Is there still racism amongs ourselves?

@ellie26 (4128)
Malaysia
April 23, 2007 5:21am CST
when you look at a person, do you see their skin color? Do you find yourself expressing signs of racisms? Just little things, like being surprised to see an affluent African-American or Hispanic person; or feeling a litle more nervous when you pass a man from a minority race on the street at night? You may not think so, but this is racism. What your opinion on racism in this modern era?
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@coolmailraj (2461)
• India
23 Apr 07
It is natural to see the skin colour of a person when you meet or see him or her but what really matters is the reaction that you give to their colour. I have never judged someone on these things or biased someone for things like that. I think in this era of globalisation there is no place for racism.
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@gbaben (509)
• Russian Federation
3 May 07
What i usually discover is that a lot of people claim not to do what you call racism,but i see almost every white man doing it every day.I school in Europe as a black guy.In my hostel we are 5 black guy in the 2 bed room apartment, anytime anything get damage in our apartment we find it difficult to get it repaired which does not happen to other apartment that are being used by white student.RACISM.
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@gbaben (509)
• Russian Federation
4 May 07
nicely shared,i explain my you expain your,but the question still remain.Where those racism originated from?,is it not from the so call white old generation that get the black into slave trade!,they are just trying to show you a little of how there four fathers suffered in the past.Sorry for that dude.RACISM
@tombiz (2039)
• Philippines
3 May 07
I admit that from time to time when I see somebody much different from me I also took notice of the person but never imagine myself to be superior to them. They are simply different and I also believe that in creation there is the beauty of variety. All of us are equal in the eye of the Creator and at the end of everything we will look almost the same -- just bones buried in the soil! Racism happens when a certain group or individual feel superior to others and start to think that the whole world belong to them.
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• United States
25 Apr 07
We are different for a reason. The FIRST thing I see when I meet someone is their skin color. I make alot of instant assumptions about their preferences, attitudes, likes, dislikes, etc. Then, I get to know them and have fun seeing which stereotypes fit and which don't. And I know darn well they are doing the same thing to me. We ALL do this to some extent. I don't think the answer is to see everyone as the same. Instead, we should celebrate our differences. They are quite entertaining and enlightening, if you let them be. And, I admit it. If I see a well-conditioned 6foot 6inch black man at a golf course, my first thought is "What team does he play for?" Is that racist? Maybe. Or maybe it's just stereotypical. Making incorrect assumptions and jumping to the wrong conclusions is one thing. Refusing to hire someone, sending someone to a seperate school, burning a cross in their yard, yelling racial slurs - THOSE are RACISM. The other stuff is a part of the human condition. We should NEVER stop taking RACISM seriously. But the political correctness police and their attempts to quash all stereotypes is hypocritical. These movements are, after all, aimed mostly at white men. Is that because all white men are sexist bigots?
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
24 Apr 07
I think we will always have some sort of racism. We as humans can not help but notice when someone is different from ourselves and what we are used to seeing in our families. and we tend to fear that which is not familiar. Some how whether we are conscious of it or not we are taught to fear other races by what we see on the tv and what we hear because like it or not we profile every stranger we see.
@Jlowe110 (313)
• United States
20 Aug 07
I think racism is very bad. Even though I don't know many racists... or any at all, we still think its funny to make racist jokes. EVen some of the other races love to hear those jokes, you'd be suprised. But I think its also offensive, and you have to be careful what you say and do. But yes, I frown upon racism.