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I Do Not Understand Racist People

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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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    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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    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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    Actually, I Do

    Racism is based on 2 things: 1. Ignorance 2. fear of the unknown Why is racism such a problem in many countries? Because ignorance is tolerated in many of these countries. Why do people fear the unknown? It's a natural human instinct. Racists refuse to own their lot in...
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere 41-45, M 4 Responses Sep 20, 2013

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    Donald Sterling's Ex-Girlfriend Attacked V.

    Stiviano was attacked outside a Manhattan hotel Sunday by 'two white men' shouting epithets. The former girlfriend of Donald Sterling, ex-owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, was attacked outside a Manhattan hotel Sunday by two men who struck her in the face while shouting racial...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 2

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    MiddleAgePunk MiddleAgePunk 41-45, M Mar 9

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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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    We're all one race! Gah.

    Makes me so frustrated when people just don't understand that we're all part of the human race. I'm extremely proud to be an American, but slavery (including the 2/3 Compromise) was probably the darkest part of our history as a nation. We've come such a long way since then...
    alexxaaa alexxaaa 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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    There is no superior colour.

    We all bleed red right? So why should skin colour determine someone's worth? I just don't get it. Who came up with this ridiculous theory anyway.
    CutiePie199 CutiePie199 18-21, F 1 Response May 28

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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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     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 46-50, F 6 Responses Jun 20

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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, T Feb 18, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I do they are a bunch of holier then thou people

    who think they are better, then are better, but every time a racist expose themselves they expose the assh*** mentality of who they are, I laugh to myself because these people don't realise what they are missing in life because they can't see, they are blinded by racist.
    LRPS13 LRPS13 51-55, M Mar 16

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

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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...
    WanabeBuxom WanabeBuxom 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 19

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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

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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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    Namaste Mf

    Apparently black people have the same custom as the Mayans where they demand being greeted before you speak to them. Now in my line of work there is no time to GREET SOMEONE and ask how is it going what did you eat for lunch etc. before you can talk business... BECAUSE every...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2013

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    beneath the armor of skin,

    bone and mind, our colors are amazingly the same.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 20

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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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    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 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 7

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    Where I Work

    So there is this black woman that sucks up to my WHITE BOSS, BUT HATES WHITE WOMEN....... whenever she sees my boss she looks as if though she wants him to fukkk her stupid, acting all over him and shitttt, but when she sees me she treats me like shitttt and call me names...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2013

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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 7 Responses Apr 25, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I don't like it either but I also don't like the way how racism is played off, like if your tell some one off for being rude and they are Muslim then it's considered racist, We are...
    nailwire nailwire 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    If you're racist, don't talk to me.
    laubrown1 laubrown1 16-17, F Jul 13

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    We're all the same, no matter how we walk, talk, and what the color of our skin is. We're all human and I hate to see innocent people put down both verbally and physically based on...
    erika514 erika514 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    This is admittedly a disjointed story that’s probably of minimal interest to most people. It’s part rant and part clarification and is in response to some of the people who...
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    It never ceases to amaze me how often criminals gain access to someone’s home through an unlocked door, window, or garage. I’ve heard of this happening more times than I can...
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    I mean it really sucks when people start lieing and thhink you wouldn't get it. Or when they don't want to hear the truth and start blaming you. But the thing is that the truth is...