PittGirl gives another quiz!

Asiatic.
Hapa.
Mestiso.
Nuyorican.
Melungeon.

These are all:

A. The latest prescription meds prescribed by PittGirl’s doctor to finally, and completely eliminate the death virus that has seized her hot body for over two weeks now.
B. New races to appear on the next season of Battlestar Galactica.
C. Hilarious names that people are now giving when asked what race they are.

If you guessed “C”, you are right!

Instead, the 27-year-old Homewood resident writes in the word “Asiatic,” because, he says, “I’m going back to the cradle of civilization where the first people came from, which was the continent of Asia. The whole world at one time was connected, and it was called Asia.”

That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. I mean, dude, if you are black you’re black and if you’re white you’re white and if you’re 1/4 Black, 1/4 White, 1/4 American Indian, and 1/4 Asian then you are of mixed race…but “Asiatic?” God.

Can we now just make races up at our own will? Can I just write “Smoking Hot-ican” from now on when I get to the “race” question?

And tell me Melungeon doesn’t sound like something JK Rowling made up.





5 Comments

  1. Rob
    March 8, 2006 1:27 pm

    The “asiatic” was a little unusual, especially since most evolutionists believe humanity originated in Africa.

    Still, don’t dismiss the question. For those of us who are mixed race, deciding what to call ourselves is difficult.

    Growing up in Pleasant Hills, there is no doubt that had anyone known, I would have been considered black. I’m not sure my parents could have bought a house when they did in 1959. My life would have been very different.

    Yeah, I’m probably content to stick with “Terran” for race, as opposed to Vulcan, Vorlon, or Gou’auld (three fictional races from SF — [Foghorn Leghorn voice] It’s a joke, I say, a joke! [/Foghorn Leghorn voice]). But for a lot of people, the designation is important.

    Chances are, you’re mixed race. Most people in the United States are. Take a genetic test like I did — you might be surprised.

    Rob of UnSpace



  2. Sherry Pasquarello
    March 8, 2006 2:52 pm

    i saw a documentary years ago on the klan. they had a guy with a map of italy, very earnestly explaining that from naples on down italians were not white but from naples on up, they were.ah, like no one from the south or from sicily(yes, a big moorish influence and beautifully so)ever had kids with the fairer skinned northern italians, and really WHO CARES???? he did obviouly. i don’t except that my grandparents and their kids(my mom one of them)did have to fight stereotyping . which they did, beautifully so, just by being the people that they were!
    me, boy it would make me laugh to find out some of the biggest bigots i know were not “lily white”
    god, what a waste of time and life to be a bigot. my grand daughter is chinese. i wouldn’t want her to be anything else. she is the most precious child in my life and she is now a member of an american family that has italian and swedish and english and german and irish and scott and a host of others and friends that are even more varied in all aspects and she will i hope, benefit for all of them.



  3. Sherry Pasquarello
    March 8, 2006 2:56 pm

    ps melungeon, yeah it does sound like it! i think i’d like to be a melungeon, sounds impressive, tho smoking hot grammacan would suit me fine!



  4. blee1
    March 9, 2006 9:24 am

    It’s just stupid because when the world was connected and was one continent… it was called Pangea. He didn’t even get that right.

    What an idiot.