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Old 02-12-2015, 06:40 PM
 
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Do you agree with this statement? I am not White, I am Lebanese/Italian ethnically, so I usually check Other when they ask me about my race.

I dislike racism and intolerance but when I take a look at my own actions, I am guilty of excluding people from a certain race based on my own experiences and stereotypes.

Heck, I have lost a job once because I used a "racist" term on the phone and it was total slip of the tongue, so when I hear especially White people say that they are not racist , even when they use racial slurs, trust me, I know what they mean.

I am not by any means trying to justify racism and exclusion as acceptable. I am sure I have had it done to me, even though I always give people the benefit of the doubt and I never buy into the whole race card/victim mentality BS.

So, do you think everybody is racist to a certain degree?
Ummm...Lebanese and Italians are considered to be caucasians.
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Old 02-12-2015, 06:41 PM
 
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Why? You're white.
^Exactly!

There is no "race" called "Italian". Nor is there one called "Lebanese".
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Old 02-12-2015, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Many people are guilty of stereotyping. That is not the same thing as racism, but it is a lazy thought process, it requires using logical fallacies, and though some stereotypes arise for a reason, people may resort to that rather than to bother with the hard work of looking deeper.
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Old 02-12-2015, 06:48 PM
 
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you continue to make false claims. It does not make you look good.
What specifically is untrue?
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Old 02-12-2015, 08:37 PM
 
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What specifically is untrue?
First, the idea that he bragged about attacking a bus driver. Absolutely false, period.

Second, "Burglary tools". Nope, a single screwdriver.

(In addition, who gets kicked out of school for graffiti? That's, at most, detention or a call to the parents. If true, the school messed up on that one.)
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Old 02-12-2015, 08:49 PM
 
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I don't worry about people thinking that I'm racist. Sitting around and fretting about what others think about you is just lame.
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Old 02-12-2015, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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Many people are guilty of stereotyping. That is not the same thing as racism, but it is a lazy thought process, it requires using logical fallacies, and though some stereotypes arise for a reason, people may resort to that rather than to bother with the hard work of looking deeper.
^^^^^^ This
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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That is not what the definition of racism is. Do you all just make up slit to meet your need as you go along?


Yeah it is.

The offshoot of racial identification is another natural instinct.............ego, wanting to believe YOUR group is superior to, better than the OTHER group. Kinda the same way people have an ego-boost when THEIR sports-team wins.
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Old 02-12-2015, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Yes, because as everyone knows (including you) the word 'thug' has become the new word for Black teenager. Can't use the other word anymore, so new words have to be made up.


Thug:
a brutal ruffian or assassin


How do you know if someone who wears gold chains and a sideways hat is really a thug?
Fashions come and go.
omg
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Old 02-13-2015, 03:34 AM
 
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