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Post Reply Have you ever been racially stereotyped?
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I've been called a the racial term for a Spanish person. LOL
Now I refer to all the ghetto people as hood rats, peasants, or lowly commoners.
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All the time...
I got my dark skin color from my mother, who was Trinidadian...If I stay in the sunlight, I can gain a black tint. Like, racially black...Most everyone has stereotyped me as a Mexican...On a normal inside day, I'm around that hue...
I've learned to let it go...I'm Trinidadian on mother's side, and that's my only racial quality worth noticing. I've quit correcting people on it...It's just so...f*cking...Stupid...
On a side note, I tried to pick a fight with a black guy, calling him a taboo word because I thought I was black...Oooooooooh, the naivete of youth...It's actually pretty funny, now that I look back on it. Got my ass kicked pretty decently.
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KiittyCat wrote:

Yes, I've been called a terrorist and make fun of because i'm Muslim. Haha!


Is being Muslim a 'race' though?

Yes it's prejudicial and ignorant to call you a terrorist because of your beliefs but it's not actually racial stereotyping... is it? there's no Muslim 'race' right?



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It actually isnt racial stereotyping! But it does fall under the category of "stereotyping" its just not racial, haha.
I guess I should have thought it through before posting. Whoops ^.^ Lol.
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KiittyCat wrote:

It actually isnt racial stereotyping! But it does fall under the category of "stereotyping" its just not racial, haha.
I guess I should have thought it through before posting. Whoops ^.^ Lol.


No it's okay because actually, I've seen people get confused. and think Arab is the same as Muslim and vice versa. Which irritates the Persians I know to no end.

so.. in a way... well at the very least it partakes of the same level of ignorance.

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But its sorta embarrassing for me because i dont know that much about my own religion and what not! and they're different i know that, like how some people think that Indians and Muslims are the same, when they're not. it really bugs.
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since i'm mexican people always think i eat a lot of beans, know how to jump fences, can speak "mexican" (spanish lol), play soccer or are good at it and its all true haha! it doesn't make me mad it just makes me laugh.
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Meh sometimes because I'm from Asia. But not really, people where I live tend to mind their own business.
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Apparently chinese is the only race of Asia to some people because we are all the "same"
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My parents are Mexican...My dad works for a tortilla company I was in Stater Brothers facing up the tortillas on the bottom shelf when a African American women walked toward me and my uncle (we were the ones working the stores that day) she took a glance at me while I was kneeling down working then said something. Unfortunately I didn't hear her then she turned to my uncle and said "He's Mexican huh" ....-.- yeah these kind of stories happen to me all the time. The lady assumed I couldn't speak English despite the fact I was born and raised in CA. I speak and write English fluently, and if anything have trouble in Spanish often. To me stereotypes aren't a big deal as some people make it out to be its just a natural mechanism for humans to predetermine what people are like based on their appearances but in the end its just something I laugh off and one more story for me to share with my friends and apparently you guys on this forum.
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People always ask if I'm Mexican when I'm nowhere near that.
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Shrapnel893 wrote:

People always ask if I'm Mexican when I'm nowhere near that.


What are you?
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-Vega- wrote:


Shrapnel893 wrote:

People always ask if I'm Mexican when I'm nowhere near that.


What are you?


A mixed ethnicity of German, Italian, African American, Caucasian, and Irish. As far as I know, anyway.
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KiittyCat wrote:

But its sorta embarrassing for me because i dont know that much about my own religion and what not! and they're different i know that, like how some people think that Indians and Muslims are the same, when they're not. it really bugs.


Well some of the MANY MANY people of the indian subcontinent are Muslim. (Most of the people in Pakistan for example)

As for your religion. It's about as varied as Christianity is, if I understand correctly. Just as we have Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant and a myriad of smaller denominations. So too does Islam have the Shia/Sunni split and other minor variation like the Ahmediya or even the Allawit...

(Though I've been told conflicting things about weather the Allawit are a tribe, clan or religion and weather or not they are a sect of christianity or Islam.)

NB the allawit(sp?) are the group who controlled all the influential government posts and military ranks in Syria for the last 30 years. just in case you were wondering.


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Shrapnel893 wrote:


-Vega- wrote:


Shrapnel893 wrote:

People always ask if I'm Mexican when I'm nowhere near that.


What are you?


A mixed ethnicity of German, Italian, African American, Caucasian, and Irish. As far as I know, anyway.


I'm a Heinz 57 myself too. though there's a enough Native Canadian in there to get me accepted by the Metis.

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