A Thought for the Day, and Recommendation for Amusement

April 12, 2006 at 4:42 pm (Uncategorized)

On forms that ask for one’s race, may one check “other” and write in “human”? Is not “human” a race?

For amusement, do try to get Stephen Lynch’s songs. Information on his CDs can be found on his website. Some of his songs are controversial (foul language, indecent material, controversial material, et cetera) but they are all quite amusing. Unfortunately, We do not know of any songs that can be heard online. (Our Press Office has no comment as to how We have obtained Our collection of Stephen Lynch songs.)

inna naHnu-l-a’lam.

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2 Comments

  1. Christopher Taylor said,

    I’ve long hated the description of color and ethnic background as “race.” This makes it seem like there are deep genetic divides, like we’re seperate creatures from each other. I can understand race in terms of elf and dwarf, but Negroid and Caucasian? These were distinctions invented in the 18th century by hack scientists trying to classify humans like they were plants and animals.

  2. Wickedpinto said,

    I always found it offensive, and always checked “other” (at least as an adult) and only ever been challenged on it once. There was a very light skinned black woman who was clearly upset that I would check “other” since she said “clearly you are white!” and I said, “clearly you’re PART white!”

    Thank god it wasn’t a job interview, just me willingly assisting some psych schmuck chasing a degree, but she didn’t like it. unfortunately, she was also pretty hot, prolly could’a nailed her if I had embraced my whiteness.

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