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Forums - Politics Discussion - Delaware students can now choose their own race (Yes, RACE!) under new regulations.

fatslob-:O said:
Ka-pi96 said:
Don't American schools give preferential treatment to certain races too? And now it isn't even fraud to claim that!

Indeed they do ... 

@OP There IS a scientific basis for the so called "races" and anybody arguing otherwise have no idea that the academic world has started acknowledging this ... 

"started" acknowledging this? It's not as if you need any kind of scientific evidence that there are different races. Are these people blind or something?



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I... I ....can't find a facepalm picture that expresses my thoughts. Something like that has yet to be invented. This hit such a new level of idiotism, that I never actually thought it was possible.

But shit... here we are.



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I can imagine the average SJW trying to wrap their mind around this. Should they be cheering for this because it further expands on the idea that they can identify as anything and everything or should they condemn it on the grounds of cultural appropriation?



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Ka-pi96 said:

"started" acknowledging this? It's not as if you need any kind of scientific evidence that there are different races. Are these people blind or something?

I gave them the benefit of doubt ...  

Even after they ignored several interesting statistics brought up, the clinical world grew up and moved on. If people don't want to acknowledge the physical differences with respect to "races" then I guess their entitled to their beliefs even if it's scientifically incorrect ...



Not sure why I should care. At its heart, this is an anti-discrimination provision, so this should offer no real change. No one was treated any differently by my school system depending on their race, and if they were that is something that should be frowned upon.

So, I conclude, who cares? Seems like you are making a big deal out of nothing.

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Ka-pi96 said:
fatslob-:O said:

Indeed they do ... 

@OP There IS a scientific basis for the so called "races" and anybody arguing otherwise have no idea that the academic world has started acknowledging this ... 

"started" acknowledging this? It's not as if you need any kind of scientific evidence that there are different races. Are these people blind or something?

'Race', just like any form of subdivision of living creatures, is a human construction. There's a scientific consensus that all humans that aren't extinct belong to the same species and the same race.



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All the part of the law they're referencing really does is attempt to make paperwork easier. Race is always either identified by student or parent. In older grades, typically by the student. This allows the school to bypass parents in certain situations. This is because there are cases where parents have conflicting views on a child's race (there are situations where one parent will insist a student is black, and another insists they are not), situations where parents are nigh impossible to get a hold of, situations where a parent refuses to answer questions of race, and so on. And of course, there is the situation that you have kids who are old enough to self identify race, (so far from my experience, about 100% of students identify race as you would expect) and you have no need to involve parents. Of course, the law preserves the school's ability to consult parents, and use them as the determining factor.

Of course, all this does is dictate what goes into a field in a computer system. Which... I guess is a big deal to some people?



I think we do this here in Brazil as well. It’s a little weird and there are a few cases of white people abusing it to get in good colleges, but those are outliers. Overall, it doesnt affect much...



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