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Post Reply Have you ever been racially stereotyped?
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19 / M / USA
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Posted 6/14/13
I feel you on this post. I found new friends, blacks, Asians, whites, ect who have grown out of that judgmental stage. i had to dump almost everyone I knew in high school tho.
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Posted 6/14/13
Being asian People assume I am supposed to be good at everything in life including video games, school, life, etc and lots of unrealistic expectations are expected lol.
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Posted 6/15/13
Yep, being Slavic could be rough sometime...
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24 / F / Australia
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Posted 6/15/13
While I haven't experienced racism, I have been mistaken for many European nationalities. Then they look at me funny when I don't understand what they're saying or speak their language. Fair enough, my parents are from Europe, but I didn't grow up learning tens of languages.

Once though I met someone at uni who asked how long I had been in Australia... "um, born here?"... I know there are a lot of international students on campus, but it was a little awkward...
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Posted 6/15/13
All of the time. I'm a Mexican living in a predominantly white area. Everyone assumes I know Spanish, it would be helpful if I did but alas I don't. I didn't fit in with the Mexicans either growing up because I didn't live a stereotypical "Mexican" life. People think you are either super ghetto or just arrived from Mexico, and if you aren't one of the those two, you are a snob who's white washed :-/
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I refuse to drive anywhere in West County St. Louis because I always get trailed by cops (they usually pass me by, make a u-turn, and aggressively ride my bumper to read my license plate). That crap is annoying as hell (anime store is out that way). Most of the profiling I have received has come at the hands of cops, but it seems that they have a set of procedures they go thru and try to find a reason to mess with me. They first pull me over, ask for my license and registration (most of the time), ask me if they search my car, I usually say no (constitutional right), so they find some fake reason to handcuff and sit me on the curb (the one they use about half the time is that someone called them and reported a "suspicious person"), and search my car.

The worst profiling I ever got was from St. Louis City. The Final Four was being held downtown, and some of my friends told me about the partying.that was taking place. They told me to meet up with them so I picked up my brother and 2 of his friends. I found a good parking space, so we got out of the car and began to cross the street. I looked up and noticed a guy in a white suv sitting in the middle of the street on what I thought was a cellphone (burning a hole in my soul with the stare he was giving). He made a u-turn, drove about 50 feet past us, made another u-turn, and all hell broke loose. 3 cop cars came screaming down the street with their lights on. I told my brother not to go in his pocket for anything unless they ask him to (no need in getting shot over some gum). They pulled their guns (I shat a little) and ordered us down on the ground (for what?) and patted us down. They found the car keys on me, and asked where we parked. I asked them why are we being treated like this, and they said that someone called about some "suspicious people" in the area. I asked one of the officers why did they have to pull their guns on us, he said he thought he saw one of us reaching for our waistband and told me I was lucky he didn't blow another hole in my a** (his words exactly) and promptly put me and my friend in handcuffs (we were the only ones with valid licenses, I didn't know it at the time, but they were inside my car breaking the freaking air vents looking for drugs that were never there). After about 15 minutes of slapping my handcuffed friend around (trying to provoke us to react so they can have a reason to arrest somebody) they started berating us and calling us b****** and n****** (the 2 black cops who were there were not only letting the white cops say those things, they were joining in on it while laughing while slapping us around). When that didn't work, the white cop that was riding in the suv started whispering to one of the black cops and walked off for about 1 minute. He came back
over by us with gloves on smiling and said "look what we have here, which one of you (n-word) does this belong to" and handed handed it to the black cop. The black cop smiled and said "we gon f*** up yall lives, yall n***** f***** up f***** with us". while they were joking, we were telling them we didn't know where they got that gun (biggest handgun I had ever seen, probably was smaller but the situation had it looking like the biggest gun in the world at that point. My brother told me later that he saw the black cop hand the white cop the gun before he walked away).

While they were putting me and my friend in the wagon, the black cop slipped something in my pocket (I shat a little.....again) and closed the door. We asked the guy who was driving the paddy wagon what we were getting arrested for and he sighed "the gun" and left the wagon to talk to the other officers. At that moment I started trying to see what the officer slipped into my pocket. My friend saw me breaking a sweat trying to go in my pocket and asked me what was wrong with. All I said was "my pocket, he put something into my pocket". He slid over and reached into my pocket and pulled out my keys (I laughed about that soooo hard, it's funny now, but I was laughing then because of the joy of not having drugs planted on me). They arrested us for trespassing (literally got out the car and crossed the street) and strip searched me (grab your balls and spread your cheeks). About 20 (?) hours later, they released me (never was arrested for anything before this crap happened) with a court date, so I walked a few blocks to my car (ticketed by St. Louis City meter maid) and drove home. They threw the case out after a so called witness said he saw me trespassing. He also said I had dreads (never had any in my life, never saw him in my life). I started to tell the judge about what happened but he cut me off and said that the case was baseless. That was the worst profiling I have ever experienced, and I have not trusted any law enforcement officers since then.



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Posted 6/15/13
Had something ridiculous happen to me back in high school, I hanging with my friend during lunch time.
This was during the time of the virginia tech shooting and he was talking with his friends,the minute I sit at the table, one of his acquaintances blurts out, "Is he going to kill us?".
Everyone sat there, and was like WOW!, of course he deserved a slap in the face.
Posted 6/15/13
I am korean and Spanish! Back in high school everyone put me in the group of "hispanic" girls that got pregnant. I was always put in that Hispanic grouping. But then I started changing and started looking more Asian. Everyone at my college thought I was Chinese and I'm like wow. But whenever I am around my dad people always stare and look. And my mom she is Spaniard n korean and she looks Asian at times but sometimes she looks straight up Caucasian. So when she is with my dad they always stare and one Caucasian man had the nerve to say to my mom: why is a lady like you with a Man like him.
But the most racial incident that happen was in elementary school. I was the top student and had the best GPA however because I was not Caucasian I was not being awarded the award. So some other girl got it. :/ so sad lol but it was funny the excuses they told people why that girl got the award. XD
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Posted 6/15/13
Yes, the further south in Cali you go there is more chance to get racial slurs thrown at you especially in school. Indio, CA is perhaps one of the worst racially divided schools and almost no one who is white will survive a school year. That is just elementary school too! I was lucky I got out alive too, and I was beaten, nearly stabbed, almost shot, and was once shoved into the street to oncoming cars - during Elementary school! I was shoved in front of a crossing guard into the street and she did nothing. Justice for you right there! lol

Judging from the person above me, Elementary school was the worst for her too.

Also, do not go to Desert Hot Springs, you will die! lol
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yep, I'm tongan. When people eventually get to know me they hit me with the "you're the nicest Tongan I ever met" as if they just assumed I was going to be rude or mean I guess lol I've had a couple of people tell me that ://///
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Posted 6/15/13

CLarose wrote:


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.


Which I think is crap. Why should I have to be called African American when I was born and raised In the US? If you want to get politically correct Whites weren't originally here in North American. The came across the Atlantic to escape religious Persecution. Just like rest of us. The exception being Native Americans.
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Posted 6/15/13

ShiverGirl wrote:


diodrin wrote:


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...

Also, Have you heard of the history of Hawaii? It's not a very good one between the Americans and the Hawaiians. Most people assume Americans are white. Hence why they don't like whites. The American, I think navy, forced the Hawaiian Queen into submission. In school they don't tell you how it really went down. They cut that part out.
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Posted 6/15/13
That's a lot of stuff you threw at me.

The topic had a question and people answered it, they are not hiding anything. I was using the "R word" to call out the SJ league's "check your privilege" crap. Your attempt to bunch up words together does not impress me, save it for the research paper conclusion.

Being stereotyped. People don't like it, majority of people here don't like it, I don't like it = what the whole thread is about
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29 / M / Las Vegas
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Posted 6/15/13

lizbell888 wrote:


CLarose wrote:


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.


Which I think is crap. Why should I have to be called African American when I was born and raised In the US? If you want to get politically correct Whites weren't originally here in North American. The came across the Atlantic to escape religious Persecution. Just like rest of us. The exception being Native Americans.


The rest of us? My ancestors were forced to come here and to the Caribbean against their will and then forced into Christianity.... -__-
The reason you have to be called an African American instead of just a regular old American is because white people originally only wanted black people here to be used like beasts of burden.
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22 / F / Texas, USA
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Posted 6/15/13

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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.


Well, stereotypes do hold truth. They just aren't created out of thin air. Now, I'm not saying that only whites are racist but come on. Look at American history. The whites that had European features were in the clear. ANYTHING else was unacceptable. Whites used every other races for their benefit and discriminated them. Yes, it does include black but is not sole about them. The Chinese, Irish, Polish, etc.

I mean take sports for instances most blacks are "good" at sports. Why? There history of hard labor and being able to endure and complete strenuous tasks for hours on end and this was for decades. It's a stereotype that does have truth to it and there is a reason as to why. But again not every black person is good at sports.
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