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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 few times In my life ,

    as I think about it thank god I was too young and naive to understand what was going on ..as I look back on the situations.... So as a young adult I had a similar experience , with a young man I was serious about , he wanted me to meet his family .. At that time I was still...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F Jul 16

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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 13 Responses Mar 8, 2009

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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 15 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    Some stupid kid called me Kung Pao Chicken the

    other day. Haha I actually thought it was cute. Yeah it's a cute insult that makes them sound stupid, because they can't handle the intense flavor and spiciness of Chinese cuisine cuz their own cooking is so bland and terrible.
    Charmy24 Charmy24 18-21, M 2 Responses 41 mins ago

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    Today I went to Wilko with my brother,

    and we were in the queue the woman at the till left for a bit and this woman goes in front of us and leans on the counter doing something, because it looked like she didn't realise that there was a queue my brother told her that there was one and that she jumped the queue (in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 5

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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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    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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    I live in a white area

    and everyone at .y school is white. People will usually make dumb comments about my skin color (I'm mixed). I HATE living here, the teachers are rude to me and the kids are judgmental jerks. People think it's okay to call me the "N" word or use it around me because I'm only half...
    JustARebel JustARebel 13-15, M 5 Responses Aug 4

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    When I was 3 or 4 I would always go to the

    playground while at my sister's softball games. I was a social kid and would always make friends with other kids. One day I was playing with a kid on the playground and his mom calls him to come over. When he returned he said he couldn't play with me anymore. I asked why and he...
    SullivanTheLegend SullivanTheLegend 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 15

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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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    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 12 Responses Sep 29, 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 31-35, F 11 Responses Jun 20, 2011

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    I could write quite a few experiences on this

    topic. My 1st will be from 8th grade at a private Christian school in a small city in Illinois. A classmate,who's mother was white and father who was black, told me that I couldn't "go with" a white boy, but only black boys. Since 4th grade I was attracted to both white and...
    BlackSheep613 BlackSheep613 22-25, F Jul 22

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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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    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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    White female here. Ever

    since I was 5 I've had an attraction to black boys. When I was 7 I had a crush on a black boy. I asked my parents what they would do if I liked a black boy. They said "I'd kick you out of the house. That doesn't happen in this family. Why would you do that to this family?" I...
    cawnbread cawnbread 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 25

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    When I got to this country I was in 3rd grade -

    I begged my father not to send me to school. During that time Pete Wilson was running for gov. Prop 187 was gaining momentum. As a 3rd grader I was scared...of deportation. One day at recess I broke my hand. Fearing for deportation I ran to the bathroom, I took my sweater and...
    Empresario Empresario 31-35, M Aug 18

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    The White Apologist: “I’m so,

    so sorry for what my ancestors did to yours, man! It really breaks me down sometimes thinking about how despicable we were to you guys! Please forgive us!” The Faux-Humanist: “Stop talking about race. We’re all just human.” The Martin-Lover: “Yeah, but didn’t...
    ThePrettyOnee ThePrettyOnee 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    I've been called Chinese.

    .. I've even been called Chino... But take a better look... I'm a sexy Filipino... (Sips on a glass of Bourbon)
    OdeSlinger OdeSlinger 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 16

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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 4 Responses Apr 12

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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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    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 2 Responses Apr 24

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    Yesterday a black man tried to force me off the

    road... For no reason, to my knowledge... Other than what is going on in America today... I am tired of being labeled as a racist! Just because I am a white man...
    anAMATURE anAMATURE 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 23

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 30

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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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    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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    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 18 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    Today, I prepared my bike

    for a ride, like I always do, I've checked the air in the wheels and all other important stuff, get my bottle full and something to eat, and I started my training. I've gone just 20 km out of the city then I had a flat tire, I couldn't fix it due to many reasons. I found myself...
    piponox piponox 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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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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    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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    70% of my school hated me literally just

    because of a few soccer matches between our countries... They weren't the brightest of folk.
    Cosmic0Potato Cosmic0Potato 13-15, M Jun 20

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    The government gives benefits to companies

    that are owned but blacks, women, Mexican, but what about a white guy wanting to find work?
    cruise77 cruise77 36-40, M 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    It happened to my sister not me.

    So my sister is fully black and I'm mixed but my dad said I can pass as a Mexican and I became friends with these Mexican twins that lived down the street. They have a trampoline and I would always jump on it with them. One day my sister came with me to their house and they...
    makaylat makaylat 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Once when I was walking my dog,

    Hartley The Rottweiler. I came up against two drunk British men obviously tourists, they threw a bunch of angry threats at me, I tried to walk away but another came up behind me, "Its young s***s like you that is ruining our country." I think he said as he slapped me to the...
    IAMFastDasha IAMFastDasha 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 10

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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 5 Responses Jan 19

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    I am mixed and my husband is white.

    I went to the pool in our subdivision and a white woman in her 50's started loudly calling my son and me hybrids. There were no Toyota Prius vehicles around. I ignored it and called the HOA. We have owned this house since 1999. The woman at the HOA knows us. I did not want a...
    virginialady virginialady 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 2

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    I was born in Germany

    but I moved permanently to the United States when I was very little. I don't hardly know any German (I'm learning). I still have a bit of a German accent. I don't understand why everyone automatically thinks I'm a racist or more specifically a nazi? I love all people. I'm an...
    IchBinDeutsch IchBinDeutsch 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    Being half Vietnamese in the UK I have

    experienced racism a few times. One that sticks in my head the most is when I went I was walking home with the other Vietnamese person in my school; we were speaking Vietnamese and two 40-50 year old males walked past us and shouted at us to 'speak English and stop speaking...
    casio747 casio747 13-15, M 12 mins ago

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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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    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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    I absolutely HATE how African Americans are

    viewed in the media. I hate watching the videos of the riots in YouTube seeing the black people destroy cars and steal from stores. It's just sad... I know because of the actions of the people in the riots it will reflect on our whole entire race. I wish we could just all come...
    animallllover animallllover 16-17, F 2 Responses May 6

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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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    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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    One time me and my husband went to a safeway

    for groceries, the shop there has a self check out machine, it was our first time to use it there and so it takes time for us to put in the quantities and what type of vegetables, etc...while we also asked for the help of the staff who was standing next to us...so suddenly a...
    tangerinescake tangerinescake 18-21 2 Responses May 18