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Posted 1/16/13 , edited 1/16/13
Well, it's a little different, but people either assume I'm an uneducated hillbilly, or are shocked because I don't act like one, because I am from the south. A lot of people from the west coast or up north have moved down here, and cannot believe I'm actually from my hometown. I don't have much of an accent, do not drink sweet tea or eat grits, and am not ultra conservative... so apparently I'm not from around here.

When I explain that my family is from California and Washington DC, it always makes things suddenly okay.
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Posted 1/16/13
i get all the time too. I know how you feel
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Posted 1/17/13

k4therine wrote:

Well, it's a little different, but people either assume I'm an uneducated hillbilly, or are shocked because I don't act like one, because I am from the south. A lot of people from the west coast or up north have moved down here, and cannot believe I'm actually from my hometown. I don't have much of an accent, do not drink sweet tea or eat grits, and am not ultra conservative... so apparently I'm not from around here.

When I explain that my family is from California and Washington DC, it always makes things suddenly okay.


Now that you menton it i get that a lot too, Because I speak with clarity and don't use slang, street or otherwise everyone assumes I'm from London rather than the midlands where I was born.

People then get even more confused when I point out my family is from yorkshire which has a bit of a reputation for heavier accents and it's own dilect.

Although I'm getting a bit off subject.

To add to my prior post as somone mentoned about "white people thinking people calling racism is racist" or words to that effect in a previous page.

It's not the fact people might be concious of people being racist towards them that grinds my gears, after all it's sadly somthing that people do have to tolerate, even though they shouldn't rightly have too.

My annoyance is from those few who assume "being white = you're racist". That's my annoyance. Which is in itself a form of racial steriotyping.

I do apologise if I missed your point however.

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24 / F / San Francisco
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Posted 1/17/13

HAPPYKID44 wrote:

Everyone has been racially stereotyped...unless your white lol


White people are incredibly racially stereotyped.

For instance a lot of times being white means "devoid of race" to people. Which is in turn a stereotype.
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Posted 1/19/13 , edited 1/19/13
(All of these because I have ginger hair)
"Do you have a soul?" > (Positive reply) "Yes, I assure you I have a soul," (Negative reply) "NO, BUT I WILL REAP YOURS!"
"DEMON!!!!!!!!!" > (Positive reply) "Are you serious?" (Negative reply) ARE YOU ******* SERIOUS!?!?!?!"
"Do you have a fiery attitude?" > (Positive) "Yeah, I guess sometimes," (Negative) "I DO NOW!"

Yeah....... prejudice towards red heads can be a bit weird sometimes......

Not exactly racially stereotyped but stereotyped in the form of prejudice.
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Posted 1/20/13
Everyone's racist, but on Xbox live, there are a lot of racist white people calling me the N word from time to time (mostly on CoD), and I'm Hispanic lmao. (this is why I stopped playing on Xbox live)
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NotSoAwesome wrote:

ya people think cuz im white and from texas im a redneck sister fucker. and they think since im white im racist even tho my kids are half Hispanic.


But I like Taxes, people over there are quite nice, not like Florida >_>
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Through I'm not sure it counts I was once called a Nazi in all seriousness by a person when they found out I am partially of German descent.
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Before I go on my experiences, racism of any kind sucks, period. Been on the receiving and giving end of it. Well Im Mexican American but grew up mostly in suburban, white neighborhoods so I one of the few people of color in my residence and school. Basically mine was

-too white for the Latinos: fellow Latinos and even a few of my family members, always on maternal side,on both sides of the border since I value education alot, a major fan of rock music (I do like it in either English and Spanish, though), ways I dressed and talked, and my personal political and religious beliefs (family is Catholic and somewhat conservative on certain issues and I'm too progressive on many things), people questioning my "Mexican-ness" since most of my friends were white and Asian, etc

-too Latino for the whites: still spoke Spanish frequently, was seen as thrifty in certain financial things, still liked certain aspects of my culture

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I'm asian, & it's really irritating that my fellow classmates have high expectations for me in school. Math is actually my worst subject, & sometimes they'd tease & prone me to help them with their work. At first, I thought it was entertaining, but now it's excessive & annoying.
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I remember this one time i was getting on the bus and this white lady looked at me and grabbed her purse from the side of her and curled it close to her
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21 / M / San Diego, USA
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Posted 1/20/13
Nope. Just your average 6'3" Caucasian male here.
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Well, I'm part Irish, and my dad's side of the family comes from Ireland.
My dad's been stereotyped as a drunken Irish man.

For me, (it doesn't count as a race, more of the religion,)
I live in Utah, in America, currently. And when we go on trips, the first thing we get from locals or other visitors from states,
"Are you Mormon?" Or they ask my Dad "So, how many wives do you have?"

Mother of God. We aren't all polygamists here, people. I'm not religious in anyway, nor do I have 6 mothers.
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27 / M / Gotham City
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Posted 1/21/13
Well some people assume that because I'm white, I grew up a rich bitch, and my ancestors had it good and were slave owners.

Or because I'm white, I'm "All-American" and ignorant of foreign culture, foreign food, and that I'm picky (unwilling to try anything that isn't "American").
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Posted 2/26/13
everyone has
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Posted 2/26/13
Even when we don't know it, we have all been there.

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24 / F / Canada
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Posted 2/26/13
people assume that because im filipino, i'm a nurse. sadly they're right. lol
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