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Question A question for *non-black* posters

I just wanted to know if you had this many racial discussions *prior* to joining this message board? I've been posting on tennis boards for nearly 3 years and it's *amazing* to me how often race is discussed. I'm black and even in my own life I don't see so many discussions about race as I do here and I interact with *all* races on a regular basis. I have *many* white and Asian friends and race has never come up even if we're talking about sports such as football or baseball (I'm the token tennis fan among my friends). I really wish we could just *move on* because the topic of race seems to come up in General Messages *every* week.

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Never, i thought it was an American thing, but your post puts that in doubt. So you're not alone

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Re: A question for the white posters

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I just wanted to know if you had this many racial discussions *prior* to joining this message board? I've been posting on tennis boards for nearly 3 years and it's *amazing* to me how often race is discussed. I'm black and even in my own life I don't see so many discussions about race as I do here and I interact with *all* races on a regular basis. I have *many* white and Asian friends and race has never come up even if we're talking about sports such as football or baseball (I'm the token tennis fan among my friends). I really wish we could just *move on* because the topic of race seems to come up in General Messages *every* week.
would yuo ever consider marrying a white dude?

can yuo match or better this chick? http://nelissa.itrini.com
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Never really talk about it, not an issue, why it is an issue on here i don't know, some people use it as an excuse, others use it as a form of arguement
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Never, i thought it was an American thing, but your post puts that in doubt. So you're not alone
It is an American thing but *some* Americans know better. It gets so *irritating* because I honestly think race *is* a factor if you make it one by dwelling on the past.
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I think America has an inbuilt fear of the black person, a lot of people who tend to use race as a tool of argument tend to be American. I don't understand a lot of it, I mean yeah there is racism in the UK, but it is a multi-cultural society and ethnic minorities are much better respected than they were 15 or 20 yrs ago.

I only have a few friends who are black or asian (cos round where I live it's not that diverse...) but to me, colour of the skin doesn't come into it, everyone is a human being at the end of the day, thats how I look at it.
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I should have said "white america" in my first sentence...
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I think America has an inbuilt fear of the black person, a lot of people who tend to use race as a tool of argument tend to be American. I don't understand a lot of it, I mean yeah there is racism in the UK, but it is a multi-cultural society and ethnic minorities are much better respected than they were 15 or 20 yrs ago.

I only have a few friends who are black or asian (cos round where I live it's not that diverse...) but to me, colour of the skin doesn't come into it, everyone is a human being at the end of the day, thats how I look at it.
would yuo ever consider marrying a black chick?

would yuo be cool if a future son/daughter told yuo he/she was marrying a black dude/chick?
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I don't see it as an issue. Of course I'd marry a black girl, if I happened to be with one, I wouldn't just go ahead and marry one, that would be a foolish decision.

If my kids told me they were marrying a black person, then, they are marrying a black person. They will be marrying a person, it's that simple. They're not marrying an animal, that'd be worrying.
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I don't see it as an issue. Of course I'd marry a black girl, if I happened to be with one, I wouldn't just go ahead and marry one, that would be a foolish decision.

If my kids told me they were marrying a black person, then, they are marrying a black person. They will be marrying a person, it's that simple. They're not marrying an animal, that'd be worrying.
who mentioned animals blah

just for the record, going ahead and marrying any chick is foolish

but i might consider disregarding that advice and marry Light-Skinned Gurl if she can match or better Nelissa

how about it gurl?
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Every now and again the topic comes up not that often these days.But my friends and i are very anti- racism so theres not much to disscous anymore.

Plus where i live everyone almsot is welsh.

In my school theres about 850 pupils and about 5 are black/asian

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may i ask why you only ask "white posters"? I¨'m not here to start a fight, just curoius, coz i'm not white, and i feel excluded

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