Re: Enoughness

From: Olga Bourlin (
Date: Sat Aug 04 2001 - 10:53:04 MDT

> "Harvey Newstrom" <> wrote:
> > If someone had attacked a particular list member by claiming
> > their race was inferior [...]

Mike Wiik responded:
> Are there any black people on this list? Please speak up.

If by black people you mean black Africans, aren't we all Africans under the
skin? (All right, that was my cheeky answer.) I'm not certain this is a
useful question - we can assume there are black people on this list, or
people who may be in multicultural families ... this is, after all, the year
2001 C.E. I'm in one of those multicultural families - "white," "black,"
"yellow," and "brown" (a/k/a "human beings").

But I'm curious ... why did you ask if there are any black people on this
list? Black Republicans? Black Democrats? Black poor people? Black
millionaires? Portuguese black people? Caribbean blacks? Ethiopians?
Black people born in Europe? There is no "monolithic" black person, and the
usefulness of asking if there are any black people on this list is just
about as useful as asking if there are any white people on this list - it
still wouldn't tell you very much, would it?


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