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I Hate Racism and Discrimination

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    My husband and I are people of African descent.

    We are not American citizens. We decided to spend our 2014 vacation in NYC. On September 11th 2014. We decided to walk from Canal street to Times Square for sight seeing purposes. On our walk we decided to stop off at Barnes and Noble's (to purchase a map)to our regret. When we...
    KS2015 KS2015 26-30, F 16 Responses Jan 10

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    0zzy2597 0zzy2597 16-17, M 7 Responses Jan 18

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    I HATE and LOATHE when people say racism no

    longer exists. If you are a white person, to you it never and will never exist not to you. Just because you might not impose discrimination to others, does not mean people do not go through it. Discrimination exists in many forms, and my most resented form is comedy. Making fun...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 60 Responses Jan 26

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    I think that my grandad might be a closet

    racist. My mom is half white (Black mom and White dad) but my grandad says some horrible things about black men almost all the time and he even says things about my father. I know he doesn't live with us and he hasn't always been there but he's there when he can be and he tries...
    Blkgrlsdoitbetter Blkgrlsdoitbetter 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Every one needs to stop hatin'

    and start to accept people for who they are!
    carmencyr43 carmencyr43 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 1, 2014

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    I don't hate a race of people

    nor do I discriminate I talk **** about everyone and everything equally including myself XD
    Princeofnothing Princeofnothing 18-21, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I think it's bs how people say they hate racism

    and discrimination but then turn around and say they hate gays . Hypocrites!!!!!!
    Jay79 Jay79 31-35, M Feb 7

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    DOJ: Ferguson PD engaged in racially biased

    policing WASHINGTON — A Justice Department review has found that Missouri's troubled Ferguson Police Department engaged in a broad pattern of racially biased enforcement that permeated the city's justice system, including the use of unreasonable force against African American...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 4 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Ellieplease Ellieplease 22-25, F 12 Responses 1 day ago

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    America, the melting pot,

    where all people are united, my ***. I truly grew up colorblind. My older sister is "black" and I never noticed until one of my friends dad pointed it out to me when I was ELEVEN. Learning about bias and discrimination in society, I feel like I see it everywhere. I can't seem to...
    Megan2134 Megan2134 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 13

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    Why are these still things in modern society?

    Why were they ever things? If you subscribe to creationism, we're all children of God and he loves us all equally. If you subscribe to evolution, we're all still the same species, we come from the same ancestry, just adapted to different climates and terrains. Judging people on...
    JackMann JackMann 22-25, M 24 Responses Jan 17

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    What's wrong with someone's skin color?

    Oh they're brown, guess that means they aren't allowed to have regular jobs and the same respect as a white person. As a white person, I sometimes get more "respect" from certain authorities, unlike some of my dark skinned classmates. And it's disgusting. I mean really? Even the...
    HannahMarieX HannahMarieX 18-21 19 Responses Jan 12

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    "No one is born hating another person

    because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite." -Nelson Mandela
    Apieceofmyluv Apieceofmyluv 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 1, 2014

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    Having never been prejudice

    or racist, I have never understood it. Maybe it is a learned trait and I am lucky to have had a good upbringing. I find it hard to swallow it since I've moved to SC last year from Gary, IN. I see it all the time here and it makes me sick to my stomach. As a white guy, in the...
    CainMarko CainMarko 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    We all had the same parents many million years

    ago. Why can't we live in freedom without hunger without war?
    ReneeTay ReneeTay 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 18

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    So this random 40 year old man decided e wanted

    to message me with this racist crap. So to him since I'm black I must be on food stamps, eat friend chicken and watermelon constantly, have tons of babies as a teen mom, not know who the father of the kids, not know who my own father his because my mother slept around, have a...
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 18-21, F 17 Responses Jan 24, 2014

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    I hate all forms of discrimination (naturally).

    .. But what I hate more is someone who comes along and disregards what you're saying by claiming "oh well other groups face racism too but you don't hear them complaining". Okay and ? What the hell does that mean ? Some weak minded dolts are content with being discriminated...
    3dayweekend 3dayweekend 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 22

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    I have a question: have you,

    in recent memory, heard the word 'thug' used to refer to a person that wasn't a black male? I can't say that I have. In recent memory, back when Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman (who apparently is also a wife beater), everybody and their brother tried to justify...
    jadedandconfused jadedandconfused 36-40, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    "You're White. You don't know how it feels.

    You can never understand what it's like to be racially discriminated against" If I had a dollar for everytime I heard that or the similar I'd be a freaking millionaire. Racism exists in all forms and can come from anyone. Just because I'm White, it doesn't automatically mean I...
    yourpetmuzzie yourpetmuzzie 18-21, M 15 Responses Feb 6

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    I'd like to think that,

    one day, racism/discrimination will end. Will it? I certainly wouldn't bet on it. One big issue is that some who discriminate are teaching those beliefs to their children. Therefore, more often than not, their children grow up and teach it to THEIR kids. It's a vicious cycle...
    FollowMyLead FollowMyLead 31-35, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Racism is annoying me.

    ..!!!!! so much!!! people just dont understand it because its not to be understood its all about hatred, superiority and trying to get on "top" lets be honest... if there was no other ethnicity of people it would be hair colour, eye colour even lengths of nose's... that must show...
    MissLorii MissLorii 18-21, F 13 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    In the United States discrimination (especially

    when involving the enforcement of law) is alive and thriving. The groups that have an unfair disadvantage are men and colored individuals. A disproportionate amount of Latinos and blacks are subject to stop-and-frisk. More Latinos than any other race are pulled over by highway...
    Yoda42 Yoda42 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    One of the dumbest things I hear is "stop

    trying to be black" Like forreal, how people act or their interest in music doesn't define their skin color. I blast Tupac, Biggie, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Dre, and so forth, and I'm white. Go ahead, hate me for it.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 5 Responses Feb 21

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    I can't stand it. I'm white

    and I have a few black friends and there like the greatest people I've ever met. I truly don't understand how people can be so ignorant and racist... like my parents. Mostly my dad is racist, although my mom might be a little bit. One day I asked my dad if he would drive me to...
    myownconsultant myownconsultant 16-17, F 6 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    I am racist and judgmental

    as f*** and i REAALLY dont like it!! No matter how hard i try, i just dont have it in me to change. Like a black or an asian would message me and say hey or whats up and i wouldnt reply just because theyre asian or black!! Its f***ed up i know and i loath that part in me it but...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 16-17, M 6 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Let'S Be Fair.

    Discrimination is not helping, why do people enjoy when they discriminate people because it is funny? How about the feeling of the person they criticize? Well a lot of Lesbians, Gays, Bi-sexuals, and also the transgenders had been criticize. I'm proud to say that I'm a lesbian...
    YourQueen YourQueen 18-21, F 12 Responses May 2, 2013

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    Sexism is one thing I can absolutely not

    tolerate, and yes against both genders. Just something about it that makes me rant and argue at the person who decided to pull the gender card or make a sexist remark
    FortyTheRapper FortyTheRapper 22-25, M Feb 8

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    There is a lot of fuss going on about labels we

    have pertaining to color. Color shouldn't define or describe us and yet the very ones who get on a podium to fight segregation even today call themselves and others by a skin color. While fighting oppressive behavior against such colors. If you don't like Black and White...
    nsquaredmeanshartspaired nsquaredmeanshartspaired 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    4evamaureen 4evamaureen 22-25, F 24 Responses May 12, 2014

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    Well I'm not gonna write out everything

    regarding my experience to this so ill just do a summary.. Being the only white kid on my football team, a rap lover, one of the only white kids at my schools and a "non stereotypical white guy" (regarding prep and wealth) brought a lot of hate towards me..
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 9 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I really don't think there is anything in this

    world that makes me angrier than racism and discrimination.
    ishax ishax 13-15, F 13 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Israel's new racism.

    Israel has granted refugee status to 0.07% of African asylum seekers.    Israel has not granted a single Sudanese asylum seeker refugee status, in spite of a wave of migrants fleeing violence, according to official state statistics, submitted to the High Court of...
    peza peza 51-55, M 8 Responses a week ago

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    No sane man would kill three innocent people

    over a parking spot unless there is hate in his heart.
    modestmuslimah modestmuslimah 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 12

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    chelsxx chelsxx 13-15 29 Responses Jun 25, 2014

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    We are all human. It doesn't matter

    where you come from, we are all brothers and sisters. And I love you all.
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Feb 5

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    So I'm out running around today

    and meet this guy who starts flirting with me. We hadn't been talking long before he asks if I've ever let a black guy touch me. I ask him why it even matters. Apparently it did matter, cuz when I tell him I'm color blind and if it's a problem for him, oh well, there's...
    thumper15 thumper15 18-21, F 28 Responses 6 days ago

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    CSCE720 CSCE720 13-15, F 4 Responses May 23, 2014

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    My best friend is black

    and I'm white, and due to that, when we go out, we sometimes get strange looks from people. I don't understand. She's my sister!
    TarrynLeighNell TarrynLeighNell 13-15, F 10 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Don't judge a book by its cover is like 'DON'T

    JUDGE A PERSON BY THEIR COLOR'
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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    My Mom......

    My mom is very racist against people of different color and language. I remember we were at a shopping center one day last year for Christmas, and this Spanish speaking woman came up to us begging us to give her a ride home. She explained that she had 3 children at home and she...
    BENDrowned BENDrowned 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    I Can't Breathe“This song is

    for Eric and for all those from Russia to America and around the globe who suffer from state terror — killed, choked, perished because of war and state sponsored violence of all kinds,” 
    peza peza 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 18

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    Zero tolerance. If you're racist you're ignorant

    and honestly don't deserve to live in this world.
    chloejune chloejune 18-21, F 21 Responses Jun 25, 2014

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    Disabled People Face Discrimination

    i have aspergers syndrom and i have a learning disability i have faced name calling and not getting jobs people are people no mater what and need to be treated with respect
    stuwebb2 stuwebb2 51-55, M 24 Responses Mar 29, 2012

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    Look, Mommy! ...Black people!!

    I'll share a funny story because some of you may appreciate it. Despite the fact that we're Unitarian, we sent my son to a private Christian grammar school because it was, academically, the best school in our area. The school was popular among Christian blacks in our area so the...
    musicbook musicbook 56-60, M 10 Responses Jun 29, 2012

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    So what are you mixed with?

    ?? Anyone who is biracial knows how offensive those words can be my mother is Puerto Rican and white and my dad is black going to school in a small town full of judgmental simple minded people was very hard and I blame the parents not their kids who bullied me. I used to get...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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    Though this happened earlier this month,

    the hurt, anger, and disgust I feel, remains. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to hangout with a friend of mine after work. We were in her home, listening to some music and playing video games, when her brother, who lives with her, came home. He took one look at me and angrily...
    HiPpIeRoNiN HiPpIeRoNiN 31-35, M 18 Responses 6 days ago

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    Pegida, Bagida... or all the others.

    .. No, just because I am German you don't have to write to me and preach your paroles. I don't know if you will get it one day but... the only people our society do not want around is YOU! Keep your distorted world image by your own and leave us others alone! That's not...
    Brokenshadowwings Brokenshadowwings 31-35, F Feb 16