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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by strijdje, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. strijdje

    strijdje IncGamers Member

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    well euhm, trust me, there are alot off "black" guys out there who arnt so sneaky as you roommate i guess...

    but sure, you'll get over this, in fact, i think you already are... Otherwise i'll just slap it out of you

    *inspects his trout *
     
  2. My_Immortal6

    My_Immortal6 IncGamers Member

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    It's really easy to stereotype a whole group of people after a personal experience. It just takes some time to get over is all.
     
  3. AeroJonesy

    AeroJonesy IncGamers Member

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    I must admit, I've had a similar experience. I have a black roommate and he never goes to class, he's up until 4-5 am every night with friends over, he's always really loud, and twice when he's had parties and I have not been here, people from the parties have robbed me. I know in my head race shouldn't be an issue, but sometimes, it's hard to get over.

    It's not giving me problems in dealing with other black people, it's more that I feel like I'm trying to not see that stereotype when I look at people, yet when I look at him, the stereotype is staring me in the face, and I guess that's just frustrating.
     
  4. Anakha1

    Anakha1 Banned

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    Aero, I had almost the same experience but with Asians after living with 3 asian roommates. They happened to drive me up the wall so whenever I saw one of similar descent, I noticed the stereotypical similarities. Of course, I knew it was wrong and stupid, but somehow I couldn't help but notice and be irritated.
     
  5. nnndave

    nnndave IncGamers Member

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    Couldn't really say. The only black people here are the football players, and they all live in the executive dorm.

    It might sound kind of stereotypical but these are the buildings:

    5 white girls dorms
    2 white male dorms
    2 co-ed white dorms
    24 white greek houses
    1 mexican/asian dorm
    1 REALLY NICE football player/basketball player dorm

    nobody really complains, afterall I always say birds of a feather stick together.
     
  6. Nastie_Bowie

    Nastie_Bowie Banned

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    Wow! Only in Texas.

    I see no problem, but, I hope the NAACP doesn't hear of this. :lol:
     
  7. EEJ

    EEJ IncGamers Member

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    Some of the Asian people I’m around drive me crazy too, so I tend to look more closely at there personality if I’m meeting someone new of Asian decent. For some unknown reason I really don’t get along with white females either… and I’m white a lot of them bug me to no end I get a feeling inside of me that that just goes *Urge to kill rising* excluding tomboys they are cool.
     
  8. NightShade

    NightShade IncGamers Member

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    Hate everyone, in the long run it's alot more fair.

    As for your current status :

    Don't forget it. Don't use it all the time, but keep it in mind. If something seems shifty, it probably is. "There's a group of black guys hanging outside of the liquor store, chances are they're there to rob it" is a trained responce because you saw it on TV and it's natural to defend yourself in situations like that.


    I'm not saying judge all black people by one group, but it does generally give a vague idea that people can build on through other experiences as well. If some one steals from me and they have a distinct characteristic of doing it alot...Chances are I won't trust any of those people...thus the defense mechanism. Generally if you think and apply your knowlage to situations, it's no longer racism as much as it is common sense. A group a white kids robbed your buddy? You bet your staying away from people... Common sense.


    But I digress. It's hard to make a point about how racism isn't always a bad thing without being ripped to shreds by people who think otherwise.
     
  9. Stevinator

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    The NAACP wouldn't complain...the blacks have the nicest dorm. See in their minds they're entitled to the nicest of everything, because of all those slaves I owned in the 90's.

    Oh, wait, when I was growing up, I had ot score better to get into school, actually work my way through while blacks got scholarships, and hadto keep my work at a higher level, because I went to a "better" high school. And i ddidn't own any slaves...in fact, i think I'm being oppressed. not only am i white...but I'm also male, and get this...left handed.

    seriously, all the hate groups out there...on both sides of this issue need to shut up and get bent. there will never be equality until we all let go of our ancestor's past and embrace the future. only then will we have a truely colorblind society.

    then we can focus on the real issues, like being able ot watch porn in your minivan:)
     
  10. nnndave

    nnndave IncGamers Member

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    Well check this out:

    The university of Texas has a rule: If you are in the top 10 percent of your graduating high school class you are garunteed a spot, thats the easiest way to do it because there are always so many damn people trying to go there. The problem is this: There is a HUGE difference between the highschool I went to and the high school "Houston public school bobby" went to. Ya see, in my high school I had to work my *** off to get a B average, even still, I was still middle of the road.

    Then you go to some crappy public school in houston, (which is predominatly black) and you guage the students there. The top then percent there is the group that only worked so hard to get that spot in the public school. The problem is, guys who score in the top 10 THERE wouldn't last 2 seconds in the school I went to, and if I went to thier public high school I would have been in the top 5 percent easily with the work I put out in my boarding school. The ******** is that he gets a spot at UT but I get denied just because of the stupid rule, not taking into regard at all how much work ethic or work I had to put in at my hard as hell school.

    Oh well though, I'm actually happy where I am so it doesn't bother me, but I know a lot of worthy people are getting screwed out of the colleges they have every right to be at.
     
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    If you were to come to my town you would think the only thing Mexicans can do it pick grapes and clean houses. But that is totally untrue, they do other things like work at walmart and work at fastfood and lots of other really important jobs.
     
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    Kill Whitey!
     
  13. nnndave

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    stevinator, the blacks have the nicest rooms because the blacks just happen to be the football players, and the football players always get the nicest dorms, not because the dean is trying to apologize for being white and his ancestors happened to also be white during the slavery era. It has nothing to do with race, they just stand out as having the nicest rooms because the only black people here are the ones on athletic scolarships.
     

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