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Old 08-23-2008, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Queens
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Let's get things straight. We are all prejudiced up to a certain point. We are all racist up to a certain point.
I liked to say that if I am..it's all based on personal experience. I don't go around creating labels for people...I sort of feel that most of them earn it.
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Old 08-23-2008, 12:51 PM
 
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I liked to say that if I am..it's all based on personal experience. I don't go around creating labels for people...I sort of feel that most of them earn it.
We all do it. You see someone dressed in urban/gheto clothes, you would think this person is that way. You see someone dressed in a black trench coat, big shoes with marilyn manson make-up. You would think that person is a certain way. It's in our nature as humans.
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Old 08-23-2008, 12:52 PM
 
Location: um....guess
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Let's get things straight. We are all prejudiced up to a certain point. We are all racist up to a certain point.
I understand that; however, the point that it has gotten to on this forum is quite disgusting. There are many articles posted that are put up strictly for the point of controversy...that's called trolling. There is a lot of hatred on here, a lot of it unfounded & pretty immature.
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Old 08-23-2008, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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We all do it. You see someone dressed in urban/gheto clothes, you would think this person is that way. You see someone dressed in a black trench coat, big shoes with marilyn manson make-up. You would think that person is a certain way. It's in our nature as humans.
That is not true racism: the word 'survival' comes to mind if you subconsciously sense danger.

Common sense dictates to avoid ruffians---------especially if they are drunk, etc.
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Queens
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I understand that; however, the point that it has gotten to on this forum is quite disgusting. There are many articles posted that are put up strictly for the point of controversy...that's called trolling. There is a lot of hatred on here, a lot of it unfounded & pretty immature.
Unfounded? I think the correct word, to replace hatred, is frustration. I'm personally frustrated and disgusted with the way the laws are being broken by illegals...and I'm having to pay for it.
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:09 PM
 
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Unfounded? I think the correct word, to replace hatred, is frustration. I'm personally frustrated and disgusted with the way the laws are being broken by illegals...and I'm having to pay for it.
That may be so, but as I've seen on this forum, there is quite a lot of generalizing going on, regardless if someone is illegal or not. Generalizing about an entire race, rude assumptions, etc. Just because there are illegals here does not mean that every hispanic person you see is illegal. Yet, this is the assumptions I see going on in this forum. Be frustrated w/the person, not the the entire population.
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:51 PM
 
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Let's get things straight. We are all prejudiced up to a certain point. We are all racist up to a certain point.
This can be argued either way....but that "point" certainly can vary with the individual...wouldn't you say?...
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:55 PM
 
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This can be argued either way....but that "point" certainly can vary with the individual...wouldn't you say?...
That's why I said "To a certain point".
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:59 PM
 
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That's why I said "To a certain point".
You've got a point there.
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Old 08-23-2008, 02:03 PM
 
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I'd like to point out that I concur.
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