Its not racist to be proud of your white, black, hispanic cultures

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  1. dawg

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    Humans were comprised of tribes for thousands and thousands of years. Millions. When you had an outsider or someone that looked different enter one of those tribes it was seen as a threat. Its built into our DNA. Americas experiment of a mixing pot is a great idea but will it ever work?

    How can we make it work? I understand the problem we have here making this work in America because we are supposed to mix.

    But what about sovereign countries comprised of rich history such as the north where vikings are from? Is it racist to be proud to be a descendant of the vikings? Of course not.

    People just want to fit in and have a history. what about people of mixed race? Well, we are fucked :jj: We dont fit in anywhere sad to say. Having a mixed race family is a mistake in my opnion because your children will suffer never fitting in with any group. Is that racist? No, its a fact. We all just want to fit in.

    I wanted to open this discussion, does it make sense? Am i a racist?
     
  2. Mark Mayonnaise

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    It's not racist but it's kind of dumb in my opinion

    As George Carlin put it, pride should be reserved for things you've actually done, real accomplishments

    Being born isn't really a feat
     
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    Why is the white man a created character from an RPG :wtf:
     
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    white men = soulless golems created by evil aliens mixing pigs and monkeys or some shit. Not really humans
     
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    Americans whose great grandparents came from Ireland and Italy are also annoying in these matters



    now we're cooking
     
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    You are white, what is wrong with being proud of it? where are you descended from, you are not curious where your ancestors came from?
     
  9. Mark Mayonnaise

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    I'm Scottish :dontknow: I mean, that's cool and all, I like the culture and I'd like to visit some day, but I can't say I feel any actual "pride" over it.

    Know what I'm proud of? Beating Metal Gear Solid 3
     
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    When assimilation occurs, harmony is present. When people say they are American first then harmony follows. The minute some one says I am a _____(fill in the blank) -American, Then separation occurs and conflict arises. I don't think it gets any more simple then that.
     
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    I think everyone should feel a strong connection to their family roots. I also believe you can do this 100% with respect to all others doing the same. No need to put others down to build yourself up. All cultures have contributed some pretty interesting things to planet earth. There was a time when America was (mostly) like this. Even when one group would trash another it was often just meant in good fun, like trash talking the other team's fans at a sporting event. I believe it was a far better and healthier environment. People haven't changed, they just hide it better now.
     
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    We should all be united by our Americanism, first and foremost. There are certain things that we should all have in common (language, culture, national pride, support of Trump).

    But we also shouldn't be afraid to recognize that there are inherent differences between different groups.

    Multiculturalism doesn't work, however, so Americanism should trump ethnicity.

    If, for example, there were a surge of Italian-Americans sneaking into our country, even though I'm Italian, I would want them deported, because I'm an American first and foremost

    :usflag:
     
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    I'm not proud of any part of the human race lately.
     
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    You sound pretty smart. Not Asian smart, but pretty smart.
     
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    And it's always the half-breeds who have the most to say about it. They always pick the Italian or Irish part to identify with and can't shut up about their food.

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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    His driving record, however...
     
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    Teddy Roosevelt Quote

    "In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American ... There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag ... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language ... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

    Theodore Roosevelt 1907
     
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    :lol:
     
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    I've never shared this publicly with anyone before, but I feel comfortable and confident I'm among friends, so here it goes:


    I am three quarters WackPacker-American


    I struggle with this daily, and hope to one day be able to embrace and feel proud of my heritage like members of other marginalized populations. :tears:
     
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    I'm nordic.

    :cheer:
     
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