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Race 2. a a limited group of persons descended from a common ancestor; a house, family, kindred

b a tribe, nation or people, regarded as of common stock

c a group of several tribes or peoples, forming a distinct ethnical stock

d one of the great divisions of mankind, having certain physical peculiarities in common

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...and how do you distinguish a German person ? Hows was the Brit/Ginger analogy one of racism ? A Ginger race ? Brits vs Gingers ?
Racism is based on the assumption that there are superior differences between race. Despite what history left behind, there is no such thing as the German race.
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there is no such thing as the German race.
According to the definition in the OED, there is.
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According to the definition in the OED, there is.
...and how do you distinguish a German, what racial differences are there between a German and a Brit ?
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there is no such thing as the German race.
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...and how do you distinguish a German, what racial differences are there between a German and a Brit ?
They are from different nations, which makes them different races according to the OED's definition 2b.
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My molecular biologist OH tells me that "race" is not a useful delineator. What she means by this is that race doesn't really exist in any meaningful sense. Or that indeed, black people aren't in fact any more of a race in a biological sense than gingers (soulless demons that they are). In fact for me the bigger and more obvious delineator are racially aware/obsessed people versus essentially racially blind people.
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...and how do you distinguish a German, what racial differences are there between a German and a Brit ?
It's at times like these that I'm especially glad I'm not English.
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It's at times like these that I'm especially glad I'm not English.
I thought you were from the North of England
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I thought you were from the North of England
...with Essex blood.
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...with Essex blood.
I thought you were on holiday (in bed)
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I thought you were on holiday (in bed)
Bus mans holiday. iPad, chilli cheese on toast, cup of tea and I think it's CJ next to me.
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It is worth observing, at this point, that the word 'race' has been used to talk about nations since at least the seventeenth century. Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, who invented the modern classification of humanity in to the five 'races' of Caucasian, Ethiopian, Mongolian, Malayan and American, wasn't born until the middle of the eighteenth century.

To speak of racism, with regard to xenophobia or any other kind of discrimination based upon ethnicity, is, therefore, at least as proper as speaking of it with regard to these silly pseudo-biological notions of race.

What has any of this got to do with allegations of crap curry and verbal abuse, anyway?
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What has any of this got to do with allegations of crap curry and verbal abuse, anyway?

Trying to figure out if the OP had grounds for cries of racism or was it just plain prejudice.
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I thought you were from the North of England
Ye whit?!?!? Jeez no, I'm from north of England.

Is all of Switzerland in some sort of prepositional palsy at the moment, or it it just limited to EF?


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...with Essex blood.
Way too easy - don't set them up like that
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Trying to figure out if the OP had grounds for cries of racism or was it just plain prejudice.
What practical difference would that make?
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I don't know about prepositional palsy, but curry correctness must prevail. What started as crying over crap curry and was subsequently revealed as a politically prejudiced polemic has turned into the proverbial train wreck. I think the OP's got the point. This thread hasn't produced anything fresh (a bit like the restaurant, allegedly) on the matter in question since the dim dark ages of page 3.
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