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SAY NO TO RACISM by Numizmat SAY NO TO RACISM by Numizmat
:pc:What is Racism?</u> Racism means attitudes, practices and other factors that disadvantage people because of their race, color or ethnicity. Racism can be directed against any race, color or ethnicity.
Some examples of racism are obvious, such as graffiti, intimidation or physical violence. Racial and ethnic slurs and "jokes" are other examples. Unfortunately, they are often ignored because people do not know how to deal with them.
Other forms of racism are not obvious, such as discrimination in hiring and apartment rentals, or policies that disadvantage members of certain races, whether intentionally or not.
Racism exists at three main levels: individual, institutional and cultural.
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What can I do to stop racism?
First of all, speak out against racism. Otherwise, your silence may be interpreted as tacit approval of discrimination. You have the right, as well as the responsibility, to speak out.
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Quirky-Gryphon Mar 27, 2014  Student General Artist
The Bible says that all people are of "one blood," so racism is disrespectful to God as well as the victim. Even if you aren't Christian, studies have shown that there is a 0.2 genetic difference between any two people, regardless of their "race." So, racist people really have no excuse at all for scorning their fellow human beings based on superficial differences. 
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Mother-Espurr Dec 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I have grown up in a racist environment ever since I was born. My mom was introduced to it when black children would injure white children. They would say, "All our problems are because of you!" Because of that, so many white kids were beat up by blacks, it was outrageous. One that had bullied my mom threatened to kill her whole family if she told an adult. She was constantly dragged into the bushes and punched and kicked.

There were victims that had it worse, though. Someone suffered from a broken arm. That is simply insane. However, I am not racist. Just because my family was discriminated against by blacks doesn't mean I should act like my grandmother or uncle. 

True, millions of blacks appear on the news for crimes. But I know there are more than just black criminals out there, but ones who are innocent. Half of my family believes African Americans are all crazy in the head. I don't believe so.

I just wish racism would stop.
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Tobassinesia Dec 11, 2013
Noooooo my country is hidden behind the C and I!! :lol:
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lambfluffers Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this halloween i was discriminated for being white while trick or treating
this house wouldn't let me treat but they let my friends, who aren't my race.
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:iconsoulfeatherwolf:
Yeah I hate racism but really wish people would stop using 'That's racist' to win a fight.

There was a deviation by this black claiming that all this hate art he had done about a group called the #cutecookiesfamily was okay because ONE of the members called me a 'nigga' (me and this girl are both white)... despite this having nothing to do with the hate art and she said this AFTER he posted it ...
he claimed because he was a black man she and I were bullying him. To make this worse he had also made fun of this girl's little sister FOR BEING GINGER before she had done this. 

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:iconrevlakecc:
So you're saying that practicing racism? And white people call irish red heads "ginger" which is interesting. seeing as ginger = nigger in an anagram. White people invented BOTH terms.
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:iconsoulfeatherwolf:
No. That's not my argument at all. 

I don't think it's fair that the black person should get away with making fun of a ginger for being ginger but if it's the other way around it's a crime. (And this DOES happen) 


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its not "fair" another word for meaning (white/just/pure)...........   And how does a black person get away with anything largely incorrect in a system of white supremacy/racism?  The apparently he was called a nigga/nigger and you seem to care nothing of that. and thats supposed to worse than the term "ginger" which is the same word scramble up....  You said you are a white person, how are you affected by what a non white person says?
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:iconsoulfeatherwolf:
You seem to be ignoring my argument to bash at white people or me?

My point is : DON'T USE ''She was racist to me'' AS AN EXCUSE TO BE RACIST TOWARDS OTHER PEOPLE WHO LIKE HER. It. is. NOT. okay.

''in a system of white supremacy/racism?'' 
What white supremacy system? It's not the 1960s. Black people have just as much rights as I do. (And if you don't live where I do and for some reason the don't... they should) ^^
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:iconrevlakecc:
What he was doing was RESPONDING to the practice of racism. At best no one should mistreated white or non white, but the thing is none of this would've gotten this far if she didn't start using terms like "chicken" and "nigga" reffering to black people and then "act ignorant" like she didn't know they were black. You are a white person, you cannot be a VICTIM of racism. Non white people are subject to the system of White supremacy. You can't expect the victim to not react to racism and just keep taking abuse. 

And non whites do NOT have just as much rights as white people do in the areas of (economics, education, entertainment, labor, law politics, religion, sex and war)


If you're white, you're born with benefits of epic proportions. Which means that system does still exist. Im not talking about the civil rights era and what now. This is a system thats thrives of the mistreatment of darker skin people WORLDWIDE.   
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