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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:50 PM

"The Four Races of Man: Red, Yellow, Black, White"

https://www.powwows.com/native-american-medicine-wheel-comparison-in-life/

The part points as well as the four sectors have been attributed to representing the following:

The Four Directions: East, South, West, North

The Four Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

The Four Stages of Life: Birth, Youth, Adult, Death

The Four Times of Day: Sunrise, Noon, Sunset, Midnight

The Four Elements of Life: Earth, Fire, Water, Wind

The Four Races of Man: Red, Yellow, Black, White

The Four Trials of Man: Success, Defeat, Peace, War

The Heavenly Beings: Sun, Moon, Earth, Stars

And there are many more!


We are all equal. Understand Native American teachings.

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Reply "The Four Races of Man: Red, Yellow, Black, White" (Original post)
Miigwech Apr 24 OP
Mike Nelson Apr 24 #1
keithbvadu2 Apr 24 #2
Igel Apr 24 #5
handmade34 Apr 24 #3
BarbaRosa Apr 24 #4
Miigwech Apr 24 #6

Response to Miigwech (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:58 PM

1. 10,000 years from now...

… we'll all be beige. Of course, the deplorables will still find ways to divide and hate...

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Response to Miigwech (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:40 PM

2. Trump's Nazis consider a fifth race; Jews. Of course they consider Jesus to be white.

Trump's Nazis consider a fifth race; Jews.

Of course they consider Jesus to be white.

There is a word or phrase about claiming something as your own.

I can't think of it right now.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:06 PM

5. Most such divisions are facile.

Australian Aboriginals probably separated from the main trunk of humans before the groups that became Europeans and Asians did. In other words, in some ways they're more divergent.

Khoi-San are at least as distinct from sub-Saharan blacks as the latter are from the rest of humanity. Anthropologists used to say that until the primarily Western obsession with skin color triumphed over all the other differences. One side-effect that that the on-going genocide of that former "race" suddenly vanished as an issue, except among those studying those groups' cultures and languages.

It rather leaves out where to put Negritos, as well as other groups from S. India and nearby areas, even ignoring the current trend of contrasting everybody with whites (however re-re-defined) for American political/ideological purposes. I mean, that four-fold split erases well over a billion people who we don't consider "white" but certainly are not "black" or "yellow." (And somebody will take issue with "Negrito", I'm sure, but while they're a diverse group there's still some uniformity to them and it's unclear how else to refer to them.)

But it sounds good.

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Response to Miigwech (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:50 PM

3. I have great respect

for Native American philosophy and have used it in my life at times... that being said I have an issue with this interpretation of the "Medicine Wheel" …that of the races

Race is an artificial construct and even though most people buy into the idea of different 'races' I think it causes problems

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Response to Miigwech (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:51 PM

4. Our state flag address four of these.

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Response to BarbaRosa (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:20 PM

6. Aho!

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