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Re: How White are you?
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2012, 11:38:50 pm »
"13 Out of 20. In other words, apparently you don't even have a bubble."

WTF does that mean? Is that good or bad? Yes, I am kind of to the right on a great many issues with most of my friends being moderate left (and even a few to the left of Aaron Sorkin). So I enjoy lively debates about things that matter. I used to hunt and still like to fish. Know who I learned the most about fishing from? A retired black guy. Seriously, I'd bring him coffee when I was in my early teens just so he'd sit there and teach me. Yeah, I was in the army and got to march in a few 4th of July parades with my VFW post. Sure, starting out, I had an apartment in a lower middle class neighborhood. Yeah, sometimes I put Sam Adams or Yeungling in my fridge. It does the job well enough and I can live with the price. They can pretend to be microbrews all they want but when you see their commercials in other states, well, they can call themselves what they want but it doesn't change anything.

Sigma, I think the problem isn't that it assumes the taker is American. The problem is on the assumption that every white guy is the same and every black guy is the same and every Asain guy, every Hispanic, every...every...every. If it's trying to be a funny or cute joke, it missed the mark by a wide margin.
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Re: How White are you?
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2012, 11:43:30 pm »
...so white = pretentious redneck?

Only white people befriend people with learning disabilities. Only white people attend local advocacy clubs. Only white people attend marches that don't have to do with icky brown or homo people. Only white people hang out with smokers. Only white people can tolerate others with differences in opinion.

Also, I'm a 4/20 or a 5-8 depending on where you look. Praise babby Jebus that I'm not one of THOSE people.

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Re: How White are you?
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2012, 11:48:22 pm »
...so white = pretentious redneck?
My thoughts exactly. This wasn't a "How White are You?" test. It was a "How Redneck are You?" test. I scored a 4/20, and feel proud for it.

If they really wanted to test how in touch you are with your whiteness, they should have questions about European culture, language and history. But I'll bet liberals (of all races) would score higher on that test.

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Re: How White are you?
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2012, 11:53:47 pm »
I disagree DPD. Owning a pickup truck, liking fishing, and knowing who Jimmie Johnson is doesn't a redneck make.
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Re: How White are you?
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2012, 12:07:09 am »
6/20. Hunh. If the alternative is drinking beer, watching NASCAR and hunting I'd rather stick with the bubble. >:/
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Re: How White are you?
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2012, 12:50:33 am »
 What the hell was the point of this?  Seeing as how they ask a bunch of "yes" and "no" questions, I don't see how this quiz is supposed to determine anything.  I don't think it's deep enough.  Also, I have no fucking clue if my neighbors have college degrees or not!

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On a scale from 0 to 20 points, where 20 signifies full engagement with mainstream American culture and 0 signifies deep cultural isolation within the new upper class bubble, you scored between 9 and 12.

In other words, even if you're part of the new upper class, you've had a lot of exposure to the rest of America.

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Re: How White are you?
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2012, 01:06:19 am »
What the hell was the point of this?  Seeing as how they ask a bunch of "yes" and "no" questions, I don't see how this quiz is supposed to determine anything.  I don't think it's deep enough.  Also, I have no fucking clue if my neighbors have college degrees or not!

Is a college degree supposed to be a "white" thing or a "nonwhite" thing? I can't tell.

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Re: How White are you?
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2012, 01:08:05 am »
Here's my test, also entitled "How White Are You?"

Are you white?
1. Yes
2. No

1. You got a 1/1, indicating that you are, or believe you are, white.
2. You got a 0/1, indicating that you are not, or do not believe you are, white.
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Re: How White are you?
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2012, 01:55:13 am »
Here's my test, also entitled "How White Are You?"

Are you white?
1. Yes
2. No

1. You got a 1/1, indicating that you are, or believe you are, white.
2. You got a 0/1, indicating that you are not, or do not believe you are, white.

That is a grand plan but it is a bit thrown by the Ali G/ michael jackson effect.

On the otherhand Apartheid South Africa had a colour/race test where you could come up as one of 6 groups.

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Re: How White are you?
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2012, 02:32:21 am »
I got a 5/20, apparently, I "need to get around more."  This thing needs more options, if nothing else...have I been to a parade or rally that wasn't a gay pride parade or such?  I've never been to a parade or rally, period.  Seriously, never.

But, I'm gonna join the chorus and call this test pure and utter bullshit.  I don't give a fuck about race...I'm white, I'm American, but that shit don't matter.  I'm human.

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Re: How White are you?
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2012, 02:57:26 am »
This quiz is such bullshit. Apparently this asshat thinks that "white culture" depends on how much you conform to the stereotype of a WASP.

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On a scale from 0 to 20 points, where 20 signifies full engagement with mainstream American culture and 0 signifies deep cultural isolation within the new upper class bubble, you scored between 5 and 8.

In other words, you can see through your bubble, but you need to get out more.

Don't tell me what to do, asshole.

(By the way, this is also the man who co-authored The Bell Curve, which says that race influences intelligence.)

I thought his racist, fraudulent arse was laughed out of serious company a long time ago. His absurd hoax was pretty outrageous.

Conservatives can never be wrong, I guess.

Addendum: I did hear about a new book he wrote, arguing that the Superior Class ought to tell the inferior negro to be as Superior as they. How do people get away with this shit?
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Re: How White are you?
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2012, 03:02:38 am »
What the hell was the point of this?

To indict the inferior negro and his servant, the liberal you-know-what lover.

My favourite bit? His definition of elite:

"Did you grow up in a family in which the chief breadwinner was not in a managerial position or high-prestige occupation (defined as dentist, physician, architect, attorney, engineer, scientist, or college professor)?"

Since when is a college profession by definition high-prestige? This guy is just a dishonest bigot.
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Re: How White are you?
« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2012, 03:58:48 am »
Just a quiz designed by a racist to see if the taker is DEM EBIL LIBRULZ/NIGGAZ/whatever wharrgarbl those bigots are spouting from their frothing mouths. In other words,



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Re: How White are you?
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2012, 04:40:53 am »
If you read the book description he gets one thing right, that society is changing. Because that's what societies - and particularly post-industrial societies - do. Other than that he's pretty much talking out of his arse.

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Re: How White are you?
« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2012, 05:36:24 am »
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On a scale from 0 to 20 points, where 20 signifies full engagement with mainstream American culture and 0 signifies deep cultural isolation within the new upper class bubble, you scored between 0 and 4.

In other words, your bubble is so thick you may not even know you're in one.

Okay then. Never mind there's more to America than cheap beer, Nascar, and Oprah. I'm just not white enough.