So many times, we hear people being accused of racism. But What is racism? Your thoughts?

@Jenaisle (4887)
Philippines
November 24, 2021 3:22am CST
I know the definition of racism from Mr. Webster, but what I want to know are your own experiences that have demonstrated racism. What are the clear delienation lines when you could truly say the person is a racist? Can you share these with us?
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@myklj999 (63659)
• Olney, Illinois
24 Nov
Can you perhaps share yours in your discussion so we can compare them?
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@Jenaisle (4887)
• Philippines
25 Nov
One of my unforgettable racist encounter was regarding my favorite band, BTS. A German host told them that they had no business doing a cover of Coldplay's song, just because they are Koreans. The host was being racist just like many white men in the music industry, discounting them because they speak a different language, and not giving them a chance because their music is different.
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@myklj999 (63659)
• Olney, Illinois
25 Nov
@Jenaisle So...um...are you saying only white men are racist? How much experience do you have in the music industry?
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@Jenaisle (4887)
• Philippines
25 Nov
@myklj999 No, I'm not saying that only white men are racist. I spoke about a German host, and some white men in the music industry as being racist. I don't want to mention names but their previous behavior and statements show that they are. In my country there are also racists, so it's not specific for one race.
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@Shavkat (119723)
• Philippines
24 Nov
It is a way how other nationalities perceived others as feeling superior.
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@Jenaisle (4887)
• Philippines
25 Nov
Right, the term 'feeling superior' is one of the reasons, I guess.
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@Shavkat (119723)
• Philippines
25 Nov
@Jenaisle I had experienced this a couple of times when working with different nationalities before.
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@Jenaisle (4887)
• Philippines
25 Nov
@Shavkat that's sad.
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• Vanuatu
24 Nov
I think this is a thing of the past. People are more mature these days and more open to unity in different races.
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@Jenaisle (4887)
• Philippines
25 Nov
I hope so, but I encounter so much racism with my fave Korean band. Just because they're Korean, racists underestimated their music and belittle them. but I'm glad they have always come on top of all this BS.
• Vanuatu
25 Nov
@Jenaisle I don't like Korean music but I respect the hype for it. So, I know what you mean. They have great looking singers though.
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@Jenaisle (4887)
• Philippines
25 Nov
@ihasaquestion yes, and they are also good people. That's what I like the most.
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• Philippines
24 Nov
Did something happen to you or anyone you know?
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@Jenaisle (4887)
• Philippines
25 Nov
Yes, to my fave band, BTS. Their music is always understimated because of their language and ethnicity.
• Philippines
27 Nov
@Jenaisle So what exactly happened? Where and when did it happen?
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@Jenaisle (4887)
• Philippines
27 Nov
@merrybelle2021 This happened a few months ago. For more info, here's the article, giving the details. Thank you for replying.
https://www.papermag.com/german-radio-bts-2650813057.html
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@Nawsheen (28595)
• Mauritius
24 Nov
Not treating all employees fairly at work (based on the areas they come from)
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@Jenaisle (4887)
• Philippines
25 Nov
I like that, on that regard, female discrimination also occurs at work. Males being preferred?
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@Nawsheen (28595)
• Mauritius
25 Nov
@Jenaisle yes usually they underestimate the powers of women
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@Jenaisle (4887)
• Philippines
25 Nov
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@Rashnag (23229)
• Surat, India
24 Nov
I haven't faced racism in my life yet. I think any kind of discrimination one does of other which hurts the other person's feelings is racism
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@Jenaisle (4887)
• Philippines
25 Nov
I'm glad you haven't experienced it. Yes, I agree with you. It's a terrible happening.
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@Rashnag (23229)
• Surat, India
25 Nov
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• Houston, Texas
24 Nov
Racism is the notion that distinct groups of individuals have different behavioural qualities matching to hereditary characteristics, and that these groups may be segregated based on race supremacy.
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@Jenaisle (4887)
• Philippines
25 Nov
Right, race supremacy is one of the reasons. People believing they are superior than others.
@Joshael (246)
• Nigeria
24 Nov
It can be a form of inequality, religious beliefs, way of life and many more. Racism comes in different forms depending on how and on what basis it is being expressed.
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@Jenaisle (4887)
• Philippines
25 Nov
Thanks for your info. Indeed, it comes in many forms.
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