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Old 01-03-2009, 08:35 PM
 
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Have you ever encountered any racism in your life??
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:14 PM
 
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Have you ever encountered any racism in your life??

Yes, I have. And I discussed it, about two weeks ago, on this forum, on a thread much like this one.
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Hope, AR
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Yes, against the Arab people, on this forum. It's shocking and shameful.
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:20 PM
 
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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Have you ever encountered any racism in your life??

Oh yeah, I'm a white heterosexual Christian male. Everything is my fault!
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:30 PM
 
Location: South Side
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Yes, as a matter of fact I have. But I'm an old dude and the war stories make it hard to move forward. Plus, the stories tend to stereotype folks. So the question should be more importantly if a person has encountered official racism in his or her life. That's a yes for me, also, but the details really are for another thread.
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:35 PM
 
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Oh yeah, I'm a white heterosexual Christian male. Everything is my fault!
You mean to tell me that you're George Bush?
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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Yes, as a matter of fact I have. But I'm an old dude and the war stories make it hard to move forward. Plus, the stories tend to stereotype folks. So the question should be more importantly if a person has encountered official racism in his or her life. That's a yes for me, also, but the details really are for another thread.



I guess if we are talking about official racism I would have to change my answer to no since I don't belong to a protected group. But yes, I have been racially harassed at work so many times I can't count and don't get me started on the gender double standards that I've had to endure.
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Yes, against the Arab people, on this forum. It's shocking and shameful.
I think the OP meant have YOU been a victim of racism... so unless you are Arab, that doesn't really answer the question. Oh, and yes, we have already had a thread on this! I answered on that thread, but to reiterate, I have experienced hate (antisemitism) more often that I could count - but I've learned to shrug it off, since people like that aren't worth my time.

And I'm sorry momonkey, but what you are describing isn't "racism," unless you've been verbally attacked for being a white/hetero/male. Have you ever read the book (or seen the movie) "Black Like Me"? You might want to, since it will clear up a few things about what racism means. I have been called a dirty **** - do you know how that feels? Sheesh, that word was so bad they censored it! I was trying to say the slanderous term for a Jew, which starts with a K.
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