Any white middle aged travel nurses out there? - page 2

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    how does being "white" factor into your question?
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    Quote from sharpeimom
    how does being "white" factor into your question?
    Actually, "white" does not factor into anything as far as I am concerned.

    I began this thread under another thread "Are there any black middle aged/young nurses out there?"

    I was curious to see the response if I started a similar thread but using an example of a white nurse.

    Under the first thread with a black nurse, there weren't any questions/comments why the writer was asking about being a black nurse.

    And under this thread, as you can see, there were comments/questions why I specifically asked about being a "white" nurse.

    What does this mean? I have no clue. But it is interesting!
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    Sociology paper assignment, maybe?
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    It is interesting but I suppose people found it offensive.
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    I think it means "white" is not seen as a minority, while "black" is, so when I ask if there are any black travel nurses people assume my intent. I'm trying to figure out if I'm alone.

    If I were to ask if there were any male travel nurses, people would answer normally. If I were to ask if there were any female travel nurses, everyone would be confused as to my intentions, because it's a "duh" question on the surface.
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    Quote from bostonbakednurse
    Actually, "white" does not factor into anything as far as I am concerned.

    I began this thread under another thread "Are there any black middle aged/young nurses out there?"

    I was curious to see the response if I started a similar thread but using an example of a white nurse.

    Under the first thread with a black nurse, there weren't any questions/comments why the writer was asking about being a black nurse.



    And under this thread, as you can see, there were comments/questions why I specifically asked about being a "white" nurse.

    What does this mean? I have no clue. But it is interesting!
    You have no clue what it means? Seems to me you know exactly what it means, or you wouldn't have posted your experiment. It's along the lines of "why is there no White History Month?" etc.

    Personally, I have no problem at all with what seems to be an inequity (ie affirmative action) to some people. Our country has a history, some good, some bad. I figure if I celebrate the good we've done in the world before I was born, I'm not going to pretend there is no aftermath for the wrong we did, and as individuals, still do.
    Last edit by nursel56 on Aug 29, '12 : Reason: clarify
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    Actually, I'm unfortunately quite pink. And I am not a travel nurse at this time, nor am I middle aged. (Unless I live to be 114). But I WAS a middle-aged pink travel nurse. I'd rather be brown. Brown is more attractive.
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