......have hair that is less straight, and skin that is darker, than the average European's skin and hair. When it comes to discrimination, skin color, and hair texture out rank penis size by far as the traits that are to identifiy the people against which hate is felt, and against which words and often deeds are perpetrated. Why, then, is it more taboo to discuss penis size with respect to race than other traits? It occurs to me that stereotypes might be more widely accepted than many in the world would like to admit. It would be interesting to see a study that measures how offended various people are by what are widely held stereo types. If it was really about avoiding racism, then it would be taboo to refer to someone by their skin color. REferring to someone at work as that "black, white, etc, man in the next cube" would be as offensive as saying the man with the small, thick, or short penis in the next cube. (I avoid if at all possible , BTW, referring so another by mentioning their skin color, unless needed to identify them amoung others. My freind Rita, not my black freind Rita; the man in the lobby, not the black man in the lobby. If there are several people to choose from then the black man with the blue suit might be appropriate.) Not trying to stir up trouble here, just wondering if anyone else noticed what seems ironic to me.