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LandOfDarknessThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. posted this thread...
Apr. 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I hate it when people are racist. Why do people judge others just because they have different-colored skin than them? That's not fair and it makes no sense.

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CarrieAnn13 replied...
Apr. 6, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Of course it makes no sense.  Skin colour doesn't change one darn thing about a person.  My mother is an X-Ray technician and when she X-Rays a little kid, she always says: "See?  We're all the same on the inside."  And she's right.  We're all human.

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The_Girl_On_FireThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Apr. 7, 2012 at 2:38 pm

personally, I think the term "race" is silly- it doesn't really matter what we look like, it's just people trying to lump other people into stereotypes. every person is different, I have jewish blood, cherokee, all sorts of stuff- but I get lumped in a massive group, when really, we're all created in the image of God.  

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human6 replied...
Apr. 7, 2012 at 10:24 pm

heres the point:

 

htt.p://www.youtube.co.m/watch?v=e-csRqcfE34

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Nitsan M. replied...
Apr. 8, 2012 at 1:48 am

As someone living in Israel, who encounters a largely racist society, I find it really hard to understand these people. Racists dont comprehend what they are saying, and don't even realise the consequences of their actions. These are people who don't think straight, so it's ok to feel frustrated when talking to them.

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Shade56 replied...
Apr. 21, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Racism is the pinicle of irrationality.

On another point i want to ask "why do people think judaism is a race and why dont jews call themselves something like Israili's or Hebrew. The word jew means follower of Judas* (which if i were a jew i would probably be offended about.) isn't that racist in itself?

* ht tp://en wikipedia.o rg/wiki/ jew_(word)

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May 28, 2012 at 5:42 pm

It's stupid. Once I was in the car with my mom, going home from a doctor appointment, and this couple walking a tiny dog walked by on the sidedwalk as we were parked at a red light. There was a black woman in front of us. The woman on the sidewalk spit and yelled, "You filthy negro!" My mom rolled up the windows.

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May 28, 2012 at 5:43 pm

It's stupid. Once I was in the car with my mom, going home from a doctor appointment, and this couple walking a tiny dog walked by on the sidedwalk as we were parked at a red light. There was a black woman in front of us. The woman on the sidewalk spit and yelled, "You filthy ne.gro!" My mom rolled up the windows.

 

Why is ne.gro censored? It just means black in spanish. Prostitute isn't cencored, and it only has one meaning.

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sorla replied...
May 30, 2012 at 12:23 pm

My whole neighborhood is very racist. I live in South Boston, and it's known for being full of Irish alcoholics and their giant families that like to fight for no reason. But despite that, whenever I see some neighborhood kids picking on a black kid for no reason other then the color of their skin, I stand up for them, even if the black kids in town are really mean to me anyways. It used to be worse, people called me a nig.ger lover and threw things at me as I walked by, but then they accepted that I wouldn't back down. Things are changing, now less and less people are racist and more are beginning to see the error of their ways. 

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HereToHelp2012 replied...
Jun. 8, 2012 at 2:03 pm

You are right it is stupid but it has a lot to do wth how a person is rasied. There surroundings etc. People are people the way i see it if someone is nice to me no matter of color i will be nice back. Racism only seperates and solves nothing if people would understand that there would be a lot more peace in the world. 

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Larky replied...
Jun. 8, 2012 at 6:01 pm

I saw a good fb picture that i liked. It has a panda on it and says,"Dude, racism is stupid. I am Black, White, and Asian and everybody loves me. So, stop the hate and start the love man!"

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DynamoThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jun. 20, 2012 at 10:49 am

its just idiotic how some people judge people on the basis of their skin colour or race, I mean we are all created from the some thing, we all are equal in one way or other, so what's the point in being racist? Its silly and abominable.

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human6 replied...
Jun. 20, 2012 at 5:09 pm

It's a means to by the capitalist class to divide the workers:

 

in colonial america their were revolutions were poor whites and poor blacks and natives stood together against the rulers. the solution was to invent "white privilidge" were whites were allowed to have some power, and own land, but not any real power. This slowed revolution in america.

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WishfulDoer replied...
Jun. 24, 2012 at 12:10 am

I think it's really ridiculous for white people to show discrimination towards people of a darker skin color. Racism as a whole is idiotic, but the fact that white people are prejudiced towards blacks and mexicans and indians is really, really idiotic considering millions of years ago, all humans were dark-skinned. Over time as people traveled, the pigments began to change. Really, whites are the mutants. 

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Smileschangelives replied...
Jul. 5, 2012 at 11:37 pm

The human mind rarely makes sense to anoter individual. We are all by nature selfish, blameful, ruthless, jelous, and afraid. Why did Hitler hate and blame the jews. Why does a father love one child more than the other. Why is he your best friend? Why can't I be on the team? Humans are constantly looking for a place to be in society. We are constantly looking to place the blame on someone else. We like attention. We like to be looked up upon and to be held in higher standing than someone else. I believe racists just need SOMEONE they can be superior to in their own mind. It may not be sane or logical, but then again, life is niether.

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Smileschangelives replied...
Jul. 5, 2012 at 11:40 pm

I think I have to disagree. stereotypes are used to place each other in different classes do to personality and appearance. Race is a difference in biological makeup and ethnicity. It is very important when coming up with medicines and physological explanations. Racism can be a stereotype, and so can calling you a cheerleader. Putting someone in a box from ignorant assumption is stereotyping, but race is a scientific term. How you choose to associate certain information to that race is your own choice. 

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DynamoThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jul. 6, 2012 at 3:06 pm

*confused*

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mesocraticParalianThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jan. 14, 2013 at 9:44 pm

People are generally afraid of things and people that are different from them in any way. Unfortunately this includes people born to different races. It's all skin pigments in the end, though :|

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CollinF replied...
Jan. 14, 2013 at 10:04 pm

I've always thought the expression "We're all the same on the inside" is inadequate. What about somebody with one kidney, removed tonsils, or an enlarged heart?
 
You have to take the aphorism further. Perhaps we're all the same regardless of our insides or outsides, and it's based on something deeper? Something not material at all? 

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