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What do other countries think about americans in general.
Posted 1/9/13
Well I don't really like USA as whole asdfghjk it just have something that makes me feel very uncomfortable, I don't know, but then again when I meet someone from USA I don't judge them just like that because not everyone is the same but I really really dislike how self-centered they are :/ and how they sum up America=USA well excuuuuuuse me but America is a fucking continent, USA is just a country.
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Ladies and gentleman I present to you a very vocal minority of the U.S. and I bet this is the image that is often conjured in the minds of foreigners when the term "America" is mentioned. It is also a very common stereotype of Americans, but it is pretty funny.
Posted 1/9/13

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Ladies and gentleman I present to you a very vocal minority of the U.S. and I bet this is the image that is often conjured in the minds of foreigners when the term "America" is mentioned. It is also a very common stereotype of Americans, but it is pretty funny.


Oh God this is so true if you go to Tennessee.
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Posted 1/9/13
A lot of people from the UK have the stereotype of the USA having good literacy and eloquence with words, since there have been a lot of famous authors and many published works from the USA. Mostly just sharing a language helped there.

Well, the younger generation might not have that stereotype, I suppose.
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Posted 1/9/13
well i live in Australia and my personal opinion is that Americans have some good points and some bad. though the few Americans i have met buy a new car every 6 months. i don't believe that's the standard. they only stood out as Americans because of the American accent.
i view America as not a country to copy but a country to learn from (everything they do right or wrong) as for the policeing the world has anyone looked at their economy after they go to war. judging from the little i saw it improves every time


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Posted 1/9/13
The Japanese love America. Their culture's youth actually emulate it a lot. It's like they are in the 80's and 90's of America. Yet they are still racist towards Americans who visit. Hypocrites I say.
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Posted 1/11/13

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The Japanese love America. Their culture's youth actually emulate it a lot. It's like they are in the 80's and 90's of America. Yet they are still racist towards Americans who visit. Hypocrites I say.


Normally I'd mention again that you can't be racist towards an American (or a Canadian) or towards anyone else who's country is based on a civic nationalism. Even for many countries which have an ethnic nationalism, Race is a misnomer. There is no French 'Race', or English 'Race' or German 'race'.

However, all the reports I've heard from many sources suggest that Many Japanese ARE racist against all non-Japanese. That includes the Chinese from whom they took an alphabet, why should non-Japanese from America fare any different?

Though I suppose it does seem Hypocritical but... That's how a lot of anime characters come off too, at least in my eyes.

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Living in america myself as a second generation born American-German, I have never felt like an "american". Didn't follow crowds, didn't party, worked hard for cheap labor and always had terrible inconsiderate neighbors. But can say many are paranoid of terrorists, don't care about their neighbors, rude and sometimes over-spoiled depending on state and parents. Then again every country has some form of village idiots.
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Posted 1/11/13

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netdisorder wrote:

The Japanese love America. Their culture's youth actually emulate it a lot. It's like they are in the 80's and 90's of America. Yet they are still racist towards Americans who visit. Hypocrites I say.


Normally I'd mention again that you can't be racist towards an American (or a Canadian) or towards anyone else who's country is based on a civic nationalism. Even for many countries which have an ethnic nationalism, Race is a misnomer. There is no French 'Race', or English 'Race' or German 'race'.

However, all the reports I've heard from many sources suggest that Many Japanese ARE racist against all non-Japanese. That includes the Chinese from whom they took an alphabet, why should non-Japanese from America fare any different?

Though I suppose it does seem Hypocritical but... That's how a lot of anime characters come off too, at least in my eyes.



They can't be racist towards America. But they can and are racist towards Americans. Not because they are from America, but because Americans are usually of a different ethnicity. That's what I meant.
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Posted 1/11/13

netdisorder wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:


netdisorder wrote:

The Japanese love America. Their culture's youth actually emulate it a lot. It's like they are in the 80's and 90's of America. Yet they are still racist towards Americans who visit. Hypocrites I say.


Normally I'd mention again that you can't be racist towards an American (or a Canadian) or towards anyone else who's country is based on a civic nationalism. Even for many countries which have an ethnic nationalism, Race is a misnomer. There is no French 'Race', or English 'Race' or German 'race'.

However, all the reports I've heard from many sources suggest that Many Japanese ARE racist against all non-Japanese. That includes the Chinese from whom they took an alphabet, why should non-Japanese from America fare any different?

Though I suppose it does seem Hypocritical but... That's how a lot of anime characters come off too, at least in my eyes.



They can't be racist towards America. But they can and are racist towards Americans. Not because they are from America, but because Americans are usually of a different ethnicity. That's what I meant.


okay fair enough and I agree. Certainly my own information leads me to concur at least with your rough gist.

sorry if It felt like I was nitpicking but there have been more than one person on this thread ranting and raving about 'Racism' against Americans. I'm sorry but most negative comments against Americans in this thread might be unfair, prejudicial, harsh, ugly, deplorable. But to call them 'racist' is to cheapen the word for real victims of racism.

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Posted 1/11/13

papagolfwhiskey wrote:


netdisorder wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:


netdisorder wrote:

The Japanese love America. Their culture's youth actually emulate it a lot. It's like they are in the 80's and 90's of America. Yet they are still racist towards Americans who visit. Hypocrites I say.


Normally I'd mention again that you can't be racist towards an American (or a Canadian) or towards anyone else who's country is based on a civic nationalism. Even for many countries which have an ethnic nationalism, Race is a misnomer. There is no French 'Race', or English 'Race' or German 'race'.

However, all the reports I've heard from many sources suggest that Many Japanese ARE racist against all non-Japanese. That includes the Chinese from whom they took an alphabet, why should non-Japanese from America fare any different?

Though I suppose it does seem Hypocritical but... That's how a lot of anime characters come off too, at least in my eyes.



They can't be racist towards America. But they can and are racist towards Americans. Not because they are from America, but because Americans are usually of a different ethnicity. That's what I meant.


okay fair enough and I agree. Certainly my own information leads me to concur at least with your rough gist.

sorry if It felt like I was nitpicking but there have been more than one person on this thread ranting and raving about 'Racism' against Americans. I'm sorry but most negative comments against Americans in this thread might be unfair, prejudicial, harsh, ugly, deplorable. But to call them 'racist' is to cheapen the word for real victims of racism.



It can get pretty bad though. My friend whose been living in Japan for about 5 years used to visit a bath house regularly for 2-3 years. He was kicked out of the bath house when a new visitor complained that my friend had a tattoo. Totally unfair, but that's just the way it is some times.
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Posted 1/11/13
I try my best not to judge others because I in turn do not want to be judged because of the place I'm from. I myself have not experienced any kind of negative US stereotypes in person, but I've seen it from time to time online and other forms of media. As irate as I get over it, I kinda have to agree to some point with them. Sadly, because they have that stereotype, they generalize each citizen to fit that judgment. Most times those of other countries will judge us as ignorant, gun slinging, shoot first ask questions later, beer gutted, take what's mine, ass holes. Most times they're right, but not always.
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Posted 1/11/13
"Good" Stereotypes: Industrious, self-motivated, straight-forward, socially assertive, trendsetting (I couldn't think of the right word -- whenever there's a doubt, American is considered the default: money, language, military, etc.)

"Bad" Stereotypes: Greedy, conceited, loud, lacking in tact, culturally ignorant, fat.
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Posted 1/11/13
In the countries I've visited (South America, Europe, Asia) I was generally treated courteously even though it was obvious I wasn't native there, through my accent or appearance.

Sure, there are plenty of people around the world that disagree with American politics, culture, lifestyle...but I think for the most part unless they're extremists it doesn't qualify as intense dislike or hatred.

Tourists from any country get pretty annoying - most locals accept tourism as a boon to their local economy but realize they'll have to deal with some minor annoyances and inconveniences.

I like to try new things, and I try to respect other culture's lifestyles and practices when I'm visiting their country, and I think people understand that.

I think the extent to which the world hates Americans is overblown, exaggerated, and sensationalist.
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