Do you think you're racist?

Discussion in 'Race Relations/Racism' started by Wonky Pundit, Jun 6, 2011.

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Do you think you're racist?

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  1. Wonky Pundit
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    Do you believe that you have racist attitudes, or that you stereotype people of other races?

    What makes you think you are (not) racist?

    I'll go first. When I see a hispanic individual, I tend to assume that he or she is undereducated, because there's a very large population of hispanic immigrants in my area. Of course, if I talk to them for a minute or two, it's easy enough to find out whether I'm right or wrong about their level of education.
     
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    I do not stereotype other races, I judge people individually based on their actions.

    You never know who someone is or how they behave by looking at them.

    How do you personally define racist?
     
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    Do you treat Hispanic people differently before you know if they are educated, trustworthy or what their credit is?
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIhL6IOAfvw&feature=youtube_gdata_player]YouTube - ‪Do The Right Thing - Stereotypes‬‏[/ame]
     
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    To me, a racist would be someone who continues to stereotype an individual based on their race, even after their behavior disproves the stereotype. How would you define the term?
     
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    I define it as thinking that whatever race you are i superior to the others and that you think that race determines people's life outcomes.

    The other thing your talking about, like what you said in the op about hispanics, i consider prejudice more than racism but people mix those 2 things all the time so....yeah.
     
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    I am white.

    But I hate Wiggers.

    Does that make me racist?
     
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    Sure you can be racist against your own race, why not?
     
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    Every time I see a white kid saying "yo, yo, yo" with his hat on sideways and his pants hanging off is butt.

    I just want to walk over and knock the crap out of him. :evil:
     
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    You most certainly do.
     
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