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  •  Skin, hair and eye color is how most of us are (0+ / 0-)

    categorized.  I happen to be a very fair skinned, green-eyed, reddish-brown haired Slav/Prussian/Siberian admixture.  I seriously doubt that anyone looking at me would think anything but "white woman," even if they knew I was Eastern Orthodox.

    "Some folks rob you with a six-gun, some rob you with a fountain pen." - Woody Guthrie

    by Involuntary Exile on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 03:05:30 PM PDT

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    •  The shape of the jaw (0+ / 0-)

      and the nose and the brow are also an important part of how we code race. I've known black people who had lighter skin than other white people I know. When we try to think about it we generally think about eyes, skin and hair color because those are the things that are the easiest to point out.

      If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

      by AoT on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 03:25:05 PM PDT

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