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In your experience who is more racist of the races..

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posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 06:58 PM
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reply to post by DarthMuerte
 


Besides, he was born into a somewhat wealthy family and probably has never experienced what it really is to be poor.




posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 07:01 PM
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I feel like I'm taking over the OP's thread (which is NOT my intent) however, I've witnessed that on both sides. Yet I chose to keep my distance while being observant of the ignorant behavior regardless of who "Threw the first punch", so to speak.



posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 07:07 PM
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Originally posted by wWizard
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Besides, he was born into a somewhat wealthy family and probably has never experienced what it really is to be poor.


Like the usual ATS saying goes "I'm just Saying", I don't think (which is my understanding of Mr. O) that he was not born into a wealthy family. I suppose I could be wrong...but alas, who am I to judge or guess


Hopefully, I didn't misconstrue your statement as that is not my intent. I was born into a very wealthy family on one side (and it wasn't the black side), yet I was abandoned at the age of 1. I say now, so what? What did their money have to do with me anyway? Of course I could go with the favorite past time of "I should inherit their wealth", yet it was never there for me. I could careless now or ever. They can keep it. I don't want it. I'm doing fine for myself right now...and I mean very fine without any one sides assistance.

I say now, Who cares...it's just another ordinary, lovely day with my family and friends that which I cherish.

ETA
I'm one of those "who got it on their own terms and conditions" and I prefer to keep it that way.

Just Sayin' with much respect

edit on 3/9/12 by ThePublicEnemyNo1 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 07:47 PM
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i would say Mexicans.



posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 08:29 PM
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Based on my personal experience and being bi-racial i would say old White people and old Black people are the most racist. Again, based on personal experience.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 06:21 AM
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I'm bi racial too, actually i guess I'm just an american mutt... I have european, irish, italian, cherokee, african.. and really probably others as well... The thing is I look more white than not.. blue eyes, brown hair and real tan skin even though I live north.

Your right with the older white and black generations.. both sides are racist.. but with the younger generations it has been my experience blacks are far more racist because they are always on the verge of calling everyone else racist.. I have been jumped for looking white and I have been threatened.

I had nothing to do with or ever benifited from slavery and neither has any one I know. Yet growing up I was made to feel that I should feel sorry and even responsible.

Then we have Black History month.... and I've always wondered why?... why not white history month.. and would that be racist to have white history month. Then there is Affrimative action which in my opinion only continues the division of the people and is very racist. There is BET channel on cable... what if there was WET no pun intended would black people be ok with this or would they go up in arms. Now Al Sharpton is on tv.. why not a klansmen on... I mean its just retarded.

Racism is born from ignorance and hate.

Where do you find the most racist... I think all we have to do is look to washington dc... right there in our government. I fully believe all those old rich bastards that are in office are almost all racist... why wouldn't they be, they have never had to live outside of the box. They come from strong lineage and wealth that their family surely earned off the backs of slaves and poor.

Then they use the race card to get what they want. Twist facts to turn people against each other instead of them. Obama is a racist for using the race card and/or not squashing the allegations of racism when the public doesn't agree with him.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 06:24 AM
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You can't possibly know the answer to that question because you have not met every person alive and you are not God to judge.

Much more importantly, why is it so hard for people to use their entire brain instead of always trying to pick a side!

Two halves in one mind, two brains in one skull... GET IT TOGETHER!



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 06:35 AM
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you must not have READ the question....

"IN YOUR EXPERIENCE"........... I'm not asking for the absolute truth here... just your perception of it...

I understand that if I was full black and grew up in a full black community my perception would be different than it is now, or asian, or middle eastern.

I hear that europe doesn't have the racism between black and white but are having more issues with middle eastern people...

Its a conversation... relax



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 06:43 AM
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Originally posted by mikem
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you must not have READ the question....

"IN YOUR EXPERIENCE"........... I'm not asking for the absolute truth here... just your perception of it...

I understand that if I was full black and grew up in a full black community my perception would be different than it is now, or asian, or middle eastern.

I hear that europe doesn't have the racism between black and white but are having more issues with middle eastern people...

Its a conversation... relax


Ok....IN MY PERSPECTIVE, people bring up questions like this when they want to start a racial debate and IN MY PERSPECTIVE, there is no need for such things and no warrant to try to incite such debate and to do so only throws fuel on a fire that we need to be pouring water on instead.



there, consider this my great big bucket of water... that better?.. or am I the only one not allowed to have an pinion on this.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 06:45 AM
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I agree that all races are racist, or rather there are racists all over. In the UK there is racism between the Pakistani and Indian communities, between Asians and Afro Caribbean people (i.e. blacks) and between the white community and immigrants (white or any other colour). There’s well documented racism against English living in Scotland and so on.

However, institutionalised racism at a national scale does exist, where populations are systematically indoctrinated to hate, fear, distrust and demean other nations/races. Arab / Muslim nations and Israel / Jews. You just need to look at the type of things taught in some Arab schools to appreciate why a stable Middle East is so difficult to attain.

www.bbc.co.uk...
www.mfa.gov.il...

In my personal experience, I found that Chinese treat Filipinos poorly and clearly the Chinese also hold contempt for Tibetans. My father who worked in the Middle East extensively considered the Arabs treated Africans and Asians with contempt and was often shocked by their treatment.

Regards



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 06:59 AM
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Race baiting thread. But here are some my experiences ...

- I lived in Japan and both the Japanese and the Chinese hated Koreans simply because they were Korean. It was considered 'lesser Asian' than being Japanese or Chinese.

- In school being told by the black kids that I didn't understand being 'poor' because I was not black. (all the while my father was unemployed, I wore AWFUL homemade clothing and we had to live with my grandmother). And these black kids had no problem teasing me about my silly homemade clothes. No compassion for someone else who was poor simply because I was not black.

- Living in Alabama white people would look at my hispanic daughter and assume she was going to work on the Chicken farms with 'the rest of the hispanics'. (she is now getting ready to go to college with a double major in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering.

- Visiting the South West when I was a kid .. the Native American kids got upset because I, a non-indian girl, touched their pin ball machine while they were playing. Apparently the touch of a non-indian persons hand was bad luck for kids playing games. (that was 40 years ago).

The bigotry crossed all racial lines.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 07:16 AM
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I am inter-racial, and appear as though I could be from a multitude of continents, countries, and ethnicities. I have seen and heard a lot from different races, for people always take me as neutral.

I will specifically be talking about the racist people, not any entire race or ethnicity.


It seems many ethnicities have one or two main racial/ethnic enemies.
Taiwanese dislike mainland Chinese.
Pakis dislike Indians.
Serbians dislike Bosnians.
Turks dislike Kurds.
Etc., etc.

It also seems like racist people from all ethnicities have a common down-view of blacks.

It also seems like racist people that are white-American simply are racist towards everyone who isn't white-American.


All in all, it's rather juvenile to hate an entire people because of superficial differences. Our commonalities far out-number our differences.

One mankind.
Peace.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 07:38 AM
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When I was but a sprog not even at school - I had never seen a black person before - as this was in the 1950s
Apparently according to my Mom - I exclaimed in a loud voice "Mom Mom look - that man has not had a wash"
When I was a teenager I went out with a Chinese girl - She was stunning a real beauty - the envy of all my friends.
One day she came into my house crying - I calmed her down and got her to explain why she was so upset.
Apparently some little kids started singing as she walked past them "Chinese Japanese don't forget to wash your knees" - I could not help but laugh yet in truth Racism is easily picked up by children - Another example being a friends young daughter who refused to go into a corner shop - I asked her why, she replied in a shaky voice "They are Pakidaleks" meant to say Pakistanis but fumbled her words. I later realized that she had got this from her little buddy - her little buddy's parents were real racists - Racism is passed on to children by adults - No child is born racist.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 07:56 AM
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Im going with Klingon's they kill or conquer every thing they see...........

Oh this is a logical debate....... I'm going with all and none because all don't know me and I don't know all. I take things on a person to person basest not in groups or collectives.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 07:58 AM
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This thread is not about race baiting and quite frankly most of the post show that, human kind must accept its flaws and understand them. Racism is a huge part of the human race and to ignore the fact and hate means to let it grow in the dark cold corners of life and it will grow and spread over and over. By putting your head in the sand and ignoring the issue will not help in the big picture.

Its ok though, I understand why you feel the way you do because I use to feel the same way before I accepted that life isn't fair and that I shouldn't ignore problems in the world.

This post is about perspective and hopefully to teach people about others perspective. I hope people will come away with a wider view of the world



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 08:20 AM
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in my experience the people most racist are the people who believe in it and the people who have experienced its power in some form or fashion. if i was asked to identify a specific color as to who is more predisposed to being racist in a modern sense of me being kinda low to middle income middle class i would say white people, but even if i was a little younger and a little poorer i would find the racism in the unequal stature of predispositional existence being caused by white people and maintained by white people with some race scavengers. the opposite of racism is indignancy by my experience but i have come to find that racism has found its way into religion by way of religious indignant beliefs and supposed quiet rumors of white(or any other race for the purpose) people being inferior and history being stolen and other conspiracy theories relating to racism. so they kind of turn each other like a wheel in time at one point all the gentiles were persecuted hard in the past and turned their indignant belief toward their angst and created some of the greatest racist of all time and black people have been under the grind stone for several thousands of years if you begin to count at forms of captivities depicted in ancient era art so its only natural for the cycle of indignant disease spilling over into new forms of racism.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 08:23 AM
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In your experience who is more racist of the races


In my experience, it seems entirely racist to identify any particular race as being racist.

If ten purple people are prejudice against the green people, does that make the purples a racist race or perhaps... could it be that those ten individuals were racist and only represented their own ignorance?



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 08:23 AM
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I think the area you live has the most to do with it by far. For example, I was born and raised in central Louisiana. And while there is racism everywhere by everyone, the most prevalent I've noticed here is young black males that live in the cities/towns. They tend to see everyones actions as being racist. Especially so to other black folks too! It sounds crazy but true. The old and the young rural/country black folks that I've met are always friendly and willing to talk to you regardless of color. And its opposite for the white folks I know around here. But every time I've met a black guy from a different part of the country, up North for example. They act completely different. They don't accuse you of having any racist ulterior motives in your thoughts, words or actions. And they speak and carry themselves much differently. Same thing with the black people I've met from europe or just about anywhere else but the dirty south.

Anyone who claims that they don't "see color" is is just living in a part of the country where they don't have to. I guarantee you, come spend your life in the area of the country I do and I bet it won't be long for that attitude to change. My best friends wife moved down here from north arkansas about a year ago. She said that the area she was from, there was one black family in the whole town. So of course, she went on about how shes not a racist and does'nt see color and black folks don't bother her no more than white, etc.etc. Then when she was loading up her kid in the car leaving the grocery store one day a couple of young black females grabbed her bags of groceries out of the cart when she had her back turned and sped out of the parking lot. She sure notices peoples color now.



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 08:46 AM
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Because of my physical appearance I have been mistaken for many different races during my life. I have been asked if I am Indian, part Black, Middle Eastern, Native American, Mexican- you name it! People are usually surprised when they find out that I am half Cajun, one quarter German and one quarter Russian. But because I have dark hair, dark skin, and unusual eyes (one brown and one blue) I get mistaken for every race in the book.

It has been in my experience to be discriminated against by people of ALL races at one time or another. I've been treated to racism dished out by white people, black people, Asian people, Mexican people, Middle Eastern people, etc. The only races that I can say have never acted in a racist way toward me have been Indian people (like from India) and Native Americans.

I think there are racist people of ALL ethnicities. I think also that racism in itself is not the only problem since every woman knows you are even more likely to be discriminated against for being a woman than for being of any particular race. I experienced THAT as recently as two days ago!



posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 08:48 AM
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I personally feel the government feeds racism. When you constantly tell one race they deserve something because of the color of their skin, it makes them feel entitled to special treatment because of their skin. I personally don't treat anyone of any race different than each other, but when it comes down to things, typically the people who are not white will blame bad things happening to them based off their race and not just coincidence. This has just been my experience.



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