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I Experienced Racism

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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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    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 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 3, 2006

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    I've been called Chinese.

    .. I've even been called Chino... But take a better look... I'm a sexy Filipino... (Sips on a glass of Bourbon)
    Darkslinger Darkslinger 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 16, 2015

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    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 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 25, 2015

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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 31-35, F 10 Responses Jun 20, 2011

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    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

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    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 26-30 Jan 13

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    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 1 Response Oct 28, 2015

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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 16-17, F 15 Responses Aug 27, 2006

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    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

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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 20 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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    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

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    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...
    HuntressX23 HuntressX23 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    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

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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 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 3 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 14 Responses Mar 13, 2011

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    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

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    It doesn't matter how good you are,

    everything fades off just because of the place you were born, the language you speak and the religion you follow. And unfortunately, you have no control on all of the above, what so ever! And I guess the god is so cruel, because prior to my birth, I wasn't asked once that where...
    fantaci123 fantaci123 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 12, 2015

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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 13 Responses Mar 8, 2009

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    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 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 14, 2015

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    As a native american

    and living in Quebec, Canada some people would talk **** about my friends and family for what they are.
    Tagstar2000 Tagstar2000 13-15, M Sep 17, 2015

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    Hello friends In the context of saying no to

    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

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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 18-21, F 12 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    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 22-25 2 Responses May 18, 2015

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 22

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    "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 18-21 4 Responses Apr 12, 2015

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    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...
    blackandwhiteperpule blackandwhiteperpule 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    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

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    The government gives benefits to companies

    that are owned but blacks, women, Mexican, but what about a white guy wanting to find work?
    cruise77 cruise77 36-40, M 8 Responses Aug 25, 2015

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    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 13-15, M 3 Responses Dec 8, 2015

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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 15 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 14, 2015

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 15, 2015

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    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 2 Responses Dec 19, 2015

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    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 18-21 1 Response Oct 1, 2015

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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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    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...
    Learning2LoveMyself24 Learning2LoveMyself24 22-25, F 13 Responses Jan 18

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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 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 10, 2006

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    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 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 28, 2015

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    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

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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 31-35, F 18 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    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

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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 17 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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    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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