In Defense of Transracialism

“For instance, consider the case of an American black couple who adopt a dark-skinned child from India. Imagine this child was adopted young enough not to develop an Indian accent. His parents raise him exactly the same way they raise his black siblings: as a full-fledged member of the black community. As he grows up, he becomes subject to the same discrimination and mistreatment that characterize the plight of his fellow blacks. He also attends a black church, participates in black cultural events, and self-identifies as black. In short, when it comes to his race, this child is virtually indistinguishable from any other member of the black community.

According to the ancestral account of race, however, this child is of a different race. His ancestry is Indian, not black. Or, to take a different example, consider someone like Dolezal who did turn out to have a black ancestor. According to a popular version of the ancestral account of race, this person would be black, given the ongoing and highly problematic use of the historically racist “one-drop rule” of black racial membership. Are we really prepared to allow the acceptance of someone like Dolezal to hinge on such a fact?”

 

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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/hypa.12327/full

 

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I’ve had 17 years of dealing with a the kind of person trump is. You will NEVER get a straight answer from people like this. Never! It infuriating.

Once you know that under no circumstances will they admit failure, the truth or be able to reason, you just have to leave them alone.

Trump is a case study is delusion. He’s a fascinating human being and his brain needs to be studied after he dies.

It’s more than apparent that he has NO IDEA what he is doing. He’s in way over his head and he is an abysmal failure as a human being and leader of our wonderful country.

It’s beyond sad that so many people were sold on his persona and campaign. Even smart people I know believed this guy.

Wow.

It’s one thing to not like a politician because of his or her views. It’s another thing to despise one because they are total frauds and are in a position of power and influence and are totally incapable of carrying out the duties of that position – and it actually matters to 6 billion people around the globe.

Well, we are stuck with his fool for now.

Read this and tell me if there is anything that makes sense. Anything.

It’s beyond belief how inarticulate and unintelligent he is.

http://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/trump-interview-full-transcript-face-the-nation/

 

‘Penis Seat’ Causes Double Takes on Mexico City Subway

Thoughts?

A seat in a subway car in Mexico City’s metro system caused a stir earlier this year. There were awkward glances. Visible discomfort. Baffled looks. Some laughs. And of course, the inevitable pictures from passengers’ camera phones.

It was meant to be provocative, and it was. A seat was changed to look like the lower half of a male’s body, including the penis, part of a campaign by UN Women and the Mexico City government to raise awareness about sexual harassment on subways.

On the floor beneath the seat, there was a sign reading, “It is annoying to travel this way, but not compared to the sexual violence women suffer in their daily commutes.”

Watch the video below and read more HERE

Why marriage, not just living together, may be the key to family stability

An interesting study by: W. Bradford Wilcox and Laurie DeRose

Our results suggest that there is something about marriage per se that bolsters stability. It could be the elaborate ritual marking the entry into marriage; the norms of commitment, fidelity, and permanence associated with the institution; the distinctive treatment of family and friends extended to married couples; or, most likely, a combination of all these things and more — that promotes greater commitment and stability.

By contrast, the very freedom and flexibility that makes cohabitation so attractive to some adults means that cohabitation is per se less institutionalized and therefore less stable. That’s why, even in highly developed and secular societies found in Europe, the institution of marriage is imbued with a stability advantage that benefits children.

View story at Medium.com

Uber bans rider for life over threat to accuse driver of rape

I read about this yesterday. I saw the entire video too.

I had basic training with people like this 8 years ago. I won’t ever let this kind of rubbish ever happen to me again. I have cut people out of my life who were close to me without a care for things like this. I’m much more cold than I ever thought I could be. Yeah…cold blooded. I wouldn’t think twice about cutting someone off who was acting like this. Especially if I didn’t even know them.

I would have handled this situation like the driver, but would have stopped trying to be rational with the passenger. I would have gotten out and called the cops as soon as the screaming started.

I see this kind of madness coming from a million miles away. It’s really easy to spot for me. I avoid it now.

Nah bruh… ain’t nobody got time for this.

No me at least.

Good riddance. Hey lady, get a subway token and visit your boyfriend on our wonderful clean, subway that can get you everywhere you need to go.

The young Bronx woman who threatened to call police and falsely accuse an Uber driver of rape has been banned from the app for life, a spokesperson says.

Dash-cam footage, which was posted online this week, showed the female passenger furiously accosting the male driver for nearly 9 minutes — even going so far as to say “Donald Trump going to send you and your family back [to your country].”

“The behavior in this video is abusive and completely unacceptable,” an Uber spokesperson said in a statement.