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Posted 5/5/11

AdamIdris101 wrote:

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.



You missed the point on why I wrote that. I knew what the topic is about, I just don't like to color label people. People shouldn't be identified by a color since many people of different enthincities in the world vary with skin tones. In this day and age, you think people would drop these pointless labels, or least label yourself the right color since majority of AA have a dark medium or light brown tint.
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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.



I live one state over, and ironically...my boyfriend is from Texas XD

That being said, I think they are coming from a place of ignorance and fear. People tend to fear "the other" and it gets so out of control that folks lose their head and make mistakes they shouldn't have in the first place.

As for your ex-girlfriends, you are better off without them, trust me. No need to sit there and hear silliness like that. I will help you out though:

-some black girls/women do like extentions. I think this comes from wanting to fit in to the American standard of beauty. Either that or they think they look cuter. That being said, those who want long hair would have it if they treated it better than they do. I'm sorry, but if something can cause a chemical burn on your skin...don't put it on your hair. I had to move past that myself. I actually did have long hair because I relaxed it, only cut the ends, etc. But I hated how my hair felt a week or two after the treatment. It was never as soft as it was at the beginning. So, I went natural. I had to grow my hair out(without chemicals) and then cut the straightened ends off. I feel better about myself, because I always wanted curly hair...and lo and behold i had it all along. Now, as for her saying that her hair wouldn't be straight, it really depends on how her hair is. I have curly hair that is spirally and thick but short(for now), my mom has loose curls while my grandmother's hair is wavy.

-The older you get, the more you realize that people are idiots. Not everyone, but a large chunk are. You have to be patient. There are going to be people who do not appreciate your "crossing over", but ignore them. They don't rule your life nor can they tell you want to do. You are responsible for your own life and your own happiness.

-Get a nerdy girl. Just find the geekiest one you can find, and hang with her. I've seen them when I go to Texas. They are there. I think they might be in the bookstore though...

-As for people in Texas in general, they seem to like big trucks, girls who are blonde, and hats. But if you go beyond that, there are some folks there who are pretty awesome. Even if you have to go a city or two over. When I was your age, I felt the same way about Louisiana. I was always told "You are awesome, too bad you are black" like it is something akin to being a smoker. Which it is not.
I should have said "too bad you're a bigot" but it never occured to me.

So trust me, I know what you are going through..minus the being a boy part.
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I don't have a general opinion on one race or another, I tend to look at people on a case by case basis
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I can kinda understand why this question even came up in the first place.

I have a Black friend who told me that he had a bit of an "identity crisis" as he calls it. He acted differently compared to his other Black peers and wondered if he was a deviant. Being that period of life called high school, he had some difficulty fitting in and got ridiculed at for being different compared to his other classmates.

Overall I respected him. Despite how he acts he was who he was.
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AdamIdris101 wrote:

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.



You missed the point on why I wrote that. I knew what the topic is about, I just don't like to color label people. People shouldn't be identified by a color since many people of different enthincities in the world vary with skin tones. In this day and age, you think people would drop these pointless labels, or least label yourself the right color since majority of AA have a dark medium or light brown tint.


The world is fraught with labels just see people with your heart and not so much with your eyes. I shall join thee, I like wearing black shirts.

By the way how did AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) become a part of this?

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Well im black and ive always wanted to know what other races thought about us.


First thing first, black is a skin color, not a race. Genetic science has long established that there is no such thing as race: there are greater genetic variations within white/asian/black/whatever groups than between any of them and so a scientific genetic definition of a black race would come to include many many many people that you consider white, asian or else. So please forget about races :)

A black person is just a person who happens to have a black(er) skin that's all what being black entails.


You see although being black i dont feel black at all, i look around school at the other blacks and im nothing like them at all i dont even act or dress like they do whenever there is a trend going on i stay out of it.


Well, so far you're just different from the other guys who have the same skin color as you, no big deal.
In highschool i was in that very same case, I was nothing like the other white guys and didn't act or dress like they did, same for trends following.

Does that mean I wasn't really white? :)

People just tend to imitate their peers, having the same color or facial features are strong visual signals so naturally, we, whites, blacks, asians, etc. tend to imitate similarly looking others, not doing so is a sign that you're putting more thought in your acts than the others are. If anything, it's a good sign :)

Cheer on!
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Major_Malfunction wrote:

I don't have a general opinion on one race or another, I tend to look at people on a case by case basis


I agree with you. I'm the same way. I grew up with a majority white skater/rocker kids but I had asian and black friends too. Just like Martin Luther King said, "Not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character" That's how I treat people. Doesn't matter what color someone is, good people are good people and assholes are assholes. I know that I've had issues growing up when certain cliches of kids would say I'm not acting like I should based on my ethnicity, like the asian kids trying to be gangbangers. I've always been an individualist though.

How about this though. Have any of you had issues with people not necessarily by skin color but more by cultural behaviors. When I worked retail when I was younger, I found that certain cultural behaviors really bothered me. Like people trying to barter to the point that they are annoying regardless of you telling them that you can't change store prices.
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.....what the hell is this..


Omg i was thinkin the same thing....
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There is no one on earth that is the color of black. Just like their is no one on earth that is white. Unless you're albino, but even they aren't the color of white. We are all different shades. That's what make us unique and B. E. A. UTIFUL.
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There are "gangsters" and there's black people. I hate the gangsters but everyone else is ok. These "gangsters" can be of any race though and i'll dislike them. I just hate that sort of thing it seems odd to idolize violence, drugs, and poverty.
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boyODD wrote:

Okay let me first say this

!!!!NO RACIST COMMENTS ALLOWED!!!
!!!!NO FLAMING!!!!!

Well im black and ive always wanted to know what other races thought about us.
You see although being black i dont feel black at all, i look around school at the other blacks and im nothing like them at all i dont even act or dress like they do whenever there is a trend going on i stay out of it.
It seems that also everyone is beggining to dive deeper in the hip hop culture as well and im like big deal [although im an aspiring rapper] i dont really care much of the current rap culture.
i dont know just seems that maybe i should have been born a different race? o.o


Excuse me but you can't "feel" being a skin colour. You can't act a race. Black people who act that way and state they're "acting black" are very stupid people in general.

Listen, I'm mixed race (black and white), and I've been picked on by asians and blacks for not "acting black" because I love rock and hate hip hop, I don't act like the stereotype I also decided to grow my hair long and straighten it because I think it looks pretty cool. Also because of the way I speak, I don't use slang and I actually try and pronounce things properly, I try to be as articulate as possible so they think I talk like a white person. There's no such thing as acting black nor acting white.

Black people who act in the manner in which they think is "acting black", who deem it as acting black are very racist and horrible people, now because of that we have this sort of "if your not with us you're against us" i.e if you don't act black you want to be white. They have caused a divide itself.

It's just a skin colour. You get black assholes, you get white assholes, you get asian assholes you get mixed race assoles.

There's no such thing as "being white in the inside" because there's no such thing as acting white either.

No, don't let who you are and what you do, think you should have been born a different skin colour. There is no set criteria for being black.




applause are in order here, along with a 'here here' and a 'damn straight' for everything
and i must agree to liking straight hair better in my oppinion its just more manageable when its straightened and poo on those who made fun of you they dont matter(something i know personally being the only one in my family born out of the states and having completely different actions than everyone else). hi 5 for being the perverbial neon sheep
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Han_Solo wrote:


boyODD wrote:

Okay let me first say this

!!!!NO RACIST COMMENTS ALLOWED!!!
!!!!NO FLAMING!!!!!

Well im black and ive always wanted to know what other races thought about us.
You see although being black i dont feel black at all, i look around school at the other blacks and im nothing like them at all i dont even act or dress like they do whenever there is a trend going on i stay out of it.
It seems that also everyone is beggining to dive deeper in the hip hop culture as well and im like big deal [although im an aspiring rapper] i dont really care much of the current rap culture.
i dont know just seems that maybe i should have been born a different race? o.o


Excuse me but you can't "feel" being a skin colour. You can't act a race. Black people who act that way and state they're "acting black" are very stupid people in general.

Listen, I'm mixed race (black and white), and I've been picked on by asians and blacks for not "acting black" because I love rock and hate hip hop, I don't act like the stereotype I also decided to grow my hair long and straighten it because I think it looks pretty cool. Also because of the way I speak, I don't use slang and I actually try and pronounce things properly, I try to be as articulate as possible so they think I talk like a white person. There's no such thing as acting black nor acting white.

Black people who act in the manner in which they think is "acting black", who deem it as acting black are very racist and horrible people, now because of that we have this sort of "if your not with us you're against us" i.e if you don't act black you want to be white. They have caused a divide itself.

It's just a skin colour. You get black assholes, you get white assholes, you get asian assholes you get mixed race assoles.

There's no such thing as "being white in the inside" because there's no such thing as acting white either.

No, don't let who you are and what you do, think you should have been born a different skin colour. There is no set criteria for being black.




So um, I can feel where you both are coming from, but I have to say there is such a thing as "acting black". Now I'm not saying I'm a "racist, horrible person", as you so kindly put. I'm just saying that it is a stereotype and you have to face facts, more than half our race fall into it. Yes, you get assholes of all races, but even though the world is in color, everything is black and white.

Now, you do get the few people, like myself who fall out of stereotypes and into their own person. I don't give a shit that I'm black, but try to speak proper English on a daily, listen to all music from across the world and has a growing obsession for Asian culture. I'm me, and that's all that I care about. I don't like black/white issues. I don't like prejudice. I'm not particularly fond of this forum either. :/
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cant you think of a better topic?
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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


Well take a walk on the wild side and meet one, you'll be surprised that the things you just listed isn't true at all. I can honestly say that not all African Americans do the things or portray the things you listed. We differentiate from one another just like any other race. And as for your friends(no offence) it seems as if they are speaking for the entire African American community. Saying that "black people" in general do all the things listed in your list. Which makes them stereotypical. Now if they are like you and never seen or experienced what its like to live with African Americans then it just makes them ignorant.


You should have called this person a "racist son of a bitch!" I would have, of course I'm very testy about these things and blunt in general. Sometimes, people are lucky I'm not a computer hacking genius or I would...
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