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ALL THE TIME!
I never take stereotypes or racism serious anyways. Even when somebody is seriously racist. It all just makes me laugh today. I use stereo types in my jokes on EVERYBODY not just one group of people even my fellow darkies I mean "black" people.
But seriously yes I do all the time. For example:
I was walking from my friends house and he lives in a Jewish neighborhood. I as walking with two other friends and we weren't even making a blockade like most teens do on the sidewalk. We was just laughing having a good time and then these two little jewish start running for their lives! They kept looking back at us with this expression like D: Mind you I am brown skin with a yellow tint, my other friend is lightskin so he is yellow like a crayon and my third friend is caramel. Far from intimidating if you ask me. So what did we do? Play the douche bag and chase after them. Man they ran fast. What a hilarious day that was.
I'm sorry but I'm the type of guy who doesn't get butthurt over things I should get butthurt about.


I use stereotype in my jokes too!

Me and my Friend and one of our co workers:

Me: Carlos, why are you such a good worker!?
I asked because this was his first job and it was at a quick service restruant and the majority of the newbies just stand around and do nothing unless they are told. Carlos on the other hand was fantastic he found things to do and if he couldn't think of anything he would ask.
Co-worker: I don't know.
Angie: It's cause he's mexican. Why aren't you?!
Me: Oh, if that's the case. I need to quit my job and go live off welfare.
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I use stereotype in my jokes too!

Me and my Friend and one of our co workers:

Me: Carlos, why are you such a good worker!?
I asked because this was his first job and it was at a quick service restruant and the majority of the newbies just stand around and do nothing unless they are told. Carlos on the other hand was fantastic he found things to do and if he couldn't think of anything he would ask.
Co-worker: I don't know.
Angie: It's cause he's mexican. Why aren't you?!
Me: Oh, if that's the case. I need to quit my job and go live off welfare.


^This made me lol literally
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lizbell888 wrote:


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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.


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.


I meant that as in they arrived on a boat just like the rest of us.

That may be true. But me I love living where I am. I feel that I am American. I was born and raised here. This is my identity. Experiencing all these cultures. I have no intention to move away from my birth place. Now, you may feel different. I see it as a blessing I was meant to be here.
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actually happened often to me. I lived in japan in my early 20's and 30's. people always thought i was 1/2 japanese. I didn't mind that at all.
I had 1 woman come tell me that she was happy that a "white person" was working in the store (military commissary) instead of all those Filipinos. so i told her i has half filipino.......was fun to watch her turn even whiter and walk away...
in the Philippines, i was always treated well by shop owners because they thought i was filipino. when they found out i was white, the prices all went up.
here in the states, people mistake me for being mexican (i'm hispanic, not mexican). and often assume i don't speak english. sometimes when they are being asses, i let them assume that for awhile till i decide they go to far, then i let them know what asses they are. it's lead to a few fights. It works the other way too though. often Mexicans assume i can't understand them so say some rude shit. funny to see their expressions when i tell them to go *&(&(^ their mothers and sisters.
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Yeah one time i was wearing pants and they said i had a "Short" attention span.
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Posted 6/15/13 , edited 6/15/13
all the time, but the Scottish stereotyping isn't all bad, also not all of its false XD

also funny when people don't know Scotland is part of Britain and get confused if i say I'm British =P
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lizbell888 wrote:


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.


Actually, reviewing class material, all it mentioned was how the US business forced out the Queen and replaced her after she tried to bring more power back to the nobility. I didn't know it was the navy though, but textbooks vary in information. The textbooks basically say that the whites went around fucking around with everyone and taking over their countries and controlling them. Opium War and stuff like that.
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FlyinDumpling wrote:

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.


Wasn't trying to impress you. It's just the way I communicate in text. What I write isn't always understood (see CLarose's response to something I posted in this thread previously. He totally misunderstood/jumped to conclusions about what I meant) so I sometimes get really hung up on word choice so that doesn't happen. Apparently I wasn't very successful this time either since I wasn't just addressing your post hence my choosing to quote the whole line of conversation including what's in the spoiler tags. And I didn't write anything about anyone hiding anything. I did not use the word hiding at all.
I was basically saying it's wrong for people to throw up privilege in people's faces at every opportunity which is what the one poster did, but it's not productive for people to get offended and pretend it doesn't exist when someone does which is the way the other poster responded. It's better to admit probably benefiting from that from time to time(acknowledge), but sometimes there's a negative side to that too, or say how you don't benefit as much as some may think yada yada(complain about the stereotypes you have to deal with).



FlyinDumplingBeing 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


Like I said before "Go ahead and complain about any stereotype being wrong". That is what the thread is about, but I also said just don't do it in a way that makes it sound like your trying to trivialize or ignore the obvious built in inequities of whatever culture you belong to, and don't get into the comparing experiences (equivocating) game. In my personal experience it just makes for a more positive discussion as would leaving out potentially hurtful name calling/terms like retarded. I don't know who the SJ league is but it's probably not necessary to be insensitive just to call them out.
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Posted 6/16/13

ShiverGirl wrote:


lizbell888 wrote:


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.


Actually, reviewing class material, all it mentioned was how the US business forced out the Queen and replaced her after she tried to bring more power back to the nobility. I didn't know it was the navy though, but textbooks vary in information. The textbooks basically say that the whites went around fucking around with everyone and taking over their countries and controlling them. Opium War and stuff like that.


I know that's all it said in my text book too but what country teaches how brutal they actually are? The exception of The Jewish Genecide and even then. I do hear that some germans deny it.
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ShiverGirl

This makes me laugh somewhat to this day.

Has things like this happen to you?

Please lock up if duplicate.


Someone asked me how do I remember English.

So I answered "with my brain". Just cause I'm Asian doesn't mean I can't speak good Engrish!
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lizbell888 wrote:


ShiverGirl wrote:


lizbell888 wrote:


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.


Actually, reviewing class material, all it mentioned was how the US business forced out the Queen and replaced her after she tried to bring more power back to the nobility. I didn't know it was the navy though, but textbooks vary in information. The textbooks basically say that the whites went around fucking around with everyone and taking over their countries and controlling them. Opium War and stuff like that.


I know that's all it said in my text book too but what country teaches how brutal they actually are? The exception of The Jewish Genecide and even then. I do hear that some germans deny it.


Don't worry, the school I go to is actually very open to showing us all sides. We're mulit-cultural, and with religion too. Our school tends to be open-minded, to even the extent out teacher talks to us about sexuality and does not get fired or reprimanded. Though, it is true, no country teaches their worst actions to its people.
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ShiverGirl

This makes me laugh somewhat to this day.

Has things like this happen to you?

Please lock up if duplicate.


Someone asked me how do I remember English.

So I answered "with my brain". Just cause I'm Asian doesn't mean I can't speak good Engrish!


Lol, sadly I've fallen to this stereotyping. I think my Asian best friend is the most smart person in our grade exception some of some others, and she actually corrects my English. Though when she's nervous, she is worse than me.
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Heck yeah! Just cuz im black people always ask if ma dad has got dreadlock n smokes weed! 0, 0 I cud just end up slappin them somtimes its soo annoyin not every black jamacian guy smokes weed and has dreadlocks!!!
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Oh, certainly! even though i am mixed, people are prejudiced to my black heritage. However, most people associate me with white people because of how i act and dress, i know people who assume I'm into the usual black "things", aka rap and fried chicken >.>
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I have always been stereotyped. Of course, I know a few people that have been stereotyped. But, honestly, so far people have only assumed that I was smart or Chinese. I mean, EXCUSE you. There are more Asians than that. But, really. It's like no one's ever heard of the Philippines or something. I happened to think people thought I was smart because I wore glasses. But, like I realize it was because I was Asian. Tch. Does race have to have something to do with intelligence????? Because that's just downright annoying and rude. And half the time people assume we dog and stuff. I mean, really? FRICKING REALLY?? Just because we have a pet doesn't mean we eat them. And yes, that is being stereotyped even if you have never heard of that being said.
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