Re: race and language

Cal Eastman (shiva@FREENET.SCRI.FSU.EDU)
Wed, 6 Jul 1994 22:34:17 18000

whether you would have thought it or not, a term without modifiers is
taken as teh norm, as only the norm needs no modifiiers.
Also not all of us who came out of europe are part of teh dominant
christian culture which is encompassed by teh phrase "white". The jews
for example were never part of that culture fully, but because of
similarities in skin tone their historyt and culture gets lumped into
"white" culture.. and thus lessened in impact.
more to the point is that teh phrase 'people of color" is both
unweildy and nearly meaningless..... i have color.. you have color, we
all got color.. and yet we are more alike than 2 "subspiecies" of any
animal.. (again sub-spieces is a discredited term in biology) there
are no sub-speices in human, there are no races. Im part of a culture,
several subcu;ltures, a spieces, and a society ( actually a few
societies..) I am ont part of any mythicl structure called "race"
the only race is the human race

Boom shiva
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