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  •  0112358, curious-so I have to ask about this: (0+ / 0-)
    I do not know why you dont think GZ was a visible minority.  In 90% of his photos he looks clearly Hispanic to me.  This assertion has been really confusing to me.
    If it had never been mentioned that the shooter had a "Hispanic" mother, would you have still considered him a visible minority?

    Or was your take on his ethnicity based solely on his photo appearance?

    •  Giving my honest reply "yes" (0+ / 0-)

      I think I would. I can not say 100% for sure as I do know that he has Hispanic roots so I can not purge that from my memory. But I think so.  There are a few pictures where the answer is maybe. But I just went to google image and scanned.. Thats where I cam up with the rough estimate of 90%

      •  Thanks for responding. I am "curious" about (0+ / 0-)

        how people perceive others and how this ties into assumptions made about ethnicity (aside from obvious melanin) based on physical appearance.

        Thus far in my lifetime, I have witnessed human beings make assumptions based on another's first or last name, their clothing, their skin color, their accent, their place of birth & now a photo.

        This boggles the mind & is just plain scary to me.  Scary for many reasons.

        If you saw some random photos of my offspring, you would assume that they are Hispanic.  If a native Hawaiian or European or First People saw their photos, they might assume differently.

        If you saw photos of my grandchildren, you would  assign them a completely different ethnicity than those you chose for my offspring.

         And if given photo choices of a variety of children, perhaps (more than likely) not pair the correct ones with my offspring....

        Interesting.  You've given me much to ponder.

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