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You're Black so Your Vote is Automatically for Obama
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I have this boss that likes to start a conversation with ethnic questions with me. He tries so hard to win an asian card.
Anyway, he asked me, "hey, Manny Pacquiao is asian like you and he's going to fight soon. Are you going to support him? A great boxer and a champion."

"I'm not really into boxing. Good for him being a champion," I responded.

"So, you're not going to watch and support your kind?," he added.

I was like, "like I said, good for him for all the accomplishments he made. But I'm not really into boxing. If you let me choose, I like Floyd Mayweather than Manny. His style is more like a counter puncher compared to Manny that showers his opponents with barrage of punches after an exchange."

"No. You have to cheer for Manny. He's like you. Be proud of your kind,"
my boss said in exchange.

"No. I have the right/freewill to at least cheer/support for any contestant I like. So, you're telling me if I was black my vote is automatically for Obama without considering what he offers/promises/ill will for his country,"
my response.

"I like basketball. Miami Heat's head coach is Erik Spoelstra. The team already won two championships back to back. Lets talk about him."




So yea. The conversation(s) ended like that. Was I wrong?
I don't like how he converts his questions. He's two steps away to ask "do you know kung fu?"
It's like there's more than that. We can have conversations without implying that I'm asian and all I do is asian stuff.

It seems like this also happens when I meet new people. They ask the same questions over and over like how rock n roll country stations ask Eminem why he raps, what school he went to, what neighborhood he grew up, what were your friends, etc.




Question: What color of skin is your boss? And what is his heritage?


He's white. He's definitely not Hispanic because I asked.
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Now what if if you get fired?


He's not my actual boss. We also have an HR if things get escalated.
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Really? How old is he because in all my years I haven't heard that kind of crap except from 50+ white men.
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You have to at least give them a chance, come on now.


No.


Please?
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Please?


They want to kill all humans. Still want me to?

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Really? How old is he because in all my years I haven't heard that kind of crap except from 50+ white men.


Old enough to produce another daughter this year. So, it means his age is < 50.
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really, i'm pretty sure men can "produce" well after 50
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Recordp wrote:

Really? How old is he because in all my years I haven't heard that kind of crap except from 50+ white men.


Well, you might not have heard it except from 50+ white men, but trust me - this goes on in all races. For instance, my ethnicity is Filipino, and the amount of blind pride for anyone Filipino/the country is outrageously stupid and staggering. (Not something I do, but I know many Filipinos are like this.) Same with South Koreans, Irish...And of course that goes on with countries as well - Australians, Canadians etc.

Not everyone will be like this, but many are. Some are more quiet about it, some not so much.

My personal thing is - I will like or dislike someone regardless of their race, their color, where they come from or their religion. Liking someone just because of the aforementioned things is not right, and is in fact a form of racism and prejudice just as disliking them for the same reasons are.
Posted 4/6/14

onibrotonel wrote:

I have this boss that likes to start a conversation with ethnic questions with me. He tries so hard to win an asian card.
Anyway, he asked me, "hey, Manny Pacquiao is asian like you and he's going to fight soon. Are you going to support him? A great boxer and a champion."

"I'm not really into boxing. Good for him being a champion," I responded.

"So, you're not going to watch and support your kind?," he added.

I was like, "like I said, good for him for all the accomplishments he made. But I'm not really into boxing. If you let me choose, I like Floyd Mayweather than Manny. His style is more like a counter puncher compared to Manny that showers his opponents with barrage of punches after an exchange."

"No. You have to cheer for Manny. He's like you. Be proud of your kind,"
my boss said in exchange.

"No. I have the right/freewill to at least cheer/support for any contestant I like. So, you're telling me if I was black my vote is automatically for Obama without considering what he offers/promises/ill will for his country,"
my response.

"I like basketball. Miami Heat's head coach is Erik Spoelstra. The team already won two championships back to back. Lets talk about him."




So yea. The conversation(s) ended like that. Was I wrong?
I don't like how he converts his questions. He's two steps away to ask "do you know kung fu?"
It's like there's more than that. We can have conversations without implying that I'm asian and all I do is asian stuff.

It seems like this also happens when I meet new people. They ask the same questions over and over like how rock n roll country stations ask Eminem why he raps, what school he went to, what neighborhood he grew up, what were your friends, etc.




My favorite thing about this post is that you know the difference between "you're" and "your".
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Does everyone know Barrack Obama is biracial? Can you even consider him Black at all when he is only half?
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Recordp wrote:

Really? How old is he because in all my years I haven't heard that kind of crap except from 50+ white men.


I've heard that kind of stuff from 15 year old black kids, doesn't really matter their age or race when it comes to people stereotyping others.
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Does everyone know Barrack Obama is biracial? Can you even consider him Black at all when he is only half?


Most people I've met don't consider Obama biracial, they basically ignore the white half of him.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Does everyone know Barrack Obama is biracial? Can you even consider him Black at all when he is only half?


Most people I've met don't consider Obama biracial, they basically ignore the white half of him.



That kinda sad.
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Phersu wrote:


Lowlights wrote:

Please?


They want to kill all humans. Still want me to?



Go for it
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A lot of people discriminate and often take stereotypes too seriously. "your kind" shows he clearly defines people into different categories. My guess is your boss probably looks down on asians in some way. He seems to be saying you need to support an asian to raise yourself up in society. That seems like the thinking of someone who lived through the early 1900's. I doubt he meant any offense by it and probably thought he was supporting you.

As for voting for Obama because he was black...so many people did just that, which sickens me and is the reason we now have a president who is too weak and inexperienced for the position. He also is not even "black"...
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