@aetataureate I honestly did not realize this. I apologize to you and to anyone else offended by that term, and won't use it again. If I could still edit that comment, I would.
@boringbunny Girl, (boy?), anyone who says you're a monster for giving to charity can go take a hike, for real.
@forget it i quit To be fair, your ire should be directed at Peter Singer at Princeton and not the researchers at Indiana University who are merely looking at where the money is going and not telling people what they should do with their money. I give money to my college because they gave me a scholarship funded by alumni and I want to pay it forward. I also give money to my church, which helps the poor and homeless. Nobody should feel butthurt by some academic at Princeton—just keep giving to the things that are important to you and ignore the haters.
Agree that you should only be giving gifts as part of an office holiday pool or a Secret Santa situation.
@honey cowl Thank you. We can't pretend that race doesn't matter in how it informs a viewpoint, or how race has shaped policies in the U.S. Doing so is naive.
@WayDownSouth I asked, because I was interested in knowing if you had a nuanced understanding of racism as perceived by working minorities in the U.S.—as seen through the lens of blacks, Hispanics, Asians, South Asians, Middle Easterners, and Native Americans who live in the U.S. But you don't live and work in the U.S. And you continue to deflect the question. So that's that. Also: "If I have black skin, but was adopted at birth by a white couple, am I a minority?" Do you mean, if you are black and living with a white couple will you still go out into the wider world and experience institutionalized racism? Will you still encounter people who don't like you because of the color of your skin? Yes.
@WayDownSouth Oh please, you know exactly what I was asking—especially in context within a post discussing race relations in the U.S. If you are a minority living in the U.S. this is not a difficult question to answer. But as it turns out, you don't live here, and used that to deflect the question. So I'll make it simple: If you are white, you are not a minority. And I just made an observation that you seem to be highly vocal about how Americans should live as a person who doesn't live here. I didn't say you weren't allowed to talk about events in the U.S.—you inferred that.
@WayDownSouth You don't know what race or ethnicity you are? For not living in the U.S., you sure have a lot to say about how Americans should live!
@WayDownSouth Uh, if you're a minority, this should not be a difficult question to answer. There are boxes you've check on government forms pertaining to race and ethnicity.
@WayDownSouth Curious: Are you a minority?