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Posted 6/29/10

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I have always wondered what is the fundamental flaw with racism or prejudice. Are we not supposed to make assumptions?



It is illogical to make assumptions about one's personality, intelligence, etc based only on physical features that they have no control over, like their skin color. A person's skin color or facial features does not determine what kind of person they are, so it's irrational to assume that all people who have the same skin color are exactly the same in every other aspect.


papagolfwhiskey wrote:

For me it's sexism. It's constantly assumed that I cannot do my job as well as my co workers because I have the wrong plumbing.


I've had to deal with that as well, since I'm pursuing a career in a female-dominated profession (nursing), and I've tried to have discussions with several feminists who automatically dismiss everything I say just because I'm a male.
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Posted 6/29/10

Cuddlebuns wrote:




papagolfwhiskey wrote:

For me it's sexism. It's constantly assumed that I cannot do my job as well as my co workers because I have the wrong plumbing.


I've had to deal with that as well, since I'm pursuing a career in a female-dominated profession (nursing), and I've tried to have discussions with several feminists who automatically dismiss everything I say just because I'm a male.


you are taking up nursing?

papagolfwhiskey and I are murses (male nurses)
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alupihan45 wrote:


Cuddlebuns wrote:




papagolfwhiskey wrote:

For me it's sexism. It's constantly assumed that I cannot do my job as well as my co workers because I have the wrong plumbing.


I've had to deal with that as well, since I'm pursuing a career in a female-dominated profession (nursing), and I've tried to have discussions with several feminists who automatically dismiss everything I say just because I'm a male.


you are taking up nursing?

papagolfwhiskey and I are murses (male nurses)


Yea I'm starting college in August and my major is pre-nursing.
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Yea I'm starting college in August and my major is pre-nursing.


welcome to the club... curious, may i know why do you want to become a nurse?
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alupihan45 wrote:


Cuddlebuns wrote:


Yea I'm starting college in August and my major is pre-nursing.


welcome to the club... curious, may i know why do you want to become a nurse?


It was one of the few professions that I'm both skilled and interested in, the other two being philosophy and botany. But unlike those two, it is a growing career field and I'm likely to get a job with just a bachelor's degree soon after I graduate. With the other two I'd have to get a master's or a doctorate to be qualified to work in the positions I would want to, and it would be very difficult for me to find work in those fields since they aren't in high demand. Plus I don't want to be in school for another 8-10 years just so I can get a virtually useless degree.

So I chose nursing because it will allow me to start my career relatively quickly, and because I will enjoy going to work every day knowing that I'm directly helping people, rather than working some mundane job where my main goal is to make money for myself and wait until it's time to go home.
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Posted 6/29/10

Cuddlebuns wrote:


alupihan45 wrote:


Cuddlebuns wrote:


Yea I'm starting college in August and my major is pre-nursing.


welcome to the club... curious, may i know why do you want to become a nurse?


It was one of the few professions that I'm both skilled and interested in, the other two being philosophy and botany. But unlike those two, it is a growing career field and I'm likely to get a job with just a bachelor's degree soon after I graduate. With the other two I'd have to get a master's or a doctorate to be qualified to work in the positions I would want to, and it would be very difficult for me to find work in those fields since they aren't in high demand. Plus I don't want to be in school for another 8-10 years just so I can get a virtually useless degree.

So I chose nursing because it will allow me to start my career relatively quickly, and because I will enjoy going to work every day knowing that I'm directly helping people, rather than working some mundane job where my main goal is to make money for myself and wait until it's time to go home.


so you were on the practical side. Lol. I was waiting for "to serve humanity".
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so you were on the practical side. Lol. I was waiting for "to serve humanity".


I did sort of say that at the end. I wouldn't have chosen it if I was only doing it for practical reasons, because I know all of the gross things I'm going to have to do, and I wouldn't be willing to do them if all I wanted to do was get into a career quickly. If that was my only concern then I would've went into business.
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I am glad to see your getting a bachelor degree it is the best route to go for now. It a very smart decision I have friend pissed off at the word with a PHD in Paleontology the other friend master or stage design the not a whole lot of jobs in the field and money what that. You can get your foot in many doors just do back ground check on company.
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Posted 6/30/10

Cuddlebuns wrote:


alupihan45 wrote:

so you were on the practical side. Lol. I was waiting for "to serve humanity".


I did sort of say that at the end. I wouldn't have chosen it if I was only doing it for practical reasons, because I know all of the gross things I'm going to have to do, and I wouldn't be willing to do them if all I wanted to do was get into a career quickly. If that was my only concern then I would've went into business.


hehe.

i was just asking if you have that reason because a funny thing will happen to you when you start to be a nurse. When things get toxic, patients are dehumanizing you and co-workers are from hell, you'll question yourself again: Why did you become a nurse?

just make sure when that time comes, you know and you are sure of your answer.

Nursing is really fun and I learned a lot of things that are non work related out of this field.
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Who among you experienced racism or being stereotype(not witness an act of racism)?
I certainly have.

Where?
Many places. School, home, out in public.

Who did it to you?
Family, former friends, strangers

How did it happened?
Basically, for some odd reason black people seem to think it's okay to be racist towards other black people since we're the same race. It's really stupid and so many fall into the stereotypes that are created and expect others to do the same. Just because you have no self-esteem, self-confidence, or enough brain cells in your head to achieve higher than what other think of you, doesn't mean I do.

ex1-
former friend: what's up n*gga!
me: Don't call me that! I'm not a n*gga.
former friend: whatever, you black right??? then you a n*gga.
me: *walks away*

ex2-
me: *watching Travel Channel* I want to go there someday!
cousin: *walks in* where?
me: There. *points to exotic place*
cousin: WTH happened to you in Virginia? You keep actin' white. Don't you know black people don't travel??
me: *gets up and walks away*

How did you handle the situation?
I use to stay quiet and ignore them, but now I get so pissed off that I angrily and intellectually state my opinion about them and their beliefs and then I walk off and leave them standing there looking stupid.
Posted 9/3/10
Who among you experienced racism or being stereotype?
My family and myself.

Where?
Some boys in my neighborhood were racist against my mother when we first moved into the house I'm living in now. I experienced it in my high school's cafeteria.

Who did it to you?
A stupid boy.

How did it happened?
I think I was talking to a friend, and the boy thought I was talking too much so he told me he wished he could whip me if we were back in slave times. Little shit.

How did you handle the situation?
I yelled, then cried, then reported him to my counselor (I had a lot of other junk going on.)
Posted 9/3/10
Stereotypes and racism are two of the most common illogical means of people in satisfying their doubt, insecurities or their question for the unknown or unexplained.

I do not think we can do with our sane minds to defend ourselves or fight against these ideologies. Education does not seem to help either in preventing such incidence to happen either.
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well I just got into a new hiigh school I moved here to the USA and im mexican, so I have heard from people in my school and from people here that mexicans we only get low jobs and things like that, but my classmates have this thoughts that mexico s nothing but gangs and junkies and ask me things like if im poor or is it my father a drugdealer
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I have seen I have used it to insight fight long time ago. I have been victim of it. When was young I never had any ideal what bigotry was. As teenager my first experience was a Black school teacher in Georgia telling use rich white kids she did not like us and wished we were not there. My first real taste of that trash. When I called some one a nigger to me it was White, Black, Hispanic and was meant to inflame the other person to me it was a word that meant not worth a dam. I been in fight with blacks and used the N word to set them off best way to make a person of color lose it and there fighting sucked as well. They charge me I would brake there foot pull their shoulder out of joint break there wrist. but as I got older this was high school being in the minority between Hispanic, black and others Cuban and used Spanish's words that set off them as well. Being new to schools all the time it was the fasts way to let people know not to mess with me.-------------------------------- My first Sargent in the army was black and was meanest bad ass i ever meet. but he was fair and had my respect in our unit the only color was green period. in my 30 i have been attacked several times and attempted rape to just money. there are in Atlanta were nobody safe. Black on black crime is the biggest problem here. And the gang are really starting to show their butts Hispanic mostly some Asian. ----------Then black not liking other back because of skin color is an issue as well. By the way racism is a word meant to use as a people less than human. Bigotry is dis-like do to differences in color and culture. Bone Head
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