Something else I've noticed (race)...

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    Jan 29, 2010 1:12 AM GMT
    What is with all of these threads concerning a specific race or ethnicity of men, and how attractive that particular race or ethnicity is? Doesn't this just further divide us? Why do certain races get their own thread? Why is it even necessary? Attractive is attractive is attractive - why can't we accept that notion without the racial stratification?
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    Jan 29, 2010 1:24 AM GMT
    essentialife saidWhat is with all of these threads concerning a specific race or ethnicity of men, and how attractive that particular race or ethnicity is? Doesn't this just further divide us? Why do certain races get their own thread? Why is it even necessary? Attractive is attractive is attractive - why can't we accept that notion without the racial stratification?


    I am a bit concerned that this type of opening statement is BAIT that a TROLL would toss out, to purposely start a FLAME WAR over something that I don't really see happening.The OP doesn't offer any examples of threads as proof... This site is about GAYS and JOCKS, of any and all ethnicities, races, religions, nationalities, orientations, ages, sizes, levels of health and fitness, politics, etc......We all OBVIOUSLY can see our differences and don't need a TROLL to antagonize anyone into another STUPID flame war.... GROW UP AND MOVE ON!icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 29, 2010 1:28 AM GMT
    essentialife saidWhat is with all of these threads concerning a specific race or ethnicity of men, and how attractive that particular race or ethnicity is? Doesn't this just further divide us? Why do certain races get their own thread? Why is it even necessary? Attractive is attractive is attractive - why can't we accept that notion without the racial stratification?


    I guess in defense of my thread concerning the Arab guy I like, I like him because of his personality and was merely just interested in him because of my personal tastes in ethnicity, Arab one of them. My intention was not to be divisive but share a story/experience that I thought was worth sharing.
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    Jan 29, 2010 1:32 AM GMT
    I'm guessing this is inspired by the latest race/ethnicity related threads Fine Black Men http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/797626 and Hottest Arab Ever http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/808628.

    If you look at the OP's comments:

    jrs1 saidit's really simple. I went to look through the forums and when I placed the words ' hot black men ' in the search menu ... a set of hate topics (e.g., black men out of style) was my return value. not good enough.

    so ... a thread celebrating some glorious black male bodies, minds, voices, and music!


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    fizzle said
    Also, I thought liking Arabs was a very quirky taste of mine. I didn't know this thread would become this.



    You can gleam that the race/ethnicity in question doesn't tend to be perceived in a positive light, so the OP's are shining a positive light. I don't think threads like that seperates us, it just makes us appreciate diversity of the attractive where we haven't looked.
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    Jan 29, 2010 1:34 AM GMT
    Is there anything you DO like about this site, essential? You always seem to be upset about something.
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    Jan 29, 2010 1:34 AM GMT
    Sporty_g said
    essentialife saidWhat is with all of these threads concerning a specific race or ethnicity of men, and how attractive that particular race or ethnicity is? Doesn't this just further divide us? Why do certain races get their own thread? Why is it even necessary? Attractive is attractive is attractive - why can't we accept that notion without the racial stratification?


    I am a bit concerned that this type of opening statement is BAIT that a TROLL would toss out, to purposely start a FLAME WAR over something that I don't really see happening.The OP doesn't offer any examples of threads as proof... This site is about GAYS and JOCKS, of any and all ethnicities, races, religions, nationalities, orientations, ages, sizes, levels of health and fitness, politics, etc......We all OBVIOUSLY can see our differences and don't need a TROLL to antagonize anyone into another STUPID flame war.... GROW UP AND MOVE ON!icon_lol.gif


    There are two threads (one concerning blacks, the other one concerning arabs) that are present in the forums that deal with race. A quick search would also reveal similar threads about other races.

    There's no need for the hostility, which I think is misplaced.
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    Jan 29, 2010 1:39 AM GMT
    tryandbuy saidI'm guessing this is inspired by the latest race/ethnicity related threads Fine Black Men http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/797626 and Hottest Arab Ever http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/808628.

    If you look at the OP's comments:

    jrs1 saidit's really simple. I went to look through the forums and when I placed the words ' hot black men ' in the search menu ... a set of hate topics (e.g., black men out of style) was my return value. not good enough.

    so ... a thread celebrating some glorious black male bodies, minds, voices, and music!


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    fizzle said
    Also, I thought liking Arabs was a very quirky taste of mine. I didn't know this thread would become this.



    You can see that these are somewhat a reaction to the race/ethnicity in question not being perceived in a positive light. So I don't think it seperates us, it just makes us appreciate diversity more where we haven't looked.


    Yeah, I see that, and thank you for pointing it out. Still, there is an underlying issue here - I just think it's awful that a race thread has to be started about how attractive a specific race is. AND, moreover, that people feel it's necessary to indicate a specific race when discussing someone at all. It gives the race in question "other" status, and I don't understand why it even has to be mentioned.
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    Jan 29, 2010 1:40 AM GMT
    unfounded7 saidIs there anything you DO like about this site, essential? You always seem to be upset about something.


    Yes. There are some very nice members here.
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    Jan 29, 2010 1:40 AM GMT
    essentialife said
    Sporty_g said
    essentialife saidWhat is with all of these threads concerning a specific race or ethnicity of men, and how attractive that particular race or ethnicity is? Doesn't this just further divide us? Why do certain races get their own thread? Why is it even necessary? Attractive is attractive is attractive - why can't we accept that notion without the racial stratification?


    I am a bit concerned that this type of opening statement is BAIT that a TROLL would toss out, to purposely start a FLAME WAR over something that I don't really see happening.The OP doesn't offer any examples of threads as proof... This site is about GAYS and JOCKS, of any and all ethnicities, races, religions, nationalities, orientations, ages, sizes, levels of health and fitness, politics, etc......We all OBVIOUSLY can see our differences and don't need a TROLL to antagonize anyone into another STUPID flame war.... GROW UP AND MOVE ON!icon_lol.gif


    There are two threads (one concerning blacks, the other one concerning arabs) that are present in the forums that deal with race. A quick search would also reveal similar threads about other races.

    There's no need for the hostility, which I think is misplaced.


    Arab is an ethnicity, not a race.icon_smile.gif
    Sorry, I just get particular about that.
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    Jan 29, 2010 1:52 AM GMT
    fizzle said
    essentialife said
    Sporty_g said
    essentialife saidWhat is with all of these threads concerning a specific race or ethnicity of men, and how attractive that particular race or ethnicity is? Doesn't this just further divide us? Why do certain races get their own thread? Why is it even necessary? Attractive is attractive is attractive - why can't we accept that notion without the racial stratification?


    I am a bit concerned that this type of opening statement is BAIT that a TROLL would toss out, to purposely start a FLAME WAR over something that I don't really see happening.The OP doesn't offer any examples of threads as proof... This site is about GAYS and JOCKS, of any and all ethnicities, races, religions, nationalities, orientations, ages, sizes, levels of health and fitness, politics, etc......We all OBVIOUSLY can see our differences and don't need a TROLL to antagonize anyone into another STUPID flame war.... GROW UP AND MOVE ON!icon_lol.gif


    There are two threads (one concerning blacks, the other one concerning arabs) that are present in the forums that deal with race. A quick search would also reveal similar threads about other races.

    There's no need for the hostility, which I think is misplaced.


    Arab is an ethnicity, not a race.icon_smile.gif
    Sorry, I just get particular about that.


    I mentioned ethnicity in the OP, so I misspoke in that post you quoted.
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    Jan 29, 2010 3:30 AM GMT
    Used to get into massive flame wars because of these kinds of threads. Don't bother posting in them anymore. I still like looking at the pics tho. icon_biggrin.gif Other than that I don't mind it.
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    Jan 29, 2010 3:32 AM GMT
    No fat chicks.
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    Jan 29, 2010 3:41 AM GMT
    but fat dicks are ok
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    Jan 29, 2010 1:12 PM GMT
    hey heymack, Welcome to Realjock, eh?

    The topic you mention, and a few others are about celebrating diversity. That's very very cool. I'm not sure why essentialife didn't pick up on that.

    -Doug

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    Jan 29, 2010 6:46 PM GMT
    meninlove said hey heymack, Welcome to Realjock, eh?

    The topic you mention, and a few others are about celebrating diversity. That's very very cool. I'm not sure why essentialife didn't pick up on that.

    -Doug



    Douglas, there's nothing wrong with diversity. I'm just questioning the need to emphasize it at all. icon_wink.gif
  • Little_Spoon

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    Jan 29, 2010 6:47 PM GMT
    Go Hispanics.

    !!!