View Poll Results: Voting Based On Skin Color, Which Is Worse?

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  • Voting For Someone Based On Skin Color

    2 6.90%
  • Not Voting For Someone Based On Skin Color

    0 0%
  • They're Both Equally Wrong

    26 89.66%
  • They're Both Equally Right

    0 0%
  • Don't Know

    1 3.45%

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  1. #1 What Is Worse? 
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    Voting for someone because of the color of their skin or not voting for someone because of the color of their skin? I'm genuinely interested and if you answer this poll, just don't click and answer and that's it. Give a reason why you voted the way you did.
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    skin color as a determining factor of human behavior and valuses is BULLSHIT idiotic.
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    What about Joooooo's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    What about Joooooo's.
    That's okay. On another thread we decided they're white.
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    I said that they're equally wrong. Skin color is a superficial trait that doesn't correlate with anything. There are intellectual blacks, drunk Asians, goofy Native Americans, and twitchy, overly-emotional whites. It would be like voting for someone because they came from my own state. What good would that be? All people in Colorado don't have the same experiences or views.

    I have more in common with a middle class, Conservative Hindu than I do with a working class Scandinavian-American who dropped out of a poli sci degree and holds left-of-center views.

    I used this example because it real: I get along great with my Hindu neighbor who owns a successful liquor store and who wants his kids to become engineers while I have no relationship with my drop-out, leftie cousin.

    It's not the superficial traits that count; it's the intellectual formation and character.
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    I like woman equally of every race! If all the men dissapeared tomorrow I would get by. Oh would I ever get by!
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    You think there would be a breeding opportunity?

    Why would color be a concern . There was a time I would have voted for Colan Powell. Give me values, give me intelligence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    I like woman equally of every race! If all the men dissapeared tomorrow I would get by. Oh would I ever get by!
    But you'd have some major callus issues there Rock. :D
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    By the way, options one and two say the exact same thing just in a different way. If I vote for someone because he is of a certain race then I have not voted for others because they were not of that race. If I don't vote for anyone because they are not of the race I want then I would have voted from some of my preferred race if he or she had run.

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    Voting based on skin color is a bad idea either way.

    But what about other factors like religion? There are those who would not vote for a person because he or she is an evangelical Christian, or a Mormon, or a Muslim.
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