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Response to Hugabear (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:51 PM

12. You are generalizing based off of skin color and you don't even realize it.

I'm sorry but your way of thinking is going the way of the Dodo. "Race" is going to become a BS label. It pretty much already is due to the mix of people in this country. What "Race" would you have President Obama or Tiger Woods put on an application? Who gets to have the deciding vote of what "race" they really are, and what are the determining factors?

Will you deny a poor second-generation pale-skinned Serbian child a shot because of his skin?

When you say "race", what I think you mean are African Americans and Latin-Americans. Asian-Americans and Indian-Americans seem to have no problem shaming "white" Americans in scholastic achievement.

I am 100% for giving high school kids who were not born into the correct family a full ride to a degree and chance at a better life. But when I donate for scholarships, there is no "race" involved, they are based off achievement and economics. They don't check a box or send in a photo. That is terrible.

There is racism in every country on this planet. We can be bigger than that. What we need to do is help people who are disadvantaged by the only color that seems to matter: Green.

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