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I Experienced Racism

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    I've never experienced racism.

    ..that I know of. I'm not racist either. I believe racism breeds racism looking at all the racist comments in this section. I see Trayvon's girlfriend pictured here. I don't think that case had anything to do with racism but when the media or an indivual cries "racism" it gets...
    syntheticrhyme syntheticrhyme 46-50, F 1 Response May 2

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    I'm 100% Sicilian and On my birth certificate I

    am not Caucasian but black people have called me a cracker and other racial terms but that's not what I want to talk about now. I don't understand why some black people say N word to refer to other people and themselves it's just my opinion I would like to think that most...
    Arizzo Arizzo 13-15, M 4 Responses May 15

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    I believe racism is something

    that is disappearing as there is less and less segregation so people actually know one another not basing opinions on parents prejudices. My biological father (atheist) was very racist against Jews, Spanish and black. It's funny looking back at his ignorance. In our all white...
    syntheticrhyme syntheticrhyme 46-50, F 4 Responses May 14

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    Some people really don't know what sort of

    things are decent to say about others in public. It's one thing to have a private discussion indoors, away from strangers, about different people groups and whatever issues you might have with them. Then the other person in the conversation can hopefully talk freely too. But...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F Aug 13

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    I've been Made fun of

    and ridiculed because of my Race (Asian- Filipina (philippines)) and for who I am, and the stereotypes along with it. If we’re all part of the human race, why are people racist? After all, there are no biological differences between people. No race is superior or inferior to...
    NicoBunny6 NicoBunny6 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    Both my parents are born in Thailand,

    but I'm born in Denmark. But I'm asian and that's easy to see. My skin is a bit darker than most danish peoples. And yeah.. I don't feel like explaining this in words. But please watch this video on youtube. That explains it perfect! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWynJkN5HbQ...
    LoveAbove LoveAbove 18-21, F 3 Responses May 1

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    The New Racist

    Ever notice how the old racist of the past (i.e the kind that is very active and obvious in their racism, or only speaks about their dislike of people of other ethnicity's in private and among friends) is disappearing? I've noticed that the "new" racist is just as bad as the old...
    deleted deleted 26-30 34 Responses Aug 21, 2011

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    That One Restaurant In Kentucky...

    I was thirteen. I remember the exact date -- July 10, 2010. I'm from Georgia, and I'm black, and my family and I were taking a road trip to visit my stationed uncle in Colorado. On our way there, we stopped at a Cracker Barrel in Cadiz, Kentucky. It's a small town right on...
    Boulier Boulier 16-17, F 13 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    I immigrated to the uk in 1992 at the age of 13

    and at my age I did not know the meaning if racism ..I did not know what racism was but I soon realised that I was rejected and unfriend by the English kids at school so I ended up just keeping myself to myself and staying away from the English kids as I got the message that...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Pale Face In An Aboriginal Neighborhood.

    I live in the inner city of a major Canadian city in a neighborhood with a predominantly aboriginal community. I am Metis(not that it really should matter) so I share common ancestry with them but I have run into some quite angry individuals who have come after me because I...
    PicturesOfABetterLife PicturesOfABetterLife 31-35, M 13 Responses Mar 13, 2011

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    Everyday I walked the streets of Barcelona,

    people would always say something different. "You can't be Spanish and black!", "Stupid ni**er*, etc. Some of the things they would say, I didn't really care about as it would be said a lot, but anything new the racist people would say, was worse.
    PioAD PioAD 13-15, M 4 Responses Jul 23

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    My Time In America

    I was in America for an exchange a few years ago in my final year of high school. I thought everyone was going to be nice because my friend told me the high school had alot of Korean Americans I have fluent english so I wasn't worry. My first day the girl I sat beside...
    Kimchigal Kimchigal 22-25 10 Responses Jun 23, 2012

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    Was This Guy Kkk?

    About three weeks ago I got lost walking in Brooklyn someplace after looking for a historical Jewish landmark I wanted to take a picture of.  It doesn't matter where I'm from but I'm a nice tanned color. So I end up on a cross street and saw a bar.  Being I was walking for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Mar 10, 2012

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    Dating Outside Your Race - Just Not Good Enough

    If you will not date someone because of the colour of their skin it would be fair to say that you are a racist. What you are essentially doing is discriminating simply because you do not like the colour of that persons skin, thereby dismissing that person's character. It's like...
    Scorpio1987 Scorpio1987 22-25, M 21 Responses Jun 24, 2012

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    I lost a friend when I started dating my ex.

    He's black, I'm white. This "friend" called me a n*gger - lover. I was shocked people can think such a thing in this day and age..
    imitosis imitosis 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 15

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    Racism and Heritage

    i only know a small portion of white people that are actually racist and i live in texas. i have actually known more mexicans and blacks who hold a grudge towards white people and i wonder why....my family's hobby is civil war reenacting. and yes on the confederate side. but i...
    RockYouBebeh RockYouBebeh 22-25, F 14 Responses Sep 1, 2007

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    I've been made fun of

    because of my culture and the stereotypes associated with it....but I'm not the type of person people automatically assume because of my race....And now, I'm afraid to go out as someone might make fun of me specially people my age (high schoolers) and I can't do things I'm...
    Mysoulishurt Mysoulishurt 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 5

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    For My Own Peace of Mind

    This story is just for me really. To remember to love instead of hate. And to remember what hate does when it mutates into violence. I was a newlywed. Moving with my husband to a new place. We were excited. It looked like a fresh start. He wanted to get a job that would help me...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 14 Responses Mar 8, 2009

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    Or Prejudice? I'm not sure

    which one fits this scenario best. Anyways, it was back in high school when i was in 11th grade. I'm black and this was the time that my fashion sense started to peak, i got more into cosmetics, using them, buying them, and teaching others how to do their nails and stuff...
    xRockGlossPrincessx xRockGlossPrincessx 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 11

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    allnotmine allnotmine 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 15

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    THIS Is War!

    My teenage daughter came home from school and handed me a folded up piece of paper yesterday. Inside it said "White Power" with a swastika.... this was shoved into her locker. She was not raised to know that there is a difference. We love people for who they are not...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 9 Responses Aug 29, 2007

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    I Posted This Story In Another Group, But It Actually Seems To Apply Better Here.

     I am a beaner; I am a wet back, a thief, a ****, illegal, I took your job, I don’t pay taxes, I never shower, I have six kids, I am poor, I have a ****** job, I park my car on my lawn, I’ve been to jail several times, I am a lazy mexican and I’m a waste of space, and I...
    Bravenewgirl Bravenewgirl 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 23, 2011

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    Or Rather I Didn't

    I didn't experience it that much compared to what you'd think. I have been around since the 70s and have always lived in "new south" but I didn't know how bad discrimination could get until I went to visit NORTHERN cities. I know discrimination CAN get worse than what I saw, but...
    zmedleff1 zmedleff1 41-45 2 Responses Jan 17, 2012

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    My Most Recent Encounter

    I was shopping with a friend who was about to buy a purse.  She was asking if it was the last one since there was a slight flaw in it, when the clerk says to us "oh, it's good. It's made in your home country." And so I asked him, "And what country is that...
    kalikka kalikka 21-25, F 9 Responses Aug 3, 2006

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    One of Those Days...

    It was one of those days where EVERYTHING WENT WRONG!!!! To cope I decide to go to Starbucks (yes i know-lol) and see some old friends and get away... My luck- the new girl walks up to take my order (sigh).  I didnt catch her name but she is your average...
    iriseyes iriseyes 21-25, F 13 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Sally Hemmings Syndrome!

    As a black woman raised in the south the word racism is not uncommon. In fact it may be used or experienced on a daily basis, but what ****** me off the most are people within the same race discriminating against their own! Let me explain; See, where I grew up and live 90% of...
    Blackbarbie1987 Blackbarbie1987 26-30, F 21 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    After she found out I was black she didn't want

    to work with me anymore. I signed up for an under the table job on this website, we were texting each other setting up when I would come work for her and after I sent my picture to her she didn't text me again. It's ok though.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I Was 13 When I First Experienced Racism

    I was 13 when I first experienced racism. My father is black and my mother is white. So I am white but mixed raced. I was walking home with my 'friend' when we started talking about how our teacher had singled her out and had a go at her. She told me it was because her brother...
    Adri-irda Adri-irda 16-18, F 15 Responses Aug 27, 2006

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    Racism Can Come From Any Direction

    I have definitely experienced a lot of racism in my life.  Both of my parents are black, but I am very fair-skinned and according to some people, I have "good hair" (God I really hate that terminology).  So for me growing up, I would not only experience racism...
    justagirl21 justagirl21 21-25, F 4 Responses Nov 10, 2006

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    Never Ceases to Amaze Me

    i went into walgreens to pick up somethings...at the checkout counter, the cashier looks at me (pauses) and askes "are you italian?" no i am not. "indian?" no...clearly he isnt going to give up so i tell him my ethnicity. His response? "wow you speak really great english...
    iriseyes iriseyes 21-25, F 7 Responses May 31, 2007

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    My boyfriend and I have been together

    for over 5 years.(been together since 8th grade year). Our relationship is almost perfect!! We've had maybe only 2 real arguments over the years. But there's something about our relationship..... We are an interracial couple. He's black and I'm white. We live in the south so you...
    cawnbread cawnbread 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Okay, not towards me

    but I literally just saw swastikas in someone's question and I had to delete the question I asked as to why this person was putting swastikas in their question and people where replying the rudest things to me. Let me make this clear. If you are that racist, don't bother...
    UltraCerulean UltraCerulean 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    This was the first time I've experienced racism

    in my life. I have no idea how to handle it. I've copied and pasted his comments in to the comment section, because EP won't let me put his words in a post.
    LittleStain LittleStain 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    As a young child, I was color blind.

    From preschool to about 1st grade I liked hispanic and black boys. Everything changed, when I was in 1st grade. My best friend from Kindergarden came up to me one day and said Bianca, we can't be friends anymore. I was shocked and asked why. She said Because I'm black and you're...
    sweetstar1 sweetstar1 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Stop assuming all asians are smart.

    It's really annoying and some of are really dumb.
    sammichs sammichs 16-17, F 3 Responses May 23

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    Again with the racism on this site.

    If you're going to tell me a joke, then tell a decent one. I'm not going to look at a racist joke about African Americans just because you think it's funny. I'm not like that. And don't tell me that I'm crazy because I didn't get your joke. Know that I am going crazy because you...
    UltraCerulean UltraCerulean 26-30, F Jul 13

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    ~best Friends~

    My daddy got a job transfer to a tiny southern town when I was 11 years old. We made the move from Montgomery, Alabama to this small spot on the map, a place we had never heard of. I remember being sad, disheartened, missing my friends, worried that I wouldn't be able to make...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 11 Responses Sep 30, 2012

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    I'm a black woman and I've been called the "N

    word" by one of my friends who happened to be a white male. I never talked to him again after that. I shut him out of my life. I don't tolerate disrespect and I especially don't tolerate someone insulting my race. You're gone for good if you do that. If you're racist, don't talk...
    laubrown1 laubrown1 18-21, F 21 Responses Aug 14

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    At The Age Of 9

    I wished I was white. I'm proud of my color now, even if I'm not "black." I'm not even "black." I grew up in a Jamaican cultural household, living in a "white-american" community. I was constantly picked on for my skin, always had jokes cracked on me as being the "token black...
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom 18-21, F 22 Responses Nov 2, 2010

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    Why Did A Simple "hey Slow Down" Become A Race Issue??

    I am so angry, tonight while loading groceries into my car at Walmart with my 3 youngest children and husband, this car came flying around the corner almost running over my son, she then whipped into the parking space almost taking off two of my doors. All I said was "hey slow...
    Sshinesc Sshinesc 36-40, F 21 Responses May 23, 2011

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    Dating Will Make You....

    i dated from 2009 to 2012 and i must say that american women are super racist...if you are not the "right" siez shape or colour,they will insult you for even tryinh to say hi to one of them...i been hurt so much by them emotionally...i hate that i ever started dating...women are...
    irongrenadier irongrenadier 26-30, M 13 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    I think I've just experienced 'EP racism' from

    a user. We were conversing quite nicely and as soon as I put a picture of my hand as my profile I got blocked. Why did you do that 'themissmoxie'?
    blackinc blackinc 70+, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Major NYC production company is seeking

    individuals who fundamentally disagree with their family's views on race, sexuality, ethnicity, gender, religion (etc) for a documentary series. We're looking for people who grew up immersed around a certain (discriminatory/hateful) mentality, that you've chosen to break from or...
    maryberry77 maryberry77 26-30 Oct 16

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    so im 13,live in great britain

    and in my school theres the majority white.so because im one of the only black kids i get hit,called n**ga and a black c**t,people also threaten me tell me there going to set the kkk on my family.also i get stabbed with pens and maths compass.the thing is if i tell the teachers...
    missunique88 missunique88 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    It's sad, and it's everywhere,

    it's international, black people are the most hated in the world, we're a subhuman species, no one likes us, and it's not all our fault, we have such a negative history, and we're viewed so negatively by society, no matter what part of the world you go to, you'll find more...
    Luckycharm2014 Luckycharm2014 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 15

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    When I was in first grade,

    I went to a dominantly white school so when people saw me they would look surprised. One day I was at school with my 'friends' and we played truth or dare. My friend Alicia asked my other friend Carlie if its true she didn't like black people and they looked at me and laughed...
    jebony jebony 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    A French man persecuted me at a hotel

    that we both we worked in And he viewed me as if I was the mist dispeacable woman on earth and he even wanted to run me over by a car At the end I became very angry and pist off Regardless of how I look I have as much right as any body else to live And I haven't harmed this...
    pineauuk pineauuk 31-35, F Oct 5

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    The Most Racist Thing I Ever Heard

    so being mixed raced(half mexican half american indian), i've heard some crazy things. people have called me allot. i think my favorite story is this because of the comeback i said back to that a**hole. i was talking to this guy, and he said to me "why do you look like you just...
    thespirithorse101 thespirithorse101 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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    The Colour of Beauty

    I was born in Bangladesh, my parents, especially mom is very fair (and proud of it) as she is part english and a great believer of white supremacy. In our country fair skin is deemed beauitful and highly sought-after. Brides are choosen according to their skin tone, the fairer...
    umathena umathena 18-21, F 29 Responses Apr 8, 2007

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    Sally Hemmings Syndrome!

    As a black woman raised in the south the word racism is not uncommon. In fact it may be used or experienced on a daily basis, but what ****** me off the most are people within the same race discriminating against their own! Let me explain; See, where I grew up and live 90% of...
    Blackbarbie27 Blackbarbie27 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    Racism Experienced At My University

    Hello All, I am a student at London South Bank University. Me and fellow peers have suffering from bullying and racism at this educational establishment. One lecturer in particular refers to black people as "you people" which implies that black people are a lower creed of...
    nikko0310 nikko0310 26-30, F 19 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    Taste The Rainbow

    I get ALOT of slack for dating outside my race. I don't hate myself or my beautiful people, but I don't limit myself either. Men are like skittles colorful and wonderful when they go down!!
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 26-30, F 9 Responses Jun 20, 2011

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    Hater As Caregiver = Unacceptable

    I received a phone call, telling me to go in for my semiannual teeth cleaning. I said no thanks, I'll be looking for another dentist. When asked why, I simply said that I didn't like some of the comments the dentist had made while I couldn't respond, in that chair with my mouth...
    auroramaru auroramaru 46-50, F 18 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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