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Post Reply Have you ever been racially stereotyped?
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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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Yeah.
They thought I was a red neck white person.
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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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19 / F / Australia
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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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Yes I have. Well I felt like it anyways....because Im multi racial and my teachers in school always marked white on all my report cards. I do look white but Im not lol.
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we went to a mall one time, and a guy passed by me and audibly murmured , "arigato arigato".

we went to this beach last summer and there were kids shouting "ching chong" at us.

some people act as if they are uneducated.
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Pomff wrote:

All. The. Time.

If I had a nickle for every time somebody asked me "Why do black people..." or "But you don't (blank) like a black person". Then i'd be able to buy a small country. Not all black people are 100% alike, not all white people. are 100% alike, not all people are 100% alike. Chris Rock, Dave Chapell, and Eddie Murphy are comedians and their (hilarious) stand ups are not a layman's guide to black people.


Lol I agree with you...you have no idea. I don't know when it happened but black comedians some how became the one who " set the barometer of all things black people do and don't do" their material is funny but rarely true for me anyways. Even on crunchyroll a mod who was white responded to one of my post saying: why u trrippin cuz, just becuz I stopped your post your crying you need too man up big boy...I loled soo hard and replied: yes, I am black, but I don't use Ebonics and his next response was much more on my level...lol it happens I just be myself every day and most intelligent beings- know that not everyone in any race or gender will act, talk nor walk the same its about your upbringing is the more useful factor not just being born one color.
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Posted 1/5/13

SuperNovaMTL wrote:

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...


Do they have affirmative action in Canada?....because its been gone from the states for like a decade now.
Posted 1/5/13

Stereotyped...is like judgmental gone twisted

I was on my way back to work when i passed by a fruit market. Stop and park my car at the side and started to walk to the fruit stall and buying some fruits. All the while, i was enjoying and walk far buying fresh vegetables as well...and then i start to noticed that people were starting to stare which feels that i am a creep or what and then when i was picking up the vegetables that i like some what some guy vendor starting to say like: "be careful you may get you hands dirty and hurt your nails" Then luckily this ajuma...old lady told him to leave her alone and walk with me help me decide what to buy until to may car and said next time do not come here all by your self when she said that i was like thankful to her and just smiled...such a good Auntie
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I've received more offensive race jokes then I care to count.
It's the absolute most obnoxious thing to me, it's as if people don't even realize how pathetically racist they sound making stupid, stereotypical jokes.
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