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I Experienced Racism

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    Last year, I met my former girlfriend online. Her racial background is Caucasian and Korean, while my race is black. Her race was never an issue to me, or my parents. However, at...
    NinjaGuide321 NinjaGuide321 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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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...
    Boulier Boulier 16-17, F 9 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    I experience racism on a daily basis..
    Tara86 Tara86 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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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...
    umathena umathena 18-21, F 30 Responses Apr 8, 2007

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    I Experienced Racism At A "Christian" School - I was a junior in High School , I was attending a private christian school, supposed to be a really good school because they were...
    daniellaoliva daniellaoliva 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    I began Kindergarten with everyone as my friend. Around 4th grade, I had 2 friends. I was getting into fights. It was getting progressively worse. Finally, I got jumped by 4...
    YourLocalIT YourLocalIT 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I was walking around downtown by myself and I pass some random guy. He asked if I had a cigarette. Since I don't smoke naturally I said sorry I don't smoke. He turned and said yeah...
    solojo solojo 31-35, M 7 Responses Mar 18

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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...
    thespirithorse101 thespirithorse101 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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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...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 15 Responses Mar 8, 2009

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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...
    Adri-irda Adri-irda 16-18, F 13 Responses Aug 27, 2006

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    2nd Experience - My dad took me to a chinese resturaunt one time when I was in grade school. I was excited, I was spending time with me dad (this was after I had to go live with my...
    SukYoung SukYoung 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Mar 10, 2012

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    Racism is still alive and well in South East London. I'm a 19 year old Black British from South East London, my family originates from Africa but I consider myself to be English...
    JamalfromLondon JamalfromLondon 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    Racism Isn't About Race - Racism isn't about race. It's about power. It's only a word for a group of bullies that use ethnicity as grounds to tear someone down and make themselves...
    sunflower101 sunflower101 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 5, 2011

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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...
    justagirl21 justagirl21 21-25, F 4 Responses Nov 10, 2006

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    Right Here On EP! - Someone started abusing me because I'm French! They think the French are useless in many ways, which is rich really since as Americans they don't realise...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 25, 2013

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    I attended an almost entirely Inuit school. Seeing as my brother and I were the only white kids there, we were quickly singled out as easy targets for abuse and belittlement. This...
    RustinCohle RustinCohle 18-21, M Mar 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...
    nikko0310 nikko0310 26-30, F 17 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    I Made A Racist Laugh - There was a skin head in my class. He was out of place in the school because it was mostly minorities. He comes up to me one day and out of the blue he says...
    tarantulas tarantulas 26-30, F 9 Responses Mar 31, 2013

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    People think black people are the most prone to racism. I beg to differ. Being half Asian and looking nearly blind, I find that racism is a joke to people and that it only applies...
    PhillipLacio PhillipLacio 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 12

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    The Best Of Both Worlds, Yeah Right - I'am a mixed person, I'm black & white. My younger siblings are black. I grew up only with my mom and she is black also. I never knew that...
    Weretiger Weretiger 26-30 2 Responses Jul 7, 2013

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    Someone sent out a picture of me and said they would pay 200 dollars to whoever brought me alive to be lynched. Minnesota nice? I don't think so.
    soph453 soph453 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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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...
    RockYouBebeh RockYouBebeh 22-25, F 13 Responses Sep 1, 2007

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    I was caught shopping while black. It was interesting and I laughed a lot after it was over but I was confused while it was happening. My dad having been experienced it in the past...
    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    I Was A Black Child Raised In A Racist White Family - I was born in 1967, just a few years into the civil rights movement, and I am also unfortunately the child of a white mother...
    Chigaboo Chigaboo 46-50 2 Responses Sep 30, 2013

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    My Dad's Story - When my father was 25 he applied to be a fireman at the local fire department. My father had been studying and working out for years to pass the physical and...
    oddandunusualguy oddandunusualguy 18-21, M Aug 27, 2013

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    What I Am Thankful For In This Holiday Season: - I survived! To whom it may concern in the cities of Grand Junction and Fruita on the western slope in Mesa County Colorado...I...
    Chigaboo Chigaboo 46-50 1 Response Nov 15, 2013

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    I grew up in a racist school. i thought it was normal for most black people to experience a lot of racism like my family did, after speaking to other people i realised that i...
    flono flono 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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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...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 11 Responses Sep 30, 2012

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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...
    PicturesOfABetterLife PicturesOfABetterLife 31-35, M 11 Responses Mar 13, 2011

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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...
    iriseyes iriseyes 21-25, F 13 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Racism at school (first period) - Everyday when I walk into my class with 4 African Americans, we can joke and have a little fun. Then in the middle of the period, they always make...
    CrazyAsAlways CrazyAsAlways 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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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...
    irongrenadier irongrenadier 26-30, M 13 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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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...
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 70+, F 8 Responses Jun 20, 2011

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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...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 9 Responses Aug 29, 2007

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    Racism - I experienced racism while working in the post office in detroit.You can see in my profile I am anglo(white,tan,whatever)It seemed like if you were of an enthnic origin...
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow 51-55, M 7 Responses Apr 13, 2011

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    My First Encounter With A Racist Was When I Was First Born - I have no idea how my biological parents met or how they hooked up. All I know is my moms side of the family (white...
    tarantulas tarantulas 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 7, 2013

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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...
    kalikka kalikka 21-25, F 8 Responses Aug 3, 2006

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    I Know It When I See It, But I Still Hate When I Do... - I've never stolen anything in my life, EVER. I have a very good job, even in this economy, I have excellent credit, always...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 7 Responses Sep 22, 2011

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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...
    Bravenewgirl Bravenewgirl 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 23, 2011

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    I went to a mostly white catholic school. I was a poor girl in a middle-class school. I won a few scholarships on from keeping up above grade level grades. I was constantly teased...
    mittensforkittens mittensforkittens 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 15

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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...
    CaptainChunk CaptainChunk 18-21, M 8 Responses Jul 2, 2013

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    Seriously, ur a lil Asian and some black dude said , "omfg that's a bad word!!" Oh ur face is a bad word>:(
    Pastelcats Pastelcats 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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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...
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom 18-21, F 22 Responses Nov 2, 2010

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    A Meeting With A Racist Woman - 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 17, 2013

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    Well, not really ME, but my brother. He doesn't have an account here... so I guess I'll just speak for him :P To provide some background -- well, my brother is 18 right now, but...
    Boulier Boulier 16-17, F Feb 11

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    Racism From A Doctor. - I worked for Doctor Scott Groat out of Mary Esther FL. When he found out I was pregnant, he started mocking me for wanting to wear a lead vest to protect my...
    salexis89 salexis89 22-25 5 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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    I was recently applied for a promotion at work. I'd been doing several parts of the job already and was told of the applicants I was the most qualified... I really needed the step...
    wornoutjeans wornoutjeans 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    You know. When you really open your ears you realizes that racism is in most people around you. People if you go to my account page you will see my ethnicity in the info part...
    Blay97 Blay97 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    White People Get Judged Too - I was taught growing up that everyone is the same underneath and that racism is wrong. I assumed most of my friends were raised the same, but growing...
    blackcat blackcat 22-25, F 5 Responses May 28, 2007

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    Yes I did. Right here on this app. "Endelbendel" is the users name. I got accused of being a nazi. Please not my ID is nazkid99 not nazikid99. And also how can I be a nazi when I...
    nazkid99 nazkid99 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 6

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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...
    Scorpio1987 Scorpio1987 22-25, M 22 Responses Jun 24, 2012

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