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I Experienced Racism

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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 13 Responses Sep 1, 2007

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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 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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    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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    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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    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...
    YourLocalIT YourLocalIT 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 26

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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 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 pay my bills. Doesn't stop salespeople from following me around in stores, running over to me if I pick up an item, but not to ask if they can help me. I got...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 7 Responses Sep 22, 2011

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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 22 Responses Jun 24, 2012

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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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    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 17 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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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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    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 you were supposed to work in the city of detroit and if you were anglo your were supposed to work in the...
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow 51-55, M 7 Responses Apr 13, 2011

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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 survived!! This is a message from the little black child who moved to Grand Junction in 1973...and lived in your all white community, attended your all...
    Chigaboo Chigaboo 46-50 1 Response Nov 15, 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 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 8 Responses Aug 3, 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 France financed their revolution!
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 25, 2013

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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 who was impregnated by her black rapist...my bio father. My mother coming home to the family with a black child was NOT well accepted in her family, and it...
    Chigaboo Chigaboo 46-50 2 Responses Sep 30, 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 feel better. "******," "Spick," "Chink," and "Whitey," are just words--excuses--for a bully to use negative aggression to feel...
    sunflower101 sunflower101 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 5, 2011

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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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    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 1 Response Mar 15

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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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    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 11 Responses Mar 13, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    The New Racist

    Ever notice how the old racist of the past (i.e the kind that is very active and obvious in their racism, or only speaks about their dislike of people of other ethnicity's in private and among friends) is disappearing? I've noticed that the "new" racist is just as bad as the old...
    deleted deleted 26-30 35 Responses Aug 21, 2011

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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, and have done since I was born. I grew up confident that my race and culture would not effect me in any way, shape or...
    JamalfromLondon JamalfromLondon 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 7, 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 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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    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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    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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    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 ID . Well , she even sent me her pic of boobs lol. All went fine . I asked her to come on cam . I look fine people , no problem in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 17, 2013

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    Tara86 Tara86 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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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 the time I never thought I would experience racism as it related to our relationship or at any point in my life. During the early stage of our...
    NinjaGuide321 NinjaGuide321 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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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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    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 13 Responses Aug 27, 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 1 Response Mar 9

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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 15 Responses Mar 8, 2009

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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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    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 8 Responses Jul 2, 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 aptitude test. My dad took the tests and awaited the results-when he went back to check the results posted at the main...
    oddandunusualguy oddandunusualguy 18-21, M Aug 27, 2013

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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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    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 grandparents). We sat down and the waitress (she was asian) came over. She spoke to my father and She took his...
    SukYoung SukYoung 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 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 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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    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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    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 unborn baby. Im also part asian so he would relentlessly call me names like "Wang" or "Ling." It was very hurtful. He fired...
    salexis89 salexis89 22-25 5 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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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 30 Responses Apr 8, 2007

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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 70+, F 8 Responses Jun 20, 2011

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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 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 Christian, they didn't judge or anything. Wrong! It was on January when I walked in to my Physical Science class , and I headed to my seat and my lab...
    daniellaoliva daniellaoliva 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 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 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 10 Responses Sep 29, 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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    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 right you're black you have something. Then he proceeded to call me every racist name he could think of. I just walked away but I really...
    solojo solojo 31-35, M 7 Responses Mar 18

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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 racism existed or what it was, but as I got older I started to see things for what it was, I started to see that even in my past I was...
    Weretiger Weretiger 26-30 2 Responses Jul 7, 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 up as I'd been with the company several years and felt I needed to be promoted or to move on. After the interviews, I...
    wornoutjeans wornoutjeans 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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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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    Related Experiences

    I hate racism and discrimination, I have seen it happen to others and have experienced it myself. Racism can occur no matter if your White, Black, Asian, Latino, Mixed race, etc...
    Antony7 Antony7 46-50, M Mar 26

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    I've written a lot of stories on EP, but I've written about racism and discrimination until today.It exists and I'm sure always will. Like it or not,thats just life.Not only is my...
    KiannaJ KiannaJ 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 9