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Any Asians here? I want to ask a question about Asians and skin color.

 
 
Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 05:33 am
I'm curious about Asians and skin color. I want to ask an Asian person for their input. It's not a racist question-I want to know if it's okay to ask my question. I'm not trying to be offensive-if it's going to offend people here I won't ask.
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Miller
 
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 09:10 am
@JGoldman10,
What's the question?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 02:25 pm
What obliges you (or anyone else) to use a term that refers to skin color? Did you start this thread because you weren't satisfied with the response that you got to the first thread.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 02:33 pm
@Setanta,
No one was giving me a straight answer. I was told I should ask an Asian person.
People of color talk about skin color. Asians and Hispnaics do it. I sometimes talk about it.
Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 03:18 pm
Man, it just doesn't sink in with you, does it? Why should you use any term which refers to someone's skin color?
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 03:23 pm
you must a very differently set monitor than I do - or your vision is quite different than mine
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MonaLeeza
 
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 03:34 pm
It seems to me there is a huge variation in skin colour amongst Asian people just as there is amongst 'black' and 'white' people. I'm not sure why you need to categorise them unless you're doing some sort of anthropological study or similar. These women don't look orange to me at all .... Ernie from Sesame Street looks orange.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 03:34 pm
@Setanta,
People describe people by race and skin color-that's why. What is the big deal?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 03:36 pm
@MonaLeeza,
Yes, I was discussing race and anthropology else where.

I want to ask an ASIAN person if it's offensive to call them orange-skinned, becuase that's how I describe them.

Some people say beige-should I just say that then?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 03:37 pm
I have Asian friends-I don't want to offend them.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 03:39 pm
@MonaLeeza,
If they don't look orange what term would you use?
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 03:39 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

If they don't look orange what term would you use?


"hey, you over there!"

Why are you using any term at all? I don't understand that part.

Cycloptichorn
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Miller
 
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 03:40 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

I have Asian friends-I don't want to offend them.


Them say nothing.
Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 03:48 pm
@JGoldman10,
The big deal is that skin color has been used as a flail to flog people's self-respect and their position in society for several centuries now. Do you live under a rock? Why do you need to have this explained to you?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 03:58 pm
@Miller,
I have Asian friends who were talking about skin color. Not all Asians have yellow skin. I wanted to know if they find it offensive to refer to some Asians as orange. Why is this a big deal?
Miller
 
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 03:59 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

I have Asian friends who were talking about skin color. Not all Asians have yellow skin. I wanted to know if they find it offensive to refer to some Asians as orange. Why is this a big deal?


Did I say something about a "big deal"?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 04:00 pm
@Setanta,
I am not putting people down-I just want this question answered.

I am curious to know how ASIANS describe THEIR skin color.

There's different shades among blacks and Hispanics and Asians.

I know how we blacks desribe ourselves.
Miller
 
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 04:02 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:


ASIANS describe THEIR skin color.



I've read several novels written by Asian authors and I don't recall ever reading anything about them "describing their skin color".
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 04:03 pm
@Miller,
Yes, and? what is your point?

I want to know if Asians who are those skin tones would be offended if others called them orange.

JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 04:05 pm
@Miller,
Asians do talk about skin color- don't you know skin whiteners and bleaches is a big business in Asia?
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