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[POLL] What is your race? Sept 2019 edition

For discussion and debate about anything. (Not a roleplay related forum; out-of-character commentary only.)

What is your racial background/identity?

Poll runs till Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:47 pm

White or Caucasian: European
283
65%
White or Caucasian: MENA
10
2%
East Asian (Japan to Indonesia)
32
7%
South Asian (Pakistan to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka)
13
3%
Black or African
12
3%
Latino/Latin American
19
4%
Native American
6
1%
Pacific Islander
1
0%
Mixed/Other (non-white)
6
1%
Mixed/Other (part-white)
55
13%
 
Total votes : 437

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Nouveau Yathrib
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[POLL] What is your race? Sept 2019 edition

Postby Nouveau Yathrib » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:47 pm

2017 edition

In light of Rojava Free State's poll on skin tone, and the periodic age polls in NSG, I thought I'd bring back the race poll to see if anything's changed in the last two years.

Some of the poll options may seem a bit unorthodox; the interest here is more focused on social interactions between various races on these forums than any stricter biological definitions, so technically the question is more "Are you a person of color or not, and how do you identify?" FYI I'll be using the US Census Bureau definition of White. The poll will be open for 60 days.




Feel free to discuss if you wish – since the poll is anonymous, there's no pressure to share any of your identity or to get into discussion, but if you want to, then go ahead. If you are so inclined, I think it could be interesting to hear some opinions on the race ratios on these forums and how they might affect our discussions of race-related issues.

If you do choose to join the discussion, just some basic guidelines and things to remember:
- Don't be racist*
- Remember that you can speak your mind but that anyone else has the right to refute you
- Keep an open mind and you just might learn something
- Do not speak for the experiences of other individuals or for identities that are not your own, and
- Do not expect someone to answer for their entire race
- Don't dominate the discussion please, especially if you and people backing you up on anything are in the majority (if we don't get to hear from every perspective then there's no point)
- If someone tells you you've done/said something racist or otherwise offensive, especially if you are in the majority (either on here or irl), stop and consider what they've said seriously before furiously typing a rebuttal.
- If you're stating opinion, make sure that you do it as an opinion and not a statement (e.g. "I think America is the best country", not "America is the best country")
- This is a discussion, not an argument.

*If you are racist, or want to share an opinion that could be construed as racist, consider whether it will have any constructive impact on the discussion. If it's something people can discuss, go right ahead, but don't post racist rhetoric if it's just going to break down the discussion.
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Wahlid
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Postby Wahlid » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:46 pm

The distribution thus far is pretty interesting.
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Postby Major-Tom » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:49 pm

I'm pretty white. Just a smorgasbord of Northern European ancestries in my blood, I suppose.
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Pacomia
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Postby Pacomia » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:49 pm

I feel like we should get multiple options. I’m mixed race but I’m majority Asian, and I don’t know which one to choose. Giving people 2 or 3 or more options and telling them to select all that apply could be good.
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Postby Kowani » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:03 am

I’m mixed…a lot of things, really. Spanish, black, Filipino, Arabic...
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Nouveau Yathrib
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Postby Nouveau Yathrib » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:29 am

Pacomia wrote:I feel like we should get multiple options. I’m mixed race but I’m majority Asian, and I don’t know which one to choose. Giving people 2 or 3 or more options and telling them to select all that apply could be good.


Sup fellow PNWer! I was gonna give mixed/multiracial people the option to choose which groups they were descended from, but that’d make it harder to tell how many mixed-race people there actually are. What’s your racial/ethnic mix, if you don’t mind me asking?
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Postby Drongonia » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:31 am

What's MENA white?
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Pacomia
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Postby Pacomia » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:36 am

Nouveau Yathrib wrote:
Pacomia wrote:I feel like we should get multiple options. I’m mixed race but I’m majority Asian, and I don’t know which one to choose. Giving people 2 or 3 or more options and telling them to select all that apply could be good.


Sup fellow PNWer! I was gonna give mixed/multiracial people the option to choose which groups they were descended from, but that’d make it harder to tell how many mixed-race people there actually are. What’s your racial/ethnic mix, if you don’t mind me asking?

Well, at least half East Asian. My mom’s side is all Korean, dad’s side is a jumble of British Isles/Germany/Norway (or Denmark, I forget which) which might have some Asian mixed in, although not much of it.

Generally when things ask me to choose my race, I just check “Asian” because it’s the most simple option. I don’t really like the “Multi-Race” box because it sort of just disregards what races I have in favour of the fact that I have multiple. That’s fine right now, but as there are more and more multiracial people, it becomes less of a good idea.
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right-wingers: wat about vuvuzelaaa lmao gottem
Both the far left and far right are equally insane.
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Postby Page » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:40 am

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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:42 am

Im a white european fella so i am like mate
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Postby Scotatrova » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:44 am

Latino, though idk if that counts as a race if not more than a cultural/ethinic point. If anything I'd consider myself Mestizo (mixed of Native American and European) considering 51% of my ancestry is Native and another odd 30% is European (Iberian majority, mostly Portugese) but then there's also some African in there so its a whole mish mash of different areas.
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Postby The Blaatschapen » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:39 am

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Postby Dumb Ideologies » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:41 am

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Postby New Bremerton » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:49 am

East Asian (Han Chinese ancestry) here.

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Postby Antidawetid » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:52 am

East Asian, Chinese, Han.
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Postby Javlena » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:02 am

White
Italian(Sicilian)/Irish American
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Postby Ethel mermania » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:26 am

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Postby Pasong Tirad » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:31 am

> East Asian
> Japan to Indonesia

What. No. Southeast Asians are not the same as East Asians.

But anyway, almost fully Filipino. Either 1/8th or 1/16th Spanish ancestry, with some smaller bits of Chinese and - according to family - British in there somewhere.

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Postby Woods Is Back » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:35 am

German/Russian/Polish/Irish white boy here.

Light skin, dark brown hair, and hazel eyes.
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Postby Paleoconservative Citizens » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:37 am

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Postby Annihilators of Chan Island » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:43 am

Chan Islander ;)
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Postby Samudera Darussalam » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:52 am

Pasong Tirad wrote:> East Asian
> Japan to Indonesia

What. No. Southeast Asians are not the same as East Asians.

I do feel weird about that too.

I'm mostly Indonesian of mixed ethnicities, of Javanese and Minangkabau descent, with some Chinese and Arabic blood somewhere up in the line.
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Postby Risottia » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:56 am

I was told I was born somewhere in the Pontic steppes, but I really can't remember that. We didn't do "races" back then, we were more focused on keeping the honeywolf away from the sheep.
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Postby Rojava Free State » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:25 am

Why is latino listed as a race? Latino is an ethnicity that any race can be a part of and most latinos are majority Caucasian in heritage

I mean seriously I'm part Lebanese and part Hispanic. Are you trying to tell me I'm mixed race?
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Postby Rojava Free State » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:27 am

Drongonia wrote:What's MENA white?


It means middle eastern.middle eastern people are Caucasian, although if you know me, you know I hate using color terms for different races because they aren't that accurate
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Economic Left/Right: -0.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.38
pro: marijuana, gun rights, private property, and sexy brown women

anti: fascism, communism, islamism, sexism, pan africanism, La raza, Warren Police Department (and most of the other police departments of metro Detroit except for Auburn Hills. They're aight), gun control, trump, obama, bush, clinton, reagan, carter, chipotle and snotty in crowd teens. Ugh I can't deal with them
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