Okay, it's slow. There was a mention about race on one of the current threads. (Picking white guys last in pickup games or some such.)
So, I'll go ahead and post some thoughts I've had just recently about the racial profile of the members on the forum. It's likely to cause a few sparks. I may be accused of racism, which wouldn't be true based on my intent. (But might be true based on my blind spots--I'll let others provide the proper commentary if that's the case.)
Anyway, it ocurred to me that, for example, I tend to assume that Kstat is black. Probably because of his longtime Rip avatar. But maybe he's actually white.
I tend to think of Anthem and Soup as white--also because of their avatars. For all I know, they both are black.
I tend to think of Jermaniac as black, perhaps because his name is associated with JO.
I'm white. But I just added a pic of McKey as an avatar. Will some now assume I am black?
What about Foretaz? (assuming he's not purple). Does a Vanessa Williams avatar cause black or white assumptions?
If my memory is serving me correctly here, I believe that when I read the most recent roll call thread, the information listed by many there allowed the ability to learn their race (I can't remember the nature of figuring this out--did several guys post their pictures?). I think I was surprised that some guys were white, other guys were black.
ANYWAY . . .I was just slightly intrigued.
A couple of questions to start:
1. Do others of you find yourselves making these assumptions?
2. Is it okay to make such assumptions--as in, its just part of being human? Or, do some of you think it deserves a little examination?
I'll put on my bullet-proof vest now.