I Do Not Understand Racist People

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    Racism is still a huge problem

    and I don't get it. Why? We're all people
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 18

    It also depends on where we live right?

    That is why we have to be careful where we look for a place to live because there are truly dangerous and hateful people and that is just who they are. God created us equal even with our differences in skin color because of where we came from. Nevertheless, Respect and Tolerance...
    Clearhead69 Clearhead69
    46-50, F
    Feb 21

    why you are racist, what did the people from

    different ethnic origins do to you? it's lame. everyone is, should be equal and it's not so hard to understand.
    darklotus01 darklotus01
    13-15, T
    2 Responses Feb 12

    I hate it. I really do.

    Germans are the worst I don't like my race, so discriminating:( We are all the same on the inside. Just different and unique on the outside. I'm scared to date out of my race because I don't want to be judged by my family:( I prefer black guys more then German guys. I just wish...
    LightenSky LightenSky
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 9, 2014

    Racism is stupid. I don't get it.

    We have the same blood. We live on the same planet. We all need doctors. People say I don't want have anything to do with that race but we people get blood transfusions how do they know they aren't accepting the race they are avoiding blood. When we get heart transplants how do...
    Shadowslivin Shadowslivin
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 22, 2015

    It's gotten to the point

    where my college decisions are partially based on the diversity of the college. I can't stand mostly white populated communities.
    savannahjade99 savannahjade99
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Feb 11

    I live in a city which has a majority of

    African Americans residents so I don’t see a lot of racism exhibited these days but I know that racism still exists here and everywhere where ignorance exists. But one experience in particular of my past still bothers me to this day.I was 16 and attending an after school...
    CourtneyPink24 CourtneyPink24
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Jun 19, 2014

    I have seen so much **** around social media

    saying stuff like if your Muslim then you must be a terrorist. I'm sorry but no. Not every Muslim is a terrorist and I find it horrific when I see people being bullied for it. Being a Muslim doesn't always mean that your going to grow up to be a terrorist. I don't understand how...
    maddidarton1 maddidarton1
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Nov 16, 2015

    I am mixed, my mother has dark skin

    and i have the white skin of my father . when i was younger i was out grocery shopping with my mother when this woman came up to my mother yelling at her that my mom mustve stolen me from somebody else since (according to her) black women wants more children to get more money...
    alexiyadillon alexiyadillon
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 11

    We all came from the same place.

    If you believe in Creation, we all came from one man and one woman. If you subscribe to Evolution, we all descended from a single speck of life. So to say that somebody with whom you share a common ancestor is inferior to you because of skin color or genetics is preposterous...
    ArtieParty39 ArtieParty39
    18-21, M
    Sep 2, 2015

    Nobody wants to be called a racist.

    Well, that is, most people. I find even the most racist people I've come across are very insistent saying they're 'not racist.' It's such an unpopular and looked down on term these days (which it should be,) that nobody wants to be branded as it. I saw an interview with a KKK...
    ksandd ksandd
    16-17, F
    Oct 25, 2015

    Racists have an under developed consciousness.

    ... That's just the truth. When I hear about stories (I have never heard one speak in derogatory terms), I think they are on a whole other spectrum of immaturity. They are children. They don't make sense and they shouldn't be aloud to exist. The end.
    Cooksterlook Cooksterlook
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 3, 2015

    I seriously don't. Like how are you going to

    hate people over skin color? Something they can't control.. Seriously the dumbest thing ever
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jan 13, 2015

    I live in a predominately white,

    rural community. During the ferguson issues, I posted on fb a meme that said 'what if I told you you can be for black people without being against whites people.' The first comment was 'I'd say you were joking.' Only the people who had moved away from this area to more diverse...
    DoIknowmenow DoIknowmenow
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Mar 20

    Skin color doesn't define you.

    It doesn't mean you act a certain way. If all that matters is what's inside, then why must you insist that this is a different matter? Everyone is special and different, but we all share one thing; we are human. Why must we have a preconceived idea of a certain race? You cannot...
    Smileydork Smileydork
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 2, 2015

    I have never understood.

    ..what the hell makes someone think skin color or culture make anyone better or worse? Such ignorance.
    voxalexander voxalexander
    31-35, M
    Feb 11

    Insecurity?

    Maybe.... It never actually gets in my mind that people are different because of colour of their skin... I find that view quite hard to comprehend.... Ok.....a good analogy here; a dog is a dog is a dog. One sees a different breed and it generally treats it the same as any...
    Jazz1Geoff101 Jazz1Geoff101
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 9, 2013

    We are all human. I am white with a Latino

    boyfriend and my father threatened him and his family because they weren't white. We all bleed the same, take off the layers of skin and our structure is the same. Skin color doesn't make the person, what's inside does.
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday
    18-21, F
    16 Responses Jun 6, 2015

    All I understand is that no matter what,

    no matter where you live, no matter who you are... You can never destroy racism.. I'm not trying to be pessimistic, but I've learned that people have their own ignorant opinions and their stubborn and close minded enough not to change their mind...
    MildImplosion MildImplosion
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Feb 11

    My best friend went to the mall to do a little

    shopping.. She's my other half , we're always spending time together.. I'm black and she's white but whose cares. Skin color doesn't matter. But anyways, when we was finish shopping, we decided to leave early. As we was walking to my car to leave, there was a crowd of people...
    Robyn101 Robyn101
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Feb 7, 2014

    1. Why are you racist

    but you are eating pizza from Italy, strawberries from Spain, Kebap from Turkey and Cheeseburger from USA? 2. Why are you racist but you drink wine from France and beer from Germany? 3. Why are you racist but you wear clothes "Made in China" or you are wearing shoes which are...
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 25

    I just don't understand how people can be

    so disrespectful to each other. How can people have so much hate for one another, without knowing them, just because of the colour of their skin, or their faith? We're all human. We all have a heart, all of us feel pain, and we bleed the same. Shouldn't that count for something...
    Azzyyy Azzyyy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2014

    A girl called me a fatherless piece of sh!

    t with a "welfare check mama", that I probably already have 5 kids and had 8 abortions by the age of 13. She asked me do I know who got my mom pregnant or did he die in a gangbanging war. She asked me about my thoughts on ferguson. She called me shanequa too like wtf. We had a...
    LiLJunie LiLJunie
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Jan 26

    Asian,African,Caucasian -People All Over The WORLD

    We are not suppose to be segrated according to who we are ino one should categorize everybody because of what is our etnicity oe what we believe this is really a very insulting to do and racial in nature,add more because of what your skin implies apply too,why we dont just accept...
    tawam tawam
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Feb 25, 2012

    I beileve its the way you grew up,

    as long as you're smart about like to not hurt anyones feelings, if you don't have anything nice to say keep your ******* mouth shut.
    jayystarr420 jayystarr420
    13-15, F
    1 Response Feb 23

    I've experienced racism all my life.

    From my own race. Yes, from my OWN race. I am constantly laughed at for "acting white" because apparently, if I'm not ghetto and I know how to articulate I'm suddenly a different skin color. My nickname in middle school was oreo. It's disgusting. I've received countless rude...
    mandycandy0123 mandycandy0123
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jun 7, 2015

     There is a story about the mug shot of a

    Northern California man that has gone viral, because the man is---well, attractive. Women have been going bat-sh*t crazy over this photo, to the tune of 65,000 likes and a Facebook page dedicated to getting this gentleman, named Jeremy Meeks, out of jail on the various weapons...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jun 20, 2014

    I just read something

    that said black women are the ugliest race out of all.. :o come on now, that's so dumb. There are unattractive people of all ethnicity's... But I guess that shows where some peoples minds are at.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jan 28, 2015

    .....and I don't try,

    too!!! but, what I hate more than racist ppl, is being falsely accused of racism! I'm sick of ppl playing the race card.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 2, 2015

    "Racism Doesn't exist".

    It's interesting when some people say this, every U.S. citizen knows that there is a racial problem in the country. This is why sometimes I believe those that say racism doesn't exist are not ignorant. They know it is still around but deny it because they don't want to accept it...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 1

    The belief in the very existence of race seems

    odd to me. Sure, sometimes it does seem to be self-evident. A black person looks different from a white person. However, what about middle-eastern people? How do you classify them? Are Jews the same race as Europeans, or as so-called Arabs? Here in the US, "Indians" or...
    mmorgan0678 mmorgan0678
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Sep 2, 2015

    Racial Hate Begins At Birth

    ´This is the note that caused a nurse to sue the hospital she´s worked for 25 years, after they fulfilled a father's request to have no black nurses care for his newborn. The baby was immediately reassigned to another nurse. The nurse filed the suit against Hurley Medical...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Feb 22, 2013

    Please forgive them Father,

    for they know not what they do.
    Drreefer Drreefer
    22-25
    1 Response Mar 7

    I'm sorry but your race card has expired.

    . Forever. Ya can't use it anymore.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2015

    I Never Have And Never Will

    Everyone who says that they don't judge people on their skin colour is fibbing a little because whether or not you look down on someone for their background ..you secretly still judge them in your head.For instance I have a family friend who will be friends with people regardless...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Dec 30, 2012

    No I don't.The best things in life (coffee

    and chocolate) are dark!So don't drink coffee or eat chocolate, if you are a racist *******. 
    MissGaga MissGaga
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 30, 2015

    It's really stupid . People don't chose to be a

    certain skin color. We are all human and all function the same
    alyssabay alyssabay
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 26, 2014

    I grew up in a racist house,

    my father and grandpa were both in the kkk. honestly if you don't understand it, I can kinda explain it, its just stupidity, and a fear of other people because they call all black people criminals(which is funny because both of then have long arrest records) all it is is...
    AustinOsten AustinOsten
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 6, 2015

    If you bring white and black children

    and lock them in a room they would be playing and having fun..that's the biggest proof that racism doesn't exist in the human race,it's all about the words and acts that a boy or even a girl has been exposed to while growing up that makes them racist and this should be faught...
    mcshaarawi mcshaarawi
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    Colour, Creed, Culture - How Do They Make A Person Any Better Or Worse?

    People should be judged unconditionally and individually on their own strengths and weaknesses. The fact that people think less of others due to nothing more than the colour of their skin or the country they were born in is the absolute most superficial and stupid thing in the...
    eclair eclair
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Dec 28, 2006

    In a very concerted international effort,

    scientists successfully mapped the human genome, completing the awesome project in 2003. One of the many great findings subsequent to this amazing feat has been the discovery that all human beings are closely related (obviously, some more close than others), i.e, there is only...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 8

    What sucks about being a race

    that racist people hate is living in a state where racist people live.
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2015
    Harlequins Harlequins
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Dec 23, 2015

    I'm always shocked when I encounter transpeople,

    or other LGBT individuals who are racists. I have a problem with feminists who are racists, too. (Likewise, I also give black homophobes a bad time, and despise black misogynists). I figure, if YOU'VE been treated badly because of someone else's bigotry, how can you turn around...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Mar 11, 2015

    I had a wonderful private conversation with a

    man, that went on over the course of a few hours. I'd check in when I had time. I liked his energy, & we talked about meeting up, which I probably wouldn't do because I have a BF, but entertaining the idea was fun. So, he asked to see what I look like, so I shared a pic which I...
    TheRightFitforLife TheRightFitforLife
    46-50, F
    15 Responses Feb 11

    Please forgive them father,

    for they no not what they do.
    Drreefer Drreefer
    22-25
    2 Responses Mar 7

    We have to buck the trend sooner

    or later because what I see on TV and in real life, is ridiculous.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 14

    The massacre in Charleston,

    I think it affects us all. Not because of the gun violence, but because at the end of the day is wasn't a shooting. It was a lynching.
    Xamad Xamad
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2015

    People have various excuses

    for being racists, but they really need to stop claiming that it's a "natural" reaction. Other animals don't discriminate against members of their own species solely because of a difference in colour. Only human beings are that petty.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Jul 7, 2014

    I don't like mean, racist jokes.

    I'm just going to put that out there. So if that's your thing, please do us BOTH a favor and block me NOW. Maybe I'm "over-sensitive", maybe you see it as being "politically correct"; that's all well and good. But that is how I feel. I've had too many experiences in my...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2015

    What's scary to me is

    that a lot of the racist/ discriminatory individuals are usually completely oblivious that they are racist. Within my own people group, I've heard many theories that everyone else outside of our specific people group are manifestations of other beast, monsters and I've even...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed
    31-35, M
    1 Response Dec 26, 2015
    MissThickGirl MissThickGirl
    26-30, F
    Dec 5, 2015
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