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View Diary: Are Chechens Really White? Racial Formation Theory and the Boston Marathon Bombing (207 comments)

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  •  Not too long ago (0+ / 0-)

    Jews, Irish and Italians were not really considered to be "white" in the United States.

    I'd say it's more of a cultural construct than anything else.

    If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

    by Major Kong on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 07:39:30 PM PDT

    •  Correct (0+ / 0-)

      Jews and Southern Italians are about as white as chechens are. You have fair jews, but also dark jews. There are also fair chechens. So, if chechens aren't white, then neither are jews.

      The President:,+2007+.jpg

      Former Prime Minister (looks like a stereotypical pale ashkenazi):

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