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Post Reply Have you ever been racially stereotyped?
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asian = kung fu
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lost on the road...
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I look at myself in the Mirror and always say that

"The fook you looking at you chinese beeyatch"
and then I'd think to myself, hold up I'm hmong dude i totally got it wrong
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No one really knows my race, but for the most part, i get racially stereotyped for being whatever kind of Asian they think of.
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I’ve been mistaken Mexican more than once, But I’m Apache. It would bother so much if it weren’t for the fact that most of the people who made the mistake were pretty raciest about it.
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haha i went to a ghetto ass school where everyone called me wonderbread cuz i was white.
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Alllllllllll the time dude. It's either cause I'm black, cause of my eyes, or cause of the fact that I have a different taste in music than most black people. ._.
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69 / M / point of singularity
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im irish dutch german american indian and live in ky where ppl think i fuck my sister and my pet billy goat....and everyone assumes that since i have a country accent that im dumb and hate every body but white ppl...im tired of every one shiting on white ppl i pay respect forward and do what i can for anyone so just cuz im white...though i have indian in me too.... stop thinking im racist its getting very old...i dont hate anyone im sorry for what other white ppl have done but hell u can say that about all races no ones perfect lets just all get along and watch some anime!!!!
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22 / M / Florida
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Im almost 100% sure that people where im from pretend to be racist. If that even makes sense. I got all the rednecks around here spoutin slurs about black people but they always have like 2 black people in their group. and are all buddy buddy. They say the same thing too. These black guys are different. They say that about every black person they become friends with.
I work with a wide variety of people caucasian/ african-american/ haitian/ mexican/ guatemalan/ european, all sorts of people. From the outside you could assume that they're pretty racist to each other based on what you hear or see, but they all turn around and get a long. Not many actually dislike each other.
I think it just boils down to how people were brought up.
Parental conditioning can be a bitch I guess.

I gotta say, you really have to take it all in stride, some people may come off as extremely offensive, but taht may just be the only way they know how to talk to others. I've seen it before.
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I'm a mix of Korean and Japanese, people my age I meet tend to tell me "you must be godlike in Starcraft and piano" when I reveal that to them.

ZERG RUSHHHHH
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Do you play Starcraft with piano controls?
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22 / M / Colorado
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I'm a ginger kid, which according to some definitions of race could be a race. So it's not really racism but I thought it was funny when a guy I met the other day said, "Wow, I have to be honest, I was so sure you were going to be an asshole 'cause you're ginger..." haha
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22 / M / Fairyland
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People automatically assumed I was maths genius and a kung fu goddess. How wrong were they lol
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25 / M / The Void
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Being racially stereotyped is the main reason why I now stay away from people of my own race.

I get looked at as some sort of deviant because I don't act like a black stereotype. They wonder why I don't dress a certain way, why I don't watch BET, why I don't listen to hip-hop, why I speak in proper English... there are even groups of people who look at me wierd if I don't use the N word in every other sentence.

I actually get alienated because of it.
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Posted 6/14/13 , edited 6/14/13

magicuser360 wrote:


netdisorder wrote:

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.


I am SO glad you mentioned this.

I myself am not white, however I have noticed that whites get labelled as being the ONLY people capable of being racist/discriminatory etc. SO annoying. Racism comes and is directed to ALL people from ALL cultures.

I know this 'cause I'm half Korean, and Koreans (a lot of them) are REALLY racist.


We all walk under the same sun. There are no 'bad' races, or 'good races', there are just different races with different backgrounds. All capable of introducing people who are accepting of others, and also capable of introducing people who are not accepting of others. The whole race issue is one of wanting to be accepted, but the way it stands now is that it only cultivates more separation. Although it is MUCH better than it used to be, but there are still major issues depending on where you go.

Imo, the best way to improve social standards for acceptance of other races is social media and mediums of art. (which are vast). I'm reluctant to mention mainstream media, but there are cartoons for little kids on Nick and a couple other channel that have a good amount of subtle tolerance lessons to teach youngsters, and teaching people young is really the best way to change a societies outlook on tolerance, seeing as it's typically a generational process.
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114 / F / Candy Land
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Posted 6/14/13 , edited 6/14/13

FlyinDumpling wrote:

"privilege, privilege, privilege"... some people should just stay on tumblr

Be grateful for what you have, stop complaining
Other people have it worst, stop complaining
Your problems are not that bad, stop complaining
…and the world would be a better place


You realize this is underlying reactionary ideas right?

Sounds like you are saying only people that are part of an oppress group have merit to complain about these particular issues. That’s backwards thinking, prejudice not to mention retarded. It's not about who has the most privileges, it about racial stereotyping being wrong.



Erm. Using the R word in a post denouncing stereotypes and prejudice. Smh.

And why do these sorts of discussions always start to turn into debates about who gets to complain/be offended? It's not stereotyping to acknowledge institutionalized racial/sexual social hierarchies exist and provide or withhold privilege to/from one 'class' or another. I don't agree with throwing it up in the faces of folks that benefit more from these hierarchies at every opportunity, but I also think it's smart and kind of everyone at the high end of the class structure they happen to be surrounded by to recognize the reality of it and at the very least not downplay those inequities by trying to equivocate an occasional unfairness they might experience from the 'oppressed' with the persistent injustices those at the low end often deal with. Just like it's smart and kind of everyone on the low end not to allow those inequities to cause them to resent or conflate everyone on the high end. Everyone should direct their resentment toward the social hierarchies and their products (stereotypes, discrimination, privilege, injustice etc.) not deny or hand wave their reality and impact which serves to support them and maintain the status quo. Acknowledging it is a step toward dismantling it and any misplaced anger that anyone may feel.

Basically, go ahead and complain about any stereotype being wrong, but it's better not to equivocate their impact and/or the sentiment/intent perpetuating them.
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