Quote from: *j on August 21, 2005, 11:47:03 AM This thread is stupid. I like MC too, but who really gives two sh!ts about her ethnicity, or her for that matter? out of curiosity (and i'm asking this in all seriousness):do you also not care about how the black community treats its non-celebrity members?is it okay for blacks to reject or put down other blacks because they have long hair or a big vocabulary or an interest in rock music or light-colored eyes or a white friend/love interest or any other such superficial issue?arguing about mariah carey's ethnicity is CLEARLY pointless, but the reality of the aforementioned treatment is not. it's real, and it has to stop if the black community intends to be supportive of all its vastly diverse and often maligned parts.
This thread is stupid. I like MC too, but who really gives two sh!ts about her ethnicity, or her for that matter?
Are you saying I cant be exposed to pressure regarding being black unless I am black?Actually, that's exactly what I'm telling you.What if my step brother is black and he has pressure and he has told me? What if my best friend is black and has pressure and he has told me? What if I have observed blacks in my family being talked about regarding their blackness? A better question would be regarding my experiences to the pressures of being black. I never claimed it was am ambush, I told you to assume that I am not black. Are you aware of the difference between a primary and secondary source? And which would take precedence? And why is it so important for you to dodge the question?You are saying that you only ask questions that you know the answer to?I am saying that it is not a good question on an argumental basis. An argument is what we're having. It would seem that it is a good point to ask whether the one drop rule is a law. By that logic, does it mean that your question regarding my blackness is utterly pointless, since obviously you dont know the answer to that question?It is not a good POINT - it is a good question, but in an argument situation you can't possibly hope that that refutes anything or aids you in any way.