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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.


That would be because (straight) white men have all the money and power.
But seriously, white people are not actually socially censored, they are just very sensitive to social disapproval because they don't know what it's like to really be looked down upon.
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Yeah .. yeah! .. I been racially profiled! .. This says it all!

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Yeah. I'm really good at playing it off, and I don't care whatever anyone calls me.
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Being irish everyone thinks i like potatoes. i hate potatoes
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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.


That would be because (straight) white men have all the money and power.
But seriously, white people are not actually socially censored, they are just very sensitive to social disapproval because they don't know what it's like to really be looked down upon.


Isnt it kind of ironic that in a racial stereotype topic you are writing a racial stereotype? Anyways racial stereotypes are usually passed down from parents behavior, or learned in childhood. Childs are ignorant and tend to stick with what the elders tell them. Naturally it may be painfull but you shouldnt take it personally.

Also regarding an earlier post here. About being turned down because your black or white, i wouldnt really call that racist. Every person has his or her own type of woman/man they like.
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Kikusui10 wrote:


mhibicke 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.


That would be because (straight) white men have all the money and power.
But seriously, white people are not actually socially censored, they are just very sensitive to social disapproval because they don't know what it's like to really be looked down upon.


Isnt it kind of ironic that in a racial stereotype topic you are writing a racial stereotype? Anyways racial stereotypes are usually passed down from parents behavior, or learned in childhood. Childs are ignorant and tend to stick with what the elders tell them. Naturally it may be painfull but you shouldnt take it personally.

Also regarding an earlier post here. About being turned down because your black or white, i wouldnt really call that racist. Every person has his or her own type of woman/man they like.


Ah, I don't usually include a string of quotes like this, but I wanted to provide context. I challenge you to explain how my statements were racial stereotypes and explain your reasoning with reliable data.

The definition of "stereotype" according to Merriam-Webster online is: something conforming to a fixed or general pattern; especially : a standardized mental picture that is held in common by members of a group and that represents an oversimplified opinion, prejudiced attitude, or uncritical judgment

My statements were a direct response to Netdisorder's statement regarding how he, and white people like himself, are the most socially censored race, despite being a global minority. Also it is a fact that white people as a group have more money and more power than any other ethnicity, at least in western nations like the U.S. It is fairly simple to test this by examining our political and business leaders - they are overwhelmingly straight white men. Due to white privilege, white people here have less experience with racial discrimination than any other ethnicity. However, the number of white people complaining of racial discrimination is disproportionately large compared to the complaints of people of other ethnicities. In other words, white people experience it less but feel it more, and the only reasonable explanation is that white people are unaccustomed to racial discrimination and subsequently are more sensitive to it.
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- I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. -
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

So, when I see a group of Mexican girls in tight jeans, six inch heels, tight shirts, flirting with every guy that passes by . . . I judge them, because I am pretty sure that they really ARE s!uts, and if only one of those girls were s!uts . . . It wouldn't matter, because you are ALSO judged by the company you keep.
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Somewhat_Insane_Monkey wrote:

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.



I have always wanted that kind of friendship. Im so jealous damnit.

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of corse all the time am mixed who looks hispanic all the stereotyped saved me once on the streets of milwaukee and in chicago the rest been all nagitive you know how hard it is to be white and black
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Being held at a higher standard as a straight white man isn't all its cracked up to be. A small slice of that fat affirmative action pie would be nice...
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I have been optically stereotyped. I wear glasses, so people assume I am not good at sports. After I score a dozen points or so my opponents start to see me as a threat.
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People stereotype me as the "silent, shy and reserved" Asian... which is true. I come from an Asian culture where loudness is viewed as rude and silence was viewed as polite and classy.

But I grew up in Australia, a culture where loudness is viewed as a good thing and silence is viewed as standoffish... so it's a social clash for me.

People are surprised, however, when I sing on stage or when I'm teaching. I become a totally different person, my singing voice is very loud and I can scream at the top of my lungs when telling off misbehaving students.

But at a dinner table, I wouldn't speak out of turn and I mostly keep to myself unless asked a question.

As much as I embrace Australia's culture, I just can't become that person, my cultural identity is very important to me.
And I'm very grateful that Australia is a country where they accept cultural diversity - nowadays in high school, as a teacher, I am told that it's important to let students speak in their mother tongue amongst their friends... as it helps them learn better in Science and other subjects.
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Yankeesrule87 wrote:

I guess this could be considered backwards racism...

...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.


Gosh, that man was horrible. (Sorry I cut out most of your post.) But I want to point out - that's not "backwards racism". It's just racism. it's discriminating, or insulting, based on race (and not some other characteristic of yours), and regardless of whether you're black, white, yellow, green (sick), grey (dead), peachy, and the person being an ass-hat is purple, orange (tanned), brown, blue... it's all racism. And if you're being hurt by it, it's most definitely wrong.

Anyway, good on you for standing up! "Be the change you want to see in the world", I seriously admire you for that. And yes, I agree completely with "just treat everyone as a human being". Judge them if you will, but not because they're fluoro.

As for being racially stereotyped... the people around me make asian jokes all the time, as do I (I am asian). Take for example...

Friend: "But you've been cheating ever since you were born" (refering to the "smart asian" stereotype)

I myself also use it, "Sorry, can't go, have to study, you know how asian parents are."
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darkangel09rose wrote:

of corse all the time am mixed who looks hispanic all the stereotyped saved me once on the streets of milwaukee and in chicago the rest been all nagitive you know how hard it is to be white and black


Wouldn't know since I'm not.

although I AM white and red and have had... some interesting times because of it.


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