View Poll Results: Race relations: do you care?
Yes, I try and succeed. 33 62.26%
No, I hate them anyway, always have. 1 1.89%
I just don't care. 15 28.30%
Yes, I try but fail miserably. 4 7.55%
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Poll: race relations

i voted i just dont care...b/c i really don't.

you're cordial to me, im cordial to you. you're rude to me, im rude to you. but i have no desire to become the race-relations crusader. if it didnt work when getting along was the mantra of the times...why would it work now? i concentrate on being a good person and to hell with all the issues that are out of my hands!
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i clicked on "i try and succeed" because i am the race relations crusader!, lol.
I try to live by the Golden Rule and treat others the way I would want to be treated regardless of race/ethnicity and etc.
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I'm having a tough time picking an answer. Becaue when I am dealing with a person of whatever race, I am not thinking "I better be extra nice to Christina, in order to improve race relations". I'm thinking "Gee, Christina is nice and I like her" or "Gosh, Christina is kind of a *****. I'm gonn try to avoid her"
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I'm having a tough time picking an answer. Becaue when I am dealing with a person of whatever race, I am not thinking "I better be extra nice to Christina, in order to improve race relations". I'm thinking "Gee, Christina is nice and I like her" or "Gosh, Christina is kind of a &%$@#!. I'm gonn try to avoid her"
Originally Posted by geeky

That's why I picked "just don't care".

I will always give people the benefit of the doubt in the beginning, after that, if we did not hit it off as friends, I will continue to be nice to them as long as they are nice to me. If they are rude, etc. I will most likely just avoid them all together.
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I'm having a tough time picking an answer. Becaue when I am dealing with a person of whatever race, I am not thinking "I better be extra nice to Christina, in order to improve race relations". I'm thinking "Gee, Christina is nice and I like her" or "Gosh, Christina is kind of a &%$@#!. I'm gonn try to avoid her"
Originally Posted by geeky
Yes, ITA.

The only place I feel like I have to make an extra effort because of race is here.
You know, I didn't really give it much thought, and clicked "I try and I succeed." I think "I just don't care" would be a more appropriate answer. I don't put any extra effort towards anyone just because they might be of a particular race. And anyone who is walking around with a chip on their shoulder and feels they deserve such an effort- well, I do my best not to bother with them at all.
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I'm having a tough time picking an answer. Becaue when I am dealing with a person of whatever race, I am not thinking "I better be extra nice to Christina, in order to improve race relations". I'm thinking "Gee, Christina is nice and I like her" or "Gosh, Christina is kind of a &%$@#!. I'm gonn try to avoid her"
Originally Posted by geeky
Yes, ITA.

The only place I feel like I have to make an extra effort because of race is here.
Originally Posted by CelticMoonDance
I agree with CGE, geeky and CMD on this one! I think of people based on who they are. I either like them or I don't. It has nothing to do with race; and it is so true for me that the only time it's an issue is here.
Every time I post something for the first time, lightly clicking, it tells me I can't make another post so soon after my last! UGH.

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I'm having a tough time picking an answer. Becaue when I am dealing with a person of whatever race, I am not thinking "I better be extra nice to Christina, in order to improve race relations". I'm thinking "Gee, Christina is nice and I like her" or "Gosh, Christina is kind of a &%$@#!. I'm gonn try to avoid her"
Originally Posted by geeky
Yes, ITA.

The only place I feel like I have to make an extra effort because of race is here.
Originally Posted by CelticMoonDance
I totally agree with Geeky's statement, too.

And CMD comment, it's actually kinda funny...because we are all hiding behind computer screens anyways, and who really KNOWS what race someone is. I think that in terms of being here, I am more likely to say the latter parts of Geeky's statement, "Christina is really nice..." or "Wow, Christina is kinda a *****." Christina's actions would be more prominent here than her race.
I try. We would all benefit from improved race relations. I try to understand different cultural views and how different communities or individuals experience the world (it's the anthropologist in me).

You know, I didn't really give it much thought, and clicked "I try and I succeed." I think "I just don't care" would be a more appropriate answer...
Originally Posted by Gemini13
Ditto. When I first saw I just don't care it struck me as I don't care about people of other races.
I'm having a tough time picking an answer. Becaue when I am dealing with a person of whatever race, I am not thinking "I better be extra nice to Christina, in order to improve race relations". I'm thinking "Gee, Christina is nice and I like her" or "Gosh, Christina is kind of a &%$@#!. I'm gonn try to avoid her"
Originally Posted by geeky
Yes, ITA.

The only place I feel like I have to make an extra effort because of race is here.
Originally Posted by CelticMoonDance
I agree with CGE, geeky and CMD on this one! I think of people based on who they are. I either like them or I don't. It has nothing to do with race; and it is so true for me that the only time it's an issue is here.
Originally Posted by Rheanna83
triple ditto
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I'm having a tough time picking an answer. Becaue when I am dealing with a person of whatever race, I am not thinking "I better be extra nice to Christina, in order to improve race relations". I'm thinking "Gee, Christina is nice and I like her" or "Gosh, Christina is kind of a &%$@#!. I'm gonn try to avoid her"
Originally Posted by geeky
Yes, ITA.

The only place I feel like I have to make an extra effort because of race is here.
Originally Posted by CelticMoonDance
I agree with CGE, geeky and CMD on this one! I think of people based on who they are. I either like them or I don't. It has nothing to do with race; and it is so true for me that the only time it's an issue is here.
Originally Posted by Rheanna83
triple ditto
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
I like that.. triple ditto. But when I read it, I keep thinking it is "dipple ditto".... Hmm..

I also voted "I don't care" but not because I don't care about having a good relationship, but because of the reasons in my other post.
I'm having a tough time picking an answer. Becaue when I am dealing with a person of whatever race, I am not thinking "I better be extra nice to Christina, in order to improve race relations". I'm thinking "Gee, Christina is nice and I like her" or "Gosh, Christina is kind of a &%$@#!. I'm gonn try to avoid her"
Originally Posted by geeky
Yes, ITA.

The only place I feel like I have to make an extra effort because of race is here.
Originally Posted by CelticMoonDance
I agree with CGE, geeky and CMD on this one! I think of people based on who they are. I either like them or I don't. It has nothing to do with race; and it is so true for me that the only time it's an issue is here.
Originally Posted by Rheanna83
triple ditto
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
Count me in on the rare and elusive quadra-ditto!
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I don't feel the need to try any harder or any less to be friends with someone simply because they are of a different ethnicity. If they are good people, then I will treat them like good people.
I don't feel the need to try any harder or any less to be friends with someone simply because they are of a different ethnicity. If they are good people, then I will treat them like good people.
Originally Posted by Pennywise
I think that here we have a quinta-ditto!
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I'm having a tough time picking an answer. Becaue when I am dealing with a person of whatever race, I am not thinking "I better be extra nice to Christina, in order to improve race relations". I'm thinking "Gee, Christina is nice and I like her" or "Gosh, Christina is kind of a &%$@#!. I'm gonn try to avoid her"
Originally Posted by geeky
Yes, ITA.

The only place I feel like I have to make an extra effort because of race is here.
Originally Posted by CelticMoonDance
I totally agree with Geeky's statement, too.

And CMD comment, it's actually kinda funny...because we are all hiding behind computer screens anyways, and who really KNOWS what race someone is. I think that in terms of being here, I am more likely to say the latter parts of Geeky's statement, "Christina is really nice..." or "Wow, Christina is kinda a &%$@#!." Christina's actions would be more prominent here than her race.
Originally Posted by M2LR & Co.
Hee! Me too, but, have you read in hear? How can you not be hyper-sensitive to what some poster's races are?

I am not saying that is a bad thing, but, it is how it is. I find that race is much more likely to go unnoticed when there is an actual visual of someone, rather than reading their words. Perhaps, words are better geared toward race identification than eyesight in some cases.

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