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19 March 2007 @ 11:17 pm
-breaks down down laughing until i cry-  
shadowhwk, who is what I consider to be really truly American, ethnically speaking, is participating in this ongoing discussion regarding racism. Right now the discussion is focused on racism in the publishing industry. One of her debate partners feels strongly that anyone who has any black genetic material in their makeup is by default black, and that claiming to be anything other--like, multiracial--is selling out and so on and so forth in that manner. Now, what I can remember of Sarah's ethnic background off the top of my head includes Shoshone Indian, Irish, African, and possibly German, but maybe that's somebody else. Anyway, under this woman's argument, she's rejecting her black heritage and is therefore an Oreo: black on the outside, white on the inside.

I thought about this carefully, and decided no, that's all wrong. She's not nearly black enough on the outside to be an Oreo, and clearly she's too socially sensitive to be purely white on the inside.

I have concluded that obviously, she is a Nutterbutter.
Current Mood: sillyvery laughing
dsgood on March 20th, 2007 12:24 am (UTC)
So far as my genealogy shows, I'm of pure Jewish ancestry all the way back to the exodus from Egypt. And I look Mediterranean.

The known genealogy doesn't explain why some of my relatives look distinctly Oriental; and others look Slavic or Finnish.

Many people of Eastern European ancestry -- Slavs, Balts, Germans, Jews -- look as if they have Oriental ancestry. (Much of Eastern Europe might have been designed to be invaded on horseback.)

Oh yes -- I can tan to a darker color than most African-Americans can.

And I grew up in an area which used to be mostly Dutch-speaking, got some of its British heritage from Northern Ireland....