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    Re: Have You Ever Experienced Racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Have You Ever Experienced Racism? If so, please feel free to share about it here.

    I think people would be shocked if they knew the number of peoples who are subjected to racism on a daily basis.
    I don't think I have, not really. I've been the butt of some racist jokes, but I love racist jokes.

    I've been profiled but that's not the same, and I did fit the profile.

    No I don't think I've ever been on the receiving end of real racism.

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    Re: Have You Ever Experienced Racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    My boyfriend bought a house in a neighborhood that is 90% black and has slowly been rehabbing it. I've spent an inordinate amount of time at his house helping him with it, and his neighbors have gotten familiar with me. I don't notice a substantial difference in his neighbors, except the houses are smaller and they are less affluent. They are as friendly to me as the white neighbors in my neighborhood. I like some of them, and am not particularly friendly with others. Same as my neighborhood, basically.

    I'm not less comfortable being around blacks than I am being around whites. I've spent the bulk of my career being a minority (because I'm white) during the performance of my job responsibilities. It is, for me, a non-issue. Some people have attempted to make it an issue, but I've quickly defused that. My first real office job, during college, I was a minority, and that has basically held true for the last 20 years of my life. I am grateful to the people that I've worked with who taught me to view people as people.
    I was not trying to imply that those stereotypes would be given consideration by me.

    It simply seemed to me that they were what the poster responding to my statements was driving for, and so I used them to outline how inapplicable they were to the given scenario.
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    Re: Have You Ever Experienced Racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Skin color would not be a factor for me. I live in a racially mixed area, and my basis for picking my house was purely on the basis of school test scores and crimes per capita, then affordability. I didn't know the skin colors of any of my neighbors when I bought my house, I wasn't from this area. Turns out that 3 of my ten neighbors are black. Don't really care. See it as a positive, to be frank. If 7 of the 10 had been black, and the area had high test scores and low crime, I'd have bought the same house.
    But you're dodging the question again. This is a make believe situation. Don't worry the ACLU isn't not going to take you away. I don't care about you're hood in real life. Now if you cant answer either A) or B) then that means you are terrified of being labeled a racist when in reality it's just natural. The kids are segregated in the School lunchrooms all across America, And the segregation is all voluntary. Most of the Blacks, Whites, and Latinos sit and congregate with their own race and they're not labeled racists. All humans gravitate towards what their accustomed to.
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    Re: Have You Ever Experienced Racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I was not trying to imply that those stereotypes would be given consideration by me.

    It simply seemed to me that they were what the poster responding to my statements was driving for, and so I used them to outline how inapplicable they were to the given scenario.
    I was expressing agreement with you.

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    Re: Have You Ever Experienced Racism?

    It is sad to hear stories of racism. The first one that comes to my mind was this one time I had went to a party with a black male friend of mine and was the only white female inside the home. Anyways we were there maybe about an hour when my friend comes up to me and said we got to get the **** out of here and now.

    I had already had a few drinks and was enjoying myself so was like I am not leaving you go ahead and I will catch a ride with someone. He was like no we are leaving NOW! By that time he was kinda screaming and pulling me out. Anyways once we got in car and drove off?

    He explained to me that a bunch of the girls were gonna jump me and cut me up because "that white bitch does not belong up in here". I had NO CLUE this was happening and thank goodness my friend overheard it and got me the hell outta there

    That did not/does not stop me from going to similar parties after that nor from hanging in the "hood". I will not allow a bunch of racist bitches ruin where I go but it did make me more aware of my surroundings and to have my ears very much open. And trust me I do get plenty of mean looks, etc. But nothing to that extent.

    Also I have been out with non-white friends and get dirty looks from white folks-as in-what are you doing with them. It is sad. Also notice if going into shops with non-white friends? The salesclerks seem to follow and watch us a little more close than they would just me.

    I see somewhat racism or grouping at work due to the way whites and blacks seem to avoid each other. I jump in with both crowds


    Those are just a few off top my head.
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    Re: Have You Ever Experienced Racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by PonyBoy View Post
    But you're dodging the question again. This is a make believe situation. Don't worry the ACLU isn't not going to take you away. I don't care about you're hood in real life. Now if you cant answer either A) or B) then that means you are terrified of being labeled a racist when in reality it's just natural. The kids are segregated in the School lunchrooms all across America, And the segregation is all voluntary. Most of the Blacks, Whites, and Latinos sit and congregate with their own race and they're not labeled racists. All humans gravitate towards what their accustomed to.
    What I'm telling you is that since I was in college, I've been accustomed to both social groups. I've worked and socialized with an equal mix of blacks and whites, and I was married for 12 years to a Filipino guy. I'm equally comfortable around blacks/whites, and that wouldn't be a consideration for me.

    FWIW, I don't necessarily view whites as "more my kind" than blacks. A black or Latino police officer would be more "my kind" than a white sunday school teacher. To be truthful, a Latino gang member is more "my kind" than a white Sunday School teacher. I've spent more time around gang members than I have PTA members. I understand gang members, but PTA members get on my last damn nerve.

    I wouldn't have a preference either way, all other things being equal. Preferring people on the basis of race isn't "natural" to me. I like people for who they are, not what their skin color is.
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    Re: Have You Ever Experienced Racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    What I'm telling you is that since I was in college, I've been accustomed to both social groups. I've worked and socialized with an equal mix of blacks and whites, and I was married for 12 years to a Filipino guy. I'm equally comfortable around blacks/whites, and that wouldn't be a consideration for me.

    FWIW, I don't necessarily view whites as "more my kind" than blacks. A black or Latino police officer would be more "my kind" than a white sunday school teacher. To be truthful, a Latino gang member is more "my kind" than a white Sunday School teacher. I've spent more time around gang members than I have PTA members.

    I wouldn't have a preference either way, all other things being equal. Preferring people on the basis of race isn't "natural" to me. I like people for who they are, not what their skin color is.
    So what you're saying is that you don't have an answer which is perfectly fine!
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    Re: Have You Ever Experienced Racism?

    Okay, here's a prejudice I'll admit to. I hate people in mini-vans with those stupid Jesus fishes on the back. Today, I was driving back to the office and this chick in a minivan with 5 Jesus fishes on the back cut me off, and I thought...

    "Would Jesus drive like that? I don't think so."

    I don't know what color she was, though.

    The people with those "choose life" license plates, too. I tend to prejudge them because several of them have tried to kill me while driving, as well. Apparently, their pro-life sentiments only apply to the unborn, and not adult heathens like me.

    So, if I had to choose a neighborhood with a bunch of "choose lifers" and jesus fishers, versus one with a bunch of heathens, I'd definitely take the heathens.

    Also, any girl (of any race), who self-labels as a diva, princess, or some other malarky should be forcibly norplanted and should not be allowed to breed.
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    Re: Have You Ever Experienced Racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I was expressing agreement with you.
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    Re: Have You Ever Experienced Racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Oh come on...you don't hold a certain deep down, instinctual caution about other races that you don't deal with regularly? Like me and Asian women...I know not all Asian women are bad drivers but my experiences with female asian drivers causes me to have a reaction (usually toes curling painfully) when I see that I am surrounded on at least 2 sides by them on the freeway. Like I literally slow down and hope they go on past me without causing an accident.

    I am the same way with Persians when I am making a purchase from one. I have an immediate caution with them because my experience with them has taught me that caution when doing business with a Persian is just smart business because it usually saves you money. It's a certain intolerance and I think all people have it.
    Jallman, I was ganged raped by black males and still hold no anger or fear towards black folks.

    You would think after that? I would be one of those white females you see that tense up whenever seeing a group of black males but I do not. I usually nod or may even say What's Up or How You Doing.
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