The New "Improved" Poll: Droid Population by Race


Race and Ethnicity Selections

  1. Hispanic

    14 vote(s)
    7.1%
  2. Non-Hispanic White

    135 vote(s)
    68.2%
  3. Non-Hispanic Black

    10 vote(s)
    5.1%
  4. Non-Hispanic Asian

    25 vote(s)
    12.6%
  5. Non-Hispanic American Indian/Eskimo

    3 vote(s)
    1.5%
  6. Non-Hispanic Pacific Islander

    3 vote(s)
    1.5%
  7. Non-Hispanic Middle Eastern

    4 vote(s)
    2.0%
  8. Non-Hispanic Other

    2 vote(s)
    1.0%
  9. Two or More Races

    10 vote(s)
    5.1%
  10. I'm overly sensitive and hate this poll.

    13 vote(s)
    6.6%

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  1. doomedromance

    doomedromance Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Re-done for the people that have interest in this.

    Participation the poll is optional. If you do not want to answer the then hit the back button on your browser or mouse now or press alt+left arrow key. (OMG can I say "hit"? The term is so violent.)
    If you do not want to participate in the poll, please, do not participate in the discussion.
    If you have any complaints you can PM me. I check my PMs daily. If by "daily" you mean never.
    And if you disagree with me you're worse than Hitler!

    Signed,
    Non-Hispanic Asian


    On the 2000 Census questionnaire, "race" and "Hispanic ethnicity" are listed as separate questions. A person of Hispanic ethnicity is anyone who identifies with that social group, and so can be of any race. This can make data on race and ethnicity difficult to interpret.
    The 2000 Census also marked the first time that respondents were allowed to select more than one racial category. On earlier Censuses, multiracial individuals were asked to choose a single racial category, or respond as "Some Other Race." For more information on the multiracial population in 2000, please see the multiracial profile.
     

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  2. CobaltDragon

    CobaltDragon Well-Known Member

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    This is a Moto Droid forum, let's try to keep it on topic at least a little
     
  3. vido.ardes

    vido.ardes Well-Known Member

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    I personally don't see a problem with this, and if we allow polls based upon age then I don't see why we can't allow this.

    If you don't agree with the poll the I would suggest you ignore the thread and move on. Any racially insensitive comments will result in a vacation from posting.

    You have been warned, lets keep it clean please
     
  4. doomedromance

    doomedromance Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I thought this poll was done right until the OP called me overly sensitive...
     
  5. crankerchick

    crankerchick Well-Known Member

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    Results should be interesting. Right now my 1 little vote is 3.57% of the 28 votes, LOL!
     
  6. Geezer Squid

    Geezer Squid Well-Known Member

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    Sorry if this is a non-pc question, but why are all the options hispanic oriented? well except for the last one (which I really thought was funny).
     
  7. Droidood

    Droidood Well-Known Member

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    Just an interesting but off-topic tidbit: Race doesn't actually exist ;)

    AAA Statement on "Race" (AAA = American Anthropological Association, not the automobile association :p)

    They often find people of different "races" to be more genetically similar than people of the same "race." Ethnicity exists, but those ties can be even more dubious since membership in an ethnic group isn't determined by strict rules or requirements...
     
  8. nestrapez

    nestrapez Active Member

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    where is the droid option?
     
  9. skunkpbguy

    skunkpbguy Well-Known Member

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    Android 2.0.1 is my race and my OS.. ;)
     
  10. craigrn16

    craigrn16 Well-Known Member

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    Where is the option for Klingon? I am offended sir.
     
  11. Needsdecaf

    Needsdecaf Well-Known Member

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    My best race was always the 100 meters. I was too big to go 200 at full tilt.
     
  12. doomedromance

    doomedromance Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    People were upset about the options on the first poll a forum member did and it was closed.

    I took this straight from the 2000 U.S. Census and then added middle easternerns and "I hate this poll" I even made it multiple optioned just in case you felt left out by being 2 or more, or you hate the poll but still wanted to vote your ethnic background.
     
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    CobaltDragon Well-Known Member

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  14. doomedromance

    doomedromance Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    It's because Klingons should be eradicated. I'm sorry. I don't make the rules, I just follow them mindlessly.

    ... and you can have only 10 options max.
     
  15. hexon

    hexon Well-Known Member

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    I think I'm Non-Asian White, because I identify with the food :)
     
  16. Moondonkey

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    White peoples love this phone! lol
     
  17. doomedromance

    doomedromance Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    doomedromance Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    By food, I'd be half black and half Mexican. :)
     
  19. aileendq

    aileendq Well-Known Member

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    Leaving aside the argument that race is a social construct, I will say this: although I typically identify as a Hispanic person, I'd like to point out that Hispanics, as a group, come in many "races" i.e. some that are Black, others that are White, and some that are "Indian" (NOT Native American- the indigenous people that were native to a country/island BEFORE the Spaniards conquered.) Also, "Hispanic" is less a social group and more a cultural one. So lumping us all into one "Hispanic" group seems to defeat the purpose of the poll, imho.

    Don't even get me started on the Census. I still can't get over the fact that they used the term "Negro." I had no idea that we were still in the 1950's. :mad:
     
  20. crankerchick

    crankerchick Well-Known Member

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    but the poll allows you to choose more than one category for that very reason
     
  21. Fadelight

    Fadelight Well-Known Member

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    I call shenanigans. What if you are from Spain or Mexico, but you are still white?

    Besides, what is with all of the "non-Hispanic" answers? It makes it sound like the world is 70% Hispanic, and the rest is just non-Hispanic. lol.



    Kind of reminds me of a guy I know... He grew up in South Africa (he is white). Moved here about 5 years ago for school, and he was suspended after he checked the "African American" box on some form he had to fill out for his college.
     
  22. aileendq

    aileendq Well-Known Member

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    Very true, but I don't see a Hispanic-White, or Hispanic-Black, etc option. there are NON-Hispanic options, but not for racial subcategories that fall under the Hispanic umbrella.

    I might add that I'm not sensitive to this subject because of my "race", such as it is, but because I worked at a governmental civil rights agency as an investigator for five years.
     
  23. gotwillk

    gotwillk Well-Known Member

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    i like this poll.

    glad to see quite a few of us fellow non-hispanic asians are using the Droid out there.
     
  24. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Well-Known Member

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    I am 1/2 Hispanic 1/2 Anglo never know which one to select! :eek:
     
  25. doomedromance

    doomedromance Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    This isn't scientific. There is no purpose to the poll other than to entertain the curiosity some people have. Lumping all the Whites, and Black into one group would also defeat the purpose of the poll. Culturally, I think the worst is "Asians" as that encompasses areas from Japan to India which are completely different culturally.

    The portion of my post you quoted stated that this question about race would be separate from the question asking which "cultural one" you associate yourself with. If you would like I will start a "Hispanic Ethnicity" poll (and give another reason for people that hate these polls yet click on them anyway to comment how much they hate them.) There was no scientific study behind the poll. Honestly I could careless who has a Droid, as long as they're not using an iPhone. People do take interest in this though. If I was allowed 20 options instead of 10 I could have un-lumped the Hispanics. I think this way is kinda ridiculous to be honest, but many people got very upset and the original poll. Which I also think is ridiculous, which is why I added that "overly sensitive" jab.

    If you consider yourself Hispanic then you would check the box next to Hispanic. If you do not, then you would check the box next to Non-Hispanic White. If you are half black and half white then you could either select "Two or More Races" or check both "Non-Hispanic Black" and "Non-Hispanic White" or you could even check Hispanic if you believe that is the best suit for you.

    It most likely stemmed from the option not being in there, and some people getting offended by it. So the government chose to do it that way the next time so as to not offend them again and in doing so offending some other people by putting "Non-Hispanic" in front of everything else. Which leads to aileendq's about the Census in generally. I really don't see why this is even needed in the Census, but our government is so concerned about links between race and wealth. I see race as an adjective. No different than describing a tomato as red, or an orange as orange. Just like the fruit, the description has no effect on how I feel about the person.

    Other than the lack of personal responsibility, political correctness and race issues are the two main problems I see with the direction of the country. Look at the death of Michael Jackson. A man who was colorblind to peoples' skin, one who's whole life was dedicated to bridging the racial divide. In his legal problem days some blacks were quick throw him under the bus and in death some whites complained about news coverage of his death not mentioning these dark years of his life. Both sides have succeeded in one common goal. The man that never saw color is back to being black.

    Illustrating my point that all this politically correct crap is just ...crap. I think the "n-word" was definitely bad (unless you are that race, then it's apparently okay for you to use it.), so people started using "black" but then that offended people to, so they changed to "African American" which come to find out offended people too... But it also wrongfully described the term and caused morons to do what happened to the child in your example. The same morons that suspend a kid for bringing a Lego gun to school because of the Zero Tolerance Policy.

    ______________________________________________

    The push for political correctness has just gone to far. In trying to be 100% politically correct all we accomplish is offending someone else. Personally, I think maybe people should just stop getting offended so easily. We have turned into a country that just because someone has a difference in opinion from you, you feel personally attacked.

    This poll is not here to offend people, it's not here to attack people. It's not even here to come to any sort of conclusion (other than the fact that white people always hog all the good stuff.)

    And if you disagree with me, you're probably racist.
    ...and worst than Hitler. :p
     

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