Question When did you first find out you were a racist? (Read 10631 times)

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I think most of us are fairly wishy-washy or uncertain until some key moment, share yours!

For me, a man of a certain ethnicity was on TV talking about something and I thought "wow, he's quite eloquent, for one of them"

It was a little horrifying at first but now it's a relief.
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When I started thinking that the reason asians were bad drivers is because they can't open their eyes properly and they are permanently confused.






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I am on a course where a lot of people who share something in common (race) plagiarise work and then pretend that they didn't understand that plagiarism is not allowed. I.e. they are using the "language barrier" as an advantage. I know to generalise is bad but if one of them asks if they can borrow your lab book you say FUCK NO FUCK SHIT FUCK.

There was a guy I worked with last year I nicknamed "The Photocopier".

What a cunt.
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When I was little and we would travel out of the state, I'd see black people and just STARE at them.  Not because I hated them or thought they were bad or anything of the like, but just out of pure AWE AND WEIRDNESS.  It is because in southeastern rural Kentucky, black people are just on TV.  It was just plain because I had never seen them before.  I didn't actually personally know a black person until high school, and didn't befriend any until like LAST YEAR (because I only really knew two in high school and didn't know either of them well, so...there you go).

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when i fund out there no nigger in argetinas
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I've never really thought about this much.. I don't think I'm racist at all, but I'm definitely pretty ignorant towards different cultures. I think it comes from being raised in a country where the "boring old white" way of life is very, very dominant.

I don't really give race much thought since we're all the same, just with different langauges and skin colours.

However, I do find that if I'm in a crowd of place and I'm clearly in the minority (like being in a room with lots of black people) I feel awkward and uncomfortable.
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In elementary school, my perception of black people wasn't that great. They all kept picking on me so naturally I felt some animosity towards the entire race. Of course, it's pretty stupid to think this way, but I always keep myself as reserved as possible whenever I talk to them. It's not outright racism -- it's more subtle. But it's still bad enough to change my behavior for them.

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When I started thinking that the reason asians were bad drivers is because they can't open their eyes properly and they are permanently confused.

The daylight is especially harsh here in Southern California -- there are far too many whiteys to reflect it. I used to be white myself, but now my skin is tan and I can't really see well.
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I'm somewhat racist towards Mizrahi people (eastern Jews). They tend to spread bad, shallow and violent culture and the criminal they produce are unsophisticated and fear inducing. They also cry about discrimination and use it as an excuse for everything.

Since I'm one myself, my opinions makes me a critic and not really a racist! 
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When I was younger I spent a lot of time living with my grandparents, they are patriots and fought in wars etc, basically they are the "White is right" generation. They would come out with a lot of racial slurs.

At school a muslim started in our class and I called her a Paki and got sent home. I was about 5 or 6 so I didn't really understand, I thought that was the correct term, I got into a lot of crap for it in school, since then I've tried to be as tolerable as possible with other races no matter how much they annoy me.

I.e Near where I live there is a town that 75% of the population are muslims, as a white male of 18 years, walking through some of the more rougher parts at night with or without a group would most likely result in me getting stabbed or the shit kicked out of me. (These are not your typical muslims btw, the majority of them are in gangs, drink and smoke, rape white girls etc.

I'm not racist but I hate it when other races use "The race card" as a last resort during an argument. A friend of mine who is not raciest got kicked out of college for racism because he tried to stop a muslim from winding him up, he didn't swear or call him a raciest name but did get into an argument, as a lost resort the muslim told the teacher he was being a racist and he was removed. Which tbh is pretty fucked up, considering my friend has been a British citizen for 18 years of his life and the Muslim, about 9.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying ALL muslims act like this, but pretty much all of them (save a few) who I've encountered in my life have been hostile towards white people and seem to think they are gangster by running about with knives stabbing people.

Polish people seem to be fucking everywhere in Britain right now as well. They work for like £1 an hour so they are messing up family businesses, tradesmen and the economy.

My Dad works as a plasterer and charges a fairly reasonable rate, a woman wouldn't pay what he quoted her and got some polish people in to do the plastering for like half the price. Two weeks later my Dad gets a call, the same woman wants him to come in and repair her ceiling and walls as the Polish plasterers fucked it up so much so that she needed to have the walls repaired. Apparently one of them even plastered over an electrical socket. My Dad did cut some of the price down for her because he felt sorry for her, but still.

I would say I'm about 5% raciest, but thats only because Muslims, Greeks and the Polish have pissed me off for most of my life. (Everyone else is cool with me.)


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when I realized that black women in pornos dont do anything for me.

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This. Although I am totally in love with Polish immigrants after playing IV. I think that's because the characters are more likeable.
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Rammaru polish immigrant workers are doing a major benefit to our economy unless you actually think it's based on plumbing. By being low wages, they're freeing up people to have more money to spend in the services sector, which is what our economy is based on. They are prettymuch carrying england on their shoulders at the moment.
Here's a tip, tradesmen has always been a low-paid job. Because of it being a very base thing, it HAS to be. The ideas in the past decade of plumbers earning 100,000 a year is ridiculous, means people spend more money on them (some charge like £200 to swap a tap. A 20-30 minute job) and less on buying things. That fucked out economy.
I think the only racism I have is slightly towards the japanese, but that's more due to their terrible hideous culture, and not as them as people.
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Rammaru polish immigrant workers are doing a major benefit to our economy unless you actually think it's based on plumbing. By being low wages, they're freeing up people to have more money to spend in the services sector, which is what our economy is based on. They are prettymuch carrying england on their shoulders at the moment.
Here's a tip, tradesmen has always been a low-paid job. Because of it being a very base thing, it HAS to be. The ideas in the past decade of plumbers earning 100,000 a year is ridiculous, means people spend more money on them (some charge like £200 to swap a tap. A 20-30 minute job) and less on buying things. That fucked out economy.
I think the only racism I have is slightly towards the japanese, but that's more due to their terrible hideous culture, and not as them as people.
Fair enough, but put yourself in my shoes.
My Dad is a tradesmen and he is out of work on a somewhat regular basis because of Polish workers, who charge less, which means less money for my family. Who are British, not Polish.

I have nothing against them because of their race, its because they are taking up jobs that should rightfully belong to British tradesmen.
My Dad had plans to retire in 5 years but the way things are going now its going to have to be 10.
I was originally going to take over the family business if college didnt work out, but I'm not so sure I want to invest the time in actually learning how to Plaster now, if I'm not going to get any work.

But regardless, I agree with you that a lot of tradesmen do overprice certain jobs.




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why do they rightfully belong to british tradesmen though?
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I disagree that these jobs rightfully belong to british tradesmen but I do think the polish immigrants are making life a bitch for unemployed people who are looking for work. The poles have a set a standard of working 12 hour shifts for half of minimum wage which makes anyone like me who is a lazy lout and wants to work sociable hours for a decent pay check can't get these jobs because they would rather take sweatshop labour which nobody should promote.
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Well, ranmaru, that low wage payment in england is actually 2-5 times better than the minimal wage we get here in eastern europe(I'm not polish but my fellow countrymen also invade england.), so I don't think it's their fault that they take the shitty jobs for less(which is actually more in their perspective). 
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i was not a racist when i was younger, but now i naturally assume that all white people i encounter will be utterly detestable and will do nothing with their empty lives beyond further the ruin of modern civilization. i do not get this feeling with any other people, just white americans.

although i don't know if this is being racist or just SENSIBLE. depends on who you ask, i guess.