Trying To Be White...What???

harpazo

Pure Mathematics
My Hispanic and Black friends accuse me of trying to be a White guy simply because I want to learn advanced math. Only an idiot would think that learning calculus 1-3 will turn my skin white and my eyes from light brown to blue. Ridiculous!! What do you say?
 

Jason

Well-known member
I think it's more a class thing than a white thing. For instance, a working class white guy would annoy white peers with the same ambition.

Basically it seems uppity and so gets a lot of annoyance, jealousy etc..
 

MarkFL

La Villa Strangiato
Math Helper
Some people become intimidated when others try to improve themselves in some way.
 

Jason

Well-known member
Some people become intimidated when others try to improve themselves in some way.

No doubt studying math will land better jobs - so no wonder people are.
 

harpazo

Pure Mathematics
I think it's more a class thing than a white thing. For instance, a working class white guy would annoy white peers with the same ambition.

Basically it seems uppity and so gets a lot of annoyance, jealousy etc..

Why can't they do likewise?
 

MarkFL

La Villa Strangiato
Math Helper

harpazo

Pure Mathematics

Jason

Well-known member
Why can't they do likewise?

Maybe they actually can't - or perhaps they're not interested - or perhaps they're chicken.

Either way they don't think math is cool - but they do think Scarface is - but they will hate on Scarface until they're beaten up. :D
 

MarkFL

La Villa Strangiato
Math Helper

Jason

Well-known member
My Hispanic and Black friends accuse me of trying to be a White guy simply because I want to learn advanced math.

Real friends wouldn't be pulling your chain about this so much. I mean, I know guys kid around - but...
 

MarkFL

La Villa Strangiato
Math Helper
Real friends wouldn't be pulling your chain about this so much. I mean, I know guys kid around - but...

Exactly. A real friend will encourage you to pursue your interests, as long as those interest are not harming you or others.
 

harpazo

Pure Mathematics
Not too many real friends in this world.
 

MarkFL

La Villa Strangiato
Math Helper
I would certainly distance myself from people who would try to knock me down when I try to rise up.
 

harpazo

Pure Mathematics
I would certainly distance myself from people who would try to knock me down when I try to rise up.

In NYC, those people are everywhere. In fact, a large majority of them are within the family circle.
 

Jason

Well-known member
In NYC, those people are everywhere. In fact, a large majority of them are within the family circle.

I think that's universal. I mean, I'd like to think certain areas are more like that - but probably not.
 
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harpazo

Pure Mathematics
Jason,

I have a B.A. in Sociology. I think my understanding of society/humans is slightly better than yours. Not too mention the fact that I am a Christian who knows what the Bible clearly teaches about this sinful planet.
 

Jason

Well-known member
Jason,

I have a B.A. in Sociology. I think my understanding of society/humans is slightly better than yours. Not too mention the fact that I am a Christian who knows what the Bible clearly teaches about this sinful planet.

I know you do, but of course, the family everywhere (on the globe) will drag you down and haters on every street corner (on the globe).
 

harpazo

Pure Mathematics
We are all racist to a certain extent.
 

MarkFL

La Villa Strangiato
Math Helper
Yes, we are all prone to prejudices, but our rational mind can overcome them.
 

harpazo

Pure Mathematics
Yes, we are all prone to prejudices, but our rational mind can overcome them.

There is no rationality in the Bronx.
 
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