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White 4 19%
Black 11 52.4%
Hispanic 4 19%
Asian 2 9.5%
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I was going to put the option "other" but 4 is already the maximum of poll numbers, so...
I was wondering, have u guys ever experienced some sort of racism?
I'm Hispanic, BTW.
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sci_geeek wrote:
I was going to put the option "other" but 4 is already the maximum of poll numbers, so...
I was wondering, have u guys ever experienced some sort of racism?
I'm Hispanic, BTW.
Thank you!
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I'm black..., and I haven't experienced racism... yet.
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sci_geeek wrote:
I was going to put the option "other" but 4 is already the maximum of poll numbers, so...
I was wondering, have u guys ever experienced some sort of racism?
I'm Hispanic, BTW.
Thank you!
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I'm not black, I'm Negro. Well, technically 'negro' means black in Spanish, so I'm brown skinned. B)
There's no one on earth who is actually the colour 'black'.
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sci_geeek wrote:
I was going to put the option "other" but 4 is already the maximum of poll numbers, so...
I was wondering, have u guys ever experienced some sort of racism?
I'm Hispanic, BTW.
Thank you!
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I haven’t experienced racism. Or at least, not that I know of.
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sci_geeek wrote:
I was going to put the option "other" but 4 is already the maximum of poll numbers, so...
I was wondering, have u guys ever experienced some sort of racism?
I'm Hispanic, BTW.
Thank you!
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I'm black..., and I haven't experienced racism... yet.
I haven't yet either
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sci_geeek wrote:
I was going to put the option "other" but 4 is already the maximum of poll numbers, so...
I was wondering, have u guys ever experienced some sort of racism?
I'm Hispanic, BTW.
Thank you!
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I'm black..., and I haven't experienced racism... yet.
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sci_geeek wrote:
I was going to put the option "other" but 4 is already the maximum of poll numbers, so...
I was wondering, have u guys ever experienced some sort of racism?
I'm Hispanic, BTW.
Thank you!
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I'm black..., and I haven't experienced racism... yet.
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sci_geeek wrote:
I was going to put the option "other" but 4 is already the maximum of poll numbers, so...
I was wondering, have u guys ever experienced some sort of racism?
I'm Hispanic, BTW.
Thank you!
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I'm black..., and I haven't experienced racism... yet.

Ohh. Me too. In Canada, I don’t see many negro people.
Depends on the area.
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BookwormJo wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
I was going to put the option "other" but 4 is already the maximum of poll numbers, so...
I was wondering, have u guys ever experienced some sort of racism?
I'm Hispanic, BTW.
Thank you!
-- sci_geeek
I'm not black, I'm Negro. Well, technically 'negro' means black in Spanish, so I'm brown skinned. B)
There's no one on earth who is actually the colour 'black'.
Wait, so you're not black but negro even though they're literally the same thing?

Also, I'm pretty sure Hispanic doesn't fit properly in this poll considering how we can be black or white. Ethnicity and race are different.
I already have said enough.
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Pyrrhic wrote:
BookwormJo wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
I was going to put the option "other" but 4 is already the maximum of poll numbers, so...
I was wondering, have u guys ever experienced some sort of racism?
I'm Hispanic, BTW.
Thank you!
-- sci_geeek
I'm not black, I'm Negro. Well, technically 'negro' means black in Spanish, so I'm brown skinned. B)
There's no one on earth who is actually the colour 'black'.
Wait, so you're not black but negro even though they're literally the same thing?

Also, I'm pretty sure Hispanic doesn't fit properly in this poll considering how we can be black or white. Ethnicity and race are different.
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sci_geeek wrote:
I was going to put the option "other" but 4 is already the maximum of poll numbers, so...
I was wondering, have u guys ever experienced some sort of racism?
I'm Hispanic, BTW.
Thank you!
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I'm African American and Caucasian, and I consider myself to be bi-racial. I've never experienced open racism, but my family did receive unfriendly stares when we stopped at a gas station in Georgia. It was a bit intimidating since my family is mixed.
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Pyrrhic wrote:
BookwormJo wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
I was going to put the option "other" but 4 is already the maximum of poll numbers, so...
I was wondering, have u guys ever experienced some sort of racism?
I'm Hispanic, BTW.
Thank you!
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I'm not black, I'm Negro. Well, technically 'negro' means black in Spanish, so I'm brown skinned. B)
There's no one on earth who is actually the colour 'black'.
Wait, so you're not black but negro even though they're literally the same thing?

Also, I'm pretty sure Hispanic doesn't fit properly in this poll considering how we can be black or white. Ethnicity and race are different.
You have a point. Well, both of you have valid points. Literally speaking, there is no one that's actually 'white' or 'black' (except the albinoes). Our skin color is just different shades of brown, depending on the concentration of melanin in the skin.
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BookwormJo wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
I was going to put the option "other" but 4 is already the maximum of poll numbers, so...
I was wondering, have u guys ever experienced some sort of racism?
I'm Hispanic, BTW.
Thank you!
-- sci_geeek
I'm not black, I'm Negro. Well, technically 'negro' means black in Spanish, so I'm brown skinned. B)
There's no one on earth who is actually the colour 'black'.
I'm a bit confused. I always thought black and negro were the same thing. I also thought that the term "negro" was offensive... do you mind explaining to this ignorant Guidester here? I'm so sorry :blush: this is embarrassing :unsure: :blush: :blush: :blush:
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sci_geeek wrote:
BookwormJo wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
I was going to put the option "other" but 4 is already the maximum of poll numbers, so...
I was wondering, have u guys ever experienced some sort of racism?
I'm Hispanic, BTW.
Thank you!
-- sci_geeek
I'm not black, I'm Negro. Well, technically 'negro' means black in Spanish, so I'm brown skinned. B)
There's no one on earth who is actually the colour 'black'.
I'm a bit confused. I always thought black and negro were the same thing. I also thought that the term "negro" was offensive... do you mind explaining to this ignorant Guidester here? I'm so sorry :blush: this is embarrassing :unsure: :blush: :blush: :blush:
They are the same thing. Negro literally means black in Spanish. If you find being called black offensive then I guess Negro would be too... In my opinion, it's not. Obviously, I wouldn't really use the term when there are other ways of referring people. No need to be embarrassed buddy.

@khriz I agree there isn't a "white" and "black" but the terms are used when addressing races.
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sci_geeek wrote:
BookwormJo wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
I was going to put the option "other" but 4 is already the maximum of poll numbers, so...
I was wondering, have u guys ever experienced some sort of racism?
I'm Hispanic, BTW.
Thank you!
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I'm not black, I'm Negro. Well, technically 'negro' means black in Spanish, so I'm brown skinned. B)
There's no one on earth who is actually the colour 'black'.
I'm a bit confused. I always thought black and negro were the same thing. I also thought that the term "negro" was offensive... do you mind explaining to this ignorant Guidester here? I'm so sorry :blush: this is embarrassing :unsure: :blush: :blush: :blush:

Well, I guess it is offensive to some people just like "Bluenose" can be offensive to some Nova Scotians and embraced by others. I've always used Negro to refer to the racial group of dark-skinned people, but yes, it does mean black.
I won't get offended if people call me black, only slightly annoyed, because no one really is black. I use the terms Negro and Caucasian instead.
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sci_geeek wrote:
BookwormJo wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
I was going to put the option "other" but 4 is already the maximum of poll numbers, so...
I was wondering, have u guys ever experienced some sort of racism?
I'm Hispanic, BTW.
Thank you!
-- sci_geeek
I'm not black, I'm Negro. Well, technically 'negro' means black in Spanish, so I'm brown skinned. B)
There's no one on earth who is actually the colour 'black'.
I'm a bit confused. I always thought black and negro were the same thing. I also thought that the term "negro" was offensive... do you mind explaining to this ignorant Guidester here? I'm so sorry :blush: this is embarrassing :unsure: :blush: :blush: :blush:
Sorry. I didn't mean to embarrass you.
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Pyrrhic wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
BookwormJo wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
I was going to put the option "other" but 4 is already the maximum of poll numbers, so...
I was wondering, have u guys ever experienced some sort of racism?
I'm Hispanic, BTW.
Thank you!
-- sci_geeek
I'm not black, I'm Negro. Well, technically 'negro' means black in Spanish, so I'm brown skinned. B)
There's no one on earth who is actually the colour 'black'.
I'm a bit confused. I always thought black and negro were the same thing. I also thought that the term "negro" was offensive... do you mind explaining to this ignorant Guidester here? I'm so sorry :blush: this is embarrassing :unsure: :blush: :blush: :blush:
They are the same thing. Negro literally means black in Spanish. If you find being called black offensive then I guess Negro would be too... In my opinion, it's not. Obviously, I wouldn't really use the term when there are other ways of referring people. No need to be embarrassed buddy.

@khriz I agree there isn't a "white" and "black" but the terms are used when addressing races.

Yeah. I don't know why. In my opinion, Negro sounds nicer than black. Maybe 'cause it's Spanish? I won't be offended if someone calls me black. I just prefer Negro.
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BookwormJo wrote:
Pyrrhic wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
BookwormJo wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
I was going to put the option "other" but 4 is already the maximum of poll numbers, so...
I was wondering, have u guys ever experienced some sort of racism?
I'm Hispanic, BTW.
Thank you!
-- sci_geeek
I'm not black, I'm Negro. Well, technically 'negro' means black in Spanish, so I'm brown skinned. B)
There's no one on earth who is actually the colour 'black'.
I'm a bit confused. I always thought black and negro were the same thing. I also thought that the term "negro" was offensive... do you mind explaining to this ignorant Guidester here? I'm so sorry :blush: this is embarrassing :unsure: :blush: :blush: :blush:
They are the same thing. Negro literally means black in Spanish. If you find being called black offensive then I guess Negro would be too... In my opinion, it's not. Obviously, I wouldn't really use the term when there are other ways of referring people. No need to be embarrassed buddy.

@khriz I agree there isn't a "white" and "black" but the terms are used when addressing races.

Yeah. I don't know why. In my opinion, Negro sounds nicer than black. Maybe 'cause it's Spanish? I won't be offended if someone calls me black. I just prefer Negro.
I get what you mean. Honestly, if I was speaking Spanish and I wanted to speak about darker-skinned people I’d say “Moreno”. The word “negro” isn’t very accurate, color wise.
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Pyrrhic wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
BookwormJo wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
I was going to put the option "other" but 4 is already the maximum of poll numbers, so...
I was wondering, have u guys ever experienced some sort of racism?
I'm Hispanic, BTW.
Thank you!
-- sci_geeek
I'm not black, I'm Negro. Well, technically 'negro' means black in Spanish, so I'm brown skinned. B)
There's no one on earth who is actually the colour 'black'.
I'm a bit confused. I always thought black and negro were the same thing. I also thought that the term "negro" was offensive... do you mind explaining to this ignorant Guidester here? I'm so sorry :blush: this is embarrassing :unsure: :blush: :blush: :blush:
They are the same thing. Negro literally means black in Spanish. If you find being called black offensive then I guess Negro would be too... In my opinion, it's not. Obviously, I wouldn't really use the term when there are other ways of referring people. No need to be embarrassed buddy.

@khriz I agree there isn't a "white" and "black" but the terms are used when addressing races.
I understand. And unlike me and you guys, the idiot that created racism and the idiotic racists really did not and still do not understand that.
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BookwormJo wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
BookwormJo wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
I was going to put the option "other" but 4 is already the maximum of poll numbers, so...
I was wondering, have u guys ever experienced some sort of racism?
I'm Hispanic, BTW.
Thank you!
-- sci_geeek
I'm not black, I'm Negro. Well, technically 'negro' means black in Spanish, so I'm brown skinned. B)
There's no one on earth who is actually the colour 'black'.
I'm a bit confused. I always thought black and negro were the same thing. I also thought that the term "negro" was offensive... do you mind explaining to this ignorant Guidester here? I'm so sorry :blush: this is embarrassing :unsure: :blush: :blush: :blush:

Well, I guess it is offensive to some people just like "Bluenose" can be offensive to some Nova Scotians and embraced by others. I've always used Negro to refer to the racial group of dark-skinned people, but yes, it does mean black.
I won't get offended if people call me black, only slightly annoyed, because no one really is black. I use the terms Negro and Caucasian instead.
Honestly, you're right. What you may consider "Negro" to be, might be a racial slur to so many people. For example, the Eskimos were often called Inuits (I dunno why) once the Americans started to come into their life. And they didn't like being called that. So when someone referred to them as Inuits, you get the idea.
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BookwormJo wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
BookwormJo wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
I was going to put the option "other" but 4 is already the maximum of poll numbers, so...
I was wondering, have u guys ever experienced some sort of racism?
I'm Hispanic, BTW.
Thank you!
-- sci_geeek
I'm not black, I'm Negro. Well, technically 'negro' means black in Spanish, so I'm brown skinned. B)
There's no one on earth who is actually the colour 'black'.
I'm a bit confused. I always thought black and negro were the same thing. I also thought that the term "negro" was offensive... do you mind explaining to this ignorant Guidester here? I'm so sorry :blush: this is embarrassing :unsure: :blush: :blush: :blush:

Well, I guess it is offensive to some people just like "Bluenose" can be offensive to some Nova Scotians and embraced by others. I've always used Negro to refer to the racial group of dark-skinned people, but yes, it does mean black.
I won't get offended if people call me black, only slightly annoyed, because no one really is black. I use the terms Negro and Caucasian instead.

Ooooh Ok, thx for clarifying. I guess I'm used to American Civil War movies and books where whites use the term "Negro" as something offensive, and my mom also said so... Or maybe Negro is offensive in the US? idk
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Khriz Kool Katz wrote:
BookwormJo wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
BookwormJo wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
I was going to put the option "other" but 4 is already the maximum of poll numbers, so...
I was wondering, have u guys ever experienced some sort of racism?
I'm Hispanic, BTW.
Thank you!
-- sci_geeek
I'm not black, I'm Negro. Well, technically 'negro' means black in Spanish, so I'm brown skinned. B)
There's no one on earth who is actually the colour 'black'.
I'm a bit confused. I always thought black and negro were the same thing. I also thought that the term "negro" was offensive... do you mind explaining to this ignorant Guidester here? I'm so sorry :blush: this is embarrassing :unsure: :blush: :blush: :blush:

Well, I guess it is offensive to some people just like "Bluenose" can be offensive to some Nova Scotians and embraced by others. I've always used Negro to refer to the racial group of dark-skinned people, but yes, it does mean black.
I won't get offended if people call me black, only slightly annoyed, because no one really is black. I use the terms Negro and Caucasian instead.
Honestly, you're right. What you may consider "Negro" to be, might be a racial slur to so many people. For example, the Eskimos were often called Inuits (I dunno why) once the Americans started to come into their life. And they didn't like being called that. So when someone referred to them as Inuits, you get the idea.
I thought it was the other way around; they prefer to be called Inuit while Eskimo is more offensive.
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BookwormJo wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
BookwormJo wrote:
sci_geeek wrote:
I was going to put the option "other" but 4 is already the maximum of poll numbers, so...
I was wondering, have u guys ever experienced some sort of racism?
I'm Hispanic, BTW.
Thank you!
-- sci_geeek
I'm not black, I'm Negro. Well, technically 'negro' means black in Spanish, so I'm brown skinned. B)
There's no one on earth who is actually the colour 'black'.
I'm a bit confused. I always thought black and negro were the same thing. I also thought that the term "negro" was offensive... do you mind explaining to this ignorant Guidester here? I'm so sorry :blush: this is embarrassing :unsure: :blush: :blush: :blush:

Well, I guess it is offensive to some people just like "Bluenose" can be offensive to some Nova Scotians and embraced by others. I've always used Negro to refer to the racial group of dark-skinned people, but yes, it does mean black.
I won't get offended if people call me black, only slightly annoyed, because no one really is black. I use the terms Negro and Caucasian instead.
Honestly, you're right. What you may consider "Negro" to be, might be a racial slur to so many people. For example, the Eskimos were often called Inuits (I dunno why) once the Americans started to come into their life. And they didn't like being called that. So when someone referred to them as Inuits, you get the idea.
I thought it was the other way around; they prefer to be called Inuit while Eskimo is more offensive.
Yeah, it's the other way around. Eskimo is offensive.
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I was going to put the option "other" but 4 is already the maximum of poll numbers, so...
I was wondering, have u guys ever experienced some sort of racism?
I'm Hispanic, BTW.
Thank you!
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I'm not black, I'm Negro. Well, technically 'negro' means black in Spanish, so I'm brown skinned. B)
There's no one on earth who is actually the colour 'black'.
I'm a bit confused. I always thought black and negro were the same thing. I also thought that the term "negro" was offensive... do you mind explaining to this ignorant Guidester here? I'm so sorry :blush: this is embarrassing :unsure: :blush: :blush: :blush:

Well, I guess it is offensive to some people just like "Bluenose" can be offensive to some Nova Scotians and embraced by others. I've always used Negro to refer to the racial group of dark-skinned people, but yes, it does mean black.
I won't get offended if people call me black, only slightly annoyed, because no one really is black. I use the terms Negro and Caucasian instead.

Ooooh Ok, thx for clarifying. I guess I'm used to American Civil War movies and books where whites use the term "Negro" as something offensive, and my mom also said so... Or maybe Negro is offensive in the US? idk
To most people.
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I was going to put the option "other" but 4 is already the maximum of poll numbers, so...
I was wondering, have u guys ever experienced some sort of racism?
I'm Hispanic, BTW.
Thank you!
-- sci_geeek
I'm not black, I'm Negro. Well, technically 'negro' means black in Spanish, so I'm brown skinned. B)
There's no one on earth who is actually the colour 'black'.
I'm a bit confused. I always thought black and negro were the same thing. I also thought that the term "negro" was offensive... do you mind explaining to this ignorant Guidester here? I'm so sorry :blush: this is embarrassing :unsure: :blush: :blush: :blush:

Well, I guess it is offensive to some people just like "Bluenose" can be offensive to some Nova Scotians and embraced by others. I've always used Negro to refer to the racial group of dark-skinned people, but yes, it does mean black.
I won't get offended if people call me black, only slightly annoyed, because no one really is black. I use the terms Negro and Caucasian instead.
Honestly, you're right. What you may consider "Negro" to be, might be a racial slur to so many people. For example, the Eskimos were often called Inuits (I dunno why) once the Americans started to come into their life. And they didn't like being called that. So when someone referred to them as Inuits, you get the idea.
I thought it was the other way around; they prefer to be called Inuit while Eskimo is more offensive.
I hope I'm right. I'll check it out.
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