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Post Reply Have you ever been racially stereotyped?
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Posted 2/26/13

Winterfells wrote:

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").


Based just on your looks, I would have never guessed you to be "All-American." You have strong european features. I would have guess you to be Italian or Spaniard.
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Happened pretty often while i lived in Germany but since i moved to America it didn't happen anymore or at least i did not notice it.
For those of you hating on Germans now for being racists....I actually am German and white which is why i got stereotyped as racist and Nazi quiet often and obviously not from my fellow Germans lol

It does take some special kind of persons to stereotype you as a racist cause of your race lol
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People assume because I have a British accent I know one directon =.=
People also assumed I was only good at math because I half Asian o.o
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When I was little, people spoke really slow, because they thought I only understood Vietnamese.

Please, I understand English better than Vietnamese.
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Posted 3/2/13
A while back I had a black lady yell at me "you know u a nerd white boy!" how ironic.

Also, when I was in middle school the other hispanic kids would call me white boy because I didnt speak spanish but looked it i guess.
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yea all the time. because I am black, people expect me to litsen to rap music and speak "ghetto".
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27 / F / Michigan, USA
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Posted 3/2/13
Yes. When people can guess my race. They automatically assume when they meet me that I'm Mexican or mixed with everything that I'm not. I often get asked "Why do you talk white?" "Is your hair real?" "You listen to that kind of music?". Kind of used to bug me, but I just let it roll of my shoulders now. People's opinions never cross my mind until they make them known. Even then, it's a hit or miss whether I'll actually listen.
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Posted 3/4/13
all the time
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20 / F / Somewhere fun
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Posted 3/4/13
Yes, I have.

Quite a lot of people expected me to love watermelon, Kool-Aid, and fried chicken because I'm black. (Not a fan of those things, anyway)

Some of those same people thought I was stupid, but when they found out that I had the highest grade in the class, they begged me to help them.

When I tell people that my family's from the Caribbean, some always assume that I'm from Jamaica.

Lastly, some people ask why I don't sound "ghetto" or why I don't listen to only rap.

However, getting mad over these kinds of things is not worth it. Every single person is a little racist. if you say you are not, then you're just lying to yourself.


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26 / M / Pinellas Park, FL
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Posted 3/4/13
^This

I'm West-Indian, from Guyana, have an Islamic last name, look Chinese, and have some Irish/British roots. People are mind-fucked by me.

I get the Chinese & Hispanic slurs mostly. I have a hard time telling my own people that I'm one of them lol

Being pulled off buses and planes was the worse though.
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It happens to me pretty often. Once people meet me and actually start talking I normally do hear how Im not what they expected based off of looks. In all honesty I could never blame them because I know how I look. Large, built, bearded black male wearing all black normally with a fitted cap and some shades. I fit a couple stereotypes. The ugly looks I get let me know that even if I was in a suit and tie, it wouldnt even matter. LOL

Dont get me wrong. I listen to rap and hip hop and can rap It Was A Good Day and Nuthin But a G Thang word for word. I speak Ebonics quite fluently and I DO enjoy some fried muthafuggin chicken. I can dance and I say nigga way more than I probably should but there is quite a bit more to me than that. You just have to not cross to the other side of the street when you see me. I dont bite...or rob at gunpoint.
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Im full blooded caucasian and im still continuously called by a certain other race a hardened baked piece of flour some people eat when they are sick.... >.> Does that count?
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Posted 3/4/13

radioxstar wrote:

....

However, getting mad over these kinds of things is not worth it. Every single person is a little racist. if you say you are not, then you're just lying to yourself.




Reminds be of an Avenue Q song
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27 / M / NJ
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Posted 3/4/13
I've been stereotyped by my choice in clothing/outfits a lot more than by my race(white).

Though there was one time I was, and it was a fairly understandable mistake that me and my friends laughed off.

I was at 6 flags in line to get on Superman with my 3 friends (who happened to be black). Behind us in line was 3 white kids (who talked and looked fairly nerdy, who even I would've assumed I was with) and I was standing between our group and the group behind us. The kid who let groups up onto the platform(who also happened to be black, but i'm pretty sure this would've happened no matter what race he was) stopped me from going up because he assumed I was with the white kid group behind me, when my friends realized I got held back they called back and the employee looked up at them, looked back to me "You're with them?"(In a fairly confused/shocked tone) "Yup" "... Go ahead"
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Posted 3/4/13
Now that you mention it, it does remind me of a song.
Maybe this song?:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbud8rLejLM
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