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Due to what we are talking about in history class right now, I began wondering what is the gender and ethnic make up of the users of these boards. No other personal information is required, such as name, etc.

[ Saturday, January 26, 2008 20:05: Message edited by: The Ratt ]

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Hmm... Ornks, gazers and guacamole. What kind of food would you get?
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Didn't we already determine in the music thread that everyone here is a cracker? I'm white myself, but more of a Bill Clinton white.

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Heh. Wonder who answered Pacific Islander?

Also, further proving the inherent broken-ness of polls, those choices are kinda odd. "Native American (or other continent)" is a little weird, as is lumping together all of Asia. Meh, makes me wonder when my university's so-called Diversity Week falls this year...

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You left out Vlish. :P

Apparently all humans are categorized into seven different races, everything else being a mixture. I find that hard to believe, however.

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Didn't we already determine in the music thread that everyone here is a cracker?
No, but I have determined that you repeatedly saying jokes of such content is beginning to annoy me.

[ Saturday, January 26, 2008 23:00: Message edited by: Excalibur ]

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quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

Apparently all humans are categorized into seven different races, everything else being a mixture. I find that hard to believe, however.
Your instincts are right in this case: it's pretty much nonsense. Most reputable geneticists today don't believe that humanity can be meaningfully divided into races; folks from different places may look very different from each other, but genetically we're less diverse than a lot of other species.

[ Saturday, January 26, 2008 23:14: Message edited by: Thuryl ]

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quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

No, but I have determined that you repeatedly saying jokes of such content is beginning to annoy me.
Sadly, one is more likely to get banned for "arrogance" than racism around here.

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What I meant by Native American (or other continent) was if you are part indeginous of the area you are from. for anyone who thinks that these are not enough choices, these are the largest general groups, though I probably left out one or two that could have been on there.

I was the one who picked Asian/Pacific Islander, seeing as I am half asian.

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Hmm... Ornks, gazers and guacamole. What kind of food would you get?
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quote:
Originally written by The Ratt:

What I meant by Native American (or other continent) was if you are part indeginous of the area you are from.
So white people who live in northern Europe should tick that box in addition to "Caucasian"?

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Generally, no. I kinda mean like minority, like native american, inuit, or nomadic, etc.

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Sounds like you could have made the whole thing a lot less messy by just having
[ ] Minority
[ ] Not

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Suggested categories for a revision:

-Caucasian
-Sub-Saharan African
-Arabic
-Indian
-Chinese
-Korean
-Japanese
-Amerindian
-Carib
-Oceanic
-Mixture

And more. Also, you feel we're unworthy of having an age category? What kind of census is this?

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A complete list.

Edit: This as well.

[ Sunday, January 27, 2008 11:27: Message edited by: Excalibur ]

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How about religion and economic status? Those are also important markers of minority status, although of course the former only means something if you also give your current location.

—Alorael, who is ethnically challenged as well as ethically challenged. That means he really wants to make terrible race jokes but can't get away with them.
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quote:
Originally written by trap like a silver knife:

How about religion and economic status? Those are also important markers of minority status, although of course the former only means something if you also give your current location.

—Alorael, who is ethnically challenged as well as ethically challenged. That means he really wants to make terrible race jokes but can't get away with them.

I assume you mean Religious Status as in with or against Theism, and Economic Status as Capitalist or Socailist. Right?

-Alorael, you can always get away with making fun of long dead people/groups, or non-existant races. Example: "I hate every single Roman on this planet." As well as: "Oompa-Loompas are a disgrace to the Earth, and the only occupation worthy of them, besides death, is slaving away in factories for no pay."

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quote:
Originally written by Goldenking:

I assume you mean Religious Status as in with or against Theism, and Economic Status as Capitalist or Socailist. Right?
As in rich or poor, actually.

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Rich, poor, and in-between. Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, animist (why doesn't that one get capitalized?) or Discordian. Denominations if you wish.

—Alorael, who would ask for political leanings if that weren't already covered by regular compass topics.
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I love Wikipedia, but they exclude the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. ;)

A good census poll possibly includes marital status as well.

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The only thing you have mentioned that I would want to add to this poll is the arabic choice in the ethnicity part, and inquiring about age. But seeing as many people have voted, I not start a new poll just for that.

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Hmm... Ornks, gazers and guacamole. What kind of food would you get?
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Hey, cutie. :P

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Nico, which of those two catagories do I fall into?

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Welcome back, Nico. :)

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quote:
Originally written by The Ratt:

Nico, which of those two catagories do I fall into?
Old comrade.

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