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Post Reply Have you ever been racially stereotyped?
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People seem to think I am native american and get mistaken for that even by native americans. I have no native ancestery mostly Polish, with a little Irish and Danish, and very little Mongolian dating back to when Gengis Kahn pushed into Europe.
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Posted 12/11/12 , edited 12/11/12

ShiverGirl wrote:

Just a curious question not really meant to cause chaos. I have been racially stereotyped when I was in 6th grade. A white kid asked me why I talk like a white person. I got kinda pissed but since we were in PE, I couldn't really focus on talking to him.

Has things like this happen to you?

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Yo home skillet why yo talk like a white poeson? Err... west side P!


Basically. Grats on being... black? And able to speak proper English bro. There really is absolutely nothing cool about not being able to speak your language properly, or wear pants properly.
Posted 12/11/12 , edited 12/11/12
Friend: Let's go to San Diego this weekend.
Me: Okay. I'll drive.
Friend:.......er, maybe I should drive....
Me: Why??
Friend: We have less chance of dying.

Common stereotype: Asians can't drive.
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Oldthrashbar wrote:

Yo home skillet why yo talk like a white poeson? Err... west side P!


Basically. Grats on being... black? And able to speak proper English bro. There really is absolutely nothing cool about not being able to speak your language properly, or wear pants properly.


Naaaw bitch, you dissing mah race foo? I'll bang you out mothafucka
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Posted 12/11/12 , edited 12/11/12

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Oldthrashbar wrote:

Yo home skillet why yo talk like a white poeson? Err... west side P!


Basically. Grats on being... black? And able to speak proper English bro. There really is absolutely nothing cool about not being able to speak your language properly, or wear pants properly.


Naaaw bitch, you dissing mah race foo? I'll bang you out mothafucka


Hmmm, I guess you could say I am. I was once out on a stroll and a black man at a bus stop asked me for a dollar. I told him I would give him one if he pulled his pants up and belted them at his waste. He did. He looked at least 10x better and I told him he should definitely stick with that look. I still see him from time to time. Those pants are still looking good. Hm, random story. He got his dollar btw.
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Hmmm, I guess you could say I am. I was once out on a stroll and a black man at a bus stop asked me for a dollar. I told him I would give him one if he pulled his pants up and belted them at his waste. He did. He looked at least 10x better and I told him he should definitely stick with that look. I still see him from time to time. Those pants are still looking good. Hm, random story. He got his dollar btw.


I had da exact same ting from some white dude, but I didn't laik da way he talkd to me and mah homies so I punched in his teefs
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haikinka wrote:


Oldthrashbar wrote:

Hmmm, I guess you could say I am. I was once out on a stroll and a black man at a bus stop asked me for a dollar. I told him I would give him one if he pulled his pants up and belted them at his waste. He did. He looked at least 10x better and I told him he should definitely stick with that look. I still see him from time to time. Those pants are still looking good. Hm, random story. He got his dollar btw.


I had da exact same ting from some white dude, but I didn't laik da way he talkd to me and mah homies so I punched in his teefs


I've never met a black man that could actually fight, I have to say. I know they exist, but personally I haven't met any. I try not to consider myself racist. But its pretty hard not to be. There is a neighborhood of black folks that lives on the south side of our place, and one on the north side. Our farm keeps them divided. The ones south of us are all decent people I get along very well with They keep their neighborhood clean and quite well trimmed and beautiful. The ones on the north side are the kind that have (in the past) broken into our barns and stolen valuable equipment/antiques. Now we have extra security and there hasn't been another attempt. Their neighborhood is full of trash, the yards look like shit, and the police go in there hourly; sirens blasting. Basically, its really hard not to view the entire race as being full of idiots because of the guys on the north side. Hm, random story.
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Im a country boy, when i had to go to the a big city, i got called everything underthe sun by people, dont know it that counts
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The weirdest Asian stereotype I remember, was when I was in primary school. kids would always ask if I knew there other Asian friends. No, did not. I guess people thought all local Asians knew each other. Where I lived was mostly Caucasian.
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Basically. Grats on being... black? And able to speak proper English bro. There really is absolutely nothing cool about not being able to speak your language properly, or wear pants properly.


There's nothing black about it either. The language thing is mostly regional. Here in the South where I currently live pretty much everyone raised in this place (white, black, and otherwise) says stuff like 'churn' for children, 'fixin to', 'er' thang', 'mama dem', and 'his' own'. I attended elementary school and junior high in San Diego in the 90's. Most everyone there sounded and spoke the way I do (boojee, white, proper, or valley according to southerners), and the first kid I ever saw sagging was Filipino. The second was white. I remember because all of the other boys thought they were so cool. I'm not at all fond of racial and ethnic stereotyping even when it's done in jest. I really hate when people start up with that mess. As for not being able to wear your pants properly being uncool, someone please tell that to all these folks running around showing all their cracks in these low rise skinny jeans.
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Basically. Grats on being... black? And able to speak proper English bro. There really is absolutely nothing cool about not being able to speak your language properly, or wear pants properly.


There's nothing black about it either. The language thing is mostly regional. Here in the South where I currently live pretty much everyone raised in this place (white, black, and otherwise) says stuff like 'churn' for children, 'fixin to', 'er' thang', 'mama dem', and 'his' own'. I attended elementary school and junior high in San Diego in the 90's. Most everyone there sounded and spoke the way I do (boojee, white, proper, or valley according to southerners), and the first kid I ever saw sagging was Filipino. The second was white. I remember because all of the other boys thought they were so cool. I'm not at all fond of racial and ethnic stereotyping even when it's done in jest. I really hate when people start up with that mess. As for not being able to wear your pants properly being uncool, someone please tell that to all these folks running around showing all their cracks in these low rise skinny jeans.


I don't agree with anything that shows your underwear or your asscrack. I also don't agree with anyone failing to speak proper English when it's their first language. Not just black people. I went to 95% black school for high school. The level of racism I saw towards anyone who wasn't black made me sick. It also made me bitter and violent. And somewhat racist myself.

Pretty much I'm actually going to respond to the forum topic now and say I'm tired of white people being stereotyped as the only racist people on this planet.
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Pretty weird experience i had-I'm a white kid, i grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and i lived on the west side till i was about 12. Most of my friends were black, and i started to act and sound like them. Everybody thought i was strange, but nothing really racial ever happened. Then my family moved to the suburbs, which was 100% white, and i got picked on a lot because of the way i walked and talked. Lets face it, weve all got a little bit of slang in the way we do things, different people just choose to express it differently. More disproof of stereotypes for you: Living in Cleveland, I will admit that about 75% of the population in that city is below the poverty line, and most of the people who have money are white. I went down to Cincinnati last year, and guess what i saw? The exact OPPOSITE. It was the white people bummin the streets for spare change, and most of the well dressed, together people down there were black. It just goes to show you that one race in particular is not poorer or less educated than the other, everybody in different places have their problems, and there's always people who do and don't fit the stereotype. So to pin a label on someone is pretty pointless, because you dont know where they came from or what circumstances force people to act the way they do.
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Oldthrashbar wrote:


kissmytoe wrote:


I don't agree with anything that shows your underwear or your asscrack. I also don't agree with anyone failing to speak proper English when it's their first language. Not just black people. I went to 95% black school for high school. The level of racism I saw towards anyone who wasn't black made me sick. It also made me bitter and violent. And somewhat racist myself.

Pretty much I'm actually going to respond to the forum topic now and say I'm tired of white people being stereotyped as the only racist people on this planet.


That's why I hate stereotypes. Racism isn't a white thing. It's a human thing, and a very ugly cycle. Here in the States all we can see is our own bitter and sorted history, but it's the way of the world. It takes shape differently depending on whose majority and minority, oppressor and oppressed, but it's always there. In my experience it always seems to boil down to resentment, self importance, selfishness. Every racist I've ever known has demonstrated all three attitudes to an inordinate degree.
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Oldthrashbar wrote:


kissmytoe wrote:


Basically. Grats on being... black? And able to speak proper English bro. There really is absolutely nothing cool about not being able to speak your language properly, or wear pants properly.


There's nothing black about it either. The language thing is mostly regional. Here in the South where I currently live pretty much everyone raised in this place (white, black, and otherwise) says stuff like 'churn' for children, 'fixin to', 'er' thang', 'mama dem', and 'his' own'. I attended elementary school and junior high in San Diego in the 90's. Most everyone there sounded and spoke the way I do (boojee, white, proper, or valley according to southerners), and the first kid I ever saw sagging was Filipino. The second was white. I remember because all of the other boys thought they were so cool. I'm not at all fond of racial and ethnic stereotyping even when it's done in jest. I really hate when people start up with that mess. As for not being able to wear your pants properly being uncool, someone please tell that to all these folks running around showing all their cracks in these low rise skinny jeans.


I don't agree with anything that shows your underwear or your asscrack. I also don't agree with anyone failing to speak proper English when it's their first language. Not just black people. I went to 95% black school for high school. The level of racism I saw towards anyone who wasn't black made me sick. It also made me bitter and violent. And somewhat racist myself.

Pretty much I'm actually going to respond to the forum topic now and say I'm tired of white people being stereotyped as the only racist people on this planet.



So since you think that white people are stereotyped as the only racist people on the planet, your answer to that is to want to assume that black people are trashy, ignorant and racist which makes you appear racist yourself? It sounds like you have a serious chip on your shoulder, sir. How is what you feel any different than what anyone else that is racist feels? Some people become racist because of what they went through in life and rather than realize that they are only interacting with a tiny, insignificant demographic of people, they assume that's how all people that are in the same ethnic group behave and they act accordingly. This is why the cycle of racism will continue to perpetuate. Even if everyone was the same color, people would get thier feelings hurt and find a way to classify the perpetrators in an attempt to find a group of people to hate.

Personally, I've been racially stereotyped on too many occasions to count. I've been singled out and kicked out of clubs when I was the only black person in the group, I've been told I sound white, I've been told I am poor, stupid and unemployed based on my accent, I've heard the term "you're not like other black people", I've had people straight up tell me that they know I smoke weed because I'm a n***a, and if I had a dollar for every time I heard a non black person come up to me and say, "I don't mean to sound racist but..." I would be a millionaire.

None of that crap makes me bitter about any group of people in particular because I know that the majority of people are willfully ignorant and that's the only way they can live their lives. It doesn't help the problem to perpetuate stereotypes and as far as I'm concerned, everyone is equally racist and it always shows up when they loose their cool.

You shouldn't let other people dictate how you feel and control your emotions. A real man wouldn't allow someone to manipulate him like that.
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As far as sagging jeans or wearing skinny jeans that show your underwear, who really cares? People can wear what they want to wear. That doesn't tell you anything about them but what kind of style they identify with. Hitler wore suits and so did Al Capone, John Dillenger, and George Barnes (Machine gun Kelly) so are we to assume that anyone that wears nice suits is a gangster, thug or a murderous zealot? Hmmm... I think people need to re-prioritize. I also find it funny how gangsters from the 30's and 40's are now glorified in movies but the gangsters of today behave similarly and they are looked at as disgusting criminals. So many people love movies like the godfather and scarface but they hate the current criminals and drug dealers of today. What's that all about?
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