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I Do Not Understand Racist People

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    Just Stop It!

    Racism. Really? Why? Lions are lions, Leopardr are leopards and Humans are humans. So why do we discriminate colours then? Diversity is a good thing. Nobody chooses to be born black, white, indian, coloured, asian etc. So why blame and segregate them for decisions they never made...
    DGSteele DGSteele 22-25, M 1 Response May 3, 2012

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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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    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...
    xMina97x xMina97x 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Reverse Racism To The Max

    Being a person of a sound mind, I find it mind boggling when someone detest a person who is racist yet does the EXACT same thing. I have a cousin who claims that she isn't racist, that she in fact hates racism, but she's quick to belittle a white person or get so heated in a...
    thesilentchef thesilentchef 26-30, F Aug 13, 2012

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    Best Not To...

    That summed it up pretty much...
    C3C3C3 C3C3C3 13-15, F Nov 12, 2012

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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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    Anime Conventions Are A Breeding Pool For Passive Racism

    I’ll be blunt and say “don’t be an offensive slattern” to people asking me for cosplay advice at conventions. All people are different. Just because you like something and find it funny, doesn’t mean the rest of the world does. Things like Hetalia are tricky territory...
    cdkArt cdkArt 22-25, F Feb 7, 2012

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    What If God Was The Race A Racist Person Hated?

    Of course God is a spirit and has no ethnic makeup; but what if He transformed Himself into the race a person hated when they die and stand before Him? Something to think about.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F Oct 6, 2013

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    Racism Isn'T Gonna Get Me

    I've been there, told I can't do something because no that not what people in my community do. Of course not. I've hit on girls only to be told I'm supposed to be with "my people". I don't know, I wasn't raised like that. I don't consider my country-men "my people" but just...
    Ravinman Ravinman 22-25, M Apr 16, 2013

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    I Never Was Racist

    But my father is senile and goes on these rants about how he hates blacks and native americans and mexicans. He didn't raise me that way. He's had a lot of cancer and radiation and such, so I'm hpoing it just went to his head. He's also in his 70's, so I guess I can't blame him...
    wtfimik wtfimik 26-30, F Oct 3, 2012

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    Impossible To Understand

    I will never understand racism or the stereotypes that have been used to defend it. Only just now some idiot in confessions claims that 'blacks' are trouble. I suppose this person hasn't taken note that all the people involved in school shootings have been all white. You don't...
    RoaringFlameLostinShadow RoaringFlameLostinShadow 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 31, 2013

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    A Meeting With Racist Woman Who Need Help

    Well at first of it was great on text , she was like on all me . Ha I sound like her biker friend . That is her name here : c**ki66 That is her name ID . Well , she even sent me her pic of boobs lol. All went fine . I asked her to come on cam . I look fine people , but after we...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 17, 2013

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    It's Not Right....

    Never in my life did I think I would ever be faced with people that were racist in my small town but it turns out I was at a young and still don't understand it. My mom would never put up with it even in a joking way and besides the fact we had people in are family cousin, aunts...
    Elizabeth1993 Elizabeth1993 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2012

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    Need For Help For Racist Act In Zurich

    My name is Thierno, and I live in Zurich/Switzerland. Am living racime here strongly and I actually have no help or any organisation to call for help. I am being called Dirty ****** several Times by a group of People in Zurich on the 16 August 2013. Yesterday the 24 August 2013...
    TBah01 TBah01 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 25, 2013

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    My Whole Family Is Racist

    My cousin always makes it a big point to say that he will not vote for Obama because he absolutely does not want a black president.  He's my cousin and I love him, but I'm disgusted.  He knows I don't like racism, and he still makes a big deal of talking about it at...
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 3 Responses Mar 4, 2008

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    This News Story Is Sickening

    Not much has changed in the U.S., especially in the South, when it comes to racism.  I saw this story about Jena, Louisiana, on CNN this morning and decided to share it.  It makes me sick. The racial demons of the Old South have resurfaced in a rural Louisiana...
    snobunny826 snobunny826 21-25, F 5 Responses Jun 26, 2007

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    MiddleAgePunk MiddleAgePunk 41-45, M Mar 9

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    It Makes No Difference

    it makes no difference who you are, where you come from, how you were raised, who you look up to and don't, where you work, what you drive, your social status or economic status ... it's there!  regardless your personal feelings of warmth, sincerity, etc.  racism is...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2007

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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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    Hate This

    i experience racism on a weekly basis. i dnt understand it. but luckily most of the time people stand up for me. i think there are more good than bad. but it still makes feel terrible when it happens. its very embarrassing for all involved.
    MuslimMoonChild MuslimMoonChild 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 25, 2013

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    peza peza 46-50, M 4 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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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 10 Responses Feb 7

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    Whoa

    I could not believe it when my teacher told our class this. My mouth literally dropped open in shock, and let me tell you that doesn't happen easily! It's stories like this that pop the little bubble you live in, so you fall into reality and the truth about racism's prevalence in...
    BowsAndBones BowsAndBones 16-18, F 3 Responses Sep 3, 2007

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    Prejudice Really Make’s Me Angry.

    Any and all men and woman who love justice, peace, and freedom are obliged to snuff out racism and bigotry where ever and when ever that horrible ugly monster rears up inside our fellow man. Yes strike that hideous beast down and when you or I feel that retched, fowl, corrosion...
    outdoorsman1980 outdoorsman1980 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 27, 2012

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    I Never Understood It

    My parents were the biggest influence. I grew up with racism since I can remember. I can remember seeing a little black girl and thinking she didn't seem that much different from me. It was just the features, like the dark skin, that we didn't have. And, I can remember thinking...
    Goslyn Goslyn 31-35, T Mar 20, 2013

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    What do people get out out being racist?

    Other than being complete ******* morons...
    89blambert 89blambert 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    Racism

    It is just so weird that for one reason people just can't seem to get along. I know some black people and they are always happy, and i know some black people that are really racist. And then on the other side i know some white people that are really happy, and then again i know...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    I Don'T Understand My Family

    When it comes to my family, the go from one end of the spectrum to the other when it comes to being racist and discriminatory. So here is my story on my crazy family:As you would know if you read some of my other stories, I was raised for many years by my grandmother. While I was...
    Bubbles48509 Bubbles48509 36-40, F Feb 6, 2013

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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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    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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    Nothing More Needs To Be Said On This Subject

    The title says it all. I can't understand the reasons behind racism.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F Oct 28, 2012

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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 19-21, F 4 Responses Dec 28, 2006

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    Hypocritical? Yes.

    Trolls have accused me of being racist themselves when they themselves use racial slurs on a regular basis. Here are a list of the times in which they've pulled the racist card on me. 1. Numerous times on youtube. (For god's sake...I am not against any country whatsoever.) 2...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Mar 25, 2013

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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 8 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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    I Will Never Understand Racists...

    What makes a person special is what is on the inside, not skin color/features!
    CassiaDream CassiaDream 18-21, F Apr 25, 2013

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    Fear And Ignorance

    these are the only two things that make people racist. give people a chance, "Free your mind, and the rest will follow, don't be colorblind, don't be so shallow."
    ib14fun ib14fun 41-45 Feb 18, 2013

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    Racism With In Your Own Race

    The one thing that I don't get is people of the same race who judge or dislike each other because of skin tone! Either which way you are still apart of the same race despite your skin tone.
    SpiritualKay SpiritualKay 22-25 1 Response May 14, 2012

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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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    Like Seriously Wtf

    i honestly cant comprehend their justification for not liking an entire group of people simply because their skin tone is lighter or darker than their own seriously wtf lol
    luvvbug luvvbug 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2012

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    My First Taste Of Racism

    I was raised in a traditional Irish Catholic household by a father who was raised in Ireland in and around 1911 to 1929 when he left Ireland. Being Catholic and growing up in a small village very near the N. Ireland border he was no stranger to being treated as less than equal to...
    hunnydipz hunnydipz 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 19, 2011

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    My Roommate

    I just found out last night my roommate is racist...I can't help it I look at people differently when I find that out...how could you not? Judging people by their race? What the hell?...I guess the best way to explain how I look at people differently is that I look at them like...
    yamihirugashi yamihirugashi 22-25, F Nov 15, 2011

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    Why Does It Even Matter?

    i dont understand why the color of your skin matters to people ,what is it supposed to mean? that just because someone is darker than you that somehow makes you better than them?? -_- that is the dumbest thing i have ever heard of in my 17 years of life. and its tru;y sad that...
    Kiundrammhmm Kiundrammhmm 18-21, F Dec 4, 2012

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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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    Racism

    I have never understood racism.I have friends of both sexes and varied backrounds.I do not befriend people because of sex, race, ethnicity, etc. I befriend people because of who they are not what they are.I suppose I have selective blindness,I see whats in the package and not the...
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 14, 2011

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    We're All The Same

    Whether black or white, short or tall, chinese or american...We're all people. Why can't we understand that? Even the blackest person alive is still a person! I think racist people are sick. They're going to start a war one day that doesn't need to be started! Why? WE'RE ALL...
    Aeroflaire Aeroflaire 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2012

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    Racism Or Just A Problem With The Color Black ?

    I know someone racist or should I say she just hates black maybe :/ she hates black people (not the black race but any dark skinned people).. and then accuses them for being bad and unwanted she hates black beans for being black..and then accuses them for being unhealthy hate...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 17, 2013

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    Racist People

    Racist people,Can't understand them,There's no need,To be cruel,Single out people,'Cos of color,Race or greed,It's not on,Can't we all,For once,Get along?
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 21, 2012

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