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Race Is a Lot More Negotiable Than Gender

Posted on the 21 July 2018 by Calvinthedog

In the post, Gender Is Biological and Given, Not Social and Constructed,

In reply to: I pretty much agree with you here.

Ricksantos: Why not race…?

Same thing of course, but less so. A Black man is not so much Black as he is a man. The man part of him is much less negotiable. The Black part, much more so. I know quite a few Blacks who have left the Black race for all intents and purposes and act exactly like White people. Or act even more White than most White people. Alpha and Tulio seem to act more White than I do, Hell. On what basis do I single them out as some racial alien or even other when they act more like my own kind than I do? And in that sense, yes of course race is a social construction, at least at the individual level.

It’s a lot easier for a Black person to act White than for a man to act like a woman or vice versa.


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