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I Experienced Racism

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    I'm so shocked and traumatised by the treatment

    I had by the mental health professionals in Middlesbrough ... What happened to me was beyond my expectations and imaginations and I did not think that they could do this time .. I was referred to the early intervention in psychosis in Middlesbrough in 2013 by an Egyptian female...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I think that racism is

    so weird. I think that it is also wrong. It's wrong to discriminate against a human being because of their "race". Everyone should be treated equally! The first time I experienced racism, I was confused. I didn't really understand what was going on. I guess because, basically...
    ksmith0315 ksmith0315 26-30 Feb 23

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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 14 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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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 10 Responses Jul 2, 2013

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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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    Well doesn't everyone these days?

    People don't really care about feelings anymore and want to hurt each other with racist stereotypes
    Lolllipoop Lolllipoop 13-15, M Jan 14

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    A few years ago, I wasn't allowed at my Muslims

    friends house because I am neither Muslim nor Pakistani
    SophieEg SophieEg 13-15, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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 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, 2014

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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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    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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    This kid on youtube found out I was mixed

    (black/asian), and the only things he says after that were racial slurs.. Bye! Lmao say goodbye to youtube, too 👋
    AaronH96 AaronH96 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Being black, Asian, and Arab can really darken

    your mood when verbally hurt.
    SithLordofCanada97 SithLordofCanada97 16-17, M Mar 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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    I just became aware that the police were at my

    CPA meeting at parkside ,no body from the early intervention told me that there will be police presence at my meeting so I'm chocked that the early intervention continues to get the police involved in my case ...and I wonder why is that ? I was given the restraing order in 2011...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    Today, while shopping at Walmart,

    an old woman called me a niqqer. This wasn't the first time I've been called this since I moved to this side of town. I live in an area nestled between an affluent retirement community and systems of trailer parks inhabited by blue collar workers, so I've been called that by...
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 22-25, M 6 Responses Feb 1

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    For all people who are wondering

    or questioning about racism and discriminations in the uk .. The answer is a BIG YES especially if you are a dark skinned person and this apply to people of African origin or Asian origin and also Arabic origin .. We are all hated and persecuted by all British people and all...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't know why I was his target,

    he called me the n word about two times and those two times I never reacted. I just thought to myself "What happened to him over summer break"? Before this all began we were both high school freshman. I remembered him to be the nice guy in class he was a young white man, with...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 18-21, F Nov 2, 2014

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    Unfortunately, from my family.

    My grandparents are very traditional Jews, and weren't too happy when my mom had me, although mostly because she was 16 lol. But still, I remember my grandpa referring to me as her little n*gger girl, and similar things. I'm not black, or at least not fully, and don't really...
    skykanin skykanin 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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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 18-21, F 7 Responses May 31, 2007

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    I've experienced racism starting from a young

    age. I was asian Chinese and Japanese but everyone would attack my chinese side call me chinaman communist chinky eyed and other horrid things. To this day i still experience sinophobia although it has lessened since i have grown to look more japanese/ korean so people dont go...
    Horse10202 Horse10202 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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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 18-21, F 13 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Every time I asked what race I am on a job

    application or any application for that matter. Who sets the standards?What is the standards? Because I'm going to check (other) next time. is it skin tone? education? Were you born here adopted I mean what the ****. can i get a free phone, now , I think about it I am being...
    ambull1 ambull1 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 29

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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, 2014

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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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    I can't say what's my nationality with out

    being accused of doing something and I know it's wrong but till this day Gypsy's are experience racism
    Pizogoon Pizogoon 18-21, M Dec 13, 2014

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    Blacks Are Racist Too-From my mother's family

    right from birth. My mother was Black and she gave birth to me at 17. When her mother came to the hospital and took one look at me she began to curse and beat my mother asking why she had slept with a "damn Wetbacck". This was the late 80s in the rural Deep South. My father was...
    RicanoinHouston RicanoinHouston 26-30, M Jan 10

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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, 2014

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    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 6 Responses Jan 19

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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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    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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    Speaking as a mixed person,

    I can tell you there are definitely racists for every race directed at any race. I don't know where people got the idea that racism has a pre-determined direction.. The definition is: "The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that...
    AaronH96 AaronH96 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    It's commonly believed that

    if you're white, you can't get racist comments thrown at you. That's not true. Going to Central America, some people will call you a Gringo, they will insult you and they will make you feel inferior. Even in the US, having a Jewish parent gives people incentive to bully and...
    msilver msilver 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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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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    I saw this group on the news from a small town

    in the Deep South. They actually have a solid plan on overcoming discrimination with a therapeutic model for building relationships compassionately in communities across social boundaries such as race. They are raising money for a documentary to start a national conversation and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 31

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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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    My girlfriend is a Mexican

    and i am Haitian and alot of spanish people at work dont like me
    jetlife22 jetlife22 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2014

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    This is kind of disturbing to me.

    Not only black people experience racism,white people do as well.I just got a flyer from my son's school.The flyer is for ,"The African American Advisory Council meeting".So basically,It's for African Americans,to go to his school and voice their opinions,which is totally fine,but...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 70 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    I used to have an accent

    and had no idea what American culture was like. When I was 13, my family and I ended up moving to a relatively huge, modern, diversified town, whose inhabitants kinda had a small town mentality. Some of my classmates made fun of the way I dressed, and the way I spoke. One of...
    cupidsbride cupidsbride 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    It happens all the time.

    I have a lot of girls that for some reason really rather i didn't exist. They shout things like "mixed babies are disgusting". Well its sad, but i just ignore them now.
    pixiepiink pixiepiink 16-17 4 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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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 9 Responses Aug 3, 2006

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    when I was in school,

    people would always ask me for help during projects because I was an "asian". and although I wasn't that offended by it because they were inferring me as smart , but this just explains the severity of stereotyping people based on their race. and some people did the "usual...
    unfairlives unfairlives 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 8

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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!!