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Post Reply Have you ever been racially stereotyped?
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I've been racially stereotyped. I got knocked off my BMX by a black kid & a hispanic kid, because I waved at them and they figured I thought I was better than them & flipped 'em off.

I got a job over another person at a Cell Phone place, but was told that I was lucky to be hired, because white people were disagreeable & prone to fight. I later found out it was for (*gasp*) legal wages.

I've been stereotyped at fighting game tournaments. I've been stiffed on hot sauce. :P

It's gonna happen. Half the time, it's going to be accurate. But what's most important isn't not having an opinion: It's being willing to give every individual a fair shake and judge them on their own merits... not people who look or talk like them.
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not really np. and i live in a place 90% white.
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chinsee wrote:


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


Lol. "Random Screening?" Welcome to my world.
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gweilo's constantly picking on my best friends and i, asking if were good at maths, i mean yeah we're good at it, BUT FOR REAL?


Care to translate that term?

I thought not.
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Posted 1/16/13 , edited 1/16/13

papagolfwhiskey wrote:


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Yeah every now and again. It's surprising how many people are racist against white people. We are probably the most socially censored race there is, despite being a highly global minority on the planet.


This.

I find ironic. and racist, that a very common assumption among even among some 'whites' themselves is that only 'white' people can be racist.
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one particular occasion of being stereotyped that I remember was when my co-workers were have a discussion about things frankly above our paygrade I remember shrugging and saying "that's all in the mind of the bosses, sitting here on the night shift do I look like the boss?"

and one co-worker muttered something about me being white. (which is ironic again because I'm not. I'm more 'gray' or mauve or something)




You'd be surprised the amount of times me or people in the store I used to work for were accused of being racist for either A: asking for ID to sell an 18 rated game or B: offering to buy a game for the price company offers becuase the person isn't happy with it.
Just because we are "White"
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You'd be surprised the amount of times me or people in the store I used to work for were accused of being racist for either A: asking for ID to sell an 18 rated game or B: offering to buy a game for the price company offers becuase the person isn't happy with it.
Just because we are "White"


No I wouldn't back .. a long time ago .. when I was paying for school by (among other things) working as a security guard. the Race card got played all the time. Usually went something like this:

Them: "You're doing this (kicking them out of the hotel) because I'm (insert racial group here)"

Me: "No I'm doing this because it's 3 am, and your shouting at each other other and throwing empty beer bottles at each other in the hallway when everyone else in the hallway is trying to sleep and has complained to my boss about this. oh and I'm (insert racial group here) too"

Them: "You? you're too white to be an Apple (functionally similar to being called an Oreo)"
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Every time I go to a Mexican place for food, I ask for their hottest hot sauce and always get mild -.-
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My dad is 100% Mexican and my mom is 100% Puerto Rican. To people, I don't "look hispanic". People always look really surprised when I speak spanish. In high school I was so used to hearing "What! You're spanish? You're lying." No. I'm pretty sure I'm hispanic. And yeah, I know I "look white". But it hasn't bothered me in a while.


Many Hispanic and Latino people look "white". Thats because Spaniards are WHITE!!!!! Sometimes you might have "white" features when some of the people your lineage had "white" features. Thats just the way it goes. The people that tell you that you dont look hispanic dont know what hispanic looks like. Why bother being upset when they just dont know what theyre talking about?
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SailorBee wrote:

I am usually asked if I am asian, half-asian, Russian or other kinds of things.

No one has actually EVER guessed my ethnicity right, and it sucks to feel like you're the last of your kind, or do not look like it. Especially since I'm so proud ~
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My father is definitely white, red-headed male. But my mother is 100% Alaskan Native.

So I'm Inuit. <3



Every time I hear a person say they are proud of their race, ethnicity of nation or origin, I think of this: http://youtu.be/xDgmjL6z2jY

Pride goeth before a fall... Heh...
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Idk.

Are Mexicans good at hopping fences? Are they the best in Cross Country? Does the economy revolve around mowing lawns?

Shame on you.
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CLarose wrote:


SailorBee wrote:

I am usually asked if I am asian, half-asian, Russian or other kinds of things.

No one has actually EVER guessed my ethnicity right, and it sucks to feel like you're the last of your kind, or do not look like it. Especially since I'm so proud ~
!

My father is definitely white, red-headed male. But my mother is 100% Alaskan Native.

So I'm Inuit. <3



Every time I hear a person say they are proud of their race, ethnicity of nation or origin, I think of this: http://youtu.be/xDgmjL6z2jY

Pride goeth before a fall... Heh...


Cool story
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SailorBee wrote:


CLarose wrote:


SailorBee wrote:

I am usually asked if I am asian, half-asian, Russian or other kinds of things.

No one has actually EVER guessed my ethnicity right, and it sucks to feel like you're the last of your kind, or do not look like it. Especially since I'm so proud ~
!

My father is definitely white, red-headed male. But my mother is 100% Alaskan Native.

So I'm Inuit. <3



Every time I hear a person say they are proud of their race, ethnicity of nation or origin, I think of this: http://youtu.be/xDgmjL6z2jY

Pride goeth before a fall... Heh...


Cool story


Wait... How does that even pertain to racial sterotyping?
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Posted 1/16/13 , edited 1/16/13
lol i don't mind it tbh. where i live everyone does it in good fun. no one really gets offended. i've heard it all, all cubans are loud, cubans are the best swimmers, cubans are ghetto, etc.

^ to person who posted before me, even white people XD especially where i live since there are such a variety of racial/ethnic groups, it would be weird to see someone who's just white.
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