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Sun May 6, 2018, 10:07 AM

OK. I get it. Let's call Caucasians "pinkpipo," not "wypipo."

"Pinkies" could serve as the short form, perhaps. Problem solved!

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Reply OK. I get it. Let's call Caucasians "pinkpipo," not "wypipo." (Original post)
MineralMan May 2018 OP
wasupaloopa May 2018 #1
MineralMan May 2018 #7
wasupaloopa May 2018 #20
Wounded Bear May 2018 #15
shraby May 2018 #2
Demsrule86 May 2018 #12
JustABozoOnThisBus May 2018 #22
TexasProgresive May 2018 #3
Achilleaze May 2018 #4
meadowlark5 May 2018 #5
wasupaloopa May 2018 #6
meadowlark5 May 2018 #8
Docreed2003 May 2018 #10
MineralMan May 2018 #14
meadowlark5 May 2018 #27
wellst0nev0ter May 2018 #26
Demsrule86 May 2018 #9
MineralMan May 2018 #16
Demsrule86 May 2018 #19
TreasonousBastard May 2018 #11
MineralMan May 2018 #13
cwydro May 2018 #17
Sunlei May 2018 #18
Demit May 2018 #23
Sunlei May 2018 #24
GoCubsGo May 2018 #21
LongTomH May 2018 #25
Zoonart May 2018 #28

Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:09 AM

1. Why do we need terms for each of us. My wife the other day had an idea that race was an invention

 

of man. We are all "people" she said.

I've read some histories of indigenous people in this country and the word the used to describe themselves was translated to mean "the people". Indians in the central valley of CA were called dried meat by the Indians in the mountains because they made jerky.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #1)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:16 AM

7. It's not really race. It's skin tone.

Humans have a wide range of skin tones, from the pallor of people of Scandinavian descent on the first sunny day of Spring to the deepest purplish black. We are all humans. The shade of our skin, due to varying degrees of melanin, is one distinguishing feature we all have. It's part of our description, and nothing more.

Except for some very small, self-sheltered communities, we see pretty much all of those skin tones on a daily basis. That we see different skin tones as anything other than a single descriptive feature is the problem. That those who are in the majority in the United States think there is some reason for pride in being pink is very strange, really.

We're all humans. We can interbreed freely, regardless of our skin tones. We're all the same species. We're all the same. We just don't treat each other as if we were. It's astonishingly stupid of us.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #7)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:45 AM

20. Let's quit with the lables. I live in Santa Maria. I think you are on the Central Coast too.

 

Santa Maria is 70% Hispanic. I am Anglo. The same dynamics go on here as anywhere people are minorities. Here I am a minority.

No proud pink folks here.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #1)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:33 AM

15. If I remember my brief experience in Anthropology...

most primitive societies tend to call themselves some version of "the people" and call others something else.

Humans are tribal by nature. We collect together in various kinds of organizations, using a wide variety of methods to govern ourselves. The distrust of "the other" is kind of ingrained in us and takes active effort to overcome, while being exploited by "leaders" seeking power.

The human "races" are intellectual constructs based primarily on skin tone and some other physical traits that have developed over the centuries in reaction to environmental and anthropological pressures.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:11 AM

2. Where are the purpopipo? The ones the

purpo pipo eaters go after?

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Response to shraby (Reply #2)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:24 AM

12. My cousin had Thrush...and back in the day they gave this purple medicine...she was

called a purple people eater off and on for years...she hates that song even today.

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Response to shraby (Reply #2)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:13 AM

22. You mean the wun-i wun-ho fly purpo pipo eater? Scary. nt

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:12 AM

3. My wife and her best friend in a conversation 40+years ago

My wife. "Roselyn, you're not black but a rich warm brown."
Roselyn, "Well, you're sort of pinkish gray."

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:12 AM

4. "Finally!" - Pinky (THE original pinkie)

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:13 AM

5. I'm still not understanding "wipipo"

I googled it but it still doesn't make much sense and I refuse to spend any more time trying to understand it. So if someone wouldn't mind giving just a concise definition: what constitutes a "wipipo"? Who uses the term and to whom is it directed?

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Response to meadowlark5 (Reply #5)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:15 AM

6. There was a very long thread about this yesterday. I think several meanings were given along with

 

various harsh descriptions of folks who don't except the meanings given.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #6)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:18 AM

8. I saw some of the threads but it's so much to sift through

But if there is no defining answer for this term, then I will just ignore it. It will probably disappear in time like other things like "errmergerd" and "dilly dilly"

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Response to meadowlark5 (Reply #8)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:23 AM

10. Dilly Dilly forever!!!



(Only because my nephew loves to say "Dilly Dilly"

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Response to meadowlark5 (Reply #5)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:30 AM

14. There are several threads in GD on the subject.

That's probably the best resource on this that's available, really.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #14)

Sun May 6, 2018, 12:12 PM

27. Yep, saw them all and they are very long...

But since it seems impossible for it to be explained in a sentence or two or if it has different meanings to different people - I won't bother with it.

I can't see myself using the term but thought if I heard it in conversation, I wouldn't be so "unhip". But I'll just stay unhip.

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Response to meadowlark5 (Reply #5)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:47 AM

26. It's a Twitter abbreviation

for "white people" that took on a life of its own.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:22 AM

9. Pinkies are usually fed to snakes you know...mouse pinkies that is.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #9)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:34 AM

16. That's why I never had a snake as a pet.

I like mice, too. I don't mind if one eats the other, but I'm not going to hand a baby mouse or rat to a snake. Can't do it.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #16)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:45 AM

19. I agree...never had snake refused to feed snakes when I worked in animal room in college

because they were copperheads...the professor lectured me how safe it was...but about a month later came in with his arm so swollen he couldn't move it...yep the damn thing bit him.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:24 AM

11. No surprise this was alerted.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #11)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:27 AM

13. Just about every post I make gets alerted.

No big deal. In my almost 10 years on DU, I can count the number of hidden posts on one hand.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #11)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:41 AM

17. Substitute any other race or color.

And it would not only be alerted. It would be hidden.

But this is DUís fave hatefest for the time being. Silly as hell.

Wypipo is causing much hilarity in my household this weekend. Everyone is called wypipo in place of their name.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:44 AM

18. pinkskins like in Star Trek :P

Pinkie was the name of my border collie/golden retrieve mix.

She was a hell of a digger!

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #18)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:21 AM

23. And humans were "ugly bags of mostly water" (my favorite)

 

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Response to Demit (Reply #23)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:30 AM

24. teehee, President Ugly bag of mostly wate(R)

Captian Shran became friends with some of the pinkskins.



I wish I was BLUE

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:48 AM

21. I think it should all depend on which of them eat at the Olive Garden.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 11:42 AM

25. I'm with George Carlin on this one...........

........I prefer "blue-eyed devils!"

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 12:59 PM

28. I think we are all missing the point that the

"richpippo" are dividing "wethepippo". Can we stop the pie fight over labeling and just unite for the betterement of humanity?
Human is the label we all share.
This is the DU member formerly known as Zoonart.

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