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Are You A Racist?

  1. fierycj profile image85
    fierycjposted 7 years ago

    Well, are you? Let us all know. If you are, At least have the minerals to own up to it. If not let, let us know as well. And please, none of the phony remarks like, "I love black people." even if you mean it. otherwise, I'll just puke my guts out. And one thing, this involves all forms of racism. Black against white. White against Black. Yellow against black, etc. White supremacy. Nazis. Rednecks. KKKs. You name it. Let all the animals come out! Let not timidity beset thee! Reveal thyself!

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Are you? I don't believe I am.

    2. Lady_E profile image80
      Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Nah. I'm not.

      I'm a very open-minded person. I've read through this thread and some people have written about problems with relationships.

      The world is changing now. In the UK there are so many mixed relationships. African's marrying English,  English marrying Asians etc. My brother will be marrying an English Lady and my parents have no problems with it. They have always said to us "if you are happy, we are happy".

      At the end of the day, we are all HUMAN BEINGS. We all have red blood flowing through our veins. If anyone's got green, yellow blood let me know.

      Edit: My advise to people - don't see yourself as a colour. Just be you and stay positive.

      Have a lovely weekend, Oh Dearest. smile

    3. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol Actually, I was gonna post the same forum question. You beat me to it.

      On the racist question, do any of us ever have the right to be racist? Are any of us "pure" breeds? I don't believe so. I'm pretty sure that every human alive right now has mixed blood lines. So in theory, racism shouldn't exist if everyone is mixed race.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Totally agree with you there...no one is "lily white" anymore.

        1. marinealways24 profile image60
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Would you think that "most" racist think they are "pure" in their ignorant thoughts?

        2. LondonGirl profile image91
          LondonGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You've not seen my skin tone, takes me two weeks in the sun to surn from blue to lily white (-:

    4. GeneralHowitzer profile image64
      GeneralHowitzerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No i'm not a racist. we all breath the same air, we dont hold any advantage over the other regardless of color, race, age, sex, work and the likes.

    5. andromida profile image75
      andromidaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Anyone who fails to think universally is prone to show some kind of racism or inclination to any particular ideas/race.I am glad that I am not one of them.

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Universal thinking ,now thats an intelligent attitude !!!,sadly some people just dont know any other culture but their own and it makes them prone only learning via the media, just not reality at all.

        1. JonTutor profile image60
          JonTutorposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Very true... some folks don't wanna learn or open there minds for other beliefs.... My God/My religion is the best or only way has often been the cause of so many wars in the past.

          1. andromida profile image75
            andromidaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I agree with you.Now we should start to change my god/my religious type of attitude.The key is awareness building among the people and  we are in  the strongest position in the history to do so through electronic media and Internet.

            1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
              Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Thats true ,but like most things mankind invents , we will eveuntually screw that up too.

              1. Paper Moon profile image83
                Paper Moonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Aint that the truth.

            2. JonTutor profile image60
              JonTutorposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I concur.

        2. andromida profile image75
          andromidaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I agree with you.It seems that those people just don't believe in what they learn,smile.

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      ralwusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well, I must admit I don't cotton to Nigerians too much. ;-)

  2. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 7 years ago

    Okay just may just be me, but this thread is crossing the line.  I believe the majority of people on Hubpages are not racists, and who would own up to this anyway?  Also, what kind of comments would you get if a real racist came along and posted some sort of mantra.

    1. fierycj profile image85
      fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It would be entertaining, if not offensive, to see I must say. Hey, as for anyone owning up - stranger things have been known to happen within the virtual walls of Hubpages.

      1. SweetiePie profile image85
        SweetiePieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I agree with you there.  I guess if they do show up you can tell them what is what!

  3. Davinagirl3 profile image62
    Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago

    Racists come in all races.  I try not to judge people, even those who are judging me.  That is the hardest.  To me, a racist is someone who believes their race is the best.  That is an ignorant notion.

    1. fierycj profile image85
      fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with you 100%, Davi.

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    annvansposted 7 years ago

    Rednecks?  lol, lmao, rednecks got that name from working in the fields and having a red neck I do believe.  what does redneck have to do with racism?

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    annvansposted 7 years ago

    lol, fierycj, you crack me up big ol time!

    1. fierycj profile image85
      fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Love you, too, Ann. Lol.

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    annvansposted 7 years ago

    lol.  I was thinking..."huh?  You mean are people racist and do not like rednecks?

    1. Davinagirl3 profile image62
      Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Redneck is prejudice term... Poor rednecks.

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        annvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I mean what is being asked?  Is it being asked if you don't like rednecks?  Oh, maybe by saying redneck that may be racist?

        1. Davinagirl3 profile image62
          Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Over the years, "redneck" has become synomymous with "racist".

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            annvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I see, ok.

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    annvansposted 7 years ago

    Seriously, no I do not believe I am racist.  It is not that I am not 'owning up to it' either.  I like to treat everyone the same.

  8. Davinagirl3 profile image62
    Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago

    I am white and I am not offended when people don't like white people, because they assume all white people are racists.  I like to prove them wrong.  I have a friend who says, "You're the only white person I like."  I find this hysterical because it is soooo strange.

    1. fierycj profile image85
      fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You're a cool white lady, Davi. A cool lady in all respects of coolness. No kidding.

  9. Mrvoodoo profile image61
    Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago

    Hey Fierycj, I'll tell you the truth my friend, I'm not a racist, in fact most of my partners have been Asian, but for some reason I do feel awkward around Black people (see I'm not even sure if I'm allowed to say 'Black' people), now I'm getting worried.

    In my heart I see no difference between anybody based on the color of their skin or any other physical attribute, if you're white an you're a dick then you're a dick, if you're black and you're a dick then you're a dick.

    I live in a small seaside town in England and there aren't a whole lot of black people about to mix with, and when I do meet and chat I get so concerned that I might cause offense that I don't act naturally, say we're chatting about how you like your coffee, and I answer 'yeah I like mine black', and then I'm like, shit, can I say that, is that bad?!?  Being so worried about not being a racist has kind of made me a racist in a weird kind of way, although I don't mean to be.

    1. fierycj profile image85
      fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I get what you mean. And I sympathize, really. I get a kick out of watching white people acting all weird and awkward around me, trying to be polite as hell and all. But sometimes I just wanna yell into their ears, STOP THAT ALREADY! You're an okay guy, Mr V.

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image61
        Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol, thanks Fiery, you too, glad you get a kick out of my awkwardness. smile

    2. viryabo profile image85
      viryaboposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL!!!

      1. Lady_E profile image80
        Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this


        Viryabo, I can't see this comment on the thread. I have a feeling Mr Voodoo deleted it.  Anyhow, Mr Voodoo I'd just say Chill. I live in London, its completely different. Its very mixed. Pay a visit sometime - maybe that would help you Chill out a bit and enjoy interacting with people from various nationalities - that is if you want to.

        1. Mrvoodoo profile image61
          Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hey Lady_E

          No I didn't delete it, it's on the front page, I am chilled, and was exaggerating the story a little to make a point, I lived in Bristol for awhile which is very multicultural and have spent a fair while traveling in Thailand so I'm not as sheltered as I made out. 

          Do you remember the girl that got booted off of Big Brother a few years back for saying the 'N' word, now she never meant anything racist by it, she'd just been listening to too many hip-hop CDs and thought everybody called everybody else that these days, but she was humiliated on national TV and I'd put money on the fact that even today, a good few years later, people call her a racist.

          That was my point, not really anything to do with skin color, but I can't act naturally, when a wrong word might blow up in my face.  I meant no offense.

          1. Amanda Severn profile image91
            Amanda Severnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I thought the same about that Big Brother incident. If she'd called a Scotsman Jock, an Irishman Paddy, or a Welshman Taffy, there would have been no fuss at all. There's just a hypersensitivity about this issue. I have friends from all nationalities, and I'm aware of tiptoeing around certain issues for fear of causing offence.

          2. Lady_E profile image80
            Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Hiya Mr Voodoo, no offence taken smile

            Yes, I saw that girl on BB and felt sorry for her. That was a pity. I think what happened there was that channel 4 were trying to cover their tracks. (If i'm right, it was after the Shilpa Shetty Racism scandal, for which they got a lot of stick for) They could have just given her a warning.

            On a lighter note, I notice you live in a small seaside Town, that's the best place to be this time of the year. Lucky you.

            1. Mrvoodoo profile image61
              Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Better to be seen to come down too hard on racism, than too soft I guess.

              Yes I am very lucky, I should probably go outside more and spend less time at the computer, lol smile

          3. Uninvited Writer profile image82
            Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            For some words I understand. However, no one should "accidentally" use the N word. It is too loaded with history. If anyone does not think there is anything wrong with using it then they need a history lesson. And I'm talking about hip-hop artists too. People like Bill Cosby and Oprah are trying to put a stop to that.

            But, the people chosen for Big Brother are not usually the smarted bananas in the bunch anyway..smile

            1. Mrvoodoo profile image61
              Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              That's the thing, I don't believe it was 'accidentally' used, just the definition of it has become confused, like the word 'pimp' that people were discussing a month or so ago.

              Most white kids today will have a few Hip-Hop Cd's in their collection, and to them that word has nothing to do with the atrocities of the past or racism, it simply means 'brother' or 'friend'.

              I used to argue with my mother who would say 'don't say shit say sugar, it's much nicer'. but to me if you meant shit and said sugar, then it was the same thing anyway.  Not the word itself, but the intention with which it's used.

    3. Raven King profile image60
      Raven Kingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi. I understand the voodoo that you do Mr. Voodoo. Where I grew up I never seen racism. Skin color is just that pink, creme, caramel, cocoa.

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      Dujifouposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I can understand your problem. A few of my white friends don't know whether the term 'Black' is an acceptable term. But think of it this way, if I can call you white then you can call me black. If you can't describe someone as black then how else are you supposed to? As for the 'coffee' issue, anyone who gets offended at you mentioning 'black coffee' or a 'black cab' is an idiot and hardly worth your time.

      A handful of very loud and very stupid people tend to cry 'racism' at every opportunity. But I assure you this is a misrepresentation of most black people, who call themselves black and expect other people to refer to them as black too. I pity you if you have ever come across one of the imbeciles who play the race card for no damn reason.

      Try and relax a bit more around black people. As a whole they are no more defensive than any other type of more. If they are defensive it will be down to the individual's personality, not a trait defined by their race. And for the record, I don't believe you are a racist. You just don't know many black people to dispel the myth. smile

  10. lrohner profile image86
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Get settled in, kiddies. I'm going to tell you a story you won't forget...

    I grew up with parents who were supposedly super-Catholic, but conveniently forgot the Bible passage that says "love thy brother". The city I grew up in had very distinct ethnic populations in very distinct geographic areas. There was the Polish/Lithuanian neighborhood, the Irish neighborhood, Italian, Jewish, etc. My parents were fine socializing with all of those groups. But in the privacy of our home, I was taught to call them "Polacks", "Guineas", "Spics", etc. That's how it went.

    When I was in elementary school, a small black neighborhood began forming in the city. In front of my parents, I could not call them "black" or "African-American". I was forced to use the word "Nigger". If I didn't, I got slapped.

    All kids are pretty sharp, and I caught on to the hypocrisy at a young age.

    When I was around 20 years old, one of my closest college friends was of mixed race. My parents for years had owned a summer home on the shore, and I invited Mary to join us for a weekend. She and I drove up to the house. My father came outside to greet us and you could literally see his blood pressure rise. He called me aside and told me to "get that nigger off of his property". Needless to say, I was ashamed and embarassed, and Mary and I left.

    What did that upbringing teach me? The exact opposite from what my parents wanted me to learn.

    1. fierycj profile image85
      fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Touchy tell. Nice parents you got there. A lot of kids aren't as fortunate as you, though.

      1. lrohner profile image86
        lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Touchy, maybe. True, yes. What they did shaped a lot of who I am, though, and I think I turned out OK and I am a fierce critic of racism. The really sad thing is that my Dad passed away in his 70's and my Mom passed away in her mid-80's. My Dad eventually got the message before his passing, but my Mom never did. Really, really sad.

    2. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Great story. You should be proud of your survival. Many would have just become the same. Good for you!

  11. lrohner profile image86
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    And as an addendum to my previous post, I am proud to say that I have managed to successfully raise three wonderful children without a racist bone in their bodies!  smile

  12. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 7 years ago

    If you ever check out the cityforum.com there was an entire thread about a lady who thought white people should only marry white people.  I was surprised to hear so many people felt that way these days.

    1. lrohner profile image86
      lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL! I am 100% Irish-American. My parents didn't speak to me for two years because I married someone who was 75% Irish, 25% German! Now that's racism at its best!

      1. SweetiePie profile image85
        SweetiePieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I am so mixed up ethnically that people's heads spin.  Some think I am making it up too!

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        Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        OMG...that's crazy.  That's like stuff from the beginning of the last century.  Unless you lived in an older city (I love them for the diversity and ethnic neighborhoods, but...) like Chicago or New York?

        1. lrohner profile image86
          lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          New Haven, Connecticut -- about 45 mins from NYC. You're not too far off with the turn of the century thing though. My Mom was born in 1919 and my Dad was born in 1910. My Mom was 40 was I was born, so it was pretty weird for me because things were SOOOO vastly different between the 1910's and 1950's.

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            Leta Sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Yes.  My parents talk about things like that.  Like it was sort of a big deal for my dad, who is Danish, to marry my mom, who is Czech...  And I guess Danish people weren't even supposed to marry anyone coming from across the fjord in Sweden.  Just weird.

  13. dohn121 profile image87
    dohn121posted 7 years ago

    I was once forced into getting dumped by a girl in high school because her parents didn't approve of us going out.  However, when we were friends, her mom had no problem with me.  I still think about her from time to time but I've learn to let go.  One of the most difficult things in life is to forgive people for their short comings.  I guess your mind matures in addition to your body with the passing of time...

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    Leta Sposted 7 years ago

    Well, once you spend time around different kinds of people, it really doesn't take much to realize that people are just people.  Race/color doesn't mean a great deal.  There is more difference between individuals in the ways that count than there are between different racial groups. Skin color and ethnic appearance.  Wow.  It's a very outdated superficial way to look at one another.

    People coming from radically different cultures...that is something else all together.

    I should add that I dated a black guy when I was 18-19, and his mother could not stand me because I was a white girl with her son.  It was kinda bad and hard when you are that young to take.

    1. SweetiePie profile image85
      SweetiePieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well to some degree I agree with you.  Here in California we have a very diverse population, but some people take pride in remembering parts of their ethnic heritage.  Many Mexican-Americans love to have celebrations on Cinco de Mayo and eat ethnic good.  Having an interest in your ethnic heritage is not outdated, so long as you do not put others down or make people feel bad.  I am part Syrian and I enjoyed talking with my grandpa about the food who ate, and the stories from when he was young.  Yes people are all people, but being proud of your ethnic heritage can be a very modern thing too.  I am some what of a hobby genealogist and love to do research about my family.

      1. lrohner profile image86
        lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I've traveled the US extensively, and lived in south Florida for a while which is largely Hispanic. One thing that always struck me was that folks from New England can tell you their heritage down to the nth percent, but folks from other a lot of other areas in the U.S. have no clue, or are kind of fuzzy on it.

        It's funny to hear Eagle say her hubby is American. Because in the Northeast, everyone considers themselves from somewhere else, and you will never hear the term "American" used when they talk about their heritage! When I lived in Florida, people thought I was nuts saying I was Irish, and they all insisted I was American!

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
          Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          When we lived in New Zealand ,if someone asked where he was from ,hed just say the states,Pennsylvania.
          But here in SC he is definately a yank.
          Kinda cute though because my neighbour has that lovely southern twang and thinks I sound like the Queen tongue :lol

          1. lrohner profile image86
            lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            We're all Yanks up here, Eagle! (And none of these are taken as derogatory up here...) We're JAPS (Jewish American Princesses) or WASPS (white anglo-saxon protestants) or MICKS (just means you're Irish -- and we're proud of it!) New Englander's are a very strange breed...

            1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
              Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              wow so much history , I can just imagine some of the stories!!
              Micks ,yes I remember that term growing up,funny how so many terms are um ,frowned upon now ,but actually wasnt racist back then.
              Yep south of the mason dixie line , everything changes smile

  15. AsherKade profile image78
    AsherKadeposted 7 years ago

    a few of my offenders think I am...but my living room wall with lots of pictures of colorful loved ones say otherwise...(wink)

    1. fierycj profile image85
      fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Why dont you try showing it in real life. You know, beyond hanging up posters of people from different races on your wall.

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    Leta Sposted 7 years ago

    Sweetiepie-
    Yes...and my family does that kind of celebration stuff, and recognition of ethnicities.  That's fine...

    But I've actually gone a step further here.  My ex is from Georgia--former Soviet Union.  A very old culture, and one where there is a lot of political unrest and strife between ethnic groups so minutely undifferentiated that most diverse-background Americans (almost all of us) would have a very hard time understanding these long standing feuds.  Or why they have a need to differentiate between Georgian 'Mingrellians' and Georgian 'Kartvelians,' etc., in a country smaller than our state of Georgia.

    These Old World prejudice things do exist...one of the reasons he 'gave' for our breaking up.  I didn't understand this stuff, and I was American.

    1. SweetiePie profile image85
      SweetiePieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I know about many of these things because I studied history, but yes some people probably have not heard about this situation.  You are right about how in Georgia and other locations there are still minute differentations between ethnic groups.  All the turbulence in Rwanda actually had to do with a similar situation.

  17. Eaglekiwi profile image72
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Nope ,
    kinda hard to be my father was New Zealand born Maori (ancestors from Tahiti and Hawaii) and my mum New Zealand born ,Scottish heritage, and English.
    Hubby is Amercian from up north (Pa) and were livin in the South (cradle of the civil war)...wow Ive met some very interesting characters already!

    I love different cultures and so many Id love to meet for real. smile

    1. Mrvoodoo profile image61
      Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'd like to love different cultures with my meat, for real. big_smile

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        how was your golden shower lol

        1. Mrvoodoo profile image61
          Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol, sorry about that, was feeling immature earlier, and just wanted somebody to say they wanted one.  Nobody fell for it though, grrrrr big_smile

          1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
            Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I did say I wanted, but maybe you were lying in wait for someone else,  and missed it , which was good for me in the end,cuz doh me really thought it was a just a pretty tub...
            ( I lived a sheltered life) lol
            lol

            1. Mrvoodoo profile image61
              Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              lol, I've been and checked, you were alright you opted for the bath, it was the shower you needed to be wary about. smile

              1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
                Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                you doubted moi cool
                the other guy hack? kinda hinted it was fetish like lol
                naughty wasnt he to say that

                1. Mrvoodoo profile image61
                  Mrvoodooposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Doubted you, never, OK, maybe a little. smile
                  Yeah he was a bit naughty, I got the feeling he wanted to choose the shower, and he already knew what it was, bad boy Hack. smile lol

                  Urghhh 03:18 in the morning here, and gotta be up early, time to crash, take good care.

                  1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
                    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Niters smile

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    I read somewhere we are all prejudice, because of ignorance, and I think that is true.....  Knowledge is what is needed to break it...... I don't think I am racists, but my daughter in law thinks I am.... so there you go.

    1. fierycj profile image85
      fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Why would she think that?

  19. marcofratelli profile image83
    marcofratelliposted 7 years ago

    Am I a racist? Nah, I'm not into fast cars and motorcycles.
    Oh wait...

  20. blondepoet profile image79
    blondepoetposted 7 years ago

    hell no.... let all brothers, black, white, yellow, green walk united. Have never been racist...smile smile

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      aquaseaCreativeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Do you think Australians and Americans have different concepts of racism? Our history is different than  American history. And Australians do tend to be labelled with the racist tag.

      Just a thought.

      1. blondepoet profile image79
        blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Aqua I am really not sure I wish I knew more how both feel, but yes I know there are racist people here in Oz, you hear it in the news, and generally in talking to some people, believe it or not the most I know here in my town exists towards Australian people themselves (the aboriginals)

  21. R. Blue profile image61
    R. Blueposted 7 years ago

    I'm not a racist....I hate everybody equally......just kidding.  There are good and bad people in every race.  I have a policy to treat everyone as well as they treat me.  When I meet someone it's a blank slate.....shake my hand and I'll shake yours.  Pull a gun on me and you'd better get the first shot off.

  22. Eaglekiwi profile image72
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    I guess every country ,every community has a measure of Racism ,even if its not noticable.
    The only time it becomes an issue is when one group blames the other ,then it can get pretty heated and all of the stored up junk comes spewing out.

    In New Zealand , some groups blamed the English settlers for years ,they in turn blame the native or small-minded colonists.
    Then the shift turned on the Asians,more recently would be middle-eastern people.

    I believe its a mixture of all the reasons posted, no matter where youre from, however change begins first with the individual.

    Walk a mile in someone elses shoes etc....better than putting a cap in someones ass anytime , dont ya think.

    The way I see it is, the human race is mixed ,has been for quite some time, yet some races are seen to more worthy( if thats the right word) no wait ...more civilised...lol
    and usually the people who have that attitude ,often are in denial about their own history etc ( explorers raping, or keeping a lil native girl on the side ,so obviously ok to bleep (and breed) just dont marry it...

    Division and prejudice is perhaps no more obvious than in a forum and also absent if we so chose it to be. smile

  23. lrohner profile image86
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    I've gotten in trouble a few times for using the word "black" in a conversation. People tend to jump down my throat and tell me the term is "African-American". However, I've got tons of black friends that are from Haiti, Jamaica, etc. and not from Africa, so it doesn't feel right to say that they're African-American. I know the obvious answer is never to refer to it at all, but to me it's just a descriptor like "that tall guy over there", "the guy with the mustache", "the blonde chick" or "the white guy in the blue shirt". What's the right term, and is using it offensive?

  24. Koby profile image60
    Kobyposted 7 years ago

    I love yellow people with a fierce passion.
    Black people that i don't know tend to intimidate me more than if they were Caucasian.  Nothing personal, just a sub-conscious thing i guess.

    I'm not a racist.

  25. tksensei profile image59
    tksenseiposted 7 years ago

    What was the point of this thread again? Does anyone else get the sense this is a "My aren't we wonderful and open minded and everyone else is ignorant?" thread?

    1. fierycj profile image85
      fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Boy Tk, did you just show me a new level of dumbness. And there I was thinking you are cool. Poor me.

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        Hack Retisposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Wow, you really are a fire.

      2. tksensei profile image59
        tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, big mistake.

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    Hack Retisposted 7 years ago

    Racist?

    Well, I tried to get into NASCAR and Offroad and other racing but it was just too boring.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    Just been reading this thread, do you mean to tell me that some people even THINK  that ENGLISH people are not the best in the world,   come on I am not racist but it is a well known fact they are the best....

    1. Sufidreamer profile image81
      Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      .....and those from Lancashire are the best of the best lol

    2. fierycj profile image85
      fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Are you drunk Brenda. You been talking all crazy this morning.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    Not drunk exactly but me and Sufi know the truth dont we????

    1. fierycj profile image85
      fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Whatever. See ya.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    see ya..... still like Nigerians don't we Sufi???

  30. Sufidreamer profile image81
    Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago

    Looking forward to visiting Nigeria for the filming in a couple of years! smile

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    Yeah I am coming too, only kidding .... You will get an oscar

    1. fierycj profile image85
      fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I dont know the wise ass remarks you and Sufi are trying to pull. But I dont like it. You're fast turning into pissers.

      1. Sufidreamer profile image81
        Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        We are both from the same place in England, so it must be the best place!

        Totally serious about the filming, though - there won't be much time for sightseeing, but a few weeks in Nigeria will be great smile

  32. tksensei profile image59
    tksenseiposted 7 years ago

    Nothing less amusing than being the one sober person watching stoned people giggling for no reason.

    1. fierycj profile image85
      fierycjposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Bull's eye. They're definitely stoned.

  33. Ron Mariano profile image61
    Ron Marianoposted 7 years ago

    I'm not. Haha

    Racism will always be around. I guess history only makes it worse at times. Most of us are just profiling and classifying but we don't really "hate" other races. Some are just pure racists. Hating a person of another color just because they are born with that particular color. It's very unfortunate.

 
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