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hi Or mixed or what? my prediction is that most people are white on here. I dont know why. Maybe because I am white? Well? What are you? 011212
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god lilliputian 011212
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god (black as coal) 011212
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god mmm, coal 011212
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nemo yellow? 011212
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Jenna White. So ordinary. 011212
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SuicidalAngel I'm white. I wish I could be mulatto, or however you spell that. 011212
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ClairE Ugh.

My reaction is, "Fuck_you". Sorry.
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she what if we're neither?

That was a crappy question.
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ClairE Yeah, it was really the two choice option that got me, not asking. I can see it being an interesting topic--but we are going to get into hot water here. 011212
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ClairE And the "fuck_you" isn't to the blatherer who started this blathe. It was just what popped into my head when I saw it.
Sorry.
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nocturnal what the fuck does it matter? jesus christ. this has to be the worst idea on blather yet. chrity's thing is a tough competitor, but I'm almost tempted to say this is actually worse. 011212
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hi oh shut the hell up. I just put are you "black or white" for the sake of a semi short title. That is why I put "or mixed or what".. For the rest of you have a problem with it.. "WHAT NATIONALITY ARE YOU" 011213
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oren Greece is the farthest back my lineage has been traced. But, my ancestors were also German before they crossed the Atlantic in the 1700s. It's been a long journey for my family.

I am of very pale skin tone. My eyes are a mix of blue and green. I've been told my profile is classic Greek, and I do love Greek food.

I am American. I am white. I am a man. I am 41. My sons both look like me, and both love Greek food as well.

Anything else?
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niki my friend's at high school used to call me white chocolate because they said that i am not really white even though i am as white as they come

my grandfather is from England but his last name is Scottish so i'm some of that

my last name has been traced to english or french roots

one set of great-grandparents immigrateed from italy in the early 1900s...my great grandfather was a fashion designer or tailor or something...this all explains my love for clothes and italian food
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silentbob you're also a girl, which doesnt hurt your love for fashion. and you have a tongue (i assume) which probably also helps in your love of italian food.

i am irish/german/norweigan, but i am 100% native american meaning i was born here. my great great ancestors werent, but i was, and what that means to me is i'll defend the right of everyone who is in these borders.

I also have a tongue, which explains my love for italian food.

I think everyone living in america is American, bceause it really isnt supposed to be any one race, or any one majority. Living in America means American.

some might say, "Well its easy for you to say" in the defense of "minorities" beacuse im "middle class white boy" but really, everyone should defend everyne else. unity. equality. i'm so full of bullshit. somebody stop me.
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niki you could be right bob but i know plwnty of girls who wouldn't be caught talking about clothes...
and yes i do have a tngue but i hate chinese food and some others so that doesn't really explain much


but good try!!!
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niki i really should try proof reading...


sorry guys
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distorted tendencies Gypsie Israeli African Russian. 011213
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Aimee british, irish, scottish, Norwegian, North German, Prussian, Italian, French, French Canadian, Austrian, and indian I am a mutt 011213
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Casey I'll just be gray and say I'm both. 011214
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cube... white chocolate is a black wanna-be... 011215
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Norm I could say I'm French but I've got hundreds of years of ancestory that says I'm acctually a Newfoundlander. 011215
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Mahayana: Zakah: Sangha Jewels of Refuge
30-40%:
+Mohican [Mahican]
Which is a Native American Tribe
known as the Stockbridge Munsee,
Band of the Mohicans*

60-70%:
+Italian
+French
+Spanish
+Irish

* do not believe the invariable assumptions based upon
James Fenimore Cooper's book title
that the Mohicans are no more,
we are still enduring & shinning.

Algonquian Mohican Words:
[aki, mbei, kshachchen, stau]
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niki never said it wasn't cube...i am still not sure how i aquired the name though...i think it has something to to with my "ghetto booty" 011215
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cube not a personal slight niki - just a play on the words... 011215
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niki no biggie cube...
white chocolate= pigment impaired
a thought i just had
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pontifier now everyone knows I'm white. I can never keep a secret 011216
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ever dumbening alsatian

appalatian

aleutian

aggravation

pastian!

skin cracker, zelig inside
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dB You see this birth mark? Well it's not really a birthmark, it's my actual sin colour. Y'see, my ENTIRE body is covered by a birthmark except that bit. 011216
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j_blue my mom was brown (via adoption: my grandparents consisted of a juera oklahoman and a brown texan); and my dad (a deadbeat by force, i would say) was a wonderful mix of that white western european crap

in the city i am mistaken for a russian

anywhere else i am mistaken for being white

but i am nothing in particular
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Grievance metaphorically i would say i'm black.
absorbitive, unending depth staring back at you bleakening your mind and crying rebellion and chaos to your soul arising from a phoenix star, remade again from the cosmic dust of the end of another bright light. A black hole acknowledging everything within sight and concealing what things happen in my corner of the universe, though able to peer out.
bright colors hurt my eyes.
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sabbie oh, i get it. you think you'll be able to make more assumtions about people by knowing what colour they are on the outside.

i am bright blue and yellow and black and grey and blueblack and silver and gold and hazel and purple and blackcopper and brown and red and sunburnt anyway.

does that help you with your little catagorisational experiement?
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deilirium hehe a catagorsiation experiment inside of the socialigical experiment. hehe 020208
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never fails i find it sad that even on blather the question of race/nationality comes into play.

what does it matter?
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reitoei very white, blond hair 020210
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lilac_air No one is just Black or White.
I do not like to think of people just because of race and color of skin.
I am very pink and burn so easy
in the sun.
Most of My family and friends are not so pink or so black just a perfect line in the middle.
I do not just care about

Black
White
Pink
Yellow
Tan
Red
Brown
Green
Purple I would love to be purple :-)

People are so much more than that.
I like my life full of flavor and what makes us different is what makes you whom you are.
I embrace difference.
I embrace freedom.
Do unto others, as you would want done unto you.
*Remember*
We are all just human beings.
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Mateo Im blue, whith pink dots. Thats why I dont go out much, people start pointing at me. Where I come from I was considered a mediumly handsome man, but Ive said too much. 020219
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purevision Nothing really is black or white 021222
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no reason doesnt actually think shes michael jacks it don't matter.
you could be my brother.
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or even michael jackson. :) . 021222
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hm... she actually kinda does think she's michael jacks, come to think of it... 021222
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no no no she doesnt ok that's enough methinks. 021222
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girl_jane It's semi-interesting to me that most people automatically thought of this as a race thing...I took it the other way as more metaphorical-and decided I'm white with a few blood stains-as far as the race thing-it doesn't matter so I'll tell you all anyway-I'm still white. 021222
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devalis I agree, I mos def thought on figurative terms. As far as that goes, I'd say I'm in the grey.

As far as race goes... I'm filinegro.
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screwing for virginity im an american.

the rest doesnt matter.
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screwing for virgintiy execpt for the fact that i am also texan 021223
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jane yes i am 021224
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megan snow white 021225
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the grey man White of Flesh
Black of Heart
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Rhin neither. my flesh is sort of pinkish-peachy. sometimes it's sort of light mocha. it all depends on whether or not i have been in the sun.

'black or white' as in thoughts, and such? i am exactly that. it's black or white with me...yes or no...wrong or right, etc. i don't like the middle (the gray), which is why blind faith is an issue with me.
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pontifier if you're so black and white, yes and no, wrng and right, then stop being so peachy and mocha. You're white as snow, and this we all nose. 021226
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bethany irish polack

drunk dumbass
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Rhin don't go there with me! i have an obsession with positive color identification. :p 021226
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little bug yellowish in parts
light brownish in parts
pinkish in parts
dark brownish in parts
redish in parts
blueish black in parts

and thats only the skin
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89x that's not skin you speak of. Those are scales, are they not? You're like a muddy rainbow. 021230
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sabbie that is the fucking coolest thing i have read today.

you have my utmost respect 89x
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Mo i have no idea what my actual nationality is because i am adopted...but knowbody in real life never ask because im obviously very white, so i i guess it doesnt matter. 030123
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phil Actually, I hadn't even considered it a race issue. I thought it was something metaphysical...of course that's what I assume for just about anything.
I couldn't decide...but I guess I would be black on the outside and white on the inside.

But since this is a race issue, I would have to say...call me native american.
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SuicidalAngel No I think most of you are thinking of nationalities. Indian, Mexican, Caucasian, Asian are usually considered to be white. African American, Jamaican, Dominican, whatever are considered to be black. I heard this from my highschool comp teacher. He told my friend that she was considered white .. she's philipino, indian and mexican.. and she was blown away at the fact that someone considered her to be white. 030408
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paralizing passion When Hi said what nationality r u instead of r u black or white it TOTALY changed the whole page lol

I AM PROUD TO BE...SWEDISH and a tinsy bit french and english but mostly i'd say I'm just plain old Taurean
lol
i love being taurus any 1 else know what i mean?
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ClairE Rereading this blather, I realized that people are using the terms race and nationality interchangably. As I understand it, race refers to being Caucausian, Mongoloid, etc. Nationality refers to what nation you are from. And ethnicity is usually used for the exotic, having to do with cultural background, which makes sense considering the OED defines it as "pertaining to nations not Christian or Jewish; Gentile, heathen, pagan". These definitions may not seem accurate to you, which is perfectly legitimate: we all have different definitions in our heads for words, especially those which are buzzwords. However, simply interchanging the terms makes communication less effective/efficient. On a side note, Marvin Harris' article "Race" in the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (ed. David L. Sills, 1979) is a great read, discussing "the history of the concept of race and the cultural definition of race"; I highly recommend it. 030507
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trixie i'm yellowish blueish pinkish brownish purpleish greeish. attractive huh? 030507
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6am ur color puke after eating tacos w/ powerade 030507
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sabbie evil is an artform.
today i am the blackest evil you will find.

of course, tommorrow i may find my angel license again.

for i am easily catogorisable.
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shivers white, but dark, my dad immigrated from morocco and my mom is french canadian! i getta good tan... thats about all thats specail. my dads family was once spanish, and my moms been in canada for over 400 hundred some yrs. 030508
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Novice I was sorta with a couple other people who had previously blather, I thought it was more like a meta thing then race...but newayz according to the kids that I used to go to camp with when I was younger I'm an oreo if you know what that means. 030528
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x when i was in elementary school, they used to call me and my best friend "oreo cookie"

we thought that was stupid and didn't make sense

i wasn't as white as the filling

she wasn't as dark as the cookie (she was mulatto)

and there were only two of us

i wonder what happened to her
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Novice ok I meant thou, that I'm black, but I've grown up with mostly white kids, so the black and spanish kids at the camp i was at would call my an oreo 030529
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pobodys nerfect I'm amazed at how many turns this page took. Some interpreted it as being about heritage,and others thought it was about race. Some got angry,some didn't. This is probably one of my favourite pages just for the fact that there's so many different points of view in here. Anyway, here's my addition.
As far as the race thing goes,
I'm pretty sure I'm just white. On my mother's side,I know there's Irish and French heritage. I'm not sure if there's anything else. I've never asked,
but I did just find out recently that Pierre Trudeau was a distant cousin on my grandma's side--I think that's neat.

My father's heritage is a little trickier--his mother died a few years ago and she wasn't the "grandmotherly" type that you could talk to,so I never asked her. And my dad's father walked out on him when he was younger,so I won't know from him either. I've occasionally tried looking it up, but it's sort of an unusual name and I haven't found anything yet.
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O_A i'm greyish... maybe light brown, kind of a redish color, oh, no, they're telling me its dark brown... sorry. I'm kinda bumpy too. Does that matter? 030926
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nomatter it shouldn't matter 030926
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misstree matters as much as what_time_zone_are_you_in 030927
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pipedream yellow! im yellow...and pink...and green..and speckles of something dark here and there...and red...rainbow rainbow la la la 030927
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User24 my initial reaction to the blathe title:

well, someone's bound to get offended, so there's no point taking that stance, I could just say 'white' and be done with it, or I could go into lengthy history about my family's heritage, I could of course ignore it..

bleh, sorry, there was more, but I can't be bothered.
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delial Me, I'm a funny shade of grey. 030927
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crimson She may be an angel
She may be a queen
She might be black, white,
American, Indian or Japanese
--Sublime
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TalviFatin in playing chess, i usually pick black. The horse looks better. 031005
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Doar red faced white man 031122
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bijou at the newspaper we do skin color by the numbers, for example:

aisian skin is 3percent cyan, 17percent magenta, and 29percent yellow.

dark african-american skin is 12-13percent cyan, 15-20percent magenta, and 25-35percent yellow.

caucasian skin is 2-3percent cyan, 15-20percent magenta, and 15-21percent yellow.

so i guess you could say that i am 3percent cyan, 16percent magenta, and 20percent yellow. no black or white in me. weird.
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Joy black is the absence of colour 040709
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puredream green or purple? 040709
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emmi i'm a little teapot 041015
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epitome_of_incomprehensibility I am a super-intelligent shade of blue personified. 050801
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Dr. Unk le_smile 050801
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suicidalchinadoll I am the black so deep it sucks all the air out of a room.

a rip in the universe...
a tear in the sky.
but iris still makes me cry
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suicidalchinadoll well..that was my soul.
funny that I managed to interpret this entirely different upon first read of the title.

i'm a brownish whitish crazy mulatto mixed, curly reddish haired, green eyed girl who still thinks of herself as more of a shadow on your bedroom floor...than a colour
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Lemon_Soda Cherokee, Spanish, Italian, other stuff. 050802
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phttp are_you_yes_or_no 050802
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z german romanian english algonquin 050803
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andru235 well, my great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great [...] great grandparents were a very, very dark sienna color. just like you, and you, and yes, you.

however, my great great great great great grandparents, with one exception, were a very, very pale peach color.

and, like doar, this discussion has given me a very rosy complexion.
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andru235 are_you_absurd_or_ridiculous_or_preposterous 051116
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TROUBLESUM i am 100% from the Dominican Republic so i guess that makes me a mulatto, but people still assume that i am from every race that you can think of 051116
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