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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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    I'm 100% Sicilian and On my birth certificate I

    am not Caucasian but black people have called me a cracker and other racial terms but that's not what I want to talk about now. I don't understand why some black people say N word to refer to other people and themselves it's just my opinion I would like to think that most...
    Arizzo Arizzo 13-15, M 3 Responses May 15

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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 fun of me for no reason. I'm black British so I'm thinking "what could they possibly want?" They always call me "African" and when I'm doing...
    CrazyAsAlways CrazyAsAlways 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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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

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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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    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 up I realised that was not true.I have always had friends from different races and I have always been attracted to guys who are...
    blackcat blackcat 22-25, F 5 Responses May 28, 2007

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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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    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 is this because of the comeback i said back to that a**hole. i was talking to this guy, and he said to me "why do you look like you just...
    thespirithorse101 thespirithorse101 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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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 8 Responses Jun 20, 2011

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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 when this happened, he was 13. My old school is 92% white (and on their website, they lie and say that they're 75...
    Boulier Boulier 16-17, F Feb 11

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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 actually had it bad when i was younger. Someone tried to stab my older brother, they also set pit bulls off to chase him. My sister...
    flono flono 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    Stop assuming all asians are smart.

    It's really annoying and some of are really dumb.
    sammichs sammichs 16-17, F 3 Responses May 23

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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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    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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    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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    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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    ~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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    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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    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 am clearly Asian!
    nazkid99 nazkid99 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 6

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    Mama86 Mama86 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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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 and recognizing it gave the guy a hard time while having a blast.
    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 11

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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) did not like black people. My biological mom had a relationship with a black guy and I was the result. My biological grand parents decided to have my biological...
    tarantulas tarantulas 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 7, 2013

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    I'm a latino and it has been used against me by

    some very ignorant and cruel people.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 21

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    The fact that racism still

    even exists is just ******* mind-boggling. Going through Elementary and Middle School is a living hell because of racist cuntheads.
    Milkyywayy Milkyywayy 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 12

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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. "You are the worst of the worst, you a n!gger, you are Jewish and you are a race traitor." Without thinking I respond with...
    tarantulas tarantulas 26-30, F 9 Responses Mar 31, 2013

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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 21-25, F 4 Responses Nov 10, 2006

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    I believe racism is something

    that is disappearing as there is less and less segregation so people actually know one another not basing opinions on parents prejudices. My biological father (atheist) was very racist against Jews, Spanish and black. It's funny looking back at his ignorance. In our all white...
    syntheticrhyme syntheticrhyme 46-50, F 4 Responses May 14

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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 because I was black. The teachers were extremely kind but my peers always shamed me. They called me slave, the "n" word and who knows what...
    mittensforkittens mittensforkittens 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    I've never experienced racism.

    ..that I know of. I'm not racist either. I believe racism breeds racism looking at all the racist comments in this section. I see Trayvon's girlfriend pictured here. I don't think that case had anything to do with racism but when the media or an indivual cries "racism" it gets...
    syntheticrhyme syntheticrhyme 46-50, F 1 Response May 2

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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 21-25, F 13 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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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. Anyways- I grew up around a lot of racism, and contrary to popular belief, most of those people who had a problem with me were not white *Gasp*. I...
    Blay97 Blay97 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 9

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    April 2014- Finally I could make my parents get

    me engaged to an indian guy. I am not indian and my culture is way too different than my boyfriend's culture. I met his parents for the first time and i could feel that there are a lot of differences that I literally cried because of the gap between both cultures. I am ready to...
    jesusresurrected jesusresurrected 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 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 16-17, F 11 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    Both my parents are born in Thailand,

    but I'm born in Denmark. But I'm asian and that's easy to see. My skin is a bit darker than most danish peoples. And yeah.. I don't feel like explaining this in words. But please watch this video on youtube. That explains it perfect! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWynJkN5HbQ...
    LoveAbove LoveAbove 18-21, F 3 Responses May 1

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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 towards white people and i wonder why....my family's hobby is civil war reenacting. and yes on the confederate side. but i...
    RockYouBebeh RockYouBebeh 22-25, F 14 Responses Sep 1, 2007

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    Everyday I walked the streets of Barcelona,

    people would always say something different. "You can't be Spanish and black!", "Stupid ni**er*, etc. Some of the things they would say, I didn't really care about as it would be said a lot, but anything new the racist people would say, was worse.
    PioAD PioAD 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 23

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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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    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 21-25, F 7 Responses May 31, 2007

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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 guys on the playground. I managed to get out of the situation with no major cuts or bruises. But, my emotions and my mind had a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 26

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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 18 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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    When I was in first grade,

    I went to a dominantly white school so when people saw me they would look surprised. One day I was at school with my 'friends' and we played truth or dare. My friend Alicia asked my other friend Carlie if its true she didn't like black people and they looked at me and laughed...
    jebony jebony 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I've been Made fun of

    and ridiculed because of my Race (Asian- Filipina (philippines)) and for who I am, and the stereotypes along with it. If we’re all part of the human race, why are people racist? After all, there are no biological differences between people. No race is superior or inferior to...
    NicoBunny6 NicoBunny6 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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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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    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 to black people. Given that there haven't been any civil rights movement for my yellow comrades, most find it okay to give in to stereotypes. I don...
    PhillipLacio PhillipLacio 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 12

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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 16-18, F 14 Responses Aug 27, 2006

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    As a young child, I was color blind.

    From preschool to about 1st grade I liked hispanic and black boys. Everything changed, when I was in 1st grade. My best friend from Kindergarden came up to me one day and said Bianca, we can't be friends anymore. I was shocked and asked why. She said Because I'm black and you're...
    sweetstar1 sweetstar1 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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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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    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 22 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    Access Denied/Reverse Racism-As said prior I

    fathered a child with a black woman while she was separated from the Latin husband. Later the woman died and I fought for access. The case was heard in America,though he took the child to Argentina and I am Russian. Race was indeed a factor. The judge said, "I will not send...
    SmolenskBorn SmolenskBorn 31-35, M Jul 11

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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 taught me that anyone can be the target of racism, and it also taught me the absurdity of discriminating against someone for their superficial...
    RustinCohle RustinCohle 18-21, M Mar 13

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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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    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 21-25, F 9 Responses Aug 3, 2006

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    I've been made fun of

    because of my culture and the stereotypes associated with it....but I'm not the type of person people automatically assume because of my race....And now, I'm afraid to go out as someone might make fun of me specially people my age (high schoolers) and I can't do things I'm...
    Mysoulishurt Mysoulishurt 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 5

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