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    Quote Originally Posted by Caspiantiger View Post
    Its really funny when black people in England call themselves African American, but i guess thats what happens when your main form of education is rap music.

    In London they are building a statue for the achievments of all black women, How could we ever forget the achievments of black women.
    The statue is holding a baby, but true to life there is no dad there.
    This is just a stupid statement. There are deadbeats in every race.
    If you look in the DHS system here in Oklahoma I bet there are more white and indian kids then black.
    I bet you would find more white and indian drug addicts then black also.
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    No matter how we slice the percentage of deadbeat dads, the objectionable part of his statement is the attribution of deadbeat to the entire race. It's clearly a statement meant to demean black people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avallone View Post
    In those terms what would my children be seen as, they are 1/4 Italian, 1/4 English, 1/8th Osage Indian, 1/8th Cherokee Indian and 1/4 we have no idea.
    On forms that ask what they are should they be listed as Caucasian, Native American or European?
    I am half Italian and half English, all of my great grandparents on my dads side came over from Italy to Ellis Island and my mother is from England (still a British subject after being here for 48 years) she met my dad while on vacation here in the states.
    My wife is half Native American and half white (her family can't agree on her white ancestry).
    In the summer my kids turn darker then some black people, I tell people it is the Italian - Indian mix that makes them so dark.
    I'm sure you know better than I (living in Oklahoma) the prejudice against Indians.

    Reminds me of a story which I've probably mentioned before. Years ago, when I was still in the service, I had a good friend from Yakima, Wash. who was half-Indian--something I did not realize until he told me. He stopped by my apartment one day when my in-laws where there for a visit. After he left, the first thing my (then) father-in-law (with his third grade education) said was, "Who was that Indian". He picked right up on it.

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    matclone i am not demeaning anyone, i just look at the world around me.

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