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Black Panics and White Hispanics

Haynes1701 Wrote: Apr 24, 2012 10:03 AM
We will never get along as a species until we understand that there is technically no such thing as "race." There is only one species of human living on the planet at the present time, homo sapien Sapiens. It has been proven that the only time there were ever two "races" of humans was when homo Neanderthalensis briefly lived along side, and was either inter-bred with homo Sapiens or perhaps displaced by them. There are presently ethnic and cultural varities within the current human species - but not racial differences. This fact must be understood and the word "race" dispensed with.
WestTexan Wrote: Apr 24, 2012 1:47 PM
I do not believe you are correct. The terms are not synonymous.
Kepha Wrote: Apr 24, 2012 7:53 PM
I admit to some sympathy with Haynes 1701. I've been in an "interracial" marriage for 30 years and was insulted by a Middle School administration that wanted my son to choose between "white" and "Asian Pacific" or "other". I pointed out that according to the common definitions of those blocks, my son knew perfectly well that he could claim two, and asked them which parent they wanted him to deny, and they glowered at me.
Author’s Note: I’ll be speaking at Summit Ministries student conferences (sessions one through six) this summer in Manitou Springs, CO. See for registration information and logistics.

In my many years of serving on faculty hiring committees, I have often heard the statement “minorities and women are encouraged to apply.” It usually follows in close proximity to the statement “our institution does not discriminate on the basis of race.” The two statements cannot be reconciled by logic. But, then again, logic is considered a form of white oppression at the postmodern university.

Nor can those hiring statements be...