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    I'm not prejudice at all. I hate everybody equally the same. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    Seriously, I grew up in a somewhat racist family. Some members of my extended family, were extremely racist.
    It's very true that hate is not inherited, it's taught. I was probably on my way to being racist when I was young. The school I went to was mixed white/black about 60/40. I had friends that were black. When I was in second grade I realized that blacks are people, the same as whites. I decided then that there was no way to treat them any different. From that time, I had never judged anybody by the color of their skin.
    When I was 19, I went to a technical school that was like a college. We had to live in the dorms and were not allowed to leave the campus. The school was about 96% black, 2% white, 2% other. I learned a lot about the other side of racism there.
    I'm sure that you've notice that I was the word black instead of African American. I never use the AA word.

    If you want to talk about evil done to a people you should research how the US government tried to ethnically cleanse the Indians. Now that was wrong.

    I also want to add that these emotional topics can get very heated. I can see this one getting out of control. If it even starts to turn ugly, the mods will shut it down immediately.

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    Yes Racism is bad and needs to be addressed. What I do not understand is why we still label them as different then normal americans. Many "African-americans" families have lived here longer then my family. I call myself an American not a Germanic-Irish American. Besides the term African American is racist in itself. It is imprinted in our minds that that means the people have mcuh darker skin then say europeans (historically). I know a couple African American families who immigrated from South Africa about 40 years ago to the US. They are first generation African Americans. The funnything is their family was originally british colonists. So their skin color is the same as most Europeans (historically).

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    oh! what a coincidence! i'm doing a paper on racism!... i searched about the KKK and stuff... darn... like I always say, people never cease to amaze me with their stupidity.
    I think racism is stupid. do I need to say anything more?
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]I'm sure that you've notice that I was the word black instead of African American. I never use the AA word.
    lol... I also don't like saying AA. They're americans. period. why do people call whites just whites and they call blacks "african americans"? I've never heard anyone being called "european american" have you?
    that makes no sense to me.
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    actually.. african americans i know prefer to be called african americans more than being called black... they feel more respected when you do
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    If you are born here you are American!I don't go around saying I'm German-American.Come on give me a break.By the way,I don't like racism!

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]FlytrapGurl gives me hope that the mentality toward race in the South is changing for the better.
    The south today is not the same as it was 50 years ago. I think I have a unique point of view on this. I was born and raised in the south. I am now living in Ohio. I have seen racism there as well as here. From my point of view there is a big difference. I have met more racist people in Ohio than in NC. In the south there are some people that are very vocal about their hate. In Ohio, it seems that people more quite about it.
    I have a theory about this. When you look for something, you'll find it more easy than if you were not looking. Because of past events in the south, there is more focus there. How many times have you seen a tv show go to a all white northern town? But that doesn't mean they are none. The town I live in now has one black family, but you never hear anything about it. But Oprah did a show in (I think) Georgia that was about an all white town. One thing that has advanced the south was desegregation of the schools. All the public schools by law have to mixed. This brought kids together before they were old enough to hate. I have some problems with desegregation. Like forced busing, but it was had some effect.
    Most people think most people in the south smoke, but from my experiences, it seems there are way more smokers in the north that the south.
    I'm not saying that racism is not a big problem, it is. But to believe that it only, or mostly occurs in the south is same as believe stereotypes.

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    Hey good topic (racism) about a bad thing (racism). The fight for equality is not over unfortunately.
    Living in the great white north I'm plenty accustomed to all the epithets. And now, since my dad's neighborhood in Minneapolis, MN is the largest Somalian community in the united states (as stated by Aaron Brown, CNN) there is a large deal of racism aganst these hardworking folks both from whites AND african americans! At least everyone can get together in hating the "dirty rag heads, magic carpet riders, terroroists, sand nig------"....All common phrases you hear shouted or see scrawled on walls around here lately in his neighborhood.

    BTW The morons running that defunct white power label Panzerfaust Records from St. Paul, MN at least made a big joke of them and their little movement by running a nazi label and then, not being "full blooded" white ha ha ha.....!

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    Racism? Whats this? I don't know what you're talking about, I don't know what that word means, but whatever it means I sure will not use it because I don't believe in it.

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