Do you think you have any racism in you?
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I'm sorry that you feel that way. Act like a decent citizen and you'll change minds with that, not by playing the proud, angry Aboriginal woman card on a message board that specifically asks about prejudice. It's overdone, cookie, and you aren't doing any favours to your people wkth that silliness. Maybe you'll evolve and be the change but complaining about everyone elses' justified prejudices is so much easier, isn't it? *shrug*
As I stated ignorance is a virus, and honey you are a toxic carrier
Gulag: the accent or the tight with a buck thing?
Yes– definitely. And I'm not at all ashamed of it.
I hate the Pennsylvania Dutch.
@steampunk I thought you were a dude 2!!
Does anyone else have that song from Avenue Q running through their head now?
@Louisyj: Sounds like an anger management issue more than a racist issue.
Yes, I do. I would be lying to myself if I didn't say I was racist to a certain extent. Do I make racist statements in the heat of the moment…yes. I think we all a little are.
I do not think I judge people for the color of their skin, and I can say that while I may not always express myself in the most politically correct way, I sincerely try to deal with all people as people, and it is not my intention, ever to hurt or offend anyone.
Enty makes it sound like racism is something you can be inoculated against….
I'm white. Pregnant. Husband is Cuban. Does that mean I have racism in me? Hmm
Do I notice that people are different? You bet I do. Do I care? Not in the least. I'll respond to you based on whether you seem, based on your own behaviour, to be a nice person or an asshole.
I dislike all humans equally.
(Well, there are a few who are extra special to me)
I'm Canadian and I live in a city with a very large aboriginal population. It's hard not to be. The city I'm in gets the people who are banished from the reserves; they don't tend to be the kindergarden teachers.
There are some races I just can't stand: NASCAR races!
Kidding aside, deciding a person's worth based on their melanin and/or ancestors holds everyone back.
No. I try to hate everyone equally, except Yuppies, bible kooks and $cios, they get extra bile, but they aren't races.
I guess i have some in me somewhere, but most times i just take people as they come, got no agenda.
@Madlyb. My mother's always said, you can't control what you think, only what you say and how you act.
Which is why I would bite my tongue and nod my head when someone would explain to me, yet again, how they did the same thing they do every month, the system just messed it up this month. Uh huh, and last month and the month before that and… BECAUSE YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG!
In retrospect, working on the error file probably wasn't my best career move ever.
I prejudge people, but I don't do anything with race. I usually do it with loud-mouthed obnoxious people or bullies. After that, I don't care much.
I also believe we all do.
@Gayeld, no worries! That is definitely not in the Constitution. Bitch slap away.
I would say perhaps more prejudiced than racist
the older you get the more you pre-judge situations due to your experiences in life
As I get older, I find I make more generalisations about groups of people. But each person is an individual and I treat everyone with respect because we're all human beings. I'm going to have to go with "97% no" with that question, even given the way it's phrased.
@#Gitit, I know what you mean. I have the same feelings about Religion vs Belief. It's two different animals…
I live in Philadelphia. It's HARD not to be.
Yep, I do. I despise ALL racial groups as collectives because I think they're ALL full of shit. I like INDIVIDUALS from ALL races, but I take people as individuals and not as part of some unhealthy "whole". It's not politically correct to say, but it is who I am and I am unapologetic about it. When I say this in the company of others, they look at me like I'm crazy.
The Enterns are trolling!!
I've finally seen like 4 episodes of GOT & every Fargo.I just can't. I mean, my parents love them so it's not like I was raised to hate them.I dn't associate w/ ne thing other then Bravo. It's just wrong.
@Gayeld +1 agree with everything
I think whether we admit it or not, everyone does to an extent.
I think we all do, whether we acknowledge it or not. The big issue I have to work on, however, is tolerance of stupid people. Not uneducated, you don't need to have a college degree to be smart. But just plain stupid. Sometimes, I just really want to bitch slap some people. I'm fairly certain there's something in the Constitution about their having a right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
I was thinking, is there a difference between Racism and Prejudice.. apparently, there is
@Nutty, it's the banana, isn't it? 😀
As a child of the 60s (NINETEEN sixties), it's my sworn duty to say "i do, somewhere. no one is immune and if you think you are immune, please have some of my natural chemicals, brothers & sisters. contemplate your deeply buried inner separateness in grotesque swirling neon colors while laugh-in's on. sock it to me. i have lots of drugs. l-o-t-s. give peace a chance & listen while i play-ay-ay my green tamborine. it's not easy being green. hmm? kirk out" Those were the days, my friend.
Also, discrimination can be confused as racism.
Is like to say no, but in reality, i do discriminate, and am discriminated against too. But not across racial lines.
I worked in retail Steamy. I share your pain.
I used to joke when I was drinking:As a mix of English, Irish and Scot, The English part wanted the best, the Irish part wanted alot and the Scot didn't want to pay for it…:D
@Steampunk, I never knew you were a woman! Always assumed you were a man, for some reason.
My only comment on this is: last week I had some friends over, all of European descent, and since it was a summer picnic type party, I served fried chicken, with watermelon for dessert. Very tasty, and all went home happy. It occurred to me later that if I had served the same menu to African-American friends, they would have been measuring me for a Klan hood.
There are certain aspects of all races that i dislike.
Grim times ahead… Just so you know.. I worked as a waitress for many years, therefore I'm prejudiced against EVERYBODY! 😀
Maybe we should talk about Game of Thrones instead?
This will not end well. By time the pics come there should be 300 posts here.
Not sure, I know I have some German and Scottish in me but not sure about anything else.