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DomCasual
06-03-2009, 05:00 PM
Threads about race suck.

Maximus
06-03-2009, 05:05 PM
its in our nature to be prejudice, hell Im prejudice, if I see a guy that looks like a dork, thatll be my impression of him till Im proven otherwise. See someone who looks like an arrogant ass or some teenage kid that dresses weird, my impression of that kid will be a lil punk ass shlthead, and thatll be the impression Ill have of that person. Just our nature.

There it is! Kudos!! I have prejudices too as soon as I see someone different it starts. Most of these conversations are about prejudice not Racism! People need to get it right! Then real talk can start.

spdirty
06-03-2009, 05:29 PM
There it is! Kudos!! I have prejudices too as soon as I see someone different it starts. Most of these conversations are about prejudice not Racism! People need to get it right! Then real talk can start.

But more often than not, at least for me, my first impressions are wrong. Example this guy I met through my dads girlfriend, first time I meet him he's wearing a hat backwards, hair out of his head in a ponytail, crap clothes, tat on his arm, talks with a higher pitched southern accent, my first impression was dope smokin trailer trash hillbilly. We enlisted his help once when we were in a jam, great great great worker. Then when my old man went to mexico a month ago and left me with a shltstorm to clean up, couldnt have gotten through the week without this guy. Great great great worker. Type of guy who would give you the shirt off his back. Though that isnt what I thought of him the first time I met him.

But the point is my first prejudice was wrong. And I think, dont want to speak for everyone, but for me, when I see someone I look at their appearance and for whatever reason nail down the type of person they are from the moment I see them. And that includes the whole appearance, clothes they wear, skin color, sex, whether they are fat or skinny, how they talk. etc. All that plays in to what we analyze when we see a person for the first time, and all that plays into our prejudices.

But for me, Im so wrong so often in my first impressions or prejudices that I try to train myself not to get caught up in that shlt and to just know the person before having an opinion of them. But, if I dont know them or just pass em by then my impression or prejudice is what sticks.

Maximus
06-03-2009, 05:46 PM
But more often than not, at least for me, my first impressions are wrong. Example this guy I met through my dads girlfriend, first time I meet him he's wearing a hat backwards, hair out of his head in a ponytail, crap clothes, talk with a higher pitched southern accent, my first impression was dope smokin trailer trash hillbilly. We enlisted his help once when we were in a jam, he great great great worker. Then when my old man went to mexico a month ago and left me with a shltstorm to clean up, couldnt have gotten through the week without this guy. Great great great worker.

But the point is my first prejudice was wrong. And I think, dont want to speak for everyone, but for me, when I see someone I look at their appearance and for whatever reason nail down the type of person they are from the moment I see them. And that includes the whole appearance, clothes they wear, skin color, sex, whether they are fat or skinny, how they talk. etc. All that plays in to what we analyze when we see a person for the first time, and all that plays into our prejudices.

If people are honest they will admit that their thoughts and first impressions are normally wrong. We all do what you do. From all the psychology and sociology classes and papers that I have written this seems to be the norm. The key is how you were socialized by your parents and your community. You were obviously taught tolerance and to respect differences in culture. People who hang on to fears of different cultures are the ones who are arguing the loudest when confronted with new ideas.

Mr.Meanie
06-03-2009, 06:08 PM
Be nice in a few generations to have no more black people

I knew it!

spdirty
06-03-2009, 06:43 PM
I knew it!

LOL you got me Jesse.

That One Guy
06-03-2009, 06:43 PM
Maybe, maybe not..im talking about 10,000 years from now as the brain evolves to fit our current society...perhaps tolerance is something generations then (if earth is still around) will have as second nature. Impossible to predict really because intolerance is all we know.

This 10000 year thing from your book is arbitrary and doesn't really apply to anything but the point you were trying to make earlier.

Listen to someone who lived through WWII and hear them mention the hatred towards the Japanese. We locked them up in concentration camps essentially. I wouldn't say I've heard anyone claim we were racist against Japanese people... probably in all my life other than kids making faces with their eyes or something but that's referencing Chinese. Just kids messing around.

Sorry everyone... None of the people I know hate you for your race anymore. It's time to join the new century. Hold on to it and you'll only keep yourself angry because this reverse racism AA game is failing every time it goes to court. Race is being removed from the laws and if you aren't moving with the times, they'll leave you behind.

Archer81
06-03-2009, 08:55 PM
This 10000 year thing from your book is arbitrary and doesn't really apply to anything but the point you were trying to make earlier.

Listen to someone who lived through WWII and hear them mention the hatred towards the Japanese. We locked them up in concentration camps essentially. I wouldn't say I've heard anyone claim we were racist against Japanese people... probably in all my life other than kids making faces with their eyes or something but that's referencing Chinese. Just kids messing around.

Sorry everyone... None of the people I know hate you for your race anymore. It's time to join the new century. Hold on to it and you'll only keep yourself angry because this reverse racism AA game is failing every time it goes to court. Race is being removed from the laws and if you aren't moving with the times, they'll leave you behind.

Not even the same thing.


:Broncos:

TailgateNut
06-04-2009, 07:40 AM
[QUOTE=broncofan7;2434932]You would be shocked at my profession. QUOTE]


Well, it's either massage therapist (you're constantly jerking yourself off) or Gay escort (you're constantly attempting to jerks other's off).

Which one is it "Italian Stallion" (is that your biz alias?)

That One Guy
06-04-2009, 08:04 AM
Not even the same thing.


:Broncos:

It definitely seems that hatred towards the Japanese back then or the Arabs after 9/11 was a lot more acute and widespread than any of this supposed animosity towards blacks. Obviously it can't be proven but it doesn't take 10000 years for the mind to get over a sentiment like he suggested.

That One Guy
06-04-2009, 08:07 AM
[QUOTE=broncofan7;2434932]You would be shocked at my profession. QUOTE]


Well, it's either massage therapist (you're constantly jerking yourself off) or Gay escort (you're constantly attempting to jerks other's off).

Which one is it "Italian Stallion" (is that your biz alias?)

From all the posts in this thread, this is the one you choose to respond to?

TailgateNut
06-04-2009, 08:17 AM
[QUOTE=TailgateNut;2435497]

From all the posts in this thread, this is the one you choose to respond to?


Something personal.

broncofan7
06-04-2009, 08:23 AM
[QUOTE=cah412;2435519]


Something personal.

TGN--Which sums up exactly why your posts come off as so completely irrational--you take message board postings PERSONAL. What a small, small person you truly are...........

TailgateNut
06-04-2009, 08:30 AM
[QUOTE=TailgateNut;2435532]

TGN--Which sums up exactly why your posts come off as so completely irrational--you take message board postings PERSONAL. What a small, small person you truly are...........

..in total contrast to you and your posts? You take nothing personal, as long as everyone agrees with your position, regardless of how irrational and out of touch it may be. One either has to validate your twisted view, or they must be moronic.

You are the child who threw the Temper Tantrums, and have yet to figure out that it didn't work then and doesn't work now.

I feel sorry for your family and friends, if you have any.

broncofan7
06-04-2009, 08:34 AM
[QUOTE=broncofan7;2435541]

..in total contrast to you and your posts? You take nothing personal, as long as everyone agrees with your position, regardless of how irrational and out of touch it may be. One either has to validate your twisted view, or they must be moronic.

You are the child who threw the Temper Tantrums, and have yet to figure out that it didn't work then and doesn't work now.

I feel sorry for your family and friends, if you have any.

I take it that you will not be accepting my facebook friends invitation? :~ohyah!:

TailgateNut
06-04-2009, 08:35 AM
[QUOTE=TailgateNut;2435565]

I take it that you will not be accepting my facebook friends invitation? :~ohyah!:

No, actually I'm extremely interested!

broncofan7
06-04-2009, 08:40 AM
[QUOTE=broncofan7;2435573]

No, actually I'm extremely interested!

:rofl:

RaiderH8r
06-04-2009, 08:51 AM
you had to jerk off your dog to feed the cat? :twitch:

You read that right.

cutthemdown
06-04-2009, 09:13 AM
19. I can speak in public to a powerful male group without putting my race on trial.

20. I can do well in a challenging situation without being called a credit to my race.

21. I am never asked to speak for all the people of my racial group.


I consider these all problems. They really do exist in perception. It important to remember these IMO. Who really thinks when they see Barak speak that he speaks for an entire race of people? He does, but no one ethnic group within that race. Now when he was elected, SJ for example, said that his parents finally felt like they were a part of the country. So it would seem on some level that this goes both ways. Meaning white and black Americans feel like leaders that are black speak for the black "race". It's strange to me at this age. But I must admit when I was younger I had this same thought process..

I've been in situations where I was out numbered by blacks and felt like I had to answer for all white people. It wasn't racism though because men I was talking to had no intention of trying to subvert my life or halt my pursuit of happiness. I just chalked it up to people trying to understand other people better. As more and more of us mix awkward things like this will go away.