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post #31 of 43
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Originally Posted by lunasmom View Post
I'm glad to see that nothing bad happened on their wedding day. My what a cute couple they make!
Totally agree. Remember that picture of when he proposed to her? They were both totally giddy That's all that should matter!
post #32 of 43
Just because I love looking things up:

From Webster:
Black:
5 a : characterized by the absence of light <a black night> b : reflecting or transmitting little or no light <black water>

White:
1 a : free from color
c : light or pallid in color <white hair> <lips white with fear> d : lustrous pale gray
7 : of, relating to, or constituting a musical tone quality characterized by a controlled pure sound, a lack of warmth and color, and a lack of resonance
8 : consisting of a wide range of frequencies -- used of light, sound, and electromagnetic radiation
post #33 of 43
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Originally Posted by Skippymjp View Post
Neither have I! Myself, I'm somewhere between "chestnut" and "peach"
I'm peaches and stawberries with lots of chocolate chips tossed in

edit: for some reason, I am hungry
post #34 of 43
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This site explains the physics behind color: http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/light/U12L2a.html

This part backs up Zissou'smom and Yosemite:
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When all the wavelengths of the visible light spectrum strike your eye at the same time, white is perceived. Thus, visible light is sometimes referred to as white light. Technically speaking, white is not a color at all, but rather the combination of all the colors of the visible light spectrum.
(fourth paragraph under the Visible Light spectrum.)

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post #35 of 43
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Originally Posted by Loveysmummy View Post
Not trying to be a politically correct PITA but isn't the term "coloured" considered derogatory by the black community?
Oh no! I never meant for that to be offensive. I will have to ask some of my friends... No one has ever told me that it was...

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Neither have I! Myself, I'm somewhere between "chestnut" and "peach"
That is great!!

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Originally Posted by Bonnie1965 View Post
I'm peaches and stawberries with lots of chocolate chips tossed in

edit: for some reason, I am hungry
post #36 of 43
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Originally Posted by Samantha1979 View Post
Oh no! I never meant for that to be offensive. I will have to ask some of my friends... No one has ever told me that it was...
It has been for quite some time, at least my whole life (I have to admit to cringing when I read your post, I know that wasn't what you intended though)... It's to the point now where it as glaringly weird as 'negro', almost too archaic to be offensive to me at least, as you rarely see it outside of history class and Mark Twain. I guess things are different in Tennessee but Ohio isn't that far away

Dictionaries list it as 'often offensive', 'usually offensive', and 'old fashioned but now considered offensive by most people'.
post #37 of 43
Guess I need to update my vocabulary. I don't talk about it often...feel weird talking about race anyway. I actually thought it was less offensive! Sorry everyone!
post #38 of 43
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Originally Posted by Samantha1979 View Post
Guess I need to update my vocabulary. I don't talk about it often...feel weird talking about race anyway. I actually thought it was less offensive! Sorry everyone!
No need for apology. Sometimes it's hard to choose one word or the other, you're liable to make someone mad no matter what you say.
post #39 of 43
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Originally Posted by Samantha1979 View Post
Guess I need to update my vocabulary. I don't talk about it often...feel weird talking about race anyway. I actually thought it was less offensive! Sorry everyone!
If it helps, I thought you were from England at first and that's why you added the "u".
post #40 of 43
lol maybe part of the problem is we are still find terms such as colored to be racist.

When the response, should be somethign why yes i am, And if you where also. THere would be no need to lay out in in the sun.

I think richard pettey answer was the best when it came to using the term.
in my day it was the polite way. (meaning he is not dead yet, so its still his day)

if you choose to you can find just about anything offensive.
post #41 of 43
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Originally Posted by Samantha1979 View Post
Guess I need to update my vocabulary. I don't talk about it often...feel weird talking about race anyway. I actually thought it was less offensive! Sorry everyone!
No need for sorries, honey! I knew you weren't trying to be offensive and I wasn't singling you out, just opening up dialogue...Like Zissou's mom, I cringed when I read the post and it got me thinking.
post #42 of 43
Good for them!

I grew up with a grandfather who (sometimes still) uses the n word frequently. Inter-racial dating was a no-no in my family (wanted to go to a dance with a black boy as friends but even that was "frowned" upon). My mom has even said (I think she's changed her mind since saying it) that she felt different races shouldn't marry. You'd think, growing up in an area where the only minority are really the Hispanics, that this wouldn't be an issue.

I love my grandfather, but he still can't see that he's a bigot. (And we've tried to get him to change...*sigh*)

Btw, I have no problem with it! But I was just looking at the wedding photo, and if people are going to focus on skin color, she looks MUCH darker than he does in the photo.
post #43 of 43
I'm pretty much "colour-blind". Good people are good people and bad people are terrible and it doesn't have a darn thing to do with colour. I have a half-brother who was raised in the US. He just could not believe that we had black friends and that we actually allowed them in our house. My hubby and SIL got into a really heated argument over it until I intervened and told my hubby he was beating his head against a brick wall. They will never change their opinion and would never understand our stand on this issue. Unfortunately during our stay with them, I noted that they have passed down these "wonderful" prejudices to their 2 children who I don't doubt will continue to pass these prejudices to their children and so on.

Education and getting rid of old ignorances is the only way to break through this horrible race barrier.

If the Christians among us truly believe that earth began with Adam and Eve and God created the universe then they would accept all peoples as peoples of God and not discriminate against any of them.
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