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YeomanMeister wrote:

I had dreadlocks at one point, and even though I'm Filipino, people thought I was Jamaican and smoked weed. That's as racially stereotypical as I can remember


There have been many cultures who grew locked hair.
Greeks, native Americans, various African and Asian cultures.
Hindus have a deity who wears locked hair that was written about thousands of years ago.
It is sad that Jamaica is all that pops into many people's heads.
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i grew up as a white kid in a town of all white people so no.
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Don't really recall anything special. Been around folks all all different races and was taught by my parents that we are all human and that we shouldn't just assume things based on a person's race, religion, etc. From my experiences, every race has their form of "trash" Certain people who don't want to contribute at all to society, who feel that society owes that for whatever reason. I have found there are good people everywhere who don't just jump to conclusions.
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I guess this could be considered backwards racism. This is my story:

Picture the Holidays, three years ago. JetBlue was having major renovations at this departing airport. Everyone was packed in this place like a can of sardines. It smelled, etc etc. To make things worse, there were storms and a lot of cancellations. I was already there for three hours, but there was nothing I could do, so why get agitated? I will leave when I can.

I went in line to find out what my possible next flight could be. I found myself behind a young black male who started to raise his voice at the tan skinned JetBlue representative. "Why does she get to go on this flight?! Is it because she is white!?" Really now? She was a mother of an infant standing next to the terminal ready to board. The representive said as calmly as he could, "Sir, her flight was before your flight. If you-"

"THAT IS UTTER BULLSHIT get me on that flight Habib!" After hearing that I went from a nice calm 0 to 10 in 0.00000001 sec.

I opened my mouth now, "First of all, get your stereotypes right. He is Hispanic or Latin American. Second, if you want anyone to take care of you properly, stop and treat people like they are human. His day hasn't been any better than yours." [BTW I found out later, he was Puerto Rican].

He spun around, "What would a white chick like you get? Your great-grandparents enslaved-" I shut him up, "Wrong card to play. My great grandparents came over in a boat from Ireland escaping a famine, the other side were on reservations. Not every white person owned slaves, and not every Arabic person is a terrorist. If you want equality, stop playing the racial card. Granted we still have racial issues, but the last time I checked, we had a black president." There was a black woman behind me who added, "Now sit your black ass down." I admit, I did laugh at that. The woman behind me and I found out we were going to the same destination, enjoyed each other company for the 11 hours we were stuck there.

I apologize if any of this offends you. I am just stating what had occurred. Maybe it was not my place, but I can not stand there and let this random hatred bombard a man who is just doing his job.

Granted everyone is a little racist (like I for one like Chinese food to be from people who are actually Chinese, Italian food from Italians not Mexicans). In the end, just treat everyone as a human being.

Have safe travels.


wow im impressed! good on you this made my night haha
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Yes.. u.u
Since I'm Asian and I get good grades, all the upperclassmen just look at me and say, "No wonder she's smart--she's Asian."
And sometimes people say "Ching chong wing wong".

LIEKPLZGUIIZ. (╯°Д°)╯︵ /(.□ . \)
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i'm an african american girl, then this mexican girl ask me do u like fried chicken and sauce. Couldn't believe she just ask hat i told her that i like fried chicken but i do not eat hot sauce at all!!! then she ask me do you listen to rap music too! I said not really i like rock music and some R&B songs. I like to listen to instrumentals. so she wouldn't expect that from an african american girl. Then after i said all that she was like " well that's new"
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Most people just stay away from me, but when they do you can get some real gems. The closest to a racial stereotype I've come to was someone pointing out a fat white guy and ask me if I'm related to him. I respond with are you related to someone on that short bus that just passed us? You MUST know at least one of them, they were waving at us and I know it's not for me.

It doesn't even occur to me to ask such stupid questions or comments that are obviously insulting or be-meaning. I only do the comments if provoked.
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I've been getting racially stereotyped almost my whole life. I remember when I was in elementary school the black kids wouldn't 'allow' me in their circle and make fun of me because I didn't look black(I'm mixed)and because I talked like a white person which i still don't understand how you can talk like a race.

In middle school all the black kids would still make fun of me and call me a Oreo because I talked like a white person,dressed like a white person and i listened to white music.

And well in high school I was stopped caring what they said about me.
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This thread reminds me of 4th grade when our Korean classmate taught all of us how to write our names in Korean. Haha the teacher had a hard time giving our papers back to the right student that week xD.
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Being that live in an area where everyone is basically the same ethnicity/nationality with me being the only different one...yes.
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Posted 1/5/13

-Vega- wrote:


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


Actually it came from that fact that none of them were allowed to have belts (which can be used as a weapon) and that prison clothes are one-size-fits-most-maybe.

Gangsters outside of prison would wear sagging pants as a show of solidarity. But like Che Gueverra T-shirts the meaning has been lost and it's just done to be 'cool'


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Me and one of my friends always racially sterotype each other all the time. I would make fun of him using black jokes and he would do the same to me with white jokes. Who knew insulting each other would make a strong friendship.
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I have a few times by some of my "friends" so to speak. Some people like to assume that since I am white I must have loads of money on me and am able to pay for their lunch/food, ticks me off.
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24 / F / cawifonia california
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Posted 1/5/13
Most of this forum seems pretty pathetic, like a pity party for themselves. Woe is everyone who's ever had a slightly bad experience with being stereotyped. It's so pathetic. Now that you realize that most people in the world have experience some negative stereo typing get over yourselves and move on. If you're that sensitive you might as well just stay in the house.
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Posted 1/5/13
People often think I'm anorexic, just because I weigh 48 and I'm 1.67 m.
Though I eat for 3 most of the time. It's just my build and fast metabolism.
Nobody really thinks it's true until they see how much I push down my throat in a few hours. :3
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