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White/European 92 82.88%
Black/of African Descent 3 2.70%
Hispanic (formerly Latin American) 3 2.70%
Asian (Chinese/Japanese/Korean/Thai/Indonesian/etc.) 4 3.60%
Arab/Kurd/Persian 3 2.70%
of the Subcontinent (Indian/Pakistani) 1 0.90%
Pacific Islander 0 0%
Texan 4 3.60%
Other (if you must!) 1 0.90%
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Old 04-07-2006, 02:52 PM   #1
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I just read an article talking about the income/wealth/opportunity disparity between whites and others in North America, and I wanted to know what this board consisted of. Considering the politically incorrect comments that occasionally grace this board and the lack of flaming they recieve, I suspect we are 90% white, but wanted to check. There must be some people of different color that have the ER dream out there!
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Is latin american the same as mexican?* It should be Hispanic. Latin American sounds like someone who is actually from Latin America versus ethnic descent. ie, I was born in North America from Italian and Mexican descent.*
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Hmmm, o.k. I'll change that. Good point.
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Is latin american the same as mexican? It should be Hispanic. Latin American sounds like someone who is actually from Latin America versus ethnic descent. ie, I was born in North America from Italian and Mexican descent.
Didn't you say you were from El Paso? There is an option for that already!

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splitting hairs: I think Phillipinos identify themselves as Pacific Islanders

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Didn't you say you were from El Paso?* There is an option for that already!

No, mom is from El Paso.* Her parents were from Juarez.* Same thing.
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Was it you, REW, that added that "whole other country"

CR, removed that distiction, hope the one asian vote wasn't from there.
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This ought to be interesting. Thanks for the poll.
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CR, removed that distiction, hope the one asian vote wasn't from there.
Laurence, I'm not from there.
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Am I only the person of mexican/hispanic descent here??
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I'm a wasp but my ER wife is Chinese. I voted anglo in the poll, though, since posting here isn't her thing.
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Wow, this poll result looks like we ran it at the Kansas State Republican convention! :P
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Am I only the person of mexican/hispanic descent here??
Nope. There's at least one more (me). My mom is from Mexico too.
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Nope. There's at least one more (me). My mom is from Mexico too.
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Wow, this poll result looks like we ran it at the Kansas State Republican convention! :P
Yeah, definitely doesn't look like it was run at the Kansas State Prison.

Reminds me of the Burt Reynolds movie, The Longest Yard. He asks if anyone has played football, and this 6-4, 290 pound black guy steps forward and says, "I played some at Oklahoma State." Burt says, "Oklahoma State University?" The guy says, "No, Oklahoma State Prison."
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I'm white, but I will be more vigilent with the flames in the future!

DH and I just did the National Geographic DNA heritage study. My results aren't ready yet, but DH's came in and it says basically that every non-african person is from one group that left Africa via the middle east. (They call him Eurasian Adam) It is an interesting study.
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Well I guess I am the only black guy (I mean african decent) here. If you want to look at truely troubling stats look up the average net worth of black people in America. Not a comforting image at all. My family must be in the top .0000001% of the black population in terms of net worth.
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I'm white, but I will be more vigilent with the flames in the future!

DH and I just did the National Geographic DNA heritage study. My results aren't ready yet, but DH's came in and it says basically that every non-african person is from one group that left Africa via the middle east. (They call him Eurasian Adam) It is an interesting study. DH's "clan" is from Poland via the Balkans.
Apparently, we're all descendants of eastern Africa. Very interesting stuff, indeed!!
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Hmmm

I understand Laplander's now have lawyers and are called Sami people. I used to get mileage out of 'Norwegian Eskimo'.

Although - Minnesota refugee was popular in the PacNW.

heh heh heh heh - modern science and DNA takes all the fun out of it.
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