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Post Reply Do you have a love/hate relationship towards your race?
Posted 6/29/16
No. Because I see humanity as a whole. It's stupid to say "All African-Americans are dumb." just because there are a number of us makin up a large portion of crime rates and low wage jobs... Or, because I'm half Asian too that I must be "smart" since I'm Asian.... I don't hate or love my own more than any other.
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I find many Norwegians to be not so pretty, and many of them are really rude.
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Being black and living in America can make this a tough decision, dealing with the constant ignorance of my own kind; and the constant disrespect towards all of us as a whole due to these select few stereotypical individuals. Personally, I would never hate my race nor love it, because there's no room for that type of stuff in the society we live in. Everyone has a choice to make when they gain consciousness of their actions in life, it's their decision and their decision only to choose the right or wrong thing to do in situations.

So to put it blatantly, I don't love or hate my race, but it's very annoying to think of the way we're treated due to a select few of the population.
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well, the human race is capable of going so far to shape things for the better and going forward, yet so many are stuck in old beliefs or ideals of grandeur.

so i guess i am frustrated in humanity somewhat

if i am to say something about by national peers i would say some are a bit too shy toward people not born in my country.
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Oh another thing that can be frustrating about being white is, you are forever blamed for what white people did in the past. Even if it were hundreds of years ago.
And certian things (some)people act like its only bad if white people do it. There are ALOT of double standards.
People forget or choose to ignore or are just uneducated on hostroy and dont even seem to realize that other peopel did the whole slavery thing also.
Like why aren't Arab Muslims made to be accountable for the slavery of Africans like white people are? etc

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Posted 6/29/16
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Posted 6/29/16
Not much I love or hate specifically about my race. Its a pretty small part of my identity, despite being one of the first things other people see.
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Posted 6/29/16

Ranwolf wrote:

Sure too many of them pretend they are white boys. They flat out refuse to learn the language of our ancestors, the cultural traditions that once made us strong, and in general go around like they aren't First Nations at all.


What do you think is causing many Native Americans to adopt such an attitude? Also, is this causing a rocky divide in your community?

I'm only asking this because as a Brit I don't hear much about Native Americans on the news as much as other races when it comes ot the US. So I'm just interested in what you have to say.
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Posted 6/29/16
I don't care about race. As long as it's true love, I'm fine.
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Posted 6/29/16

GloriousHawk wrote:


Ranwolf wrote:

Sure too many of them pretend they are white boys. They flat out refuse to learn the language of our ancestors, the cultural traditions that once made us strong, and in general go around like they aren't First Nations at all.


What do you think is causing many Native Americans to adopt such an attitude? Also, is this causing a rocky divide in your community?

I'm only asking this because as a Brit I don't hear much about Native Americans on the news as much as other races when it comes ot the US. So I'm just interested in what you have to say.


First please cease using that racist as hell term " Native American" , my people lived in these lands long before you white folk decided to take it from us and name it after some fat as hell Italian explorer. With that out of the way I'll get on to answering your question.

As for why my people act the way they do I haven' the foggiest clue and I have been thinking on it for most of my life. My only real conclusion is for some really messed up reason my people are ashamed of our ancestors. Or perhaps they believe their wisdom and knowledge holds no meaning in a modern world. Like I said I don't know.

But is it causing a divide, not really. 90% of First Nations are quite happy it seems pretending they are white and the 10% like me that look in a damn mirror every morning have simply learned to live with it.
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I'm sorry. I only used it because that was the ethnicity you entered on your profile. What is the correct term I should use?

Thank you for your response and I appreciate it.

P.S I'm not white.
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Posted 6/29/16

Ranwolf wrote:

First please cease using that racist as hell term " Native American" , my people lived in these lands long before you white folk decided to take it from us and name it after some fat as hell Italian explorer. With that out of the way I'll get on to answering your question.


Being of Irish ancestry I find it funny how I'm lumped in with every other white person, when we too were kicked around by other countries for centuries for both racial and religious reasons. You know, just to get that out of the way.

Man, do I fucking love blanket statements.
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Posted 6/29/16

GloriousHawk wrote:


I'm sorry. I only used it because that was the ethnicity you entered on your profile. What is the correct term I should use?

Thank you for your response and I appreciate it.

P.S I'm not white.


Nehinawewin would be the most correct term since that is the particular nation I belong to but the general term First Nations or Aboriginal is also perfectly acceptable . As for the ethnicity on my profile well it's not like I can convince the lazy as hell forum staff to do five minutes of coding and change it to a more acceptable term. Yet they have bent over backwards for the European and Asian forum members and put in their proper ethnicity. It pisses me off but despite me asking them to do they told me basically to bugger off and accept it.
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Posted 6/29/16

Ranwolf wrote:

First please cease using that racist as hell term " Native American" ,

Native American

A racist term would be someone calling you an injun, you moron.


my people lived in these lands long before you white folk decided to take it from us and name it after some fat as hell Italian explorer.

The United States of America is a region within the Americas that consists of 50 united states, you moron. There are only a handful of sections named after Columbus in the United States, you moron.


As for why my people act the way they do I haven' the foggiest clue and I have been thinking on it for most of my life. My only real conclusion is for some really messed up reason my people are ashamed of our ancestors. Or perhaps they believe their wisdom and knowledge holds no meaning in a modern world. Like I said I don't know.
Or perhaps, they are not morons.


But is it causing a divide, not really. 90% of First Nations are quite happy not being ignorant racists with an extremely narrow worldview and the 10% like me that look in a damn mirror every morning believing we are horribly oppressed have simply made do with going on the internet and complaining about it.
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Posted 6/29/16

TRKitsune wrote:


Ranwolf wrote:

First please cease using that racist as hell term " Native American" , my people lived in these lands long before you white folk decided to take it from us and name it after some fat as hell Italian explorer. With that out of the way I'll get on to answering your question.


Being of Irish ancestry I find it funny how I'm lumped in with every other white person, when we too were kicked around by other countries for centuries for both racial and religious reasons. You know, just to get that out of the way.

Man, do I fucking love blanket statements.


Oh get over yourself mate. You know what a First Nations see when he looks at Irishman, a Englishman, and a German? Three guys with pale skin and bad hair.
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