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originally posted by: LSU0408
originally posted by: NerdGoddess
Seems like your daughter is on to something.
If it's any consolation you are weirdly enough, the seemingly nicest racist I've seen online? You don't seem violent or hate fueled anyways based on this thread.
My papa always told us "it's hard being brown"
Now lol, I guess it's not as hard for us -as 2 of us never look brown, and my brother and I look like the mixes of heritage that we are but.........
Give the brown guys and gals a chance eh? You go to a place enough, and you might form a new friendship. I'm friends with a lot of the gas station/ drive thru owners and employees around here and all but one of the franchises is owned and operated by people who's skin is even browner than mine. They aren't gonna bite ya man. Plus it's an excellent opportunity once you form that friendship to learn about other peoples heritage/culture/lives. I've learned a lot about these friends through my daily trips for a pack of smokes over the years.
Get outside of the "white" bubble you are accustomed to!
Just my two cents, please at least consider it
Come on, NG, there's nothing racist about him. He even said they don't understand his little quips and that's another reason he drives past.
originally posted by: peter vlar
a reply to: intrepid
Maybe it's a Canadian thing then? None of the Sikhs I know refer to themselves as "brown people". Personally, I just call them people. I've never seen the need to bring their racial or ethnic background into the equation. Then OP reminds me of a guy I used to be in a band with who would distinguish between Indians as "with the feather, not the dot" and vice versa to differentiate between aboriginal Americans and people from India.
If I'm more comfortable around people like myself am I racist
...I found one with an attendant that wasn't sporting head gear.
...90 percent of the gas stations and corner stores are now operated by people from India
It's just all the places I mostly frequented are now owned by either people from India or Chinese or there abouts, what's going on, white looking people have no money to buy these places?
I have no problem dealing with people one on one and would be the first one to pull my car over to assist ANY stranded motorist.
Maybe I'm getting old and don't like change but that's it?
originally posted by: peter vlar
a reply to: JohnnyCanuck
Fair enough. I appreciate the heads up from both of you. Things like that can definitely vary from one region another and I honestly didn't mean my "maybe it's a Canadian thing" comment to be anywhere near as facetious as it appeared in print. Message boards and the internet are great tools but all too often, context in statements can be missed that would easily be picked up on with body language, tone of voice, inflection etc...
Anyway, thanks for the clarification. It's always appreciated
a reply to: tayton
Go ahead, tell me I'm racist
she called me racist because I drove by 7 gas stations until I found one with an attendant that wasn't sporting head gear. . . I guess my kids right