If you had to save one person?

Posted by: Kreakin

You can save one of two people. One is your race the other not.

  • The member of my own race.

  • Race is not a factor.

19% 6 votes
81% 25 votes
  • All things being equal I would lean this way. Is that wrong?

  • Ceteris paribus. If the one of a different race is a close friend but the other a stranger, I'd obviously choose the friend.

  • Obviously if you know neither person and all things are equal, you pick the one you identify most with.

    Posted by: Wylted
  • If I didn't know them, it would not be a factor. If it's just picking a person to save, perhaps from a global catastrophe, I'd pick someone from my family, who would be of my own race.

  • If race was the ONLY factor I could choose from, then choosing from one factor is better then none/

  • If I don't know them

  • I would save anyone I can.

  • I would save the most intelligent

    Posted by: ramm55
  • I would save the guy who is more useful to society.

  • I'd flip a coin.

  • Duuude what a question! Just... Mmmkaaaay? Worried blue eyed blondies will go extinct? Donate to biotechnology today and get a lolipop! :D Sciyaaaanceeeeee!! :D (I'd hate to see unicoloured society. Or ANY branch going extinct...) If plastic operations are legal, postnatal genetic manipulation should be too! It would save a lot of nasty surprises in labour rooms of world hospitals ;P

  • I'm not going to sacrifice an Asian charity worker, let's say, for a white mugger. My loved ones and friends would come first, but for strangers race wouldn't enter into the picture. And I doubt I'd be sleeping very well afterward no matter which I picked.

  • I'd like to say that i'd try and succeed to save them both, but in reality, i'd probably start screaming a close my eyes, so i wouldn't witness their deaths.

    Posted by: SB1359
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Kreakin says2015-08-21T19:01:23.7903265Z
Be honest!
triangle.128k says2015-08-21T19:09:00.7780305Z
TBR says2015-08-21T19:09:11.3548983Z
Not enough information. Neils Degrasse Tyson vs. Donald Trump?
Kreakin says2015-08-21T19:15:58.9826637Z
Imagine you don't know either you just have a photo that shows two middle class people.
briantheliberal says2015-08-21T20:35:10.0739668Z
A study was actually done on this topic. The majority of people in the study, who were white, actually showed biased towards the person who was also white when asked to choose between them and another person of a different race. I hope I can find it again, it was interesting.
PericIes says2015-08-21T21:01:33.0941143Z
@briantheliberal I've never been put in that situation and don't hope to be. If I were, I would probably flip a coin so as not to place as much blame on myself for someone's death. I don't think that I'd be biased. However, I'm not surprised at the results of that poll. I think that you would have similar results for any given race, by which I mean that, on the whole, they would favor their race more than others. Humans are social animals, and for survival primitive humans banded together in groups, the most successful of which were most likely groups with similar members who agreed on things. This concept simply expanded to other criteria as well. Birds of a feather stick together, as they say. My point is this: I hope that people don't blame a culture (unless that culture is openly and officially racist) for results such as these. When some people act like this, it's just in their nature.
o0jeannie0o says2015-08-21T21:56:24.4968129Z
I would prob save my own gender, Idk why... I mean i dont have any hate towards men.
DieselMcBadass says2015-08-21T22:43:34.0749488Z
Dumb question without context.
Mister_Man says2015-08-21T23:34:48.8382610Z
It makes more sense for people to save someone they can relate to. I'm sure Lil Wayne would save a black guy over a white guy. And oh big surprise here comes Brian boasting about how horrible big bad whitey is in a poll that doesn't specify or single out one race.
briantheliberal says2015-08-21T23:45:13.8718676Z
Mister_Man, shut your pathetic @ss up and stop trying to ridicule someone for pointing out something related to the actual topic of the poll.
briantheliberal says2015-08-21T23:47:25.8175134Z
By the way, your assertion that people "save someone they can relate to." is stupid and false when discussing race, which in itself is an arbitrary concept. Just because two people are once "race" doesn't mean they can relate to one another.
TBR says2015-08-22T01:15:29.6000050Z
What sort of contrast is the environment? Are we naked in the snow? Dark room? High contrast might skew my results.
ramm55 says2015-08-22T01:37:54.4038946Z
Kreakin had a good idea: Save Neil Degrasse Tyson, kill Donald Trump.
tajshar2k says2015-08-22T02:30:05.7495672Z
Briantheliberal, could you post the source? Thats actually very sad if you really think about it. BTW, was it for the U.S or all white people in the world?
Wylted says2015-08-22T11:10:22.3652205Z
I'd say trump. Trump contributes more to society. He pimps products as opposed to pimping Science.
Huntress says2015-08-22T15:25:27.0854079Z
A stargazer vs. A job creating professional who might be the only person that can save my nation from becoming a third world country. Not much of a decision.
Kreakin says2015-08-22T19:32:54.4217373Z
@DelilahMacgounagheeeey - Whatever you are on I'm certain I don't want any of it..
Kreakin says2015-08-22T19:35:44.9922741Z
Weird how everyone who commented that race is not an issue avoided the question with some scenario.
realamericanboy27 says2015-08-30T07:27:09.7873742Z
If you know neither one let them both go so you cannot be called a racist or a person who loves the other kind lol

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