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Old 11-05-2012, 06:28 PM   #43
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:41 PM   #44
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I have not seen many people of colour in RV's. Is my impression wrong? Or if it is correct, why? Mostly what I see are old white folks, the old part I understand (especially being in those ranks) but the colour part has me baffled.

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I agree with you. This conversation makes me uncomfortable and a bit disgusted. I don't see the point of it, and I don't care for the expression "colored people." We are all just PEOPLE
I understand Sarahs point. Is white not a colour? However I don't think the OP meant any harm but still don't see a happy ending for a thread with " people of colour" in the title.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:04 PM   #46
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Probably the most important question raised by this thread is:

Why do so many people spell the word "color" wrong???
I believe it is a Canadian thing. The OP is Canadian if I'm not mistaken.
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I took it strictly as a question in demographics, nothing more, nothing less. Could it have been phrased differently? Certainly.
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Sarah. You are so right. We all have opinions and that doesn't make us right or wrong.
I just remembered that we met a couple at the NW Meet & Greet last spring that was from Hawaii. Very nice people. Never gave it a thought that they may be non white.
Met the same couple at the same gathering. Never crossed my mind to even think of it. In fact it wasn't till I read your post that I even remembered them as being anything but people!
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I also find the question disturbing. Why is it necessary to break RVing down to a black/brown/white/yellow discussion. What purpose does it serve? It can only lead to a questionable discussion about race. Why is that important?
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Well, a few more things.

Coloured is the way it is spelled by the English and here in Canada we tend to follow the English dictionary (Oxford). Not that it matters I make so many mistakes spelling that if I get one right it is the exception not the rule.

My use of the term coloured was simply to differentiate from white which if I remember correctly from my grade school art class means to have no colour, hence coloured folks are the rest, people with colour, Native American, Aborigines, Nepalese, etc. etc. Not folks whose ancestors originated from England or Sweden or some such similar place. In today's society it is very difficult to please everyone in terminology. Even when I'm trying I seem to be able to piss some people off, so once again I'm sorry.

I spent a few years traveling around the world when I was younger and perhaps it opened my eyes to looking at things differently and to wonder.

In my travels I was exposed to Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Bhuddism, native religions in places like New Guinea, etc. The common thread I found in all religions is to be nice to one another, not one preached to be evil or cruel or hate. This seems to get changed somewhere along the way, this I wonder about too.

There is no hidden motive in my question simply an observation I had made and wondered why? Lots of things interest me, I wondered why a beaver would spend days and days to cut down a tree far to big to drag into the water. It simply didn't seem logical and animals normally do things for a reason. I asked some folks who spent lots of time in the bush and found out it was because they wanted the branches which they could drag into the water and it was less work to chew down a big tree than it was drag branches from smaller trees that were so far away. Again the animal used logic, I simply wasn't smart enough to figure it out until I asked the question.

By the way no beavers were harmed or bad-mouthed in this episode.

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Good question and here is another one for the OP. IF an African American family pulled into the site next to yours would you ask them why they got into Rving based on their race?
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Even when I'm trying I seem to be able to piss some people off, so once again I'm sorry
You had to see this coming with your choice of title omg.

I doubt this thread will make it to the next page ....
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You had to see this coming with your choice of title omg.

I doubt this thread will make it to the next page ....
I would just like to see it removed.
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I don't get it, the poll question is simply restating the obvious and in my opinion is therefore inappropriate. I suppose a better thread title might have been "Why are so few "people of color" participating in the RV lifestyle?" Then the discussion would have more appropriately revolved around socio-economic and other issues.
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I agree that the question could have been asked differently, but I get that it's a social feeler...they're trying to see if what they observe is correct. He's saying basically "RVers seem to be mostly white dudes and chicks, am I wrong here"?. Is he??

I wouldn't say it's blatantly offensive, but I can sense not too many ppl participating here are open minded academics that can recognize the innocent intentions behind the question. Take a Sociology class... there are no wrong questions, only wrong answers.

Although I mean well too, I'm gonna peace out before someone gets all p*ssed at me

p.s - as of now, over 120ppl voted, so take that for what it's worth
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