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bigpetedatiga
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Alexandria, LA
Member since Aug 2009
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How do you define being "White"


Since today is a race day on the O-T, I figured now would be a good time to ask my question.

I have often pondered this, but never had anyone to bounce it off of, so here is my question (I apologize if I do not word it the best).

If a person has a black parent they are considered black, if a person has a Hispanic parent, they are considered Hispanic. My question is why? Do you have to be "100" Caucasian/European, to be considered "white"

I think the Zimmerman/Martin case really brought this to light for me.

All of the O-T defined him as Hispanic, while other races defined him as White. Who is right here and who determines the answer?







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bddwolfpack
Rutgers Fan
NYC
Member since Sep 2010
9407 posts

re: How do you define being "White"


Zimmerman isn't white





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manwich
UCF Fan
You've wanted my
Member since Oct 2008
52480 posts

re: How do you define being "White"


minority genes are like food coloring





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LSUcdro
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Bum Frick Arizona
Member since Sep 2009
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re: How do you define being "White"


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Zimmerman isn't white


+1

OP is racist






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shady4
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bddwolfpack
Rutgers Fan
NYC
Member since Sep 2010
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re: How do you define being "White"


If you're not 92%+ white, you ain't white





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cast away
South Carolina Fan
Francis Street Hooligans
Member since Jun 2010
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re: How do you define being "White"


quote:

Do you have to be "100" Caucasian/European, to be considered "white"

Cause our organization is harder to get into






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LsuTool
Columbia Fan
Suck that tiger Tool, B
Member since Oct 2009
22635 posts

re: How do you define being "White"


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If you're not 92%+ white, you ain't white


how can one figure this percentage out?

DNA test?






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knuckleballer
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Myrtle Beach, SC
Member since Jul 2012
492 posts

re: How do you define being "White"


LINK





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bigpetedatiga
LSU Fan
Alexandria, LA
Member since Aug 2009
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re: How do you define being "White"


Any serious takers out there to my question. I would love some perspective.





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bddwolfpack
Rutgers Fan
NYC
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re: How do you define being "White"


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DNA test?

Yes






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Martini
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re: How do you define being "White"


Well my grandfather had a nice white sheet and hood in his closet. I'm thinking this makes me close enough.





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LSUChamp06
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since Nov 2007
2074 posts

re: How do you define being "White"


Caucasian is the correct term.





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bddwolfpack
Rutgers Fan
NYC
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quote:

Any serious takers out there to my question. I would love some perspective.

Yes

92%+ Caucasian makes you legally Caucasian






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F machine
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Jun 2009
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re: How do you define being "White"


I mean, kinda hard to explain. You can't look at someone and see that they are white? If they don't have any black, Hispanic, Asian, etc in them, then I guess they are considered 100% white( Well, as close as you can get to 100%). IMO Hispanics aren't white. Hispanics are people of Spanish ancestry. Maybe a long time ago they were considered white, but I would say Hispanics are their own race.





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bigpetedatiga
LSU Fan
Alexandria, LA
Member since Aug 2009
4469 posts

re: How do you define being "White"


to that point, wouldn't Spanish people be considered European, and aren't Europeans considered Anglo-saxen white?





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BTHog
Arkansas Fan
Member since Jul 2012
8335 posts

re: How do you define being "White"


Sadly, the answer is simple.

There are no goodies to be had for being white like there is for being other races, so there is no "incentive" for claiming even the tiniest bit of white if its in your DNA.

Quite the opposite of colonial times when a man would claim even the tiniest bit of white and say he was white because well it benefited him to do so.


End of lesson






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slutiger5
Southeastern LA Fan
Parroquias de Florida
Member since May 2007
8191 posts

re: How do you define being "White"


Its natural, people have to have someone to hate.





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BayouBndt
USA Fan
Shreveport
Member since Dec 2007
3066 posts

re: How do you define being "White"


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Caucasian is the correct term


I am German-American thank you






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Boudreaux35
BR
Member since Sep 2007
7784 posts

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How do you define being "White"


Go to work everyday.
Pay taxes.
Buy my food with MONEY I EARN!






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