posted on May, 5 2017 @ 07:23 PM
Is it racist to say Mexicans are lazy? Some would think so.
But.. this statement has no implication of who is saying it.
Racism requires you to think your race is superior- if a Mexican says this is it racist? But anyone else?
Is it possible to call Mexicans lazy without implying you believe you're superior? It is possible, but will never be taken that way.
I'm white, but I believe that generally speaking Asians are superior. Is it even possible for me to be racist in this condition? Or am I an
That's also a generalization, that I consider a generalization as the smartest persons I know are not Asians. People are unique, and while culture
differences can spring, ultimately individual differences matter more.
But if I were to go on a limb, and say Mexico has my least favorite culture, it's nothing personally against them, am I considered a racist? I don't
like cheese beans and rice, and that's 90% of their food. I don't like their Music, their history, their politics, their arts, etc. It's not like I
personally hold any of this against the character of Mexican people I meet, some of them are more Western and less interested in Latin culture than
American's themselves. I mean at this point it's easy to say there are Mexicans, that dislike Mexican culture verses Westernized culture. What is
the difference between them and me that they can easily say things against Mexico?
Anyways, my friends freaked out when I said "I'm as lazy as a Mexican." I explained I disliked Mexico and was trying to explain this is different
than all 'Mexicans' and like the country/culture vs actual people, yet they called me racist -_-, nerdy girl in glasses instantly calls me
deplorable Trump supporter, and I literally have more Mexican friends than any of these kids. Not only that, if I'm as 'lazy AS a Mexican' this
doesn't mean I think I'm SUPERIOR....Does it?
I really appreciate history. I would rather have Mexico in it than not, but it's my least favorite story. Nothing I hate, just least favorite. I'm
sure someone could just as easily say the same about African Culture or Islam without intending to imply they are 'superior people' or others are
'inferior', but then it starts to confuse me as to what Racism really is. A lot of racist things I know of are these same stereotypical references
and do not correlate with believing anyone is superior...Saying Black People like Chicken, or Asians can't Drive, doesn't translate to me that your
race is somehow better because of this. Is putting down another race without seeking to reference your own- 'not' racism? I obviously don't feel
like a racist, but this really confuses me to what 'racism' is, when most of our cultural examples are seemingly inaccurate to the definition.