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What race are you?

White (Caucasion)
African American (Black)
Hispanic
Asian
Native Indian
Middle Eastern
Other race.
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Your real life race?
« on: September 22, 2016, 08:45:06 pm »
This thread/poll is just for curiosity. It is not meant to start any debate/discussion, etc. about various races of people, racism, etc..  It is just for curiosity to see what race various Furtopian members are. This thread/poll is not about your fursona. It is about your real life self.

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Re: Your real life race?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2016, 09:17:01 pm »
Are we allowed to have a discussion about how half of those options are ludicrously mislabelled? What about black people who are neither African nor American? And "Native American Indian" is a phrase that shouldn't exist outside of a Wheel of Fortune "Before & After" answer. And... Muslim? Seriously? It doesn't even make sense to label Arabs that way since there are more Asian Muslims than Arab Muslims. >:(
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Re: Your real life race?
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2016, 01:20:07 am »
I think you need to reconstruct this poll to traditional ethnic groups. African American is way too specific. Also muslim is not a race.

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Re: Your real life race?
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2016, 05:07:05 am »
i think
-white
-black
-Asian
-Hispanic
-middle eastern
-other

(and maybe these, i dont think there are many people here who are mostly these though)
-native north American
-native south American (inca, mayan, aztec)
-native Australian/new Zealand 

might be a little better in the poll

as for me im 1/4 German, 1/4 Korean, and ~2/4 Italian. i barely look Asian/Korean though (barely anyone at school believed i was Korean) so i pretty much just consider my self white.

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Re: Your real life race?
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2016, 06:55:22 am »
I think you need to reconstruct this poll to traditional ethnic groups. African American is way too specific. Also muslim is not a race.

No.


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as for me im 1/4 German, 1/4 Korean, and ~2/4 Italian. i barely look Asian/Korean though (barely anyone at school believed i was Korean) so i pretty much just consider my self white.

Those are "ethnicities", Graywolf. Not races. Korean is an "ethnicity" of the Asian "race". For example, French, German, Dutch, Polish are all ethnicities of European race.
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Re: Your real life race?
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2016, 07:01:13 am »
I think you need to reconstruct this poll to traditional ethnic groups. African American is way too specific. Also muslim is not a race.

If you want ethnic groups, there's a poll here already. Granted, it's about where you live rather than a person's ethnicity, but it's close enough. ;)
http://forums.furtopia.org/the-polling-booth/where-do-you-live-50780/
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Re: Your real life race?
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2016, 09:14:53 am »
Human. Human Race.
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Re: Your real life race?
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2016, 12:36:48 pm »
Black


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Re: Your real life race?
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2016, 10:43:57 pm »
Human. Human Race.
That's the best one to be.

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Re: Your real life race?
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2016, 02:29:04 am »
I think you need to reconstruct this poll to traditional ethnic groups. African American is way too specific. Also muslim is not a race.

If you want ethnic groups, there's a poll here already. Granted, it's about where you live rather than a person's ethnicity, but it's close enough. ;)
http://forums.furtopia.org/the-polling-booth/where-do-you-live-50780/
Definition of ethnic group: "a community or population made up of people who share a common cultural background or descent".

This is what I meant by traditional ethnic groups:
Asian
Indian
European
African
Middle Eastern
Other

etc. Basically the main races based on skin color, geographical location and culture.

Also, you did reconstruct the poll. But you still have "African American", so a person that is of African descent but not an American would have to select "other". Also "Native Indian" might confuse some, maybe "Native American" would be better?

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Re: Your real life race?
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2016, 04:27:41 am »
So if I'm from Spain am I Hispanic or am I European?
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Re: Your real life race?
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2016, 04:57:11 am »
So if I'm from Spain am I Hispanic or am I European?
think that classifies as european (i think Hispanic is a mixture of native south Americans, and Europeans though i might be wrong)

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Re: Your real life race?
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2016, 08:41:05 am »
This thread/poll is just for curiosity. It is not meant to start any debate/discussion, etc. about various races of people, racism, etc..  It is just for curiosity to see what race various Furtopian members are. This thread/poll is not about your fursona. It is about your real life self.

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Though your curiosity was innocent Kobuk I don't think we should be
looking to see what ethnic backgrounds that we the members have.

It has the hint of racism even though it wasn't intended. We are all human
beings on this planet earth. And the sooner we learn to live with that fact the
better.

I think most people in the Americas have a muliti ethnic background, but
it's becoming more common around the world.

Why not change or add to your poll to show different major areas of the world
instead of race or ethnicity.
North America
South America
Arabia
Australia
Asia
Europe
Eurasia
Africa
South Pacific
I am a human on Planet  Earth
ect..

I think that would be more interesting.

If people wish to post more about who they are or where they live they can.
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Re: Your real life race?
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2016, 10:41:39 am »
O.R. - There is nothing racism about my poll. And I strongly resent the fact that you think there is.  >:( This poll was created just out of curiosity. Nothing more. It is a poll just to collect numerical statistics just like any other poll that a person would post in the Polling forum. Just because I posted this poll does not make me racist. And from what I can see, I have not violated any Furtopia rules by posting this poll.
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Re: Your real life race?
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2016, 08:13:48 am »
O.R. - There is nothing racism about my poll. And I strongly resent the fact that you think there is.  >:( This poll was created just out of curiosity. Nothing more. It is a poll just to collect numerical statistics just like any other poll that a person would post in the Polling forum. Just because I posted this poll does not make me racist. And from what I can see, I have not violated any Furtopia rules by posting this poll.

Kobuk I apologize that I gave the impression your poll was racist. I felt
the idea of asking people to give their race or background hinted at it. I was
wrong, I should have said it could make some uncomfortable by asking the
question of our members. I am sorry and will try to be more careful of my
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Re: Your real life race?
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2016, 01:20:49 am »
I haven't decided yet.  :P