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Old 02-03-2009, 05:57 PM
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I hate racism. I know people are different and there are qualities one might find annoying but it's ridiculous to hold it against an entire race. If I did that I'd hate my own race because I've met so many many people of my type that I hate. I'm sure that would be the case for a lot of other people too. I wish people would just get over it already.


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Old 02-04-2009, 12:53 AM
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You cant really blame one race like there's stereotypes. Its just the way people are raised thats how they act.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:56 AM
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You cant really blame one race like there's stereotypes. Its just the way people are raised thats how they act.
So who taught the first ever racist people (Racist People version 1.0 First Edition) to be racist? I hope I haven't misunderstood your point, by the way.
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:03 AM
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Racism is just one big joke. It's a vast chase of cat and mouse, dog and cat... I mean, if you really think about it, we're all minorities in one way or another.

I am not a racial minority, but I am a sexual minority. I'm asexual. That's really down there in percentage rate. There are much less people that are asexual than there are African-American, Hispanic, etc, etc. But it doesn't have to be racial or sexual, either. You can be a religious minority, a political belief minority, instrumental minority... when you really think about it, there's a whole bunch of different minorities.

I know how people are angry when people call them a name, or reject them due to their color. But it's best for you all to stuff it as well; if you're offended, have an honest talk with the offender, but if you can't, it isn't worth talking about. If that person doesn't respect you, why should you respect him/her? But then again, there is a lot of sueing for racism lately, albeit beyond the respect scale. Really, if someone calls you a name, shake it off. Hounding is deigning, sometimes going down to a level below the offender himself/herself. If you can simply ignore it, it makes you the better person. =)

As one person told me, although I didn't appreciate it at first, both the person who commits the racism and the one who acknowledges such racism are at fault. It's very true.


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So who taught the first ever racist people (Racist People version 1.0 First Edition) to be racist? I hope I haven't misunderstood your point, by the way.
There was always rascism...as long as there were different people.
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:14 PM
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It's the most offensive term out there-- the "n-word". Please take notice how I had to abbreviate it like so. I will put money down on it that it's blocked on this site, but the "b-word" (insult to Mexicans-- think about it) isn't. Every day at school, people go out of their way to avoid using that word (the "n-word."), and the sad part is, we have one half-black senior!!! I know her pretty well and she doesn't care when people say that word, as long it's not as an insult. The only time I heard that word be used in an insultive manner was when Obama was inaugurated into office and all the farmer kids were calling him that racist word and wishing he would get shot to hell.
I wasn't talking about being offended by the word beaner, I was talking about how people will ultimately avoid the n-word just because all the famous black people of America went out of their way to get that word banned. Comedy Central will silence that word out. That is just dumb.

The only time on Comedy Central that the infamous word is played is only on Chappelle's Show. Makes you wonder-- how come only the blacks can say that word?

BTW, Carlos Mencia isn't even Mexican. He can still joke about "beaners", just as long as he makes more jokes about everyone else, too. He's not Mexican. He's Honduran and German. The end.

If everyone treated everyone s***ty equally, I wouldn't really have a problem.
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:27 PM
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I'm white, and I find being called a "cracker" or "cracka" is actually quite funny
One of my nicknames from my good American friend is cracker. I don't give a sh*t. It made me laugh. xD
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One of my nicknames from my good American friend is cracker. I don't give a sh*t. It made me laugh. xD
I also find that quite funny. If someone ever called me cracker I would laugh. Then I would probably get punched in the face or get shot=bad sterotype.

Anyway just a comment, one of my hero's MLKing Jr., but people don't get why he is because I'm white. I don't get it. Do I have to choose a white person because I'm white? I really think it doesn't matter.
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Anyway just a comment, one of my hero's MLKing Jr., but people don't get why he is because I'm white. I don't get it. Do I have to choose a white person because I'm white? I really think it doesn't matter.
Now that's stereotyping. Personally, I also think it doesn't matter.

Just remove all barriers and be done with it.
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:35 PM
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Lol thanks. I havent had one of those yet.
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My friend is Mexican. Part of her AIM screen name is beaner.
I'm guessing it doesn't offend her?

It's just a word. It's not like you're going around hacking up people because they're Mexican, or half-Mexican at that.

In all honesty, I have never been able to get what really is so offensive about a God forsaken word. It's just that, a word, a part of your vocabulary.

You could call a black Frenchman a n!gger and he probably wouldn't give a damn seeing if he doesn't understand English. Now if you were to assault him, that's something that everyone with a sane mind is going to understand. You could call me any white or European/Cherokee derogatory name in the book and I can honestly say I would not give a damn whatsoever.

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My white friends call each other Cracker.
My black friends call each other Negroes.

Why aren't they offended?
Is it because they are calling someone that from the same race?
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Old 02-15-2009, 01:25 AM
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My white friends call each other Cracker.
My black friends call each other Negroes.

Why aren't they offended?
Is it because they are calling someone that from the same race?
I'd chalk it up to the fact that neither of those terms are very offensive in the first place.
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