I Am Against Racism

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 2,368 People

    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

    I am myself a "mix" of more nationalities,

    and inside my own family there are members from about 7 nationalities and 3 different continents. If I would be for racism, I could kill myself and my all family.
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 27, 2016
    ndfan97 ndfan97
    18-21, M
    Nov 28, 2015

    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

    i dont quite understand

    why someone would be racist towards a certain race. No one is born disliking a race. Not everyone is the same but yet they catogorize everyone in that race the same. I just dont understand. someone of a different race may have done something to me in the past but it doesnt mean...
    Aeril Aeril
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 19, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 10, 2013

    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
    51-55, M
    1 Response Dec 30, 2013

    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

    One's race doesn't necessarily make them good

    or bad. Like us Italians, there are many of us who are good kind people, and then there are those Italians like Benito Mussolini who were terrible. Race has nothing to do with being good or bad.
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 21, 2015

    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
    36-40, M
    Jan 12, 2011

    It is baffling when people say racism isn't

    that bad now. It is just smarter. Poof is everywhere. Like really racist the comments, I saw a whole thread dedicated to how black people are a waist of life when I clicked a photo on my FB. The government still takes land from us Natives. We can't even by land from the BLM as a...
    TellyLuv TellyLuv
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 31, 2016
    Raptax231 Raptax231
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 7, 2015
    BronzeJamesBond BronzeJamesBond
    31-35, M
    Mar 9, 2016

    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
    Sep 24, 2011
    EHarber18 EHarber18
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 1, 2016

    Nothing is wrong with different skin color.

    Everyone is the same. We are equal. We are one.
    ilikemyusername ilikemyusername
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 5, 2015

    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
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jan 31, 2015

    I really loath it when people play the race

    card on everything. I'm black, yes I know it's not nice when a white prison call a coloured person black. I am Black, and regardless of your reason for calling me black, I'm proud to be black. #Period!!
    TeRiiFiiC TeRiiFiiC
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 5, 2015

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    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 30, 2014

    My Parents are racist.

    I wanted to have a birthday party and invite my group of friends over. The girls would sleep over while the guys would stay and go home. My parents agreed but when I told them I had one black friend, they flipped out. My dad started yelling at me and stating "what ifs". They...
    TheBeastlyWoman TheBeastlyWoman
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jul 7, 2015

    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
    Jan 31, 2015

    I think it's absolutely amazing

    that we've mapped the human genome and we still have racists. People are so similar that race is statistically insignificant. I do sometimes fear that people hate me for being white though. I can't really blame them my ancestors did some ****** up **** and I know it. I also...
    DB90 DB90
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Mar 4, 2016

    I really don't understand how someone could be

    racist, it sounds so stupid hating someone for their color, I just laugh at these stupid people. I look at it this way, I like all white, brown, black, Chinese people as long as your cool with me, I'm cool with you. Not saying I'd be racist if we weren't cool.
    MrBugsyMalone MrBugsyMalone
    16-17, M
    3 Responses Jan 31, 2016

    Which has nothing to do with hating someone of

    a different race for those of you who are confused
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 31, 2016

    What if I told you racism doesn't exist?

    We're all a member of the Human race. What we see is colorism , bigotry, or prejudice. The only form of racism is being a misanthrope.
    EHarber18 EHarber18
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 20, 2016

    Yeah I am. I mean seriously,

    it's just skin color.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot
    18-21, F
    Jul 5, 2015

    The word "racist" has done more to divide people

    than the actual idea of racism. There are very few true racists. Only gangs. Everyone is born into a gang. We call them families. Orphans form a gang with other orphans. In school we form gangs known as "a circle of friends". We join gangs in the form of sports teams. We...
    thenicholasexperience thenicholasexperience
    36-40, M
    1 Response Nov 23, 2015

    I am against racism in all its forms.

    That means I'm against people of colour getting paid to get a basic education, I'm against Black History Month, I'm against lowering university standards for those who aren't white. I'm all for allowing scholarships for underprivileged but it should be given based on merit, not...
    Freedgorgan Freedgorgan
    18-21, M
    Mar 20, 2016

    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
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2011
    likePheonix likePheonix
    26-30, M
    Apr 11, 2016

    Racism is a trait of the weak.

    The strong don't fear skin colour.
    TotalityOfMe TotalityOfMe
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Mar 20, 2016

    America looks like it's being divided.

    Races are being divided apparently. You see it more in the American media. The shootings, elections, Hollywood/Oscars and others.
    deleted deleted
    13 Responses Mar 4, 2016

    This back in back in my late middle school year

    I had met my associate in 8th grade who was half white and half Korean, she was no where near homophobic or racist but her parents where a different story. We clicked at first and we both made a plan to have a sleep over at her place. I met her mom (who passed away of cancer a...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 17, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 8, 2015

    I just don't get how this has become

    such a big problem. Why are there people out there that are so confused that they have to hate on people that look different.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 31, 2016

    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...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 20, 2015

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 26, 2015
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