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    Re: Have You Ever Experienced Racism?

    Always I am treated differently than others because I am a smart looking white man. Cashiers and waiters and bank clerks and police officers always treat me with a respect that many others don't receive. I guess that's some sort of racism.

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    Re: Have You Ever Experienced Racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    Always I am treated differently than others because I am a smart looking white man. Cashiers and waiters and bank clerks and police officers always treat me with a respect that many others don't receive. I guess that's some sort of racism.
    I've noticed that in NOLA, too.

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    Re: Have You Ever Experienced Racism?

    I've experienced little in the way of formal discrimination, but far more informal harassment and insults, which seems to be the general story on this thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Intrestingly enough I'm actually about half-Native, but it isn't all that obvious. Maybe I should have gone ahead an got my tribal affiliation a long time ago, then I could have been an oppressed minority.
    Is that so? I must say, I've never met a true "half-breed" who didn't bear a greater resemblance or phenotypic association to the darker race. That the mulatto Obama is the "first black president" is illustrative of that. It certainly seems to be the case with Natives also. For example, former Colorado Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell is approximately half Cheyenne and looks like this:



    Conservative political commentator David Yeagley is half white, with his other half being a mixture of Comanche and Chickasaw, and he looks like this:



    Comedian George Lopez is apparently only a third Native American, according to the results of his DNA test aired on his talk show, and yet he looks like this:



    It's somewhat odd that somewhat half-Indian does not physically evidence this racial heritage, though perhaps not entirely unheard of. Are you sure that's your exact background?

    Quote Originally Posted by PonyBoy View Post
    Lol! Sometimes i think the same thing. Sometimes i wonder how things woulda been if i would of claimed my Cherokee affiliation. I think you only have to have 19% Native in you to file a claim?(at least that's what I've heard) My aunt says we were crazy not to claim the affiliation but my parents never went for that "were oppressed" crap.
    There are too many whites that claim "Cherokee affiliation" for them to not challenge you if you didn't have strong evidence. Blood quantum laws vary from nation to nation; the Keetowah have a one-quarter requirement, whereas the Cherokee Nation looks to any ancestors on the Dawes Rolls. Be prepared if you're ever interested in enrollment; most Cherokee I've met are very hostile towards those they perceive as "fakers."

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    Re: Have You Ever Experienced Racism?

    As long as I'm in good with Chief Cashes My Chips, I'm good.

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    Re: Have You Ever Experienced Racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    As long as I'm in good with Chief Cashes My Chips, I'm good.
    If you have cause to travel out west (through New Mexico, really), try stopping off at the Inn of the Mountain Gods. Glorious location; Mescalero retains its natural beauty and the beauty that so many find in a wager.

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    Re: Have You Ever Experienced Racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I'd love for you to prove this statement.
    You don't have any prejudices towards anyone? Just be honest.
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    Re: Have You Ever Experienced Racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by PonyBoy View Post
    You don't have any prejudices towards anyone? Just be honest.
    I already was honest about it, but according to your one post if one claims that they aren't racist, then they're the most racist of all.

    Why in the world would anyone HAVE to have prejudices? It just makes no sense.

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    Re: Have You Ever Experienced Racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I already was honest about it, but according to your one post if one claims that they aren't racist, then they're the most racist of all.

    Why in the world would anyone HAVE to have prejudices? It just makes no sense.
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    Re: Have You Ever Experienced Racism?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I already was honest about it, but according to your one post if one claims that they aren't racist, then they're the most racist of all.

    Why in the world would anyone HAVE to have prejudices? It just makes no sense.
    I think a statement made earlier is somewhat accurate.

    Everyone has prejudices, racist leanings, etc.

    However you want to describe them.

    But IMO, you are not prejudiced/racist/bigoted/whatever unless you allow those things to factor into your decisions as facts.

    In other words, if you recognize that you may be prejudiced in some way, you can factor that into your decision making process, and thus hopefully in the end eliminate any bias in your final decision...if you make one.
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    Re: Have You Ever Experienced Racism?

    To answer the question - I have experienced it first hand as many here have.. but I've witnessed it more often than I've experienced it.

    I've encountered sexism much more than racism.

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