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Old 10-20-2018, 01:22 PM
guizot is offline
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Originally Posted by John Mace View Post
Oy. She doesn't "look black"?
Well, I don't need to tell you that Obama is just as much "white" as he is "black," but people call him "black" because, in popular discourse, whiteness is a measure of "purity." It's just like people saying "minorities" when what they really mean is "non-whites." "Whites," as defined by the Census, are less than 50% of Los Angeles, so they're only a plurality, but everyone still understands the term "minority" to mean "non-whites." These terms are often just as much about ideological underpinnings as they are about anything concrete in the real world.