6. "I've known a lot of white people in my life, a lot" In response to Reply # 0 Thu Sep-17-20 12:48 PM by MEAT
And they'll identify with ancestry more than white ... reap all of the benefits of whiteness But in casual conversation it's all "My great grandfather came over from Poland" or yada yada You can see forms of that in Damali's post
8. "I've always had mixed feelings about our flagrant use of "Black folks"" In response to Reply # 6 Thu Sep-17-20 12:54 PM by FLUIDJ
it has a sort of casualness to it that, yes, in many ways is authentic and endearing..... but in other ways...the levity of it is rather demeaning....
I've also heard this a lot...white people do tend to zero in, with an almost jarring specificity, to their lineage (and there's a great deal of privilege tied to their ability to do so).... It's def. a flex IMO...
"Get ready....for your blessing....." "Bury me by my Grand-Grand and when you can come follow me"
19. "The Real Question Do They Consider Themselves To Be Europids?" In response to Reply # 0
It's amazing how caucasians basically adopted the race term white when "white" actually meant pure, holy, & without sin, when beforehand they were called "black" by other races and then gave the term "black" to their slaves.
Anyway, do you think they consider themselves caucasians or europids, is the real question.
22. "As a resident representative of white people I say no." In response to Reply # 0
No they/we do not refer to ourselves as white folks. Though that is a very southern term that I grew up with as a part of my vernacular, so I'm certain that white people do refer to other people, regardless of their race, as folks. As in, "those folks over there" and "those folks from thus and such County " etc.