I Experienced Racism

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    When I was 3 or 4 I would always go to the

    playground while at my sister's softball games. I was a social kid and would always make friends with other kids. One day I was playing with a kid on the playground and his mom calls him to come over. When he returned he said he couldn't play with me anymore. I asked why and he...
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    1 Response Aug 15, 2015

    I found out today that my family racist.

    That's a harsh word in the white community but let me explain. There are different types of racism, the more popular types come out in the media. We sometimes try to deny that racism exists but in reality it has just surfaced itself in different ways. See my family does not...
    kpool88 kpool88
    26-30, F
    Feb 6

    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...
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    6 Responses Mar 10, 2012

    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
    17 Responses Aug 14, 2014

    Racism is something I just don't get.

    By now I'm pretty sure I myself am a little racist towards Caucasians, but that's because I'm stereotyping, which is what got me here in the first place. I need to calm down. I used to have a "friend" who would always greet me by saying "chinese." He didn't speak in chinese...
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    Jan 12

    During the course of my life I've been called

    the N world from time to time, monkey, and someone didn't want to sit next to me due to my skin color. But hey it is what it is lol. I know what I'm capable of in this world. Life goes on.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Mar 30, 2015

    I've been called Chinese.

    .. I've even been called Chino... But take a better look... I'm a sexy Filipino...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 16, 2015

    "Congratulations, im

    so proud of you," said my 8th grade history teacher. Not out of happyness for me, rather out of pity for me. I was the only Latin American in his class. We had just received our first graded history test of the year. I had gotten an average grade represented by the letter "C" on...
    SerenForYou SerenForYou
    4 Responses Apr 12, 2015

    Someone in class dropped their pencil,

    I'm about to pick it up for them, just as anyone would do. But they tell me to stop.. It's just inches away but they refuse for me to pick it up. Yet someone of the same race as them, with a blizzard dandruff.. natural hair grease running down their neck and pimples riddling the...
    DoorMattress DoorMattress
    16-17, M
    1 Response Dec 8, 2015

    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
    28 Responses Apr 8, 2007

    Very late into the year,

    cold enough for a warm comfy coat, I noticed a cute boutique that i decided to browse upon waiting for a friend. As i entered, I was approached by the clerk and she asked me if I could remove my coat. Nor did she greet me, upon walking in. After removing my coat, she then...
    TLW79 TLW79
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 2, 2015

    I guess something in class set off a flashback

    about something I experienced when I was younger. I was like 13-14 and I was over at a friend's. She's white and we're pretty close and I remember being at her house doing homework. She asked me if I can stay for dinner and I'm like sure or whatever. The thing was, her uncle and...
    StrangeMusings StrangeMusings
    18-21, F
    Mar 4

    it was flipped racism.

    . I had some Mexican play the race card just to get a laugh and because I was white it was easily accepted as truth
    Cocrispy Cocrispy
    22-25, M
    Oct 7, 2015

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    racism,i maked this design to share our idea... I hope you like it .... To see the whole collection or buy a t-shirt please visit : teespring.com/no-7302
    mmscofield mmscofield
    22-25, M
    Oct 18, 2015

    I was aimlessly walking around a store & the

    lady that worked there literally followed me around the entire time. She also chased me down the ask for my professional license but didn't do that to anyone else that walked into the store after me.
    KissMyLipStick KissMyLipStick
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 28, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Nov 10, 2006

    I have a wealthy white acquaintance,

    and I remember he had the gull to say, in front of his friends who were an interracial couple with two kids, one white and one black. And because they were acting in a way different from him, the way I am at home because being poor instills certain cultural habits, he said...
    lightningelemental lightningelemental
    1 Response Oct 1, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Mar 23, 2011

    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
    13 Responses Mar 8, 2009

    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
    22-25, F
    12 Responses Jul 12, 2006

    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
    18-21, F
    11 Responses Sep 29, 2013

    When I was in high school,

    I dated black male classmates. We would go to dinner, the junior and senior proms, and movies together with others staring at my black boyfriend and me a white woman. Also, I lived with a black man when I was in college. Many of our neighbors would flat out be rude toward us...
    fustratedmom fustratedmom
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Jan 19, 2015

    The White Apologist: “I’m so,

    so sorry for what my ancestors did to yours, man! It really breaks me down sometimes thinking about how despicable we were to you guys! Please forgive us!” The Faux-Humanist: “Stop talking about race. We’re all just human.” The Martin-Lover: “Yeah, but didn’t...
    ThePrettyOnee ThePrettyOnee
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Aug 14, 2015

    Reverse Discrimination

    The White Man is the Most Racist ever. They say that whites commit a lot of violence against blacks, so why are the black area's the most dangerous places to live, why are racist crimes against whites the highest in the world? There is the United Negro College Fund. There is...
    CaptainChunk CaptainChunk
    18-21, M
    11 Responses Jul 2, 2013

    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
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Jun 20, 2011

    I'm an Indian and I've felt some sort of racism

    on EP. I've received many sarcastic replies on my posts here. It obviously doesn't feel good.
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    4 Responses Sep 26, 2015

    Some stupid kid called me Kung Pao Chicken the

    other day. Haha I actually thought it was cute. Yeah it's a cute insult that makes them sound stupid, because they can't handle the intense flavor and spiciness of Chinese cuisine cuz their own cooking is so bland and terrible.
    Charmy24 Charmy24
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Aug 28, 2015

    i was walkig to a store

    and some women was looking at me and when i walked by her car she locked her doors.that made me really want to do what she thinks i was going to do. Rob her
    Ace0045 Ace0045
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    10 Responses Aug 3, 2006

    woah boy ive experienced racism more times

    that i can count on both hands but this one was actually kinda funny i just met someone over the internet, we were in the stage of getting to know each other, and i thought they were a really cool person. then, i brought up the topic of race, and he said the most racist things...
    ryhawkryan ryhawkryan
    13-15, T
    Dec 9, 2015

    When I got to this country I was in 3rd grade -

    I begged my father not to send me to school. During that time Pete Wilson was running for gov. Prop 187 was gaining momentum. As a 3rd grader I was scared...of deportation. One day at recess I broke my hand. Fearing for deportation I ran to the bathroom, I took my sweater and...
    Empresario Empresario
    31-35, M
    Aug 18, 2015

    White female here. Ever

    since I was 5 I've had an attraction to black boys. When I was 7 I had a crush on a black boy. I asked my parents what they would do if I liked a black boy. They said "I'd kick you out of the house. That doesn't happen in this family. Why would you do that to this family?" I...
    cawnbread cawnbread
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jun 20, 2015

    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
    16-17, F
    14 Responses Aug 27, 2006

    I've heard two black boys say "I don't date

    dark skin girls" just this week. I'm tired of people in MY OWN RACE putting me down and making me feel as if there is something wrong with me simply because my skin is darker than most females. It's like I am good enough to be their friend but not good enough to be their...
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    7 Responses Jan 18

    Today I went to a building to drop off some

    documents. I was told by an employee to let security know and they will let me upstairs. I did as was told. Except I was told I had to wait in the lobby. The security guard also informed me that he could not find the person I was going to meet in the database (which was weird...
    billbong89 billbong89
    Jan 13

    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
    19 Responses Jun 24, 2012

    Mainly within my last relationship.

    I've always been able to handle prejudice; breaking extremely low expectations set by those who have absolutely no faith in me. But my ex and his mother treated me so badly that I broke down emotionally. I couldn't believe that someone who I loved so much thought themselves...
    CrimsonMoons CrimsonMoons
    18-21, F
    Oct 28, 2015

    Being half Vietnamese in the UK I have

    experienced racism a few times. One that sticks in my head the most is when I went I was walking home with the other Vietnamese person in my school; we were speaking Vietnamese and two 40-50 year old males walked past us and shouted at us to 'speak English and stop speaking...
    casio747 casio747
    16-17, M
    Aug 28, 2015

    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
    15 Responses Jul 11, 2013

    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
    31-35, F
    17 Responses Nov 9, 2013

    I went to a certain high school in Boca Raton,

    and 90% of the students were Jewish or White American. Being a minority with an Indian background, I was heavily discriminated against. I barely look Indian at all and am sometimes thought to be hispanic. I am not Muslim in any way, shape or form yet I was called Muslim and a...
    jbn596 jbn596
    18-21, M
    Nov 17, 2015

    This is one of good example.

    Make us think what racism is from bit different way. I personaly think everybody can be racist everybody can have racism in a different kinds of situation or i should say POSITION. We hesitate to communicate with someone who is completely different,That's why bully happenes...
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    Feb 6

    White female here, I have been in an

    interracial relationship for 6 years with a black man who I love so dearly. We've experienced lots of racism but I'll never forget when this happened: One day I was driving my boyfriend to church so he could go to band practice.(he played music for the church at the time) A...
    cawnbread cawnbread
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 3, 2015

    The race card is played way too much just

    because people don't cater to you doesn't mean everyone's racist
    sirnatural sirnatural
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Mar 13

    I love my job and everything

    that I do there. I work at a hospital In a very rich (and mostly white) area. Everyone is nice enough and usually respectful, but I catch people making judgements about me that aren't true at all but seem to be related to my skin color. Usually it's harmless things, assuming I...
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    2 Responses Jan 22

    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
    14 Responses Oct 19, 2013

    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

    Thanks for adding me to the group .

    ..please could somebody give me some psychic insight ..I had lots of traumas in life and I have been hated and treated disrespectfully and painfully by some hateful people ..even in the last 2 years and a half lots of traumatic things have happened to me and I was picked up by...
    Inthedark16 Inthedark16
    36-40, F
    Jan 23

    As a native american

    and living in Quebec, Canada some people would talk **** about my friends and family for what they are.
    Tagstar2000 Tagstar2000
    16-17, M
    Sep 17, 2015

    So I am an English white girl

    who wears a hijab. And some English white guy just told me to **** off back where I come from...... Oh yes of course ..... That's why I'm here. Just smile sweetly and wonder if he realises how much of a complete numpty he looks right now. Proof people have completely the...
    marblerun marblerun
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 14, 2015

    I befriended the new black boy in our school

    this year and i sat with him at lunch and sometimes we talk in the halls but we don't hangout outside of school or anything at least not yet
    AllisonDeajaVu AllisonDeajaVu
    13-15, F
    1 Response Dec 19, 2015

    This annoying brat at my school asked me

    why I hated enchiladas if I'm Mexican. One I'm not Mexican I'm freaking Ecuadorian. Two SHUT THE HELL UP.
    trixxmason trixxmason
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2015

    One time me and my husband went to a safeway

    for groceries, the shop there has a self check out machine, it was our first time to use it there and so it takes time for us to put in the quantities and what type of vegetables, etc...while we also asked for the help of the staff who was standing next to us...so suddenly a...
    tangerinescake tangerinescake
    2 Responses May 18, 2015

    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
    14 Responses Mar 13, 2011

    i am half japanese on my fathers side,

    so when i was a little girl in a very white school, everyone used to pick on me and say some very racist things. i still managed to make friends and later learned to laugh it off but at the time it was still painful and stupid i think.
    sukiyaking sukiyaking
    8 Responses Mar 4

    The good thing about being Chinese is

    that when people are making racist comments I can just pretend I don't understand English. Yeah just play dumb and act even more like an idiot, and they'll leave me alone when they can't get any reaction from me.
    Charmy24 Charmy24
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 1, 2015

    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
    17 Responses May 23, 2011
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