Why do people put so much emphasis on race?

Not only when being racist, and using racial slurs against other races... but also racial "pride". We acknowledge it as a country (USA) too. Don't you think that is just as bad as racism? It seems excessive and pointless; what does it matter what your race is and why should you have to take pride in it? Why can't people just acknowledge what they are, and move on with their lives? People always have to be finding ways to find pride in something. It's weird. Every race in this country has this problem. It's not just one particular.

Asked By: Person - 5/28/2012
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Well first racism is terrible and wrong. People should not be judged by the color of their skin or where they are from, but some people find that there is inherent social significance to race. The truth is that no biological markers have been found to show that there is differences between the races... More
Answered By: Jon T - 5/28/2012
Additional Answers (7)
Yes i agree with u, like black ppl not that im racist but they have a channel just for them?
Answered By: Mark235 - 5/28/2012
Yes I agree with you. It is going to take awhile for this country to change/
Answered By: Logan - 5/28/2012
It's complicated and I would sound racist if I explained my take on it online. But I'm not racist.
Answered By: jlynncheer - 5/28/2012
Yeah, it makes no sense. Race is just an accident of birth not some kind of accomplishment. It's like being proud to be left handed or to wear a size 7 shoe, absolutely inconsequential to the things we should be thinking about as human beings.
Answered By: Foofa - 5/28/2012
They don't, your government and employment job applications request you mark a box.
Answered By: Snipe - 5/28/2012
There's been a lot of social psychological research into this. To summarise: people naturally categorise the social world into different groups of people, to make processing the world easier. They then identify in-groups, groups they belong to, as well as out-groups. Finally, in order to increase self-esteem and make... More
Answered By: Keyring - 5/28/2012
Because race matters in America. Americans identify themselves by their racial affiliation. Americans belong to a race before anything else. This is a fact of the American life. People take pride in what define them first and foremost. In America, it is the racial classification.
Answered By: Marie-Françoise - 5/28/2012
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