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    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

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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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    Hate it when ppl treat others differently just

    because they look different. Living in Japan as a Caucasian and ppl assume all kinds of things that are wrong. That I don't speak Japanese. That I'm not familiar with the life. That my mother tongue is English. That I'm a visitor. where do such ppl get their confidence from...
    Hagymacska Hagymacska 26-30, M May 14

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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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    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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    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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    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 20 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    Go to an all white school

    and have friends who I am close with that I'm alright with them but one of them I don't really talk to is about to get punched what should I do
    Zman180 Zman180 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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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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    Who hasn't? Heck, I remember

    when I was 14, I tried to help this white lady with her groceries(I actually worked there...). Long story short, she looked at me and said "Don't", then asked the cashier behind her(my white buddy mikey) to help her. Gee I wonder why. On a completely different note, how can...
    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 29

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    today I experienced racism.

    .I had a white dude run into his car and said don't rob me while I was out walking my dog with bedroom slippers and a robe on..this really pissed me off today..just because I'm black doesn't make a thief or robber..damn can people stop doing **** like this..it's hurtful and wrong...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 16

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    I speak four languages,

    but even in texas, where even your stereotypical suburban white kid grows up hearing spanish out in public, I am supposedly "too white" to speak spanish. I have literally been told that whatever spanish I knew wouldn't be good enough to converse with [the customer] and his...
    rhythmix rhythmix 18-21, F 8 Responses May 5

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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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    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'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 1 Response Jan 3

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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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    I'm a Jew. It comes with being a member of a

    race directly descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, a persecuted race of people. Non Jews revile us, taunt us and bully us?
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 10 Responses Apr 28

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    Part three Necrophilia I eventually realised

    that I was just a delusional idiot who waisted their time ,money and passion on men who did not think of me more than a piece of trash ..I started looking at my reflection in a dark mirror and every time I saw a worn out faded face .my face got darkened from all the...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F Mar 24

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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 22 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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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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    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 3 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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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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    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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    A multiracial relationship is what I desire.

    As much as I want to prove a point as far as racism is concerned, I really love trying out new things.
    Emaryte Emaryte 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 24

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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 1 Response Nov 2, 2014

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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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    Why does every one hate me

    and are racist against me what did I do
    lonely6999 lonely6999 16-17, M 4 Responses Apr 21

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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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    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.
    aliyahjonesss aliyahjonesss 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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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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    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 5 Responses Feb 1

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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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    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 12 Responses Jun 20, 2011

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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 6 Responses Mar 24

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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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    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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    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 17 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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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 5 Responses Apr 12

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    I'm mixed and half-white

    which really shouldn't matter but apparently does to certain racist users on here and everywhere on tumblr. I've been discriminated against, but so have my black, Asian AND white relatives. It's astonishing that some people think the last one of those is impossible, but I guess...
    nodolagem nodolagem 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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 3 Responses Apr 14

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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 15 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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