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Yes, i root for my race 22 37.29%
No, i don't 34 57.63%
i suffer from race guilt, so i root against my own race 3 5.08%
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Old 03-10-2006, 10:58 AM  
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Do you root for your race?

with all things being equal and/or unknown, do you secretly or not so secretly root for you own race?


example:

clicking through the channels and you come across a sporting event. You don't know anything about the participants other than what they look like.

nothing invested, no allegiance to school,state or country


one is your race, the other(s) involved is of another race(s)


Do you even notice? If you notice is your first inclination to root for the person of your own race?
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:00 AM   #2
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with all things being equal and/or unknown, do you secretly or not so secretly root for you own race?


example:

clicking through the channels and you come across a sporting event. You don't know anything about the participants other than what they look like.

nothing invested, no allegiance to school,state or country


one is your race, the other(s) involved is of another race(s)


Do you even notice? If you notice is your first inclination to root for the person of your own race?
well, i hate duke, so i guess not.
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:03 AM   #3
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Sometimes, Wayne Cherbet is a good example. I wouldn't give the guy a second thought if he wasn't a successful short, white guy in both a sport and position dominated by tall black guys.

On the other side of the spectrum, Donald Brashear is one of my favorite Philadelphia Flyers. I guess I root for the underdog/oddball.

It's kinda like Danny DeVito making the NBA.
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:03 AM   #4
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well, i hate duke, so i guess not.
but that involves other influences besides race


if you know nothing about the two college basketball schools/teams


do you root for the basketball team with the most guys of your own race?
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:05 AM   #5
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Sometimes, Wayne Cherbet is a good example. I wouldn't give the guy a second thought if he wasn't a successful short, white guy in both a sport and position dominated by tall black guys.

It's kinda like Danny DeVito making the NBA.
precisely ...

if you don't like or dislike someone because of other ties (ie chiefs,faiders,KU,MU etc)


do you tend to root for people more like yourself .... you own race etc?
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:05 AM   #6
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A group of Flips doing any organized sport together would be a freakshow that anyone would root for.
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:07 AM   #7
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**** no thats gay!

i root for a human(or anything else) that makes a Game bid.


its all about the Gameness kids.
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:08 AM   #8
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but that involves other influences besides race


if you know nothing about the two college basketball schools/teams


do you root for the basketball team with the most guys of your own race?
I root for the one with the prettiest jersey
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:09 AM   #9
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I root for the one with the prettiest jersey
oh ... so you're a girl



show us your boobies!!!
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:10 AM   #10
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oh ... so you're a girl



show us your boobies!!!
Just look in the cute fat thread
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:11 AM   #11
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Since suffering from white man's disease....

we are underdog's by nature in sports. have to root for the underdog.
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:12 AM   #12
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I've never really considered race when watching sports, except to make fun of the basketball team with the most white guys (I'm white BTW).

but I don't root for them just cause they're white.
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:14 AM   #13
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:14 AM   #14
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I think white males get the short end of the stick. We're always having to put the toilet seat down and pay child support and stuff. Of course I root for one when I see one... we deserve to win at *something*.
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Old 03-10-2006, 11:14 AM   #15
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Since suffering from white man's disease....

we are underdog's by nature in sports. have to root for the underdog.
there are many levels to the sport/race chain, depending on sport.

for instance, more athletically challenging sports go something like this:

Black
Hispanic
White/Europian
Asian
Indian (feather)
Indian (dot)
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