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Why we must educate our "White" neighbours...

Postby tsukoui » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:13 pm

I came across the following in Yahoo Answers which I have pasted below, plus a little comment by myself at the end...


Do Russians consider themselves 'white'?
I know that when they first starting coming to the US, they avoided the term because of the Reds and Whites in Russia. (I am Russian.)

However, those days are over with.

Yet, every young Russian I know (I mean teenagers, I suppose) does not consider themselves 'white'.
I don't consider myself white either. I consider myself ''Russian''.

My family never really talked about the negative connotations of Russians being called 'White' (Red vs White again) so I don't know where this stems from.

I wanted to know from other Russians - do you consider yourself 'white' - I mean, do you call yourself that? Or - just Russian, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Belorussian, et cetera?
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No, no, you misunderstand me.

I don't mean like skin color - it's evident that most of us are paleskinned, yes, but I mean - do they REFER to themselves as white?

Would most Russians say 'I am white' or 'I am Russian' to a question like 'what are you?' (if the person couldn't see you)

Does that make more sense?
6 months ago

My family told me that Russians didn't really give a damn about skin color. You weren't black, you were African.
Not yellow, but Chinese.
Not brown, but Bengali.

They didn't really use skin color as a way to describe race.

What I really want is a Russian to tell me that I'm not strange in not referring to myself as white, because of my culture. (:
6 months ago

... does everyone here only read the question and not the details?
6 months ago


Aw yeauh
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Russians are proud to be Russian. Not some nondescript generalization that has nothing to do with background, culture, or upbringing.
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Thank you for actually understanding my question.

It makes me feel better. I understand myself more now.
I have always been fiercely proud of my background, culture and upbringing, as you have said, and I suppose that not calling myself white stems from this.

I am not a color! :)

Thanks again!
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darren m
good question and yes i know about that civil war between the reds and the whites . what i was actually hoping was a union of of propaganda republics could be acknowledged in russia to help counteract propaganda by acknowleding it . you know because of the non existant atrocities atrributed to russians in nonexistant wars. it would be the duties of citizens of propagandia to create absurd lies about each other and confirm the lies as not true . i would like the u.s. administration to join the propaganda union and powell in particular because named after powell river thoygh said to be in u.s. depart ment of defence.
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union of propaganda republics idea.film watched not mockery on.
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Loglips
Russians are related to Poles and Czechs, Slavic peoples who are related to Germanics and Celts, who are the epitomes of "whiteness" so I would say Russians are White but only to a degree. Many Russians are actually mixed with Turkic, Uralic and Siberian tribes and these are not technically white.
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George Georgopoulos
I have the same problem myself(Im Greek) and it really depends on who you ask and whether youre and immigrant. Most people white people will tell me that im white. wut when i ask an african american or some other race they usually say Im not white even more so they found out I was born in Greece
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Voyageur
depends where in Russia you are from, Russia is very diverse so some are White and some are Asian
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Quinn
Of course they are, why wouldn't they be any less than Germans, Swedes, the French, etc.?
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Claire Redfield
Yes, as they are pretty White.
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мєgαη
I thought they were Asian
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The first thing to notice is the writers trepidation in defending his true identity against the onslaught of the "White" world... the second to notice is that the "White" majority insist that he is "White" despite him personally choosing an answer that confirms his own feelings that he is not...
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Re: Why we must educate our "White" neighbours...

Postby Get Real! » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:43 pm

tsukoui wrote:I don't consider myself white either. I consider myself ''Russian''.

I’d say you’re a red Russian because you seem to have the IQ of a typical drunken one.
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Re: Why we must educate our "White" neighbours...

Postby CBBB » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:58 am

...and I thought VP talked a load of old bollocks!
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Re: Why we must educate our "White" neighbours...

Postby supporttheunderdog » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:49 am

CBBB wrote:...and I thought VP talked a load of old bollocks!


does it matter since according to the latest theories probably we are all descended from Africans who were probably a dark brown of some sort, and where other skin tones represent a heritable minor molecular change in the DnA?
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Re: Why we must educate our "White" neighbours...

Postby CBBB » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:43 am

supporttheunderdog wrote:
CBBB wrote:...and I thought VP talked a load of old bollocks!


does it matter since according to the latest theories probably we are all descended from Africans who were probably a dark brown of some sort, and where other skin tones represent a heritable minor molecular change in the DnA?


Yes bwana!
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Re: Why we must educate our "White" neighbours...

Postby bsharpish » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:59 am

If you -

1. Have a flag, lots of weapons and an unquenchable need for oil .... You are white and probably American
2. Used to sail around the world with a flag, lots of weapons and a bad attitude -with a desire for empire ...... You are probably English and white.
3. Have a strange desire for lebensraum and hugo boss tailored uniforms ...... You are white and German
4. Drink too much, go a nice shade of pink/red after 3 days in the sun, talk loudly about " it's too hot"/" there's too much oil on my salad"/" it ain't like home etc etc ....... You are a white tourist and ,at the moment, you are pissing me off.

:D :D :lol: :lol:
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Re: Why we must educate our "White" neighbours...

Postby Cap » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:50 pm

Talking in terms of race then..
Yes, you're 'white' Tsukoui.
Simply 'Russian' doesn't cut it

Sorry to disappoint you.
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Re: Why we must educate our "White" neighbours...

Postby supporttheunderdog » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:03 pm

bsharpish wrote:If you -

2. Used to sail around the world with a flag, lots of weapons and a bad attitude -with a desire for empire ...... You are probably English and white.

:D :D :lol: :lol:


Could be Spanish, Portugese, French or Dutch,....
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Re: Why we must educate our "White" neighbours...

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:26 pm

We were all originally white and then we all turned black. It's only just over 6,000 years ago some mutated to white again. These environmentally selected survival differences are completely irrelevant nowadays. The future is olive. :D
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