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I was the only white kid in my class for 4 years when we lived in Hawaii. And Hawaiians do NOT like white people. Now I'm back on the mainland living in the South, where some people are still fighting the Civil War.

But as I always say. Black, White, Yellow, Red.....it's all Pink on the inside.
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I was the only white kid in my class for 4 years when we lived in Hawaii. And Hawaiians do NOT like white people. Now I'm back on the mainland living in the South, where some people are still fighting the Civil War.

But as I always say. Black, White, Yellow, Red.....it's all Pink on the inside.


Wait, why don't they? Are you sure this isn't just the area?
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diodrin wrote:

I was the only white kid in my class for 4 years when we lived in Hawaii. And Hawaiians do NOT like white people. Now I'm back on the mainland living in the South, where some people are still fighting the Civil War.

But as I always say. Black, White, Yellow, Red.....it's all Pink on the inside.


Wait, why don't they? Are you sure this isn't just the area?


Local Hawaiians don't like white people because they showed up out of nowhere, stole their food, raped their women, spread new diseases, and told them their Gods were fake. Then they decided to make the islands a port for their war machines and drug them into a world of violence. All legitimate reasons for hate. But I was an 11 yr old kid. And being run down by adults in cars while biking home from school seemed a bit racist to me at the time. There is a day in Hawaii known as "kill haole day." It means kill white trash day. It's an un-official holiday where locals seek out and beat the fuck out of any white people stupid enough to get caught alone.

All my friends were Japanese, Chinese, Korean, or Vietnamese. And they made sure to keep their distance during those days. Not to mention I wasn't allowed to come over into their houses. My Japanese friend's mother actually told him "not to allow that white dog into the house." I would bike over and sit outside until their families would let them come outside.
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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?


Do you even know the origins of sagging pants?

A quote from another black man:

Black parents, it’s important to offer our children an understanding of the historical provenance of sagging pants. Wearing sagging pants emerged from prisons. In prisons, sagging pants is symbolic and a tangible expression to have other men recognize that one is homosexual and ready to be penetrated in the anus. While I’m in no way trying to get you to preach to your children against homosexuality, what I’m attempting to do is have you educate your children about the origin of sagging pants and the symbolic and practical meaning of those sagging pants for those situated in prison. I want your children to be fully informed about their choice to sag their pants.

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http://theblackmancan.org/?p=2860
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ShiverGirl wrote:


diodrin wrote:

I was the only white kid in my class for 4 years when we lived in Hawaii. And Hawaiians do NOT like white people. Now I'm back on the mainland living in the South, where some people are still fighting the Civil War.

But as I always say. Black, White, Yellow, Red.....it's all Pink on the inside.


Wait, why don't they? Are you sure this isn't just the area?


Local Hawaiians don't like white people because they showed up out of nowhere, stole their food, raped their women, spread new diseases, and told them their Gods were fake. Then they decided to make the islands a port for their war machines and drug them into a world of violence. All legitimate reasons for hate. But I was an 11 yr old kid. And being run down by adults in cars while biking home from school seemed a bit racist to me at the time. There is a day in Hawaii known as "kill haole day." It means kill white trash day. It's an un-official holiday where locals seek out and beat the fuck out of any white people stupid enough to get caught alone.

All my friends were Japanese, Chinese, Korean, or Vietnamese. And they made sure to keep their distance during those days. Not to mention I wasn't allowed to come over into their houses. My Japanese friend's mother actually told him "not to allow that white dog into the house." I would bike over and sit outside until their families would let them come outside.


That's horrible. I never knew that's how Hawaii was colonized or more like what happened when they came, but it sad to see them hold grudges over someone who has no choice. It's not right and it's no fair. Though this world always be judged by skin color...
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Yes, I've been stereotyped as an Asian gangster.
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I actually never said I wasn't racist. I am actually pretty racist. In the sense that I assume everyone who isn't white is probably going to cause me trouble. And in the area I live in.. Its more often true than not. So yes, I am racist. Or not, as I don't automatically think the black or Hispanic guy standing in front of me is a bad guy. Not because of his face or the color of his skin. Because of his clothing and the way he speaks. And what I judge him to be by what he wears and the way he speaks.. is sadly... never wrong; at least not yet.
Stereotypical white person thing to say, but my closest friend for 2 years of middle school was black. I've only met 2 other people who I've been able to get along with as well as him. But we lost touch, and I find out a year ago he joined the wrong crowd, he became the kind of person that makes me so bitter, racist, hateful, and distrustful. And now he's dead. Stupidity.
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CLarose wrote:

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?


Do you even know the origins of sagging pants?

A quote from another black man:

Black parents, it’s important to offer our children an understanding of the historical provenance of sagging pants. Wearing sagging pants emerged from prisons. In prisons, sagging pants is symbolic and a tangible expression to have other men recognize that one is homosexual and ready to be penetrated in the anus. While I’m in no way trying to get you to preach to your children against homosexuality, what I’m attempting to do is have you educate your children about the origin of sagging pants and the symbolic and practical meaning of those sagging pants for those situated in prison. I want your children to be fully informed about their choice to sag their pants.

Source:

http://theblackmancan.org/?p=2860


Some people say that's the origin of sagging pants, others say that inmates sag their pants when they first enter prison because they used to take away their belts so they couldn't use em as weapons. Im sure there are more stories out there. What's your point? Does any of that invalidate anything I said? Nope!
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I actually never said I wasn't racist. I am actually pretty racist. In the sense that I assume everyone who isn't white is probably going to cause me trouble. And in the area I live in.. Its more often true than not. So yes, I am racist. Or not, as I don't automatically think the black or Hispanic guy standing in front of me is a bad guy. Not because of his face or the color of his skin. Because of his clothing and the way he speaks. And what I judge him to be by what he wears and the way he speaks.. is sadly... never wrong; at least not yet.
Stereotypical white person thing to say, but my closest friend for 2 years of middle school was black. I've only met 2 other people who I've been able to get along with as well as him. But we lost touch, and I find out a year ago he joined the wrong crowd, he became the kind of person that makes me so bitter, racist, hateful, and distrustful. And now he's dead. Stupidity.


There's nothing wrong with judging someone based on their actions. I do feel like a person shouldn't be judged based on the manner in which they speak or their style of dress. Maybe you should broaden your horizons. The world isn't your neighborhood.
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Don't judge Arabs wrongly now, it's just that many of them (mostly the ones born and raised outside the U.S.) like to call people that don't 'look' Arab... American. It's weird. Seriously.


So they assume that you're American because you were born and raised in America, you're only half Arab and don't have Arab features? I don't see how that's stereotyping... People born and raised in America are Americans.
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neumaus wrote:

Don't judge Arabs wrongly now, it's just that many of them (mostly the ones born and raised outside the U.S.) like to call people that don't 'look' Arab... American. It's weird. Seriously.


So they assume that you're American because you were born and raised in America, you're only half Arab and don't have Arab features? I don't see how that's stereotyping... People born and raised in America are Americans.


You misunderstood. If you paid any attention, you'd know that in Arab terms, "American" means NON-ARAB NON-MUSLIM, therefore, it's a stereotype. They're not saying I was born and raised here, they're saying I'm not of Arab origin and not born into Islam. It's a stereotype. Don't argue over something you don't even understand.

Once again, anyone NOT looking Arab gets labeled "American," even if they are, in fact, Arab. That's stereotyping based on appearance.
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I think almost everyone has been racially stereotyped at least one point in their lives. Since I'm part Asian & part black, I get the usually crap about me being good at math and science because I'm Asian and good at sports (especially basketball) since I'm black...and pretty tall. There were some other things and situations as well. I remember a couple of instances when people asked me "are you mixed with some kind of Chinese?" I sometimes can't believe people like that still exist in the world but meh. Its pretty annoying but I've learned to shrug it off.
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Yes. It happen all the time.. Some people thinks I'm Chinese and speak ridiculously. It's stupid. But some they like my skin complexion
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CLarose wrote:
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?


I agree. All criminals, past and present, suck and should never be glorified. I also agree with the thing about clothes not telling you much about a person. I don't ever draw conclusions about people based on what they wear aside from their age, and fashion sense or lack of. Honestly, I rarely notice what others are wearing unless I really like it, or I see a freaking butt crack. Then I'm like, 'Gah, I didn't want to see that. Show some common courtesy and keep your crack and muffin top to yourself.' It doesn't bring any other negative thoughts to my mind about the person beyond that, and I'm not familiar with any negative stereotypes associated with people who wear skinny jeans other than that they're like plumbers, always accidentally mooning everyone. I just wish the fashion police would straighten 'em out. Same with sagging. That's never been gangster or criminal to me, just childish. I guess because I rarely see grown men doing it. So it's never been anything to me but a sign of immaturity. It certainly doesn't indicate anything to me on an ethnic or cultural level. When it comes to suits, Hitler and Al Capone were not the first or the only folks to wear them. They're generally pretty inoffensive when it comes to the whole unflattering wardrobe malfunction issue. I think that's why there isn't any real negativity linked to them besides things like being stuffy, boring, pretentious since the majority of the people who wear them regularly are people who tend to be stereotyped that way.




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CLarose wrote:

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?


Well, the answer, I think, is obvious, Gangsters like the Bank Robbers of the Midwest were glorified not for who they are, but of who their victims were. Especially given the time.
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