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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 15 Responses Sep 1, 2007

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    This was the first time I've experienced racism

    in my life. I have no idea how to handle it. I've copied and pasted his comments in to the comment section, because EP won't let me put his words in a post.
    LittleStain LittleStain 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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    A French man persecuted me at a hotel

    that we both we worked in And he viewed me as if I was the mist dispeacable woman on earth and he even wanted to run me over by a car At the end I became very angry and pist off Regardless of how I look I have as much right as any body else to live And I haven't harmed this...
    pineauuk pineauuk 31-35, F Oct 5, 2014

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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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    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 live in supported accommodation

    for people with mental health problems and yesterday as I walked into the staff office to ask a memeber of staff if I had any post She checked ,she found two letters for me and she threw them at me ,I felt totally humilated .. I live in the uk and I'm dark skinned Indian...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 12

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    It's commonly believed that

    if you're white, you can't get racist comments thrown at you. That's not true. Going to Central America, some people will call you a Gringo, they will insult you and they will make you feel inferior. Even in the US, having a Jewish parent gives people incentive to bully and...
    msilver msilver 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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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...
    CultivatingPurpose CultivatingPurpose 36-40, M 15 hrs ago

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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 Nov 2, 2014

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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 think every color, any gender,

    any anything someone somewhere WILL find something bad to say. Of course I personally have had my own run ins with racism towards white people (I'm white) and I have witnessed it as well. It's a really sad thing to see and hear but there's no stopping it, people are going to...
    FelBaby FelBaby 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    I immigrated to the uk in 1992 at the age of 13

    and at my age I did not know the meaning if racism ..I did not know what racism was but I soon realised that I was rejected and unfriend by the English kids at school so I ended up just keeping myself to myself and staying away from the English kids as I got the message that...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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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 10 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 34 Responses Aug 21, 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 22 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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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 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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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    Major NYC production company is seeking

    individuals who fundamentally disagree with their family's views on race, sexuality, ethnicity, gender, religion (etc) for a documentary series. We're looking for people who grew up immersed around a certain (discriminatory/hateful) mentality, that you've chosen to break from or...
    maryberry77 maryberry77 26-30 Oct 16, 2014

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    My boyfriend and I have been together

    for over 5 years.(been together since 8th grade year). Our relationship is almost perfect!! We've had maybe only 2 real arguments over the years. But there's something about our relationship..... We are an interracial couple. He's black and I'm white. We live in the south so you...
    cawnbread cawnbread 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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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 2 days ago

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    I can't say what's my nationality with out

    being accused of doing something and I know it's wrong but till this day Gypsy's are experience racism
    Pizogoon Pizogoon 18-21, M Dec 13, 2014

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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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    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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    Sometimes I think that

    if I was a blonde with larger boobs my life would be easier. Scratch that if I was a straight, handsome, cisgender white male my life would be a lot easier. Not saying I want to be anyone else. If I woke up with blonde hair and blue eyes and anglo saxon as frick I would freak...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F Oct 27, 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 8 Responses Jan 19

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    I've experienced racism all through my life

    and unfortunatly it began within my family I was born with dark skinned even though my family members have light skin and they not fond of dark skin My mother was not interested in me and she may have even disliked and she ignored me all through my childhood and I felt hated...
    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I ve always been an outcast wether I was among

    my family or any social gathering and even work places .i felt being shunned strongly during the 7 months which I had spend at hotel du vin As you may know from my previous posts that both the head housekeeper and the bar manager persecuted me very aggressively at hotel du vin...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F Oct 26, 2014

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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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    My origin is latin and

    when I moved to Europe at the age of 7 I experienced many changes.Back to my original country people were friendly and welcoming.In this new place and new school I encountared hatress because I was different.I was overweighted,wear glasses and intelectual clothes,different...
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 14 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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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 72 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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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.
    pixiepiink pixiepiink 16-17 4 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    Today I experienced racism firsthand

    and for the first time in my life. It got me thinking about my own prejudices against certain groups of people. And it was apparent that my prejudices were unfounded and untruthful so she was clearly wrong about us. It was my lack of experience and understanding that created my...
    hongy0220 hongy0220 26-30, M Dec 15, 2014

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    Let's get real here white men are generally

    reluctant to approach a woman who's not white and when they do they ask some dumb questions about our race. When it happens to me I think "ugh here we go with the genealogy questions." shoot. Maybe this is why I mostly hang out with hispanic woman. They get how race and...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2014

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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 29 Responses Apr 8, 2007

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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 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 4 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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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 1 Response Jan 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 21 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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    I experienced more racism

    when moving to an "affluent" area of Northern VA, just outside of DC. I've had more racist encounters here than I have had in almost a decade. Because the level of education and income is so high here, it was rather shocking to me. I had just moved to NoVA from Miami. It...
    MrMeToo305 MrMeToo305 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 22

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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 2 Responses Jan 3

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