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Racism From Your Own Race
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No not really. I have seen some of my friends picking on others of the same ethnicity.
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25 / F / New Jersey, USA
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It happens just not as much.
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I'm white.
So no not really.
Posted 4/9/14

HomuraAkemiLovesMe wrote:


SoldierSangria wrote:


HomuraAkemiLovesMe wrote:

I'm biracial - and honestly I hate every person ever except me.





Love that movie, and exactly what I'm talking about.


Glad to find another fan. Now that is a good movie. "Me love you long time!"
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It could be your own perception of how they are acting is incorrect or misdirected to your skin color, or it could be that it is entirely correct. The point is that you don't know for sure, and jumping to that kind of conclusion will only serve to make you miserable in life.
Posted 4/9/14

ishe5555 wrote:



It could be your own perception of how they are acting is incorrect or misdirected to your skin color, or it could be that it is entirely correct. The point is that you don't know for sure, and jumping to that kind of conclusion will only serve to make you miserable in life.


I'm not jumping to conclusions. Like I said, there are plenty of Asian people I have met who have treated me well, and besides that are really nice people. I've gone to the places where I have not been treated well more than once, and I always get the same treatment without doing anything. This is not perception. This is racism.

And if you know anything about Asian culture, you'll know there is a preference for light skin. Always has, always will be. Go to places like South Korea, Hong Kong, China...etc. You'll see the difference between how people with lighter skin are treated vs. darker skin. Not everyone will be like this, but many are. Read blogs, forums, complaints - you'll see for yourself.
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I get a lot of "so you like tentacles?" jokes all the time from my "own people." But then again, they were raised here in America, soo..
Posted 4/9/14
I have the same problem. I have dark skin and usually get treated as second rated citizen by other Asians. I noticed that they would serve White people first, even if they knew that I was queue-ing first.


(But I don't really care, I wish I was ignorant to these sorts of social issues, but i'm too analytical for my own good )




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asian is a blanket term. Chinese, Filipino, Japanese etc are all considered different races. many asian foreign nationals do not identify with other nationalities as 'racial comrades'. the view that all asians are a collective no matter their country is a very ignorant one.

you're not experiencing racism from your own race, you're experiencing racism as a member of the Filipno race from members of the Chinese/Japanese/Korean race.

also the Japanese, the Chinese and the Koreans have a lot of historical reason to hate each other. it is all very petty in this day and age though, and a lot of the new generation don't really care (just as the current generation of Americans don't look at Russia like the generation that lived through the red scare did).


as for racism towards darker skinned folk, i don't have much context to say much about that. i'm one of those light skinned bastards.
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Hmmm... My older sister is occasional graced with "wannabe-Mexican" or "Mexican," due to her figure, facial features, and darker complexion (her skin tans easily and holds it for a long time, and she has very dark hair). Some will claim that she acts "black" or "Mexican," as well. I, on the other hand, receive jibes of "ghost," and the like, although it has died down a bit since I moved up from Mississippi to Pennsylvania. My younger sis gets crap for looking similar to a stereotypical "skinny white girl." Every once in a blue moon, both my younger sis and I get called out for acting "too white," or something similar. Also, I sometimes come across folks who apparently despise being white and constantly blame those of their race/ethnicity for a myriad of subjects.
Posted 4/9/14
I get jealousy and envy but not racism
Posted 4/9/14
It is a real thing,light skin in Asian cultures and especially south Asian cultures gets you all the love,for the most part.
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I believe the term racism is being misused. Ethnocentrism might be the more applicable.
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Posted 4/9/14

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Every human hates me the same. Damn racists...


I don't hate you!
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Posted 4/9/14 , edited 4/9/14
Many Turks have joked with me and told me I'm too "British" due to my lack of the Turkish language and because I've adapted to the British culture far more than I have with the Turkish culture I've been born into. It's not necessarily racism, it's just a lot of people don't understand why I like to dress the way I do and why my hobbies differ from other Turkish girls in my family. I don't know, I'm pretty used to it.

A lot of people (both Turks and non-Turks) can't even guess that I'm Turkish. I get called Spanish/Portuguese/Greek a lot due to my olive toned skin, but I have dark eyes and naturally darker hair also. I don't know, people judge others on how they expect them to be, so it's a little unusual for them if you're different.
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