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Posted 5/5/11

kaiiu99 wrote:

lol @ all the stupid stereotype shit in here. Dont let me get started on what ppl think of yall races


Right?! I'm not black, because its a non existing race,

I'm Moor, but you can tell at least... hmmm..... 78% of these people posted here are racist(Don't say preference, it makes you look worse....).

Now to throw a little bit of fact in here. Racism is also like smoking and drinking... You're the last one to know you've a got a smoking/drinking problem.... and you're the last one to realize you're racist! XD

Can we at least use proper grammar and names? Like Pandagonians and Moor? I mean, how can you be "A black." That's an adjective... You can be an adjective. "I'm a super, a super-what?" Just having my eyes bleed everytime I see uneducated posts about fictional races. o.o....
Posted 5/5/11
I just fvckin wit yall. I could care less lol
Posted 5/5/11

kaiiu99 wrote:

I just fvckin wit yall. I could care less lol


Lol, You spell weird... Luckily I can still understand unlike those demons on myyearbook.

"Diz iz hoei tak, dn't unstand ten whter."

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I just think I saw my eyes bleed when I read the "Diz iz hoei tak" bit. Sweet Mary and Joseph someone pick up a grammar book stat.

That being said, race is a social construct. I don't know why it was created, but since the freaking dinosaurs humanoids have been trying to segregate themselves. I'm black, I'm white, and I'm a pelican. Despite that, we still live it. Imaginary as it may appear to be, it has real world ramifications. People get harmed for being the wrong shade of pink. Which I think is the stupidest thing ever, but this is how folks think. It has permeated every facet of a person's life. So if you are a minority and happen to not fit the stereotype, folks will be bothered. Because deep down inside they think of it as a betrayal of the tribe. Which is silly because if I were to draw blood samples from every single person in this forum and do a DNA workup, I bet you that one 'black" person and one "white" person would have more in common genetically than their "kind"(wtf..seriously. a kind..makes it sound like we're more floral and fauna than human). So this whole "we need to marry our own kind" or "We need to stick with our own kind" is insane. Yes, the color of a person's skin is there and you cannot ignore it like you cannot ignore a person sitting beside you with a nervous tic. It's there, it's not going to change, and the only problem is how you yourself deal with it.
When I realized that not every single person was going to like me because I was "different" from the sterotypes about my race, I had two choices:
1) Get over it
or
2) Create my own race, which apparently has more paperwork than a name change..

So yes, I have fears I won't be accepted by my paler otaku brothers and sisters, but life is a bit too short to try and fit into a mold of what everyone wants.

Life is too short to pout because some guy you may like refuses you because you aren't pale with blue hair. That is seriously his problem not yours.

Now to seriousness:
So, if we want to get rid of this "racist" thinking(sorry, if a person wants to identify with a social construct let them. Me, I'm a penguin) we would have to have a total paradigm shift.

As for my heritage, it is so mixed up that I prefer the term "Heinz 57" when I speak of my background. I want to know about every single part of my background. Not just the one that matches my skin color.

So, Aero-Mach, while you may be coming from a good place, the rest of humanity sadly hasn't caught up with you. I don't know what it would take, but soon would be nice.

And another thing: can we all agree that pride over what "race" you are is silly? I'd rather feel proud because my actions led to something good or worthy. My own work. Not something that I cannot obviously control.

/sorry for the rant
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Why are you buying into stereotypes?haven't you heard black is black whether red,yellow or brown! there are many different types of people with different likes and dislikes as there are stars in the sky.hiphop/rap are not the only traditionally black music, there is also jazz,blues and gospel as well as r&b. and in those categories there are many sub-genres. fashion is a means of self-expression. some like to be a part of the in-crowd and follow the latest trends, others dress to please themselves. the way you dress, the music you like are not indicators of race. being black does not mean you have to listen to rap and wear designer clothes, or baggy pants and timberlands with a doo-rag on your head. you insult your ancestors and everything they fought so hard to accomplish by limiting yourself and the entire black/african race to the actions and sterotypes of a few.by your way of thinking white people should only like rock-n-roll or country music , wear cowboy boots and drive pick-up trucks. japanese people should only listen to enka or other traditional music and walk around in kimonos and yutakas carrying katanas or they're not being japanese. people are people no matter where they live. some are good people and some are bad people. no 2 are alike in everyway or manner. it's our diversity that makes us(humanity) interesting.
you need to decide what type of person/character you wish to have and be true that idea. don't worry what everybody else is doing. just concntrate on you being you. you can please some of the people some of the time but you can't please all of the people all of the time,so you might as well please yourself. learn some black history. african-americans have come a long way from picking cotton, and have miles more to go. don't let a few haters who don't want to do anything with their lives bring you down and make you hate yourself.
comedian katt williams said it best:"how can someone else bring down your self esteem? self-esteem is the esteem(liking/approval) of YOURSELF. like yourself, look in the mirror everyday and tell yourself how good you are, speak how much you like you, because no
one else well." so don't worry if you don't measure up to society's perceived image of what a black person should be. just live your life.
Carter G. Woodson wrote: "If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated." In order for us to avoid extermination, we Black people must rediscover our history and our good name. I look forward to the day when someone asks: "What have Blacks contributed to mankind?” and any 1st grade child can answer: "We gave you the human race, and then we helped to civilize it." and yes i'm black even though i don't "look" or "act" black.


Posted 5/5/11

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I just think I saw my eyes bleed when I read the "Diz iz hoei tak" bit. Sweet Mary and Joseph someone pick up a grammar book stat.

That being said, race is a social construct. I don't know why it was created, but since the freaking dinosaurs humanoids have been trying to segregate themselves. I'm black, I'm white, and I'm a pelican. Despite that, we still live it. Imaginary as it may appear to be, it has real world ramifications. People get harmed for being the wrong shade of pink. Which I think is the stupidest thing ever, but this is how folks think. It has permeated every facet of a person's life. So if you are a minority and happen to not fit the stereotype, folks will be bothered. Because deep down inside they think of it as a betrayal of the tribe. Which is silly because if I were to draw blood samples from every single person in this forum and do a DNA workup, I bet you that one 'black" person and one "white" person would have more in common genetically than their "kind"(wtf..seriously. a kind..makes it sound like we're more floral and fauna than human). So this whole "we need to marry our own kind" or "We need to stick with our own kind" is insane. Yes, the color of a person's skin is there and you cannot ignore it like you cannot ignore a person sitting beside you with a nervous tic. It's there, it's not going to change, and the only problem is how you yourself deal with it.
When I realized that not every single person was going to like me because I was "different" from the sterotypes about my race, I had two choices:
1) Get over it
or
2) Create my own race, which apparently has more paperwork than a name change..

So yes, I have fears I won't be accepted by my paler otaku brothers and sisters, but life is a bit too short to try and fit into a mold of what everyone wants.

Life is too short to pout because some guy you may like refuses you because you aren't pale with blue hair. That is seriously his problem not yours.

Now to seriousness:
So, if we want to get rid of this "racist" thinking(sorry, if a person wants to identify with a social construct let them. Me, I'm a penguin) we would have to have a total paradigm shift.

As for my heritage, it is so mixed up that I prefer the term "Heinz 57" when I speak of my background. I want to know about every single part of my background. Not just the one that matches my skin color.

So, Aero-Mach, while you may be coming from a good place, the rest of humanity sadly hasn't caught up with you. I don't know what it would take, but soon would be nice.

And another thing: can we all agree that pride over what "race" you are is silly? I'd rather feel proud because my actions led to something good or worthy. My own work. Not something that I cannot obviously control.

/sorry for the rant


Don't apologize, I liked this post better than everything I've ever seen on anything on the internet really. :)

It's better then. "I hate black people, I'm not racist, its a preference." I'm... WTF? People will defend themselves even if they look really doing it....

But that was an educated post unlike most. Although, I really hope proper names catch on more than "Black" Or "White" That's horrible...

Do you guys even know what black and white even mean?! XD Seriously, look it up on wikipedia to know what you're actually saying...

Sorry for my rant as well...
Posted 5/5/11 , edited 5/5/11

kk92 wrote:

this is what i heard of I've never actually seen a black person but my friends talk about them all the time they say this about them:
1. they don't pronounce words properly.
2. they have very large (i dont want to say...)
3. their favorite food is fried chicken
4. they only drink grape soda and cool aid
5. they love to eat watermelon
6. they play basketball and football ONLY
7. they listen to only rap and hip hop
8. they have big lips
9. they are not very intelligent
10. they are all about being "gangsta" and "thug"
11. they use the word "nigga" to refer to them selfs but dont like being called that
12. they are very lazy and dont like to work
13. they are very strong
14. most of them are named Tyrone or Jamal


well thats all i know about them i hope it helps


An American who hasn't seen a Black person? That is strange. You must live in a rural area...or a very private community, but I digress.
No offense to you, but your friends are seriously lacking when it comes to cultural awareness. This list is so offensive to the point where it's almost laughable. Where did they come up with such assumptions? Television?

As for me, I focus on the individual, not their color.
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Nothing wrong with em.
I mean.
You cannot judge on skin.
But personality.
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Posted 5/5/11
It's totally okay. I love having to sit there and correct people when they say "black" or "white" even though I fall into it myself.


What annoys me is when folks instantly think they know me just by looking at the color of my skin. One of my boyfriend's friends was like that, assuming that I was, as he put it "a hood rat". Then he met me in person and was like "ooooh". Honestly, I want to slap him every single time i see him because of that bit of infomation.

The worst offender, how ever, is my boyfriend's grandmother. His father's entire side knows i'm not "pink"(as I refer to my pale friends) but a toasty brown. They are not bothered in the least. However, the grandmother on his mother's side says little comments here and there. On his birthday, while we were all having coffee and cake(well minus me because I was stuffed), she said loudly "I don't drink coffee cause my mother told me that if I drink it I would turn black".

Everyone for that brief moment don't not breathe. I didn't even bat an eyelash but instead said quite loudly:

"I KNEW IT! That's what happened! That coffee got me!"

The laughter was nervous, but I thought it helped defuse the situation. I know they were nervous that I'd lose my temper, get upset, etc but I was tired and honestly didn't want to let the woman even get the fact that she said something to offend me. So, I turned her moronic statement into a joke. It helped keep my mood in the green(happy) and possibly gave them a hint of my character.

But now I am to the point I no longer care what they think of me. I am who I am, and they can take it or leave it.
Posted 5/5/11
at my college they all seem to try to uphold the typical streotype but i do not judge based on race.

i just dont like trashy people.
Posted 5/5/11

darklilith wrote:

It's totally okay. I love having to sit there and correct people when they say "black" or "white" even though I fall into it myself.


What annoys me is when folks instantly think they know me just by looking at the color of my skin. One of my boyfriend's friends was like that, assuming that I was, as he put it "a hood rat". Then he met me in person and was like "ooooh". Honestly, I want to slap him every single time i see him because of that bit of infomation.

The worst offender, how ever, is my boyfriend's grandmother. His father's entire side knows i'm not "pink"(as I refer to my pale friends) but a toasty brown. They are not bothered in the least. However, the grandmother on his mother's side says little comments here and there. On his birthday, while we were all having coffee and cake(well minus me because I was stuffed), she said loudly "I don't drink coffee cause my mother told me that if I drink it I would turn black".

Everyone for that brief moment don't not breathe. I didn't even bat an eyelash but instead said quite loudly:

"I KNEW IT! That's what happened! That coffee got me!"

The laughter was nervous, but I thought it helped defuse the situation. I know they were nervous that I'd lose my temper, get upset, etc but I was tired and honestly didn't want to let the woman even get the fact that she said something to offend me. So, I turned her moronic statement into a joke. It helped keep my mood in the green(happy) and possibly gave them a hint of my character.

But now I am to the point I no longer care what they think of me. I am who I am, and they can take it or leave it.


Perfect, that's how it should have been. :P

All 4 of my relationships ended because of racism(And cheating skanks to add), my last serious girlfriend, kept saying she was. "Ashamed." Or it was to "Weird" To date a asian person..... Then she brought up the whole preference thing. And said. "Most black girls have extensions." Other then that she said. "Without extensions, its really short and not straight at all." Then my friend compared hair length and hers was longer and straighter then my (EX)GF.

Whenever I hung out with my first girlfriend, she wasn't racist(Kinda sorta) to the point of unbearable....ness. But whenever I had a picnic with her family they were like. "You like rap? Basketball?"

And her dad couldn't whisper at all telling her to find a Mexican guy and her mother said. "I personally don't like the thought of a mixed child, do you respect that?" She said seriously. And my reply of. "Of course!.....Not."

Then some pointless argument until everyone settled, everyone in Texas kinda settles with a girl around here since they're all EXACTLY the same. You aren't gonna find a girl who racist in Texas, its just impossible.
Posted 5/5/11 , edited 5/5/11

mystic17 wrote:

The color black is very calming for me. I have a trusty black jacket and wear it a lot. It also helps you look slimming in a dress or slacks. :3


Wait, are you skinning human beings? This topic is about black people. Hence my logic is that you like wearing humans as attire. Particularly blacks.

It's not so much like that in Australia. Granted there are a few who are entranced into hip hop culture, though there aren't too many paradigms of behavior black people are expected to be in conformity with.

My country can be racist but are generally open and easy going. Especially here we're too relaxed because it's Sydney.


Posted 5/5/11
I hold the stereotypical view on them, and most of the blacks I see fit into that stereotype. Hopefully I won't offend any dark skin members here with my comment but the blacks I've seen are assholes. They try to act funny in front of friends by harassing me and shit, and it really pisses me off. That's why I view them that way and I just don't like most of them at all, I do have black friends who are not like that thoigh.
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kk92 wrote:

this is what i heard of I've never actually seen a black person but my friends talk about them all the time they say this about them:
1. they don't pronounce words properly.
2. they have very large (i dont want to say...)
3. their favorite food is fried chicken
4. they only drink grape soda and cool aid
5. they love to eat watermelon
6. they play basketball and football ONLY
7. they listen to only rap and hip hop
8. they have big lips
9. they are not very intelligent
10. they are all about being "gangsta" and "thug"
11. they use the word "nigga" to refer to them selfs but dont like being called that
12. they are very lazy and dont like to work
13. they are very strong
14. most of them are named Tyrone or Jamal


well thats all i know about them i hope it helps


An American who hasn't seen a Black person? That is strange. You must live in a rural area...or a very private community, but I digress.
No offense to you, but your friends are seriously lacking when it comes to cultural awareness. This list is so offensive to the point where it's almost laughable. Where did they come up with such assumptions? Television?

As for me, I focus on the individual, not their color.


I agree with the above commenter. I mean, let's take these comments and look at them honestly:

1) They do not pronounce words properly: That seems to be a bit strange, as that different areas have various dialects. Also, there are other "groups" who can fall into this little section. It could be a result of poor education or they just do not care to speak properly. So if it is that they say something strangely, it is dialect. If they use improper grammar, it's laziness. Which seems to be something that all humans suffer from time to time.

2) They have very large...: Bad news, not all of them do. In fact, that rumor is as true as the moon is made of green cheese. If the person lacks downstairs, that is genetics. NOT race.

3) Yes, I am quite partial to fried chicken. But you know who else likes friend chicken? Americans. Japanese folks. The list goes on. Every culture has their version of fried foods. It's all in how you spice it.

4) They only drink grape soda and kool aid: Ha. Again, that's a rumor. Preferences of drink are not set in someone's race. If that was the case I'd be dead from kidney failure because all I drank was sugary crap.

5) They love to eat watermelon: Well, who wouldn't? It tastes GREAT if it is the perfect firmness and as ripened to a dark green. I prefer it to some melons unless you have honeydew. Then..well..I'll just eat both :D. But again, it's totally choice, not pre-determined.

6) They play basketball and football only: Choice of favorite sport isn't pre-determined. Yes, my stepfather loves football, but that's because he PLAYED it as a teen and if I am correct, in college. I abhor football. In fact, I just dislike sports..so.

7) They listen to only rap and hip hop: Really? Then why do we have black artists in country, rock, metal, classical, and possibly every other genre except for skinhead rock? It's on what that person prefers and the culture they grew up in. If you grew up in the 'burbs it's going to be different than if you lived in the inner city.

8) They have big lips: So does Angelina Jolie. So does possibly every porn star out there. The thing is this. Those who you call black, their lips are part of their genetic code as is their eye shape and body shape.

9) They are not very intelligent: Really? Then explain to me why there are more "black" females who are pursuing degrees that are higher than graduate? It isn't that someone read to them slowly. It is that they have the ability and the desire to better themselves. Intelligence is not sewn into the color of your skin. It's something that is a part of nature and nurture. If you take a child that is pink(aka white) and place them in a room with no stimulation they are going to end up not that bright. That's the same with every other child out there no matter what color they are. If you do not sit there and talk, play, and teach your kids...they are going to be a bit behind in their classes.

10) They are all about being "gangster" and "thug": Again, this is where the person was born or if they feel drawn to that. If you live in an area with little prospects, the desire to do that might happen. Also, peer pressure. Don't make me go there.

11) First, don't ever use the "n" word in any variation ever again. It is a word which means lazy, slovenly, and any person who uses that to describe themselves or others is a fool, plain and simple.
That being said, folks who use that term, are doing it to "reclaim" it. Which is the silliest thing I've ever heard. It's a word which was used to whittle down the self esteem of slaves and indentured servants. It's not like the word "witch". That word can NEVER be saved.

12) They are very lazy and do now like to work: That describes the entire generation that is in their 20's right now. Not a race by any means. Yes, there are those in any group who refuse to work and will do whatever they can to not work, they are lazy. You are not to have anything to do with them if you want to better yourself.
Some just don't have to work. Because of health and the like.
And some may just come from money. Did that ever occur to your friends?

13) They are very strong: I don't even know what to say to that, as that unless you have a human body in front of you I would be able to explain body mass and muscle. But I fear I'd lose you by the time I said "endomorph".

14) Most are named Tyrone and Jamal: Really? Because in my family there are NO Jamals. Maybe two Tyrones, but everyone has a name which can be easily pronounced.

Again, to restate the obvious, your friends and possibly you have not met many "black" people. And from your attitude I doubt y'all will. Because if your friends believe these things, they would repel any sane thinking person who would cross their path. Maybe they said it because their fathers told them this. Maybe it's just speculation. But it is dangerous to a point. Because they would come from a place of thinking that they know a person before they even open their mouth. Now, granted, some people you can figure out just by their posture. But the rest of the world isn't that easy. And to reduce any person down to 13 points that don't even make sense, is a bit sad. It shows ignorance, which is good it they want to learn. But if they rather hold on to these assumptions instead of meeting folks, then it becomes stupidity.
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to me black ppl are just like every other races out there: some are mean while the others are nice ~ that pretty much defines all races to me ~
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