As I was walking down the hall at school, "All white people are racist, man, all of them are out to get us." 

Nobody said anything either. I swear if I had said the same thing about any other race I would have been stoned to death.

Egh. There's racists everywhere. 

I don't know... that seems to be on my mind a lot lately. :/

kleisse kleisse
22-25, F
4 Responses Sep 5, 2008

I totally agree. I hate when people of other skin colors, act like they have a right to be cruel, and hateful towards people with lighter skin.

Yep you're right you would have been stoned to death. I hear lots of racial slurs from my mother the racist. I told her I think I should look up the local KKK, she'd be a perfect member. Its always about us and them. When you look at the world with a closed mind, that's exactly what you see.

Did I say I held a grudge about this?

Racism is on both sides of the fence. But your best bet in this situation is to forgive them for their ignorance, & move on.<br />
I've noticed that folks use the term ignorant ( or ignorance) differently than its definition. "Oh, she's / he's just ignorant." Which seems to mean that this person is cruel by their own design.<br />
Being ignorant can be compared to the unfortunate folks who are trained to believe they are accomplishing good when they kill people in the name of a religion / prophet. In no way do I believe these people are stupid, just fed w/ lies.

Our brains are designed to see things in groups and categories and to take shortcuts by making generalizations. This is why racism runs rampant. Also negative or critical memories are more focused on than positive ones. Studies suggest the ratio is about 19:1 so for everyone one negative experience you have with a (insert physical description here) person, you now need at least 19 positive ones to make their opinion neutral again.