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I Do Not Understand Racist People

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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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    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, 2015

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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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    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 22 hrs ago

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    My dad is and I just don't get it?

    Is it like an age thing? Will I be when I'm Older?
    ElsaTheFrozen ElsaTheFrozen 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 1, 2015

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    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...
    LoveNeverMore LoveNeverMore 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 26

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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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 9, 2015

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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, 2014

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    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 16-17, M Sep 2, 2015

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    I seriously find racism quite immature.

    It's kind of like when you were little and all the girls (or boys) had "cooties."
    adhane05 adhane05 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 4, 2015

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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 1 Response Nov 9, 2013

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    "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 3 Responses Jan 1

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    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 24 Responses 1 day ago

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    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

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    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

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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 56-60, F 7 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    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

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    I have never understood.

    ..what the hell makes someone think skin color or culture make anyone better or worse? Such ignorance.
    voxjann voxjann 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    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 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 4 Responses Jul 9, 2014

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    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 13-15, F Oct 25, 2015

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    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 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    MissThickGirl MissThickGirl 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 5, 2015

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    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

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    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...
    AngelAmongClouds AngelAmongClouds 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 2, 2015

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    LexiMory LexiMory 13-15, F 9 Responses Dec 23, 2015

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 19, 2014

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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 4 Responses Jan 28, 2015

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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 6 Responses Jun 7, 2015

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    I have been on both sides of the "fence" over

    the years. I have been called a "White Cracker" a "Honky" and a few other choice names. I have also been called other names when I dated a person of another race. None of them very nice. But those who did the name calling seemed to be under educated, unemployed or just...
    nudistguyny nudistguyny 61-65, M 3 Responses Jul 14, 2015

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    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

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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 26-30, F 8 Responses Jun 19, 2014

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    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 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2015

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    .....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 2 Responses Sep 2, 2015

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    What sucks about being a race

    that racist people hate is living in a state where racist people live.
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 17, 2015

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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 56-60, F 6 Responses Jun 20, 2014

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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, 2015

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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 56-60, F 6 Responses Mar 11, 2015

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    So a co-worker tells me she has a bf

    that is half black and half Puerto Rican, and she's white. The bf's parents already wanted to have her come with them to PR for vacation with the family and they haven't even met yet. The gf's parents don't want anything to do with the bf or his family bc they think they're poor...
    01Drum07 01Drum07 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 29, 2015

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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, 2015

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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 8 Responses Jun 12, 2015

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