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I Do Not Understand Racist People

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    Here's the part that is really really sad.

    You are not born racist, it's taught. It's ingrained in you as a child. Babys could care less what color the person is next to them. In most cases, kids don't begin to become racist until 2nd or 3rd grade. Even then, they just know they are not supposed to hang around THOSE...
    SPHISFUN SPHISFUN 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    I'm sorry but your race card has expired.

    . Forever. Ya can't use it anymore.
    Euphoricbunnymaster Euphoricbunnymaster 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I don't know why, but the guy I like,

    comes across as pretty racist. he makes a lot of racist jokes with me right in front of him, and I just feel so awkward. I hate how sometimes you just can't choose who you have feelings for.
    skittlequeen skittlequeen 16-17, F 9 Responses Jun 12

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    Growing up in the "North" I lived in a lower

    middle class section of town. I had black friends, and today I have black coworkers and friends, hispanic coworkers, and work with asian contractors/friends/relatives. To me it's never mattered. I know it did to my parents but was never able to figure it out.
    40yrSmoker 40yrSmoker 41-45, M Sep 28, 2014

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    According to a friend of mine,

    I shouldn't be dating my girlfriend because she is white. This is the most ignorant thing my ears have ever heard. My girlfriends skin color has nothing to do with the love I have for her. The fact that she is a different skin color than me doesn't affect me. I don't see color...
    00dom00 00dom00 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 5

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    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 41-45, M Nov 9, 2013

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    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...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 8 Responses Mar 11

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    KKK nutters! Recently I made a response to a

    homophobic comment on a gay themed YouTube video. The comments were the usual it’s an abomination and Bible quotes. My retort was to ask What was the most important rule in the Bible. (the answer is in Mark 12 28-31) This usually makes the homophobes irate! The reply I got...
    runtom runtom 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    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 2 Responses Jun 7

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    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...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    There’s a video circulating of a 12-month-old

    girl playing with a hand gun, pointing it at her mouth at times and given such words of encouragement as “pow-pow”, “shoot”, and “bang-bang” by her mother and the mother’s boyfriend. The boyfriend is also heard saying “shoot that thing” and the mother says...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 4 Responses Jan 13

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    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

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    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 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    tell me, what is it about people

    who are of different race makes you better than them? i need to get to the bottom of this. people say its impossible, i understand that. but why is there racism going on today? like, what is it in your little brain thats telling you to be racist? I JUST DONT GET IT...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 7 Responses Jun 6

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    Why can't people who are racists

    or prejudice just admit it? No denial, no excuses, just come clean. It's so difficult to know who is this way because they hide it so well these days, their true personality is hidden under a mask of lies.
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F Mar 13

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    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 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 19, 2014

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    Can You Really Not 'help' Being Racist? Can Racism Be Involuntary? (another Long Post)

    In response to a previous post, the sentiments of which are felt by many people I believe, raises an interesting question.  There is no animosity meant in my post, by the way.  If you think I am dead wrong, please feel free to tell me.  I like the idea of an open...
    av789 av789 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 7, 2007

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    Ironically they are one of the few types of

    people I am intolerant of!!!!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 14

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    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 28 Responses Jun 6

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    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

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 19, 2014

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    well I for one don't understand racist people.

    probably cause I hate everybody pretty much the same.
    Sharudy Sharudy 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    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 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 9, 2014

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    I'm not sure how I feel about people

    who say they're against racism but have racist friends. I know people (my parents among them) who have managed to cut ties with racist family members, and my folks never knowingly allowed racists in our home. I've had a working truce with my best friend of 35 years regarding her...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    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

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    You know what I find weird,

    racists who aren't homophobic. Like, for a second I'm like "wow, I'm actually kind of proud of you." Then I remember that the person is racist. And then I'm not proud of them AT ALL.
    attackonzach attackonzach 13-15, T 1 Response Jun 12

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    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
    Euphoricbunnymaster Euphoricbunnymaster 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    I Raised to Not Like Color. I Dont Understand Why

    I was raise not to like color. But I can not live that way. I am differnet then my dad. I can not go with some one. But they can be my freind. Back in the day of my Dad was differnet then it is now. And I have alot of color people that are my freinds. But I have to do my...
    lashanda lashanda 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2007

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    Am I not the only one

    that has clued in to the fact that trashiness knows no color? You can find ghetto as hell people that have just as much in common as their despised redneck country bumpkin counterparts. Both groups have baby momma drama, are always unemployed or underemployed, get some sort of...
    Islndgirl Islndgirl 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I live in Kentucky and I swear the white

    rednecks and ghetto black kids are forever fighting in our school...we all just like label each other. I honestly don't understand why someone would turn another down because of skin color. There's no telling how many times white boys have said that's the reason they can't or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 6

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    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 2 Responses Jul 26, 2014

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    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

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    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...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 7 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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    heyyo1234 heyyo1234 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 8, 2014

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    its just the most disgusting human trait ever,

    ,, it bothered me when I was a small kid to being treated different by teachers & students but after those years I guess being something other then white people, my first crush didn't like my kind or what I was. it sucks how the world is nobody believes in interracial...
    MyraTomPhil MyraTomPhil 26-30 2 Responses Jun 5

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    Kids in school think it's sooo funny to say

    "Just cause' I'm black". They are not black because over 90% of us in the school are Hispanic. It's immature especially when many people are actually killed because THEY ARE black. It's plain disrespect for all the black men and women who have died because of racism.
    catsandmusic13 catsandmusic13 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 9

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    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.
    Euphoricbunnymaster Euphoricbunnymaster 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 28

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    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.
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 7 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    "I Do Not Understand Racist People"

    We had an incident in my neighborhood recently that I never thought I would have to experience in my lifetime. I am a white female and the majority of my neighbors are black. I have lived here almost 6 years and have become very close to a lot of my neighbors. It all started...
    cmost cmost 36-40, F 12 Responses Jun 5, 2007

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     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...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 6 Responses Jun 20, 2014

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    This user on here called me a horrible name on

    my previous question. Then I messaged him and confronted him about that and he's calling me awful and hurtful names because I'm black. asked him if he hated black people or something he said yes and he hates black children to. He said black people are the enemies of white people...
    MizzChocolate99 MizzChocolate99 22-25, F 4 Responses May 3

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    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 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 7

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    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 11 Responses Feb 7, 2014

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    Divisions. These people always want to divide

    us to exploit us. You saw it with Hitler how he conquered a nation with his rhetoric. Used empty words vitriolic sentiments. It will happen again, and I suppose we Jews will be the focal point again! Divisions. Why can't you be empathetic, and show love rather than your...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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