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

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Every time I get upset that Kristin Kreuk is playing Chun-Li, I always feel racist in some sort of way.
she is like 1/4th chinese or something. So I guess on the race card she's better casting than Van Damm as Guile.
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she is like 1/4th chinese or something. So I guess on the race card she's better casting than Van Damm as Guile.

Yeah I know that is part of the reason I feel weird about it because my brain keeps going YOU ARE NOT CHINESE ENOUGH.
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I'm not racist. White people are really out to get us.
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MULATTO

what the hell dude
dude what?
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Yeah I know that is part of the reason I feel weird about it because my brain keeps going YOU ARE NOT CHINESE ENOUGH.

I fully agree.  I could think of at least a good two to three dozen Chinese actresses that would be a better call than her, but then I remember that the movie is going to flop anyways, so it's sort of not a big deal.

Anyways, on topic, I really don't think about race too often.  My first girlfriend and first kiss were with a black girl.  My ex-wife is asian.  However I do have a certain distaste for trailer/ghetto trash.
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hahaha chef tell me you are joking

MULATTO do you not know this is like calling someone a negro
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shit i'm a racist

ahahaha i had no idea dude!
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yeah i would not say it is OFFENSIVE but it is certainly archaic!

if you were a waiter in lynchburg you should be racist against white people. i am not joking when i say on sunday afternoons when the flood of church people hit the restaurants instead of tipping with money they leave these little cards saying JESUS LOVES YOU or some shit with the address for their church!
ahaha man that is awful.  yeah it varies because obviously rednecks and other WHITE TRASH or w/e people don't tip for shit, either, but like i used to work in a pretty nice area that was mostly just wealthy white people, so it'd be 20%+ and then some random black table asking for fucking PINK LEMONADE refills over and over and all this other stupid time-consuming shit and running you around only to leave like $8 on a hundred or something.  it sucks that this is the perception people have of an entire race because for some reason minorities consistently tip lower in nice places.  it spawns this whole ugly GO BACK TO WHERE YOU BELONG (KFC) attitude and it is kind of shitty on both sides!

ps where i worked there was this awful woman who would make the rounds of restaurants in the area and it was pretty hysterical because literally every server in like a 20 mile radius knew her and was afraid to get her.  she was this tiny old frazzled-looking red-haired dentist who would come in with these three awful fucking triplets and just demand a bunch of shit and be a real chore and leave a huge mess, then tip with like FLOSS//DENTAL PAMPHLETS.  this isn't really relevant to the topic but i always thought it was pretty funny and your jesus loves you thing reminded me of it.
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ps you guys waiters are like some of the most consistent people in terms of JUDGING BASED ON RACE so if you are a darkie or an indian or something tip like 25% so they will maybe reconsider their preconceptions.  seriously like, there's a ridiculous ratio of white tables who tip 5% vs black tables who tip 5%; i really wish people wouldn't reinforce stereotypes by doing shit like RUNNING YOU AROUND, THEN BEING CHEAP.
Haha, why should I tip 25% because I don't want somebody to think I'm cheap? I mean, sure their preconceptions may be skewed but tipping them after the fact is not going to make their service during the dinner any better retroactively. I stick to my little tip card which shows me the 15%/20%; why pay more just because people might maintain some racist notions? At the very best, they'll think "wow, maybe black people are not all that cheap" and be nicer to the next customer, but how is that going to affect me? More likely they'll think I'm an exception to their preconceived notions. You know, the "you're a credit to your race" sort of thing

Race has never been a particularly big issue for me because, despite the majority white affluent community here, my life was another Captain Planet story. My best friends were white, Middle Eastern, Hispanic, black, Indian, Asian, etc. I guess I was always aware of race, but it wasn't really a big thing because I was surrounded by so many different people. It pisses me off when people say I act "white", though (my friends have a nasty habit of doing this). Or calling me an "oreo", jokingly or not. (Black on the outside, white on the inside, for those of you who haven't heard of it.) It's not being "white". It's being "educated", which many people of many minorities are, despite whatever sort of vernacular or style of dress they have, etc. I'm getting to the point where I might punch one of my friends in the face next time this say this. :)

I'm going off to college in Philadelphia, which may change this whole aspect of my life. Even though UPenn is a somewhat liberal school and has a good percentage of international students, I might get stuck in a particular group. Which would not be very fun, in my opinion. When I went to Emory University for the "Essence" weekend (black and Hispanic prospective student visitation), it was quite fun but it got a little boring. Diversity, plz.

Like Grunthor, I don't really care for trailer/ghetto trash, though. I prefer to think this is a dislike of ignorance/stereotypical behavior, because the "trash" label/ideology can spread to all lengths of the rainbow of races.
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ps you guys waiters are like some of the most consistent people in terms of JUDGING BASED ON RACE so if you are a darkie or an indian or something tip like 25% so they will maybe reconsider their preconceptions.  seriously like, there's a ridiculous ratio of white tables who tip 5% vs black tables who tip 5%; i really wish people wouldn't reinforce stereotypes by doing shit like RUNNING YOU AROUND, THEN BEING CHEAP.

black people will always give you the hardest time and are PICKY AS BALLS . mostly it's black WOMEN though black guys are usually pretty cool.

i used to be a lot more racist than i am now. i wnet to a VERY WHITE HIGHSCHOOL and there were like two or three black kids and they just happened to be the TROUBLE MAKERS or bad kids or whatever of the school. once i left high school though i've been going to a diverse college and there are just as many blacks as whites so i'm a lot more open and stuff now.

also at my job at mcdonalds i'm in the minority as a white guy so any serious racism within me has been pretty much eliminated since i like a good number of them. with customers though i try not to be racist but it's so hard when i see so many people who just seem to almost purposefully fulfill these stereotypes.
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But there are cool jews, nonetheless. :)
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I realized I'm racist when I started dating white women and refused to be roommates with black people.  Two black guys living together always equals trouble.  Always.

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it sucks that this is the perception people have of an entire race because for some reason minorities consistently tip lower in nice places.
I'm glad you guys brought up tipping and service because I'm notorious amongst my friends as a ridiculous tipper (I'm talking about up to 50% depending on my sobriety) but I love love love fucking with people in restaurants.

Whenever I eat it out I make it a game.  I joke with the servers, I ask them questions, I waste their time with their opinions on the food (even though I eat out at particular places multiple times) and gauge their reactions.  If they're pleasant to me then I'll leave them alone but if they can't take 5 minutes to nod and smile then I turn into the hugest dick in the world.  I still tip some ridiculous 30%+ at the end but if someone gives me an attitude I make them fucking WORK for that shit.
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marcus thats dumb you shouldn't waste peoples' time like that!  sometimes if they don't want to talk to you it is because they are really busy and time spent answering your inane questions is time spent not doing shit their other tables actually need, not because they are dicks.  like sometimes i will be in some retardedly inconvenient section (bar, patio, etc) and people will be like HMMM WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SPAGHETTI??? while i just got triple sat or something because all hostesses are dumb and need to get bread/drink orders and it is like arggghhdfndl it's fucking spaghetti what do you want me to say???

so yeah don't do that unless you are like the only guy in their section, it's very inconsiderate!
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I don't think I'm racist. Peace & love, yo. No but really, jews that live in Mexico are quite detestable. Honestly, they're so un-educated and have like this "supremcy" attitude that you're like "wtf". Oh... and their voices... I HATE THEM.

But there are cool jews, nonetheless. :)

there are jews in mexico?
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marcus thats dumb you shouldn't waste peoples' time like that!  sometimes if they don't want to talk to you it is because they are really busy and time spent answering your inane questions is time spent not doing shit their other tables actually need, not because they are dicks.  like sometimes i will be in some retardedly inconvenient section (bar, patio, etc) and people will be like HMMM WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SPAGHETTI??? while i just got triple sat or something because all hostesses are dumb and need to get bread/drink orders and it is like arggghhdfndl it's fucking spaghetti what do you want me to say???

so yeah don't do that unless you are like the only guy in their section, it's very inconsiderate!

With the money I throw down on the tables I expect quality service!

Plus I'm still frustrated over the three years I spent as a waiter/busboy/dish washer/delivery guy/cook/cashier/pizza slinger in a busy joint run by a bunch of lazy Lebanese that spoke 2 sentences of English.  I practically ran that joint by myself and never saw a single tip or pay raise beyond minimum wage.

Ah, to be a wide eyed 15 year old again making shit for cash...
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Every time I get upset that Kristin Kreuk is playing Chun-Li, I always feel racist in some sort of way.
Haha, I just remembered: I got somewhat miffed when Angelina Jolie was chosen to play Daniel Pearl's half-black widow in "A Mighty Heart". I mean, Mariane Pearl apparently requested Jolie to play her, but it's just a bit aggravating when they could have chosen some actresses that are actually black to play her. Or at least half black. But since it was ultimately Mariane's decision, it's not really the biggest deal.

But she also played Fox in Wanted who is actually black as well. And not light-skinned, but actually-pretty-dark black. I'm seeing a pattern. I guess this is similar to the "NOT CHINESE ENOUGH" thing except that Jolie is not black at all.
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hey headphonics i did not know you were a waiter too.

basically yeah, Marcus don't do that! We waiters have learned over time that it is pretty much impossible to tell when someone is going to be a good tipper or leave you diddly squat. Someone can be the nicest fucking guy in the world and make conversation and say OH MY GOD YOU KNOW JIMMY FROM THE GYM TOO??? NO WAY!!! and then they leave the restaurant making sure to WAVE  to their server and say HAVE A NICE DAY and then you open the booklet with the bill inside and ITS BLANK.

And sometimes people are complete dicks to you and say HAHAHA WHAT DID YOU SAY YOUR NAME WAS (i guess this probably only happens to me :sad: ) and leave you a ton of money

But yeah, as a waiter it's always awesome to receive a nice tip from someone, but when we're very busy there's no way we're going to stand and listen to your jokes and idle chat if we have 4 other tables and we have no way of knowing whether or not you're going to leave any money at all.



ON TOPIC: I wasn't outwardly racist as a kid, but I probably did pick up a few stupid misconceptions from my very racist parents. I remember in my early teens I would sometimes inexplicably become ANNOYED (not angry) with things black people did in public around me idk like I would notice black people at the grocery store or in the bank or something and I would often find that I didn't like, say, the way they would greet their friends or the way black moms would talk to their little kids. Really stupid shit. Soon after, I caught myself thinking that way and realized WHAT AM I DOING
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