Friday, December 27, 2013

Your Turn

This one was sent in by a reader. If you could change your race, would you?

51 comments:

skimpymist said...

No way I'm proud of my Latino heritage.

Derek Harvey said...

stupidest question

Murphy said...

Chris Rock did a bit on this once

TalksTooMuch said...

I would. I would be much, much faster

Sherry said...

Only for a day or two to see what it was like to not burn in normal sunlight.

JisforMe said...

I totally would. I would want to be some sort of island chick. Not too black but like...real nice and tan. with a big, round booty. Brazilian maybe. Oh I would love it. White people are so boring.

The Dude said...

I like being Mutant.

TalksTooMuch said...

I hear you, Sherry. I.hear.you

AKM said...

HA! Well-played.

Jonathan Andrew Sheen said...

Being a Vulcan might be cool, but I suspect I'd end up being a Tellarite.

Bacon Ranch said...

I would change mine to Klingon just so I could have a talk with JAS

KL said...

I would stay a cute black girl from NJ!

Jennifer H. said...

I wouldn't mind being that green, dancing girl from "Star Trek." Bet I'd get my own show out of that!

Miss Kitty said...

In a heartbeat! I have slanted eyes which out West here is a horrible thing. You're not considered Anglo unless you look completely 100 percent Anglo. I would give my right arm to be the proverbial "redneck woman" and never have to deal with racism again.

MarBro said...

I would only want to know what it's like to be a white male. I'm a woman and I am fascinated by and horrified by white male privilege. To be able to walk around and just do whatever, never having to worry about too much in way of consequences. Hell yes, I would love to be a white man for 1 year. Then I'd probably become suicidal and want to go back to being myself.

Count Jerkula said...

Yes. I wish I was an Arab, so I could use LiLo & K-trash as toilets.

Maybe Samoan, cause they all seem to wind up in the NFL or WWE and I would be lean for a Samoan.

Now if I could change nationality, id go Czech or Ukie, so I couldget a model caliber wife w/o people figuring she's mail order.

Seven of Eleven said...

@Bacon, it's better to be Borg.

Derek Harvey said...

@MarBro--grow-up

JD said...

Well, good to know that racism isn't over. Even cleverly hidden in witty comments in a celebrity blog.

MarBro said...

Derek Harvey....I guess you should tell this commenter to grow up too:

JisforMe said...

I totally would. I would want to be some sort of island chick. Not too black but like...real nice and tan. with a big, round booty. Brazilian maybe. Oh I would love it. White people are so boring.


I guess I hit a nerve with you because you know what I said is totally true.

Derek Harvey said...

No JisforMe was celebrating what she considers to be ethnic beauty and throws a little self-deprecating humor at the end. You basically are calling white men the bratty scum of the earth. and then go on to say after having to endear such a shallow existence would contemplate suicide. Like all races and genders there are some really cool white men. Whiny annoying bitches like you are what is killing feminism and perpetuating hate.

Pip said...

I think I would want to be a guy for day not for the reasons Mar has. I would want to see what it's like to have a penis, basically.

Pip said...

I know the difference between race and gender, I was just going off of what Mar said!

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fancyscreenname said...

No...

Count Jerkula said...

If I could be a woman for a week I would leave the house only one time, so I could buy a hiatchi magic wand and see what it is like to ride an orgasm roller coaster for as long as I could take it.

Pogue Mahone said...

It's so BORING being Canadian; I wish I was from somewhere more exotic and that had more history and culture.

Groovy said...

lol I'm white, no need to.

Pazazz said...

Nope proud of my multi-racial background

AJ said...

Can I be a Time Lord ? That way I can regenerate.

Caraface said...

I'd be a Time Lady, or a motherfucking sorcerer.

BitchieMitchie said...

Hell No! When I was a kid I struggled to accept who I was-I had to face enough racism to want to be something different. I wasn't white enough to be white, nor Mexican enough to be Mexican. Now, I love being Mexican, Native American, and Irish, in nearly equal parts. I love lookin like I do!

BitchieMitchie said...

Hell No! When I was a kid I struggled to accept who I was-I had to face enough racism to want to be something different. I wasn't white enough to be white, nor Mexican enough to be Mexican. Now, I love being Mexican, Native American, and Irish, in nearly equal parts. I love lookin like I do!

Jason Blue Eyes said...

I'd become a Jedi. Use the Jedi mind trick on Megan Fox to kick BAG out and let me move in.

Brenda L said...

No, I wouldn't....I already don't fit in....me trying to adapt to a new race is the stuff reality shows are made of..

Brenda L said...

to whoever made the comment about "killing feminism"...Madonna took care of that back in the 80's...

TalksTooMuch said...

You get me, AKM!

TalksTooMuch said...

That's not true, Brenda, you fit in just fine here

Worstcompanytoworkfor said...

It would be nice to not be prejudged as an uneducated, welfare raised, single mother on food stamps.

Because quite the opposite is true.

Jessie said...

I have curly hair and I think African women look so beautiful when they have an Afro or just a big mop of curls. I just look insane. That being said, I love my family and that I know where my features came from so I would stick to being me.

Bessie Smith said...

No. I like who I am. I loved my mom and dad: I am who I am. We're Scotch/Irish. It took me a long time to be accepting of myself, so now that I am there...I'm staying. But I tell you what I would like: I would like the Ancestry Show from PBS to roll into every town and do a historical investigation into a good-sized portion of the population. I think it would be nice if everyone knew that you can come from anywhere, and if you make fun of someone or put them down, you just never know where you might have come from yourself. You could be that person's ethnicity, once or several times removed.

auntliddy said...

Nah, i'm used to being what I am. You if u change u have to learn new foods, customs and manners of speech. Its alot of work!

MadLyb said...

I would be multiracial, Black, Chinese, Latino, Swedish, Jewish, Filipino and Cherokee.

High Heels said...

I'm white but look better with a good tan. If I could have that permanently I'd be perfectly happy.

Brenda L said...

@TTM - thank you BB. I needed to hear something good today.

TalksTooMuch said...

Yw, Brenda, sorry you're having a bad day. You're awesome and don't forget it

tennis peach said...

NO!

Jenn said...

Nah. It all boils down to just one race in the end. For most of us, anyway. Live long and prosper, humans.

SewMuchToSee said...

Because I both love my skin tone (deep copper) and my culture- no. No shade to anyone else. But I'm perfectly content :)

Leo said...

All people can be boring

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

I wouldn't mind changing my race. This time I think I'll be the tortoise! Hares never win.