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Racism within your own Race.
Posted 3/10/08
I am often being made fun of in my family for being dark-skinned and pimply face. It hurts very much and I am not exactly pretty either. I have long straight hair but no one have ever complimented me on anyhting. No one has said that I am pretty. NEVER. Not even once.
My relatives are smart, beautiful and accomplished. I feel so small whenever I am with them. I avoid any social gatherings at all costs. My sister is lucky she is gorgeous! Fair complexion, smooth milky skin and naturally straight brownish hair. I am half Egyptian and half Indian. That makes me a little different I guess, my relatives are pure South Indians. I just hate to look in the mirror. My uncle always ask me why am I so dark where as my sister is the complete opposite of me. My parents aren't supportive either. They don't care they even criticize sometimes. They can only see the dark and ugly girl but they can never see the other side of me that's trying so hard to be as pretty as everyone else. I have no motivation in life because of this. I tried telling my school counselor that I need help but she told me that it was just a phase I am going through. Yeah, for almost 10 years.
No one in this world will ever understand the pain I am going through everyday.
Posted 3/11/08

O_oStefferzO-o wrote:
I always have people asking me what ethnicity I am and it puzzles me on how
stupid and meaningless it all is I mean we are all people so color shouldn't still matter.

Well, I would have guessed half Hispanic, half Caucasian (assuming you're avatar is you) because you look sort of like Jessica Alba.
Posted 3/11/08

shibole wrote:


O_oStefferzO-o wrote:
I always have people asking me what ethnicity I am and it puzzles me on how
stupid and meaningless it all is I mean we are all people so color shouldn't still matter.

Well, I would have guessed half Hispanic, half Caucasian (assuming you're avatar is you) because you look sort of like Jessica Alba.


yes it's me.
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Posted 3/11/08
i haven't really experienced racism within my own race...well, kind of.

the last time i went to visit my family (many of them i was meeting for the very first time), everyone was making a big deal because i have light skin. i'm not exactly white, but i'm a light olive color. i actually tan easily (no one ever believes me when i tell them heh), but i don't like being super tan so i stay out of the sun (meaning i don't tan), and well, i'm not tan.
but, it's also because my mom's white. i have a brother and a sister. all of us came out pretty light skinned. my sister and i are darker than our brother, but yeah, we're all pretty light

almost everyone on my dad's side of the family's tan. some of them are darker than others, some of them lighter (and two of them are white lol...they get picked on as well), but yeah, they're all pretty much tan, and well, they were making a big deal about it. but it wasn't really like in a nice way. it was kind of in an envious way, you know?
everytime they would mention something about how "white" i was, they would say it in an envious tone, and then throw in a "look at you, you're so white, and i'm so dark" comment and laugh to cover it up v_v and they were doing it constantly!!

like i know two of my aunts don't exactly like black people. every once in awhile they would talk bad about them >_<
one of those aunts, she's always putting herself down because she's so dark...i dunno

i seriously don't like them (especially the aunt that makes fun of herself...she's such a BITCH)

i'm hispanic, btw, but most people think i'm either italian or arabic. i've gotten white (like, caucasian american) a couple of times too

...did i write to much?
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Posted 3/30/08
Hahah, this is like an everyday thing for me and my friends at school. Make fun of each other's race, make fun of own race, teacher also makes fun of us, we make of them too.
And then everybody laughs, and no studying is done.
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Posted 3/30/08
My mom was happy to see that i was born with a small nose and lips. She doesn't want me out in the sun too long and she'd like it that my boyfriends are either white or not black as night.

But a lot of black people in America!!! African-Americans to be exact, have a lot of european features. It's because we have mixed with the europeans for so long, that we are able to inherit different colored hair and eyes. As well as a lighter skin color. But people think it's beautiful because that's what america says is beautiful.

Sometimes i was i was another race. White people have it so much better. You don't even know how hard it is to get a boyfriend.
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Posted 3/30/08
lol. Your answer/reasoning is too long for me to read. Racism? Everyone is racist to a certain extend. Just depends on how much.
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Posted 3/30/08
there is racism withing everyone.
for example the other day i was watching this show about girls who didnt like their race
and there was this really beautiful black women who wanted to have surgery to become white and the doctor said that we cant do the surgery and then either way he wouldn't do itlm then the women said that she hated black ppl cause they look like monkey and stuff like that and she was saying i want to be white no meter what and i was angry because of that cause she was really beautiful but thanks to ppl she hated herself and her own race.

also there was this pretty azn girl who wasn't happy with her eyes so she made a surgery on her eyes so they could be more round and look a little bit more like white ppl eyes, she still look azn but she was happier and she said that she liked to be azn that the surgery she made wasent to change the fact that she was azn but to feel a little bit more pretty.

and theres a lot of mexicans as well that were born in the usa and when they go to mexico they look down to the mexicans women i mean thats not nice not at all.

i mean all women are pretty no metter what also guys there hot no matter what, what makes us beautiful and diffrent is our race and our personality thats what makes us beautiful so the next time that someone makes you feel bad about you race tell to fuck off that you dont care and be strong and beautiful all the way true your life.
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Posted 3/30/08

Kaoru_Niikura wrote:

there is racism withing everyone.
for example the other day i was watching this show about girls who didnt like their race
and there was this really beautiful black women who wanted to have surgery to become white and the doctor said that we cant do the surgery and then either way he wouldn't do itlm then the women said that she hated black ppl cause they look like monkey and stuff like that and she was saying i want to be white no meter what and i was angry because of that cause she was really beautiful but thanks to ppl she hated herself and her own race.

also there was this pretty azn girl who wasn't happy with her eyes so she made a surgery on her eyes so they could be more round and look a little bit more like white ppl eyes, she still look azn but she was happier and she said that she liked to be azn that the surgery she made wasent to change the fact that she was azn but to feel a little bit more pretty.

and theres a lot of mexicans as well that were born in the usa and when they go to mexico they look down to the mexicans women i mean thats not nice not at all.

i mean all women are pretty no metter what also guys there hot no matter what, what makes us beautiful and diffrent is our race and our personality thats what makes us beautiful so the next time that someone makes you feel bad about you race tell to fuck off that you dont care and be strong and beautiful all the way true your life.


what about the mexicans born in the usa??
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Posted 3/30/08
well not within ma own family..buh when i was younger i used 2 feel a bit awkward around ma mums family..with them all being shorter, asian or just really fair..but at school black girls would target mi 4 having long fine hair, nice eyes, ma chinese heritage and just looking different in general..i remember ma 1st day at a new school in yr4 a group of girls came up 2 mi and pulled ma hair and said i don't like u..then saw ma mum n started called mi chinky bitch or paki..still get the hair thing now though buh as u get older people are more open..damn some people are messed up
Posted 3/30/08
aha, what an odd conversation. Where I'm from, Eagles fans are "racist" against Steelers fans and vice-versa , lol
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Posted 3/30/08
oh dude im so racist! I hate white-korean-french-dutch-cherokees. dude im such a white trash-chink(insert dorogatory term for french, dutch, and cherokee.
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Posted 3/30/08
i have a black friend that hates black people with a passion how does that happen
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Posted 3/31/08

gaarasgirl123 wrote:

i have a black friend that hates black people with a passion how does that happen


What's her reason??
Posted 3/31/08
Well, it's impossible to have racism within your own race. Prejudice would be the word, and no, it isn't the same thing. But yea, there is the whole "you black as night" and "bald-headed" crap. If you have good self-esteem, it shouldn't bother you.
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