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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

The badges of identity


  1. Country of Birth
  2. Country of Residence
  3. Language spoken
  4. Religion/Politics
  5. Class
  6. Gender
  7. Age
  8. Marital status and whether a parent
  9. Sexuality
  10. Race (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH NATIONALITY)
  11. Nationality (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH RACE)


People who confuse race with nationality tend to be not the brightest or best educated of people and have trouble understanding abstract ideas.

Race is something about yourself you cannot change (unless you are Michael Jackson and prepared to have cosmetic surgery.

Nationality is something you can acquire or lose, like your passport(s). Some people have more than one, someone people don't even have one.

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