Blacks Are Racist, Too This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

     I once thought that all racists were Caucasian people but I have learned that anyone can be racist. Racism is big in the twenty-first century. I didn’t realize that black people were racist against white people until seventh grade when we had a lot of blacks and Mexicans at school. There were a few Asians and South Americans but few Caucasians. As a black, I hung out with other blacks and Mexicans since we could really communicate with our slang.

In our group, someone might say, “Look at that ugly white girl.” Another would say something mean about that white person and then the whole group would start talking nonsense about the white person. Minutes later we would start shouting mean things. A white person who dated a black person at our school was discriminated against and thought to be having a case of jungle fever. If a black or Mexican went out with someone, nothing was said about that person but if a white person went out with someone they were considered a slut.

You would see crowds of only blacks and Mexicans. They had a dance team and a cheerleading squad at the school. But if a white girl was on the dance team, she was considered a lousy dancer even if she was good (so there were only two white cheerleaders).

I am sad to say that I was part of the group who taunted the Caucasians. I was always mad when I heard about a white person discriminating against a black or Mexican but I didn’t realize that I was doing the same thing to whites. Now I realize my mistakes and have changed my attitude. I might be chocolate ice cream and you might be vanilla, but all that matters is that we are both ice creams.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

Join the Discussion

This article has 3 comments. Post your own now!

Antonio said...
Jul. 15, 2016 at 11:10 am
I can't believe you didn't know that. I'm Puerto Rican living in the US. Racism is with every race. Everyone is racist to some degree. I'm racist. But not like all out hating other races. When a white person does something I'm like that's not surprising they're white. I Also have white friends. Yeah they're racist to. I also have black friends. Yeah they're racist to. Oh when you say that the slang is different like that, that's racist. The only ... (more »)
muiriiu said...
Oct. 22, 2015 at 7:25 pm
Correction, never use the term Caucasians. But instead use the word "white". There's a difference between an real Caucasian than a white person, its a ignorant mistake many people make... And also, Blacks cannot be racist but prejudice. Pleas know the differences between these...
Bethani said...
Mar. 24, 2010 at 8:39 pm
cool article! keep it up!
bRealTime banner ad on the left side
Site Feedback