Well I have a wide variety of different nationalities in me but I am American. The whole racial thing is stupid. If you are a citizen of this country you are American. Nothing more nothing less. That is what made America great, when people came here they came cause they wanted to be American. Not Italian-American, German -American, Indian-American, African-American....AMERICAN!!!! End of discussion.
No, I think it's part of who we are. Sometimes it's necessary, like if you're filling out a police report for example. Moonlight, I know what you mean though, when it's not needed to be mentioned, for example I'm looking at your avatar, you're a beautiful woman, but I wouldn't have any need to say you're a beautiful *black* woman, just a beautiful woman.
I will just laugh at people these days trying to be like all racist, but to be true I know it's just words and they can't really hit me physically, but they sure do work on my nerves which may at some point anger me and then we both will be striking up a not so good conversation about each other's race, but that very seldom happens to me cause I'm always mainly HAPPY sometimes it bothers me and most the time it doesn't....
Not at all. No ignorant, idiotic person could ever bring me down. In fact, when I get called a nasty name, I typically smile and say, "we'll, I like to wish you a great day...but I see you've made other plans..." Still smiling, I calmly walk away.