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  •  maybe for you it is (0+ / 0-)

    I don't know.  I"m not you.  but as noted, there are great number of cases where people a just kind of neither one nor the other, and there I couldn't tell you and furthermore, I wouldn't expend any effort trying.  HOwever, it sees a lot of people place a lot of stock in trying to put everyone in boxes, and maybe those folks can't envision what it's like not to live that way.

    Touch all that arises with a spirit of compassion

    by Mindful Nature on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 05:41:00 PM PDT

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    •  No, it's not just for me (0+ / 0-)

      It's humans in general. They've done numerous psychological studies that show that we retain subconscious racial reactions.

      And you didn't answer the question, are you really claiming that you can't identify a person's race? Because that's what you're saying. You've magically been able to do what virtually no one else can do.

      You don't just "get over" race. It doesn't happen. You react differently to people of different races just like you react differently to people of different sexes. You may ignore your reactions, but that doesn't mean it isn't there. You may refuse to answer if someone asks you what race someone is, but I bet you can tell.

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

      by AoT on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 06:00:05 PM PDT

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