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heres somthing to test all u know and feel.
suppose you are a normal "white" guy, well one morning u woke up. and u discover your skin colour has CHANGED!, to what would make u a "black" person.... no paint or funn CANNED CAMERA JOKE... if u seriously are, and visa versa from black to white. but for now would u accept it as a part of your life. same as u wake up one morning and u have a new pimple or hair on ur chin. or would u go mental and try everything to change back?
now there are all the smart alick options like "u should accept who u are" and "its all in gods plan, dont worry about it", but most of that is not right. im not asking what would be the right thing to do or think but what you personaly WOULD think or do.
would u treat it like "oh....thats new ON WItH LIFE!! " or "EWWWW icky yucky disease get it off me" sorta thing......
think about how u relate to people of other ethenticitys and cultures and how u would react at suddenly permanmently becokming one of them!!!
cool question, never even thought about that before. Honestly, I would be freaked out because the first place my mind would go is some crazy disease that I'm sure the doctors have never heard of and my mind would start racing and thinking about it somehow being a symptom of some horrible unknown fatal illness. But once I was put at ease on way or another about that I think I'd be fine.
This might be bording on the smart alick options you mentioned, but I'm not my skin color. Of course skin color has and probably is and will be (most unfortunately) a factor in life experiences, it in no way defines who I truely am.
this reminds me of a talk Rob Bell did in a series entitled "The Flames of Heaven". The premise of the series was "what would it be like it heaven crashed into earth tomorrow". One of the talks was about prejudices, and he used the image of a great banquet table and one thing he said has really stuck with me, if you find yourself at the table surronded by [insert name of prejudiced group here] how would you feel? And what are you going to do about it today? If anyone is interested in downloading it, its on the church website mhbcmi.org and navigate to listen. Its the second or third talk in the series.
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downlaoded the wrong one, lol
but from da sounds of whoeva dat is tlaking its an AWSOM CHURCH lol, i wish i could visit it ...... sadly a few countrys over the sea!, perhapes add another point to the question, most while ppl get black pimples.....and warts etc..., what if your black and get white ones? could be a very interesting scientific challenge!
I’m not going to defend myself here, I’m just going to be very honest, and if I come off as racist, I’m sorry, I’m not.
If I woke up one morning looking like any other race than what I am, I would most definitely do everything in my power to change it back. There are stigmas, cultural associations made by the color of one’s skin –no matter what race you are.
I think growing up one way and then being thrown into a different culture and ethnical background would be jarring. Let’s see, if I were Asian, I would be expected to be very good at maths and sciences, short, and a terrible driver. If I were African I would be expected to listen to rap and R&B, speak Ebonics and be well endowed. If I were Caucasian I would be expected to listen to Pop music or Country, be self-absorbed and most likely Christian. Shall I go on?
Everyone makes judgments about other people by the way they look –it’s not fair, but it’s not bullshit either. This doesn’t make us bad, so long as we seek to judge wisely. It’s when we start discriminating against others that we become racist. Otherwise, we’re just human, like everyone else.
So really, I think I’d prefer to stay just as I am, because I’ve learned to deal with my own social stereotypes.
What would I do if I woke up a diferent race? Heck, I'd write a book and go on the talk show circuit!
I would be more worried about how it happened than anything else. I mean, forget that all of a sudden you're a cracker or whatever, what in the world could do such a thing? It would cause more of a religiuos quandry than a racial one.
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assuming thoose ARE the "sterio-types", leaving aside what other people would expect you to do, what would U do.....say it happens after a night @ a friends.... u awake to the sound of your friend screaming that "Theres a big black man in my room" or somthing, how would it feel for u to be seen by ur friends/family. Same as what would u do if u changed bodys with someone.....to make it easy a person of the same sex....., would u go back to YOUR home and try to tell ur family its really u, but even more complicated if the other person is in your body,\... seriously It happens in movies and so on but u jus wake up and ARGH!!!!! IM TONY BLAIR JUNIOR!!!!!!!!, etc u still have ur same feelings and memerys etc but NEW BODY......., what if they r fat?...... u wouldent be uesd to the way that body moves etc...... so they were asmatic or somthing and u have no and wonder why u suddenly cant breath.... it would be HELL freaky....,
Heh, I can see thqat this topic might have a problem with being misconstrued. People hate change and tend to like themselves the way they are.
For example, I'm not sexist but if I woke up a woman (clarification: I'm a man!) I'd be pretty pissed off, want to know why and want to be a man again.
Clever question but people have to be careful not to jump the gun and assume that if if you put "reject" that is as bad thing.
The question you really want to ask is:
"Are you a closet racist?"
-Yes and also cry a bit
I'd accept it, I'd still be the same person otherwise. its a good question and I'm glad to see 80% would accept it, that suprises me really, in a good way. If I woke up a woman that would be something else lol no wouldnt accept that, thats not being sexist, its just it would take too much adjusting to for one lifetime lol
I'd probably try to get my "old" self back, but you can't stop living. Life throws us all surprises sometimes.
Would be a nice way to show certain ppl that the so called 'others' didn't choose by themselves with what appearence they were born. :f
This could never happend. If i would be born as a black, i would accept it. Color of skin doesnt matter.
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maybe not to you, but what about the feelings of your friends and family,....u should know a lil how they'd react.........
Dude, you'd have to eventually accept the fact that your skin colour has changed.
It's not like you can change it back so... I don't understand the point of this topic?
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then try re-reading the question, i think i was very clear and rather repeditive on the question.
I am a white guy... if I were black... I would get all the chicks vs 1/2
eh such is life, anyone would get freaked but overall what could you do? the colour of your skin will only stereo-type you it wont change you, you will remain what you always have.
It's a wild and crazy thought, but I guess I would be shocked by it, at least initially. Thinking about it now, I would hope that it would be a marvelous opportunity to actually see how other people might treat me differently, just because of my skin colour. I don't think I would necessarily change who I am, but I am sure other people might treat me differently. If I had a chance to change, just for a while, I'd love to try it.
But at the end of the day, I can't tell how I would react if it *really* happened and I had no way back...
ya it would be neat to try out different skin colours (as long as you could also choose accents and hip terminology) and perhaps gender or weight and appearances.
we all think someone may have it easier than us but they also had someone pick on them in life.
I know heavy people who use to wish they were thin like I was but I know how bad I was razzed as being tooth pick, stand sideways and you dissappear, and I was also tall (6-6 and 150lbs) so I got the hows the weather up there... which I may have responded nice and sunny but it seems to be spitting rain down there... LOL
Kids always find something to tease you about.
but yes in the business world it can be quite frustrating. Sometimes you are viewed too young to be a consultant... what could you know not going through the school of hard knocks, you are not good looking so they may not want to put you in front of customers where the bigger bucks are, harder to get backing if you dont have the charisma even if you are the better candidate...
all kinds of things.
i will accept it ...because i cant do any thing to that .... like my hair or getting lost i tryed for treatment but no effect ..my hair loss are due to escessive dandruff...do what to do...nothing and accept that i will be bald ...like if a person have cancer and it is treatable try for it but if it is advanced than what will u do ...accept that you are going to die and enjoy the time which you have....