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Post Reply Have you ever been racially stereotyped?
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Posted 1/11/13

PatrickAupperleUtexas wrote:

As a white male, most scholarships are unavailable to me, and colleges require a higher standard to enter.


I love it when white people try to make that BS excuse. Lets be real for a second.

http://www.good.is/posts/debunking-the-myth-that-minorities-receive-more-college-scholarships/
http://laist.com/2011/09/09/study_shows_white_kids_are_getting.php
http://www.timwise.org/2011/03/a-bad-year-for-white-whine-college-scholarships-and-the-cult-of-caucasian-victimhood/

Ignorance is bliss, indeed.
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CLarose wrote:

I love it when white people try to make that BS excuse. Lets be real for a second.

http://www.good.is/posts/debunking-the-myth-that-minorities-receive-more-college-scholarships/
http://laist.com/2011/09/09/study_shows_white_kids_are_getting.php
http://www.timwise.org/2011/03/a-bad-year-for-white-whine-college-scholarships-and-the-cult-of-caucasian-victimhood/

Ignorance is bliss, indeed.


I have to agree. It's kind of funny to complain about societal privileges if you're born a white man. I mean, how much more of an advantage can you get?

As one of my favorite comedians, Louis C.K., has said in a stand-up routine.

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I get people saying Ching Chong, Chinese, French, Spanish on me.. Chinese/Korean customers assume I'm one of them and that I could speak their language when I can't. I get the "you're smart because you're asian" when I hardly think I am. I am purely an Asian blonde. If I were to dye my hair blonde I would.

I'm like a mixture of Chinese-Filipino and Spanish and I don't speak Chinese/Mandarin and Spanish and people assume that I can. The only unique thing about me is that I can speak Greek if required to because that's the other language I can speak besides Filipino and English
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:


CABarrett wrote:




My own skew? Whatever. Carry on.




Spoken like a true Gendo Ikari.



AsakoNatsume wrote:

so are you Chinese

No


so you Chinese

NO

but you talk like chin tong wa chong

¬.¬!! sirasly am going to kung fu you in the face



So, the question is... are you.... Chinese?
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TheDreamHare wrote:

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.


Or, maybe it's just you that can't [/whatatwist]
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.... I'm Black nuff said.

If I wear a Suit, I'm a muslim. If i wear baggy jeans, I'm a thug. If i wear sweat pants, I'm lazy. If It's dark out, I'm a thief. If I have a girlfriend I'm a playa. If I'm solo I'm on drugs. If I have money it's gotten illegally. If I'm broke it's because I refuse to work. Basically in the USA... as long as I breathe someone has a problem with me. And now that I've voiced my opinion... I'm an agry black man.
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Yoromeku wrote:

.... I'm Black nuff said.

If I wear a Suit, I'm a muslim. If i wear baggy jeans, I'm a thug. If i wear sweat pants, I'm lazy. If It's dark out, I'm a thief. If I have a girlfriend I'm a playa. If I'm solo I'm on drugs. If I have money it's gotten illegally. If I'm broke it's because I refuse to work. Basically in the USA... as long as I breathe someone has a problem with me. And now that I've voiced my opinion... I'm an agry black man.


Sorry if you didn't mean it that way but your last line was .. funny... in a dark humour "ain't that true" sort of way.

Surely that's not everyone you meet? here in Canada at my job depending on my shift I'd say 60% of my co-workers are... well... not sure how to categorize them because they don't collectively self categorize as a monolithic 'black'. Some talk of a Jamaican Heritage, for some rare few it's Haiti, then there's the ones from Giana. I personally tend not to have expectations of my coworkers based on where they or their parents were from before they became Canadian. Though on the other hand, because I look 'white' (I'm actually of many national origins including Native Canadian) It's assumed that I think I'm the boss or have a line to the boss. Since our immediate supervisor is originally from Hong Kong I find this Ironic.


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It was meant to be a little funny. But actually that is fine. "Black" would only refer to X-slaves in the USA. Mainly because every other race that we consider black has roots elsewhere that can be proven or traced. Much like it's a bit cruel to call a Chinese person and a Japanese person "Asian" when they have completely different heritages. While I may be the son of Slaves I cannot attest to the Cultures of Haiti or Africa like others can. The only History I have, the only culture I have is here in the USA. And while I know no other Home, I live with every negative Stereotype possible. Minus "cant dance" " Small pecker"..... By stereotype the only thing I'm good for is screwing and being a slave. Every other aspect of me as a person is below average... (by stereotype).

Though we all have different Stories we can all understand that Stereotypes and racism are not needed. They are built from ignorance. Yet we all are racist, at least a little. It does not mean we should spread these ideas. Keep them to yourself is the easiest way to stop racism. Meaning when I see a bunch of Spanish people, I shouldn't assume they all Drive honda civics and refuse to speak english. Though the thought might cross my mind. By not acting on it or voicing it, Racism dies a little that day. But the moment I walk up and ask them, "So what color is your civic, HAHA, you dont understand english anyway HA HA HA"..... The racism has grown 100fold in two sentences.
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Whenever I go to a Chinese restaurant, the waiters/waitresses would start speaking to me in Mandarin or Hokkien, or whichever dialect they speak and I sit there looking confused because I have no idea what they just said. I am not Chinese.

Whenever I go to a Japanese restaurant, the exact same thing happens, but they speak to me in Japanese. Fortunately, I actually do understand a little bit of Japanese so I can usually tell them that I'm not actually Japanese without a confused look on my face.

Ever since 9/11 whenever I go to the airport I am 100% always picked for "random" explosives residue check. And my passport is always scrutinized very very carefully

Random white trash and abos on the street keeps on telling me to "go back to where you came from". I live in Australia and I was born in Australia, so I'm already where I came from >_>
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All you white people complaining about being mistaken for being of another European heritage. Lord. Drown in your white privilege pls

Edit: Since I'm multi-cultural (Hispanic-Filipino-Omani), nobody would ever guess any of my roots properly.
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Posted 1/12/13

CLarose wrote:


PatrickAupperleUtexas wrote:

As a white male, most scholarships are unavailable to me, and colleges require a higher standard to enter.


I love it when white people try to make that BS excuse. Lets be real for a second.

http://www.good.is/posts/debunking-the-myth-that-minorities-receive-more-college-scholarships/
http://laist.com/2011/09/09/study_shows_white_kids_are_getting.php
http://www.timwise.org/2011/03/a-bad-year-for-white-whine-college-scholarships-and-the-cult-of-caucasian-victimhood/

Ignorance is bliss, indeed.


Your first two links both reference the same study and are pointless. If a white person and someone of another race compete on even ground (as in a scholarship that doesn't ask for race) and the white person wins, it has nothing to do with the topic at hand. Anyone is exactly as likely (assuming they are equal on the criteria used: GPA, SAT, etc) to get merit based scholarships. What they aren't equally likely to get is race based scholarships. If a white person has more merit, he should get more scholarships. There is no need to try to correct this.

All of this still leaves out the question of admission requirements. Most colleges (including the University of Texas, where I attend) admit to using race as a determining factor in admissions. If my skin had been a different color, I would have still gotten the Top 10% scholarship and the Koch foundation scholarship, but I would have been able to apply for many more. I also may have gotten into a nicer university (although UT is in the top 25 in the world (according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings), so it would have been tough). No matter how many links (especially links to the same study) you post, it doesn't change the fact that I would have received more scholarship money if I had been African American or Mexican American. It also doesn't change the fact that I would have had a better chance of getting into the honors college.
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Hahamoody wrote:

All you white people complaining about being mistaken for being of another European heritage. Lord. Drown in your white privilege pls

Edit: Since I'm multi-cultural (Hispanic-Filipino-Omani), nobody would ever guess any of my roots properly.


Privilege -- isn't that a form of racial stereotyping? isn't a also (along with whatever elements truth it does contain) a way to justify looking down on and judging a certain group as a whole? I love how people just ASSUME i've got it made because my skin is pale enough to hide my native heritage. You can choke on your hypocrisy. PLEASE

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