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    Interesting race topics . . .

    I've always been curious about culture and different things related to race. I know that white folks have weird personality ticks and such. Of course none of them are exclusive to one race or culture but somethings are more prevalent with certain races.

    Curiosity is a powerful thing with me and I love understanding people and connecting with them. Like, if I feel comfortable with someone with a missing limb I'll ask them how it happened, how it feels and if I can look at it.

    Or interracial marriages - that stuff fascinates me. Sometimes I like to see how a coupe interacts. It amazes me for some reason.

    Basically I'm a creeper/people watcher.

    So I've got some questions:

    1. I've noticed that some black men won't look me in the eye when talking to me. Do they think that I'm judging them? Is it something I'm doing? Maybe they've experienced racism? Why?

    I've for a ton of other things I'm curious about. This could go either way in this thread. Hopefully no sensitive wussies come up in here. I'm not scared to ask questions or be asked.


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    Quote Originally Posted by skidadl View Post
    I've always been curious about culture and different things related to race. I know that white folks have weird personality ticks and such. Of course none of them are exclusive to one race or culture but somethings are more prevalent with certain races.

    Curiosity is a powerful thing with me and I love understanding people and connecting with them. Like, if I feel comfortable with someone with a missing limb I'll ask them how it happened, how it feels and if I can look at it.

    Or interracial marriages - that stuff fascinates me. Sometimes I like to see how a coupe interacts. It amazes me for some reason.

    Basically I'm a creeper/people watcher.

    So I've got some questions:

    1. I've noticed that some black men won't look me in the eye when talking to me. Do they think that I'm judging them? Is it something I'm doing? Maybe they've experienced racism? Why?

    I've for a ton of other things I'm curious about. This could go either way in this thread. Hopefully no sensitive wussies come up in here. I'm not scared to ask questions or be asked.


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    Ha! I'm sure nobody wants to touch this one because it's better to just think things and not talk about it.

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    White people are the most uncomfortable with physical interaction. Mexicans love to kiss it on the face and have less space boundaries.

    White people - uptight

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    Oh, this will end well.
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    Haha come on man! It's in the appropriate area of the board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidadl View Post
    White people are the most uncomfortable with physical interaction. Mexicans love to kiss it on the face and have less space boundaries.

    White people - uptight
    I can tell you, I actually more lean towards the Mexican culture. Maybe it's being around them a lot. Maybe it's because a big part of my family lived in Texas when it was still Mexico and that has somehow carried through the years.
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    One generalization that can be confirmed is Irish loving potatoes. A huge part of my heritage was Irish, and I friggin love potatoes. Like really a whole lot.
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    I had a friend down the street that was autistic - awesome kid. He spent a ton of time at our house because our kids thought he was cool. Instead of being uncomfortable I asked the parents how to handle him. They were happy that o cared so we talked about it a bunch. They are some of our best friends now. I wasn't afraid to ask so we became closer. Matter of fact, the dad worked for me as my lead guy for 3 years.

    Isn't it better to just talk about stuff instead of being afraid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamtdg View Post
    One generalization that can be confirmed is Irish loving potatoes. A huge part of my heritage was Irish, and I friggin love potatoes. Like really a whole lot.
    If you grew up poor, in west Texas and white like me you were very familiar with potatoes, beans, cornbread and fried chicken.

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