What role should policy play in miscegenation?

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What role should policy play in miscegenation?

Poll closed Sep 16, 2009.
  1. A) We must all be the same 'race' one day.

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  2. B) Miscegenation is ideal, best for most, but not for everybody.

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  3. C) Who cares? Miscegenation is a personal matter.

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  4. D) Miscegenation is not normal behavior, only works for a few.

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  5. E) Miscegenation is an abomination against nature.

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  1. Whyte.Devyl
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    What role should public policy play in miscegenation?

    This poll is an effort to measure opinion on miscegenation (mix- 'race') and the roles public and private policy should play.

    Please choose the group of statements that most apply to you.
    More than one choice is available.


    A) Miscegenation is the only path to true racial equality, we must all be the same 'race' one day.
    The government, education, and media should persecute or prosecute those who refuse to miscegenate.
    Parents who encourage their children to couple within their 'race' are harming their children and should face prosecution or persecution.

    B) Miscegenation is ideal, not for everybody but most people should think it is best.
    Mass Miscegenation should be encouraged by the government, education and media outlets.
    Parents who encourage their children to couple outside of their 'race' are looking out for the best interest of their child.

    C) Who cares? Miscegenation is a personal matter.
    The government, education, and media should not take it upon themselves to either encourage or discourage mass miscegenation.
    Parents should be able to make their own decisions without fear of prosecution or persecution regarding miscegenation.

    D) Miscegenation is not normal behavior and only works for a few extroverted individuals.
    Mass Miscegenation should be discouraged by the government, education, or media outlets.
    Parents who encourage their children to couple within their 'race' are looking out for the best interest of their child.

    E) Miscegenation is an abomination against nature.
    The government, education, and media should prosecute or persecute those who miscegenate.
    Parents who encourage their children to couple outside of their 'race' are harming their children and should face prosecution or persecution.
     
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    c. It no one else business who somebody chooses to be with
     
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    miscegenation: even the word itself cries out "racist stupidity!"
     
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    Liability,
    What about the definition of the word miscegenation is "racist"?

    One more thing, why no vote?
     
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    I love to criticize Wiki, but I sometimes use it as a shortcut to starting actual research. Here, it suffices.

    Anti-miscegenation laws From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I view the whole "racial purity" discussion as racist and, thus, I view any discussion about miscegenation to be racist. You are not obliged to agree with me.

    And I don't vote in polls on topics of this nature for the reasons I just mentioned.
     
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    I do not agree with you.
    Wikipedia's historia aside, a word which simply means "To mix race" is not in and of itself "racist" because there is no implication of superiority or inferiority.

    A bit off-topic, but do you define any conversation/poll about 'race' to be "racist"?
     
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    Miscegenation is an unstoppable historical tide. Anywhere different groups of people have been in prolonged contact this has occurred. The West Indies, Central America, South America, Iberian Peninsula, Philippines, North Africa, etc. all confirm that reality. There are only a few exceptions.
     
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    Nonsense.

    The reason they made laws and had social barriers erected to prevent that "race mixing" thing was precisely because of misbegotten notions of racial superiority.

    And, no. Some conversations about "race" are not racist.

    Your effort to start this conversation about the "topic" of miscegenation nevertheless does smack of racism because the nature of miscegenation itself is essentially a racist one.
     
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    Liability,
    A conversation regarding "mixing race" (miscegenation) is a racist one?
    The topic of "mixing race" (miscegenation) is somehow by default racist?
    Or is it that the correct use of the english language is somehow racist?

    :confused:

    Seriously, is your agitation resulting from the correct use of the word "miscegenation" or is it with the entire topic of miscegenation?
     
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    You used the correct emoticon, anyway.

    You ARE confused.

    The ISSUE of miscegenation is racist in its very origins.

    And, I'm not even mildly agitated. I stated a point of view. You seem rather agitated because of that.
     
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