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Is anyone here afraid of being labeled a racists?

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    Posted: 18 Dec 2009 at 16:51
This blog brought up an issue that i think might be thought provoking ... "Are you afraid to be labeled a racist"?

http://www.luoamerican.com/baldilocks/2009/12/question-for-my-caucasian-readers.html




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AS far as I read it, most of the people contributing to that discussion were simply xenophobic - afraid of people of other races and unnamed shadowy figures of their own race who are out to get them.
 
Which is why they are afraid of being labelled 'racist', even though the label seems to be reasonably justified.
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I take it then that you are not part of the Black Panther Movement. Tongue
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Took me quite a while to see the point....
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I've been called a rascist so many times I don't care anymore.
I've said before I worked in an Aborgional Community for three years. In those three years I was called a 'White bastard' and worse almost on a daily basis for three years. My nickname here is Bird dog. To many of the Aborgionies of that community I was "Birdsh*t", and not only school students, I mean the adults! I'd walk down the street coming home from school and someone in their front yard (who I didn't know) would hiss "Birdsh*t" as I walked pass. Not to my face, of course. If you didn't let a strange person into your flat your were a rascist. If you didn't shout a drink you were a rascist. If you tried control a child going wild in your classroom, you were a rascist. If you were a white woman who refussed a comeon by some drunk guy in the middle of the street, you were a rascist. Most nights a drunk would screem out toward the teachers flats something on the lines of "#%@&^ white bastards, @*&%# go home!" My flat got broken into 5 times during my three years. Some respect was shown because no one ever deficated on my bed like they did in some of the flats of other teachers. Most teachers left after a year in the town. Alot of people who came in who were not rascist towards Australian Aborgianies, sure the hell were when they left. Five people I know left due to stress. I was very good, professional, hard working and got on well with some memebers of the community and the depatment of education wanted to keep me there for a fourth year. My Principal got me transfered out by saying I was starting to lose it and by the middle of year four I would be out on stress leave!
On the other hand I meet some amazing people in the community, people who made me feel my time was not wasted and the three years were worth the effort put in. But the word rascist was used as a cheep shot at anyone who is different or disagreed with your own view point.
For the last two years I've worked in a small rural city. Other teachers have pointed out that the classes I've been given are mostly Aborigional children. The principal considers me knowlegable on how to treat Aborigional kids. I treat them like the white ones. It dosen't matter what anyone else calls you, it matters what you think of yourself.
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Hell no! I'll say whatever I want about whoever I want and if you call me racist you can go ahead and say it a few dozen more times. Poorly crafted attacks on my character don't bother me in the slightest, and I laugh off worse attacks than "racist" with ease.
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Originally posted by Birddog Birddog wrote:

I've been called a rascist so many times I don't care anymore.
I've said before I worked in an Aborgional Community for three years. In those three years I was called a 'White bastard' and worse almost on a daily basis for three years. My nickname here is Bird dog. To many of the Aborgionies of that community I was "Birdsh*t", and not only school students, I mean the adults! I'd walk down the street coming home from school and someone in their front yard (who I didn't know) would hiss "Birdsh*t" as I walked pass. Not to my face, of course. If you didn't let a strange person into your flat your were a rascist. If you didn't shout a drink you were a rascist. If you tried control a child going wild in your classroom, you were a rascist. If you were a white woman who refussed a comeon by some drunk guy in the middle of the street, you were a rascist. Most nights a drunk would screem out toward the teachers flats something on the lines of "#%@&^ white bastards, @*&%# go home!" My flat got broken into 5 times during my three years. Some respect was shown because no one ever deficated on my bed like they did in some of the flats of other teachers. Most teachers left after a year in the town. Alot of people who came in who were not rascist towards Australian Aborgianies, sure the hell were when they left. Five people I know left due to stress. I was very good, professional, hard working and got on well with some memebers of the community and the depatment of education wanted to keep me there for a fourth year. My Principal got me transfered out by saying I was starting to lose it and by the middle of year four I would be out on stress leave!
On the other hand I meet some amazing people in the community, people who made me feel my time was not wasted and the three years were worth the effort put in. But the word rascist was used as a cheep shot at anyone who is different or disagreed with your own view point.
For the last two years I've worked in a small rural city. Other teachers have pointed out that the classes I've been given are mostly Aborigional children. The principal considers me knowlegable on how to treat Aborigional kids. I treat them like the white ones. It dosen't matter what anyone else calls you, it matters what you think of yourself.
 
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I am impressed of how much you could resist. You should work with Native Americans or Polynesians and I can bet you will be treated like an human being that deserves respect.
What you are talking about is not racism, but simply about a group of people that is being xenophopic against yourself.


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Originally posted by Craze_b0i Craze_b0i wrote:

I take it then that you are not part of the Black Panther Movement. Tongue


Good heavens no....What would ever give you that idea? Wink


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gharanai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Dec 2009 at 00:21
I guess I have never been a rascist in my life, ONLY until no one has been to me but when someone trys to be a rascist towards me then I guess Hitler should had taken some classes from me. Wink Tongue


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Stupidity and clannishness do not Racism make...admittedly such attitudes do foster its later development but social phobias require instutionalization before the pathological development of what is properly understood as Racism.
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