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I Do Not Understand Racist People

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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

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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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    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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    heyyo1234 heyyo1234 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 8

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

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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

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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 7 Responses Jul 9

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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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    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 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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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     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 5 Responses Jun 20

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 26

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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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    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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    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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    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 6 Responses Jul 7

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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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    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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    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 13

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    MiddleAgePunk MiddleAgePunk 41-45, M Mar 9

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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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    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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    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 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 7 Responses Jun 19

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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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