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aschool darwin had ideas, shouldnt we all have ideas, or should we control ideas. 000522
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MollyGoLightly My history prof said that there is no biological basis for the division of races. And I was surprised. Goes to show how conditioned I am. 000522
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The Schleiffen Man what race are you?
i want to mark check by "marathon"
i last to the end
good or bad
fast or slow
enduring to the end i am, and will be
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aschool we are all born, and for this we sould not be categorized or ostracise. 000522
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misspent youth should i classify it, or should i run in it? 010321
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florescent light you should honor and respect and accept the differences, because we are not all the same. 010321
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Sol the term race was created in the late 1700's to justify slavery, white european (caucasian, as they catagorised themselves) peoples created this system based upon the idea that they were superior to all other peoples, and proceeded to catagorise the world into groups, very loosely based on skin colour and level of ' percieved social and technological advancment' there is in fact more genetic variation WITHIN a 'race' than between 'races' and we are brought up with this history ( dating back to precepts originated by socrates (the greek philosopher) justifying slavery)
and so find it very difficult to see all people in a fair and even way, allowing for cultural differences (rather than damning people for them)
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Ponderer Everyday of our lives;
Every moment that we breathe;
all winds down to one big race;
A Marathon.
Will you run?
Will you give it your everything?

Do not give up.

Do not say you don't care.

Do not fear failure.

The only thing that you should fear is that in the end you will look back and wish that you had tried harder.
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pETAH race is sacred! 020426
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HeatherBrock feel the wind beneath my feet for I shall never run this way again.
Know this to be not believing, for I know that all is not well with life.
Think again and we shall know what the race was like again
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sporkwielder i find culture a much more satisfying paradigm. But leave it to us to impose our visual reasoning onto the world haphazard, connecting real dots, and filling in false dots when we aren't pleased with the picture. We are doomed to navigate our world by a map that is only moderately informed. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. 020507
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endless desire Focus on?

the eventual finish line? making it to that point. exhausting every ounce of energy for that single purpose.

the race itself maybe? making the best of the experience and the effort you are putting into it. adding memories and personality.

or the rewards after the fact? from something as simple to a bottle of water, a pat on the back, a smile to something more desired. . .cheers from the stands. . .a medal of some kind.

take your pick.
is there a wrong answer?
eh. maybe.
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flies at the most fundamental level, race is indeed a lie.

However, there are many liars in this world, and we need to pay attention lest we get trapped by the bullshit.

The liars are now saying that there is no race, which is insane. Now that they've consolidated power, they're covering their trax. Don't believe the hype.
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flies also, one should note that concepts of race have been around longer than just the recent past (the OED has it recorded as early as 1600). the chinese and the indians, like us whiteys, valued fair skin, northern lineage over dark, southern. the roots are deep. 040325
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