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Some thoughts inspired by recent polls
i) It seems that between us, if we were somehow able to assemble the necessary components, we could craft fully five individuals who could (potentially) be triggered into engaging in workplace violence... assuming the correct set of input variables. A time-bomb is you!

ii) I find interesting that friends whom I believe are intelligent/articulate chose not to select that option as part of their response.

iii) There's not a terrific amount of ethnic diversity on my flist. Or, perhaps more accurately, there wasn't a tremendous amount of ethnic diversity amongst poll respondents.

iv) Along similar lines, and I really have to confess ignorance here - is "Jewish" not considered "white"?

v) A couple of weeks ago, I ate homemade poutine. (Incidentally, this has absolutely nothing to do with the Profiler poll, but I did want to share.)
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komos From: komos Date: June 15th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
To the contrary... it was strangely soothing.
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komos From: komos Date: June 15th, 2006 08:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think that the world would be a much better place...
plumtreeblossom From: plumtreeblossom Date: June 15th, 2006 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
To answer the Jewish question reather confusingly: Jews are white unless they are aren't.

Coptic Jews are of African heritage, and have fully African features. Converts to Judiasm can be any ethnicity. But your standard ethnic Ashkenazic Jews, which is probably what 90% of the Jews you know locally are, are white. Sephardic Jews from Southern Europe are white as well.
komos From: komos Date: June 15th, 2006 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love complex answers to seemingly simple questions! ^_^
cook_ting From: cook_ting Date: June 15th, 2006 08:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would argue that no Jews are white. From my perspective, all members of the Diaspora are of one unified bloodline and children of the 12 tribes. Sure, I'm pale. However, I don't self identify as white and check other on the ethnicity question. There are Jews of all "races", but it is tradition that we're all the children of Abraham and as such we constitute our own ethnicity distinct from the peoples we live amongst.
From: aphorisic Date: June 15th, 2006 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm pretty white.
komos From: komos Date: June 15th, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
But you're Swae-Z!
komos From: komos Date: June 15th, 2006 09:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
So the belief system defines the ethnicity?
cook_ting From: cook_ting Date: June 15th, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I'm certainly not the White Man. You fuckers keep trying to kill us. Thus, we must be a seperate people.
komos From: komos Date: June 16th, 2006 11:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Sorry if I crossed a line somewhere there. It was entirely unintentional.

I'm just curious is all.
cook_ting From: cook_ting Date: June 16th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh hush! You know I'm not upset. I love some of you white folk, but you have a history of being fuckers ;>
champignon From: champignon Date: June 15th, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
mmmmm, poutine!

now i'm going to start craving it, with no cheese curds in sight.
komos From: komos Date: June 15th, 2006 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
There are a couple of companies who promise to ship curds on the day they're made, but you still don't get them until next day and it costs $15.00 per pound.

I think I'm going to be forced to craft my own cheddar just so I can have the curds.

apeyanne From: apeyanne Date: June 16th, 2006 02:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank goodness I'm female!

Besides, most women wouldn't bother with workplace violence...there are sneakier ways to enact revenge. ;)

Seriously though, it bothers me that men predominate many, many types of violence and crime. It gives all my male friends a bad name. I know too many men who would never do those things. I'd love to write a book about "masculinist theory", like feminist theory, and talk about how men get the shaft in life, too. Hard-core feminists would probably burn me at the stake.
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