So race exists. No, you are dealing with people who are attempting to educate you on the fact that race does exist and that people are of different colour as a result of their racial heritage. You have yet to grasp this very simple fact. You complain about others in this thread pigeonholing according to colour, yet you have obsessively done so yourself. Only if you are colour blind and unable to distinguish the different tones and colours that people actually are. Tell me, if one day you were mugged by a white caucasian person and the police asked you what that person looked like. What would you say? How would you describe them? My grandfather was black and my grandmother was white. My paternal grandfather had African and French ancestry, as did my paternal grandmother. You are saying that I am giving an inaccurate description of both of them because I refer to him as black and my grandmother white? You do not make sense. You're telling me that if you are faced with a black African, you would have difficulty in describing his colour? I can assure you, he would not. At the heart of all this, it is astounding that in your zeal to accuse others of racism, you do not realise the racism behind denying someone their racial identity. It also makes you highly hypocritical. So if a white person mugged you, you'd tell the police he was brown? What if he was covered in colourful tattoos? Would you describe them as being multi-coloured? You seem to object with classifying people as black or white or mixed and you deem it racist to do so. African American for example, revel in the fact that they are "black". They are proud of their racial identity, just as white anglo-saxon Americans are proud of their racial identity and identify themselves as white. As someone who is of mixed ancestry, I have no problems in identifying myself as black or "coloured". I am inordinately proud of my racial origins. And to have some upstart tell me that I'm racist because I can identify myself as "black" is insulting and racist, because in doing so, you are denying me my black heritage. /Facepalm.. The hypocrisy of your stance is hilarious. You are so attempting to not be racist that you are being more racist than anyone else. Again, you speak of sex and small children. Racists do consider all possible shades of brown. Just as you keep obsessively doing.