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DIVERSITY

Post by Slappy the Wang » Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:27 pm

We tend to spend a lot of time discussing the need for diversity and multi-culturalism in KC, yet (probably) 99% of this forum is composed of honkeys.  Perhaps we should have a membership drive targeting other races so we can truly get a broad perspective of the topics at hand.

For example, I would love to hear the thoughts of the Amish or Native Americans regarding the feasibility of an airplane taking off from a giant treadmill.

What would an Eskimo think of the smoking bans?

How would an inner city single-mother of 16 think about a proposed IKEA in the metro?

What does our growing Hatian population think about the expansion of the ice rink at 435/Johnson Drive?

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Re: DIVERSITY

Post by mean » Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:01 pm

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Re: DIVERSITY

Post by loftguy » Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:29 pm

Slappy, I'm so pleased at your enlightenment.  Can we count on you to lead the existing forumers in a pluralism sensitivity session, so that our new members will be warmly embraced.

Especially at this time of year, your breakthrough brings a tear to my eye.

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Re: DIVERSITY

Post by AllThingsKC » Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:54 pm

Slappy the Wang wrote:We tend to spend a lot of time discussing the need for diversity and multi-culturalism in KC, yet (probably) 99% of this forum is composed of honkeys.


The proper term is, "European-American."
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Re: DIVERSITY

Post by Slappy the Wang » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:56 pm

AllThingsKC wrote:The proper term is, "European-American."


It's ok if we call one another honkeys (the "h" word), but no one else can or it's a REALLY big deal.

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Re: DIVERSITY

Post by ComandanteCero » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:57 pm

actually, how many of you European-American forumers have a majority ancestry from a particular country (i.e 80% Dutch).  I know there are lots of folks who are pretty blended, but there are also lots of folks who are overwhelmingly of one stock (i.e German).

It would be interesting to hear about it
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Re: DIVERSITY

Post by chrizow » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:00 pm

my maternal grandmother is from iceland so i guess i am 25% icelandic or something....other than that i think i am a conglomeration of european lineages, but my last name is irish.

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Re: DIVERSITY

Post by LenexatoKCMO » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:03 pm

ComandanteCero wrote:actually, how many of you European-American forumers have a majority ancestry from a particular country (i.e 80% Dutch).  I know there are lots of folks who are pretty blended, but there are also lots of folks who are overwhelmingly of one stock (i.e German).

It would be interesting to hear about it


If there is a country with pale, pasty skinned folk - I seem to have ancestors from there - Danish/German/Scotch/English. 

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Re: DIVERSITY

Post by KansasCityCraka » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:05 pm

When did Slappy turn into another Annie....useless posts left and right.

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Post by scooterj » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:06 pm

English/Welsh/Irish/Scottish/French/German/Dutch/Swedish here.

Otherwise known as an Enweliriscofrancogermanidutchiswedian-American.
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Re: DIVERSITY

Post by 910penn » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:07 pm

50% scot 50% irish however, I learned I had a greatx3 grandmother that was cherokee

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Post by PumpkinStalker » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:08 pm

scooterj wrote:English/Welsh/Irish/Scottish/French/German/Dutch/Swedish here.

Otherwise known as an Enweliriscofrancogermanidutchiswedian-American.


I think AT&T works there too Scoot, I saw it on a billboard.

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Post by mean » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:24 pm

ComandanteCero wrote:actually, how many of you European-American forumers have a majority ancestry from a particular country (i.e 80% Dutch).  I know there are lots of folks who are pretty blended, but there are also lots of folks who are overwhelmingly of one stock (i.e German).

It would be interesting to hear about it


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Re: DIVERSITY

Post by Maitre D » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:33 pm

Slappy the Wang wrote:We tend to spend a lot of time discussing the need for diversity and multi-culturalism in KC, yet (probably) 99% of this forum is composed of honkeys.  Perhaps we should have a membership drive targeting other races so we can truly get a broad perspective of the topics at hand.

For example, I would love to hear the thoughts of the Amish or Native Americans regarding the feasibility of an airplane taking off from a giant treadmill.

What would an Eskimo think of the smoking bans?

How would an inner city single-mother of 16 think about a proposed IKEA in the metro?

What does our growing Hatian population think about the expansion of the ice rink at 435/Johnson Drive?

Harmony in a world of difference...



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Re: DIVERSITY

Post by Highlander » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:37 pm

chrizow wrote:my maternal grandmother is from iceland so i guess i am 25% icelandic or something....


You must have inherited the "liberal" gene from her!



Half my granparents immigrated from Sicily.  Other half of family from northern Europe (Germany/Netherlands).

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Re: DIVERSITY

Post by bbqboy » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:46 pm

910penn wrote:50% scot 50% irish however, I learned I had a greatx3 grandmother that was cherokee

So you're giving 110%? :lol:

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Re: DIVERSITY

Post by FangKC » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:50 pm

I hail from pale, pasty-skinned folks as well: Swiss/German/Scottish/English/Irish here. My family is most-influenced by my Swiss ancestors though. My great-grandmother was half Native-American, but I'm uncertain as to the tribe. I didn't inherit any tanning genes from her though.

My Swiss folks hail from Wattenwil, in the Canton of Berne. We trace back there to before the 1500s.

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Re: DIVERSITY

Post by Slappy the Wang » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:52 pm

1/2 german 1/2 swiss = 100% Skyscraper Icon
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Re: DIVERSITY

Post by loftguy » Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:12 pm

Evidently I'm from a line of strong channel swimmers.  Scotch, Irish, Welsh & French, Dutch.

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Post by Maitre D » Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:16 pm

1/2 Irish
1/4 Scottish
1/8 German
1/8 Jewish


so illegitimacy doesn't really run in my family
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