Racism

Canada
June 18, 2007 5:45pm CST
Do you think the Racism still exists in the world? I've been through some interesting experiences in regards to race related discrimination and i was wondering how everyone on mylot felt about the subject. Does racism exist? Or is it overblown?
4 responses
• United States
18 Jun 07
Oh yeah, racism still exists. It's sad! We've come very far, but there is still a long way to go. There are still a lot of people that hate other people because of the color of their skin. I don't think it will ever end. I wish it would though. It's just wrong!
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@pallidyne (858)
• United States
18 Jun 07
Racism exists, but what many people fail to realize is that it goes both ways.. (or many ways as the case may be.) I served as an LDS Missionary in NYC in the mid 90s. One of my roommates, while I was there, had this encounter in Harlem. He was walking down 125th Street near Lennox Avenue when he and his partner (comp is the LDS term) were approached by some of the local residents. They informed him that OJ had been arrested--- they also told him that they knew where he lived and that if OJ was convicted him and all his roommates would be the first ones to die. Ironically, my roommates Comp was actually an African American. When he asked, "What about me?", they told him to wipe the shoe polish off. What I take from this is that racism has ceased to be about race, and is about territory, and who is like me, not just in color, but in behavior, or in the company they keep.
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@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.
@gloria777 (1678)
• India
19 Jun 07
Ofcourse it really exists. To eradicate it one should be a God fearing person to whom God is the creator of this world and father of all Human beings. If we see others as a creation of our Holy God, then we can't discriminate them.