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Post Reply Have you ever been racially stereotyped?
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Posted 1/5/13 , edited 1/5/13

marcel20 wrote:


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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...


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


As far as I'm concerned, no. None of that.

But glad to hear Affirmative action has been gone for a decade now in the States. I thought it was still active.
I always thought it's stupid to base on race and not merit.
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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


Wouldn't know since I'm not.

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




I bet, but we got to love who we are and its 2013 now and there is allot of people of mixed race now yes there always be racism but its better these days and am sure its better in canada, I met a black couple from here but lived in canada fishing over the summer they told me they were more accepted there than the US and they said they loved it there.Just like the US you guys have allot of native americans I say native americans cause in a way canada is still considered the americas, but what I was going to ask do the white population get along well with the native population. cauce in the USA old days was bad how about there?
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okay now I have some time to get into some, As I stated before its hard being mixed race black and white For me here growing up black kids teased me called me oreo or or a cracker who said I wanted to be white cause I had white friends said I was only half black so I couldn't do many things or say certain things, white kids same called me oreo, zebra the n word. my best friends and family stereotyped me my best friends father would go there is a hot black chick for you when I dated the girl my best friends brother wanted he got mad and said why date her there is plenty of black chicks for you. A time I called for a job the owner know my own boss they said I was hired told me to come down in 20 minutes I was there in 5 they was surprised a look of shock then they said sorry slots filled after seeing me of course my friend said i was pulling a race card. He would go on about stereotypes about black people and said I would only stick up for blacks I said look am white too. my moms family was in the kkk and hated she marryed a black man burned a cross sent people to brake in our home. I was 5 or 6 my uncle called me the n word so I called him it back he knocked me out a 300 pound man i wa s 5 or 6 his fist was bigger than my head i had epilepsy and i seizured for a long time was in a coma for 12 days. my gf dad got me a job in carpentry I worked hard the bosses worked me to the bone for 10 an hour they did not know i was mixed they thought i was white for i dated there friends daughter they used me for a hard job i couldn't take a brake they took 10 minute brake I went near the door and they said first we hired a chink now we got a spick and we have to pay him 10 dollars an hour thats to much for a mexican we just let himfinish this job and we fire him, mexicans should only be paid 4 to 5 dollars an hour. 2 weeks later i was fired and owed 100's of dollars . to sum it up later that year a skin head gave me a skull fracture screaming the n word little mixed ape stay away from our woman but the reason was he said his friends car was broken into and said we know how ni##@!S like to steal each hit he said dont they coward acted like my friend he was nice we played a card game were if you lose you do push ups after working out I was tired he had me do 1000 push ups then he blind sided me. sorry so much sorry if i offended any one with this story
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No I haven't, not racially <.<!
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darkangel09rose wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:


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.




I bet, but we got to love who we are and its 2013 now and there is allot of people of mixed race now yes there always be racism but its better these days and am sure its better in canada, I met a black couple from here but lived in canada fishing over the summer they told me they were more accepted there than the US and they said they loved it there.Just like the US you guys have allot of native americans I say native americans cause in a way canada is still considered the americas, but what I was going to ask do the white population get along well with the native population. cauce in the USA old days was bad how about there?


our history there is similar yet different. My own tribe were effectively, United Empire Loyalists. Six Nations under Joseph Brant who fought for the British in the American Revolution and came north in 1785.

Out West ... it depends on who you talk to and when. Our Mounted Police got along better with Native Canadians than the US cavalry got along with Native Americans. One of it's senior inspectors resigned when the Canadian government made a liar of him and repudiated his dealings with Sitting Bull. But it's still a similar history attempts at Assimilation rather Genocide perhaps but ... still. a lot of wrongs that still haven't healed. And no few attempts at healing that have gone unrecognized at least from the non-native perspective.

The native thing and the french thing are probably Canada's most publicized and most troubling lingering 'racial issues'. They are even interlinked.

One group that suffered from the push west was the 'Metis' (which is a french word meaning halfbreed) a culture of fur traders and buffalo hunters that grew out of dates between native women and (mostly french Canadian) fur traders. The closest thing we had to a civil war was two rebellions by both Metis and Natives led by a Metis named Louis Riel. Since he and his Metis were french speaking the francophone parts of Canada took it personal when he was hung for treason after the second rebellion. It wasn't until the 1980s that the Conservative Party of Canada (the party in government when Louis Riel was tried and hung) could get more than a seat or two in Quebec.

but Language and Aboriginal rights are not the only problem in Canada. There's racism against every other identifiable group as well. but.. for example We gave up slavery when the British did and the town christened becuase it was where Joseph Brant crossed a river. Brant's Ford... Brantford was also a final stop on the underground railway. I'm sure people practice subtle racism all the time. but our culture really doesn't condone it.




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marcel20 wrote:


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.


I wasn't aware of that.

It's gotten to the point of ridiculousness here. Our fat government bureaucracy is a major source of lucrative and stable employment, and they'll openly pander to and hire less qualified minorities (racial,sexual) to meet their quotas.

To a guy like myself who doesn't see color (being raised in a multicultural neighborhood), paying for the sins of others just rubs me the wrong way.
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But of course。-_-)
I'm an Asian girl so you can imagine all the typical stereotypes。
They've all been thrown at me at some point or another。。
*sigh* so rude -_-)

Most typical one has to be
"You're Asian right? Why are your eyes big?"

why。
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Yes, it was by other white people. And I'm white.
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Everyone stereotypes, it is a natural consequence of our associative memories. Its whether or not people act on their stereotyping that is more important.

edit: forgot to answer the question LOL, yes I have been racially stereotyped before. I look Mexican so there have been many times when others assumed I knew Spanish. Wish I did, but sadly no I do not. Other than that I have not really been racially stereotyped.
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People always seem to think I'm Mexican at first look, when I'm actually half Japanese and White, I really don't see how they can see Mexican in me, but hey maybe that's just me...
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6' 4" Asian right here and i have a 8 inch penis get at me haters
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SuperNovaMTL wrote:


marcel20 wrote:


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.


I wasn't aware of that.

It's gotten to the point of ridiculousness here. Our fat government bureaucracy is a major source of lucrative and stable employment, and they'll openly pander to and hire less qualified minorities (racial,sexual) to meet their quotas.

To a guy like myself who doesn't see color (being raised in a multicultural neighborhood), paying for the sins of others just rubs me the wrong way.


One the reasons I've been tempted to get my Metis card. I don't believe in using race to set quota's or give preferential treatment but... since I am a 'half breed' there are times when I'm tempted.
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

One the reasons I've been tempted to get my Metis card. I don't believe in using race to set quota's or give preferential treatment but... since I am a 'half breed' there are times when I'm tempted.


I wouldn't fault anyone who did, as everyone should naturally take every opportunity to succeed. As far as I'm concerned, the Native issue is different granted the abysmal conditions in reservations with regards to education, drug addiction and housing/nutrition (I have a cousin who's half and barely literate at 20 years of age).

As for the rest of us, we're pretty much facing the same economic/social struggles. Canada is NOT the deep south after all.
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I've been stereotyped as an Asian gangster and I didn't mind it at all
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Posted 1/6/13

SuperNovaMTL wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:

One the reasons I've been tempted to get my Metis card. I don't believe in using race to set quota's or give preferential treatment but... since I am a 'half breed' there are times when I'm tempted.


I wouldn't fault anyone who did, as everyone should naturally take every opportunity to succeed. As far as I'm concerned, the Native issue is different granted the abysmal conditions in reservations with regards to education, drug addiction and housing/nutrition (I have a cousin who's half and barely literate at 20 years of age).

As for the rest of us, we're pretty much facing the same economic/social struggles. Canada is NOT the deep south after all.


In the 60s and 70s that's what Francophones compared their situation to. 'White N@#$#s of America' I think was a title of one book.

I'm glad that's changed. Probably the main reason that the PQ gets so little traction for it's separation bids anymore.


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