

I'm jokin... :lol:

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