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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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    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 4 Responses Mar 30

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 67 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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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 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 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 16 Responses Aug 27, 2006

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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 Mar 24

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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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    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 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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    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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    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...
    marquisb marquisb 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 16

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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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    ~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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    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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    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 18 Responses Oct 19, 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 14 Responses Jun 20, 2011

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    Why does every one hate me

    and are racist against me what did I do
    lonely6999 lonely6999 16-17, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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 Mar 23

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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 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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    "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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    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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    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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    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'm so pissed off that in the last three years

    I did not receive any medical care in the uk for being bed bound and suffering from a mysterious illness that it was not diagnosed by doctors in Britain and I was left helpless in bed and not eating for two days every week because the fucken racist English nurse who views me as...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F Mar 30

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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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    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 2 days 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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    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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    Being black, Asian, and Arab can really darken

    your mood when verbally hurt.
    SithLordofCanada97 SithLordofCanada97 16-17, M Mar 18

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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 5 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    It is not me who choose to live at Webb house

    supported housing for vulnerable people with mental health issues It is my parents who forced me to live there against my will and they are refusing to allow me to live with them ..and I'm unwell and vulnerable ...I'm traumatised and helpless ...I'm very vulnerable and everyone...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7

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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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    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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    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'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 Mar 25

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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.