Race, Ethnicity, & Culture

Beliefs about race and ethnicity influence our cultures, politics, and relationships.  What is race?  What is ethnicity?  This group explores those concepts.

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  • The Flying Atheist

    The elephant in the room people are afraid to talk about and don't want to admit exists.


  • Daniel W

    NY Times editorial, "How Interracial Love is Saving America".  Ever since I left the rural midwestern enclave that in my youth, that I claimed was surrounded by the "Corn Curtain", I sought enlightenment, variety, wisdom, perspective, by expanding my ethnic horizons, including dating, romance, and sexuality.   I would never say "I don't see color", because that's as silly as saying "I don't see sex or gender", but knowing and loving someone who is not one's own ethnicity, makes it all seem very ordinary and normal, pretty quickly.  At least that was my experience.  I wouldn't have lived life any other way.

  • Daniel W

    Two women running a Portland food cart, are politically-corrected out of business because of their appropriation of Mexican style burritos.  Washington Post.  I can't be politically correct about this - I don't believe that two white women making tortillas in a food truck is taking away jobs or prestige from Mexican people.  I've been in all sorts of restaurants and food vendors that had people preparing the food, who were not the ethnicity of the food being prepared, such as having ethnic Mexican cooks preparing Chinese and Thai food, or Chinese cooks preparing Italian food.  What difference does it make?  Just enjoy the food, and if there is a different take on the flavor or preparation, such as Korean Tacos, that's great too.  Just enjoy and explore.