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I Am Against Racism

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    truth2b truth2b 26-30, M Apr 29, 2014

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    Breaking Chains

    The things that held me back in life were like chains.  They were painful things like lost love, divorce, an abusive childhood.  I had disappointments that many of my dreams would never be fulfilled.  My childhood was difficult, I felt ridiculed, bullied and at times, lonely...
    Amantcul Amantcul 56-60, M Dec 11, 2012

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    San Patricios....Heros In Mexico, Abused And Treated As Traitors By The USA

    Interesting how the US schools never taught us about the San Patricios, St. Patricks Battalion...and the Irish roll in the Mexican American War in school. The USA today still filters out who's sanitized version of history they shovel down our throats in schools.Depending on our...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Mar 2, 2013

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    I grew up in a very small town.

    There were no other faces than white faces. In school, at church and at home I heard and lived with racial slurs, homophobic slurs and prejudice. There was no tolerance for anyone different. I never understood such hatred. As soon as I graduated from high school and left the one...
    RC4blue RC4blue 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 20

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    Am Just Saying ...

    ..Sometimes, racisms is not from just others races or nationality, sometimes it comes from your own kind and worst off, sometimes it comes from your own MIND, the struggle of just being you. No one can always be an angle, especially when misunderstood...
    Mynoshh Mynoshh 31-35, M Jul 30, 2013

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    I dont know why the color of our skin matters.

    I dont think it matters. I am against people who treat others differently because of their skin tone. Having dark or very white or black or other skin tones wont harm you. It is not a contagious disease or something. I kept hearing people commenting / laughing / gossiping about...
    sukkiteiinayo sukkiteiinayo 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Racism = Disgusting

    My whole life I have been involved with other races than my own. Just to let you know, I am Choctaw, Scottish, English, Cherokee, and a couple of others. I'm a Heinz 57. Anyway, I grew up with cousins who are African-american, Caucasian, and native, as well as Asian, Caucasian...
    EA1088 EA1088 22-25 2 Responses Aug 19, 2011

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    The differing peoples

    and races of Mother Earth have by historical socio anthropological development adapted to parts of the Earth in which they were originally settled. The Ages of Men developed these socio antropolical homelands into very real tribal grounds. Where men had adapted to the ravages...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F Sep 21, 2014

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    The next ******* cop to shoot another black

    person for no ******* reason...I don't even ******* know! This **** is sad! Two innocent children died for no ******* reason!
    narutobuddy narutobuddy 13-15, M Dec 7, 2014

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    I have seen and heard too much bashing,

    degrading, negativity and prejudice. I see it in the courts, schools and community. Because I can not keep my mouth shut I am often in discussions about racially equality and opportunity with those who either do not know better or choose to be ignorant. It is time we all treat...
    RC4blue RC4blue 46-50, M Jan 8

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    I'm against anyone that is against a particular

    group because of a stereotype of that group. Remember, we are all foreigners that came to this country at one time or another. As such we at one time or another face the same racial stereotyping that the newer immigrants are facing. If you doubt me, do research on the history...
    fallenandcantgetup fallenandcantgetup 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2013

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    I saw this group on the news from a small town

    in the Deep South. They actually have a solid plan on overcoming discrimination with a therapeutic model for building relationships compassionately in communities across social boundaries such as race. They are raising money for a documentary to start a national conversation and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 31

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    Indeed I Am

    Everyone is equal so I can't stand racism/sexism/any other kind of discrimination. If nobody discriminated, the world would be a lot more peaceful.
    oliveostrovsky oliveostrovsky 18-21 Sep 24, 2011

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    Just Dont Understand It!!

    i mean i just dont understand racism, cos i mean, after all, we all live in this world together, and we are all just trying to get through life just like everyone else, so why should we let the colour of one's skin, get in the way of our lives, it just seems stupid to me!!
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 12, 2011

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    I've hurt my self physically

    and mentally because of racism. I was continuously bullied for many years and I woke up everyday wondering why I was still alive. But I believe there is a reason I didn't take my own life. I have to believe that something good will come out of it.
    lovemeqt lovemeqt 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Another Thing That Needs To Be Killed

    And wiped out forever. It's another step on the road of making a perfect world.
    ImGoodImGucci ImGoodImGucci 18-21, M Nov 29, 2013

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    Read This If You Want To Be Inspired, its amazing how people can change

    Julie Widner was terrified — afraid her husband would do something reckless, even disfigure himself. "We had come so far," she says. "We had left the movement, had created a good family life. We had so much to live for. I just thought there has to be someone out there who will...
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass 22-25, M Nov 1, 2011

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    I have been reading here

    for a while now and I keep seeing the same phrase: "I am color blind." Really your are color blind? If that is the case then I and discouraged and dismayed. We should celebrate our differences, our color, our race, our cultures and our backgrounds. To be color blind makes...
    RC4blue RC4blue 46-50, M Feb 26

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    Pigeon Holes

    Any way to discriminate against someone is wholly stupid. Each person merits the respect we ourselves desire from others. To allow your misconceptions to govern how you view someone isn't just stupid, insipid, dumb, it's self defeating because if you can do it why can't they...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F Dec 1, 2013

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    My dad was a policeman.

    We lived in an area that was about 50/50 white/Latino. It was a mostly harmonious community. There was a great deal of intermingling. Both my brothers married beautiful Latino girls. I have the most beautiful and precious nieces and nephew. It's sad that one of my nieces...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2014

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    One Person

    I am against many things. But racism is the worst. Especially when you know it still happens. Now in my class, there was a study about the Holocaust in my English, and how many of us would be taken away to camps because of our skin color/eye color/religion. And it was shocking to...
    crepesaredelicious crepesaredelicious 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22, 2013

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    I See It And It Is So Sad

    I have a son who is "mixed" and became quite aware, especially through reading the writings of black authors, and through observation, that we as a world have a lot of growing to do. I want my son to live in a world where people who are adults can see through all the racial...
    ultimatereality ultimatereality 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 12, 2012

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    It's funny how stupid people can be. Wait, stupid is too harsh a word. How about unaware. Humans have the annoyingly prevalent tendency to pick up negative beliefs and prejudices...
    1ANGRYtitan 1ANGRYtitan 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I want to raise awareness about the discrimination and racism towards dark skinned immigrants in the uk .. I'm a dark skinned woman who is a daughter of immigrants and I had lived...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F Mar 26

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    I want to raise awareness about the discrimination and racism towards dark skinned immigrants in the uk .. I'm a dark skinned woman who is a daughter of immigrants and I had lived...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I totally agree with Ali (an egyptian man from port said)who I met in Brighton many years ago when life was a little better and he told me that all white people hate us and if the...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F Mar 31

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    I totally agree with Ali (an egyptian man from port said)who I met in Brighton many years ago when life was a little better and he told me that all white people hate us and if the...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F Mar 31

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    I might seem like a little silly and innocent person but I think I'm not ..I have done lots of things that had upsetted God and led to me experiencing hell at jobs and life...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I might seem like a little silly and innocent person but I think I'm not ..I have done lots of things that had upsetted God and led to me experiencing hell at jobs and life...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    For all people who are wondering or questioning about racism and discriminations in the uk .. The answer is a BIG YES especially if you are a dark skinned person and this apply to...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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    For all people who are wondering or questioning about racism and discriminations in the uk .. The answer is a BIG YES especially if you are a dark skinned person and this apply to...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I wonder. To begin with, Racism and discrimination are fundamentally flawed concepts which we judge people on, its still highly present, needs to be adressed however, sometimes the...
    GlassySky GlassySky 18-21 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I'm so shocked and traumatised by the treatment I had by the mental health professionals in Middlesbrough ... What happened to me was beyond my expectations and imaginations and I...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Abuse is abuse. Its bad. Especially when they have reasons. Lame reasons. Fake reasons. Like they care. Or they are saving us. Today nobody saves by abuse...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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    For me the worst racist people are those that clame they're not racist, because they have friends from a certain racial group, but if you ask them if they would leave their son...
    Karmario Karmario 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Especially against income. EP Link
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 27

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    Hi I want to update you on my recent news at the support housing for adults with mental health issues ..as I walked into the staff office yesterday morning to tell the support...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I'm so pissed off that in the last three years I did not receive any medical care in the uk for being bed bound and suffering from a mysterious illness that it was not diagnosed by...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F Mar 30

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    I'm so pissed off that in the last three years I did not receive any medical care in the uk for being bed bound and suffering from a mysterious illness that it was not diagnosed by...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F Mar 30

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    I'm so pissed off that in the last three years I did not receive any medical care in the uk for being bed bound and suffering from a mysterious illness that it was not diagnosed by...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I want to share with the whole world my experience in a supported accommodation for vulnerable adults with mental health issues in Zealand road in Middlesbrough opposite the train...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    A message to the fucken dirty ***** who suppose to be a fucken support worker at the staff accommodation ...stop stabbing me at my fucken back and passing information about me to...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F Apr 2

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    My blood is boiling and I'm full of rage ...I'm a non white woman who is physically and mentally unwell living in the uk .. I had three admissions at the psychiatric hospital and I...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F Apr 2

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