I am NOT racist.

I am NOT racist.

I am NOT racist.

But I am afraid of BLACK GUYS.

13 Comments on “I am NOT racist.

  1.  by  Alanna

    It always bugs me when people say: “I’m not X but (insert contradictory line”. By definition you are prejudiced against black males. This is a form of both racism and sexism.

    You feel guilt and I think that’s what differentiates you from being an ignorant person. Learn to admit when you have a fault, so that you can understand why you have this notion and you can work on overcoming it.

    You will always be lying to yourself and not growing as a person if you always hide behind the “I’m not rascist” statement when you actually have a stereotyped fear!

  2.  by  Keri

    @Alanna

    Just because this person is AFRAID doesn’t mean they treat black guys with any type of prejudice.
    It’s like saying someone is afraid of red hair, so they treat people with red hair badly.
    We don’t know this persons whole back story on why they are afraid, there could be a valid reason behind it, just like if they were afraid of whites, or any other race.

  3.  by  Yulia

    On the contrary Keri there is never a valid reason for disregarding a whole race of human male species; white, black, arab, south asian the list goes on. There are opinions and beliefs that might seem valid but in reality they are not. I agree with Alanna that this person recognizes there faults which is one thing few of us as humans do regularly. Hopefully with knowing this about their selves they can better their selves, and widen there knowledge to gain insight to the reason ‘why’. Lastly Keri when we are afraid of things I believe the last thing we do is welcome it with open arms. We might not treat it badly but don’t make such a broad insinuation that they do not treat black males differently because they are afraid. All I have to say is skin colour is irrelevant & pigmentation is all genetics it doesn not define a person.

  4.  by  Tracy

    Alanna and Yulia, people are entitled to their own opinions. If this person is acting on their fear of black guys with violence or any other reaction that AFFECTS others, then it is DEFINITELY something to address. Otherwise, nobody has to like anybody else (and certainly they don’t have to trust anyone else) and Keri is quite right in saying that this person could have some experience in their past that we don’t even know about or understand. So, whether or not this person’s fear is irrational, it’s not your place to dictate other people’s feelings and opinions.

  5.  by  Yulia

    I was not disregarding the fact that people have the right to freedom of thoughts and opinions. Everyone has the right to an opinion but if that opinion is being passed around to others as facts because we validate it as a fact and actions stem from those opinions, then there it is a crisis.To Tracy I never said everyone should like one another I was just stating from a realistic point of view her fear is irrational because she is then technically afraid of over 500 million people. Realistically, you will never know all of those black males but for some reason she has a fear towards every one of them? That realistically is irrational! THAT is what I was referring to. There are various events that might have occured; rape, molestation, theft, murder or just a bully when she was in school. Where ever the fear stemmed from all I hope for is that it is never acted upon and she doesn’t discriminate because of it because that would be an unfortunate situation. As a teacher I hope those fears aren’t passed onto youths she knows because that starts a cycle of hate. Skin colour is irrelevant and I hope where ever this fear stemmed from she can reach peace or lack of fear because life living in fear is not a life lived. — MY OPINION !

  6.  by  m

    Yulia is right; thank you for your posts Yulia. 🙂 Glad SOMEONE here doesn’t try to justify racism…(honestly, what century is this??).

  7.  by  Tracy

    You are taking this stuff WAAAY to the extreme, thereby stripping ANYone of their freedom to their own opinion. I will never see any reason in the way you people think.

  8.  by  Heather

    there is valid fear. if they were brought up to feel fear, they are entitled. lets give this poster a cheer for taking a stand & saying they arent racist! They dont hate, but like all of us, they have a fear to get over. I fear spiders, but i dont hate them. I know they do good in this world! WTG to the OP for admitting fear, and acknowledging it isnt because of hate!!!!!

  9.  by  Angelsfallensky

    Does it make me racist that I was molested by a young black male when I was young and now I get skittish around them? You don’t know her back story or what happened to her, where she comes from or how she deals with things. Everyone has a fear whether it’s justifiable or not, spiders, snakes, heights, the dark, clowns, hers happens to be black guys. What if she’s black?! You don’t know! She’s allowed to be afraid.

  10.  by  Rebecca

    Angels,
    Why would you assume it was a woman?
    Talk about making assumptions.

    rac·ism
    noun
    1.
    a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others.
    2.
    a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
    3.
    hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.

    prej·u·dice
    noun
    1.
    an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason.
    2.
    any preconceived opinion or feeling, either favorable or unfavorable.
    3.
    unreasonable feelings, opinions, or attitudes, especially of a hostile nature, regarding a racial, religious, or national group.
    4.
    such attitudes considered collectively: The war against prejudice is never-ending.
    5.
    damage or injury; detriment: a law that operated to the prejudice of the majority.

    Racism? No. Not by definition. It’s not superiority or hate.
    Prejudice? Yes. Preconceived opinion out a group without having evidence of it in each member.(Not necessarily unfavorable.)

    I love ice cream. I have not had every variety of ice cream.
    I am prejudiced in favor of ice cream.

  11.  by  Etavargga

    “They dont hate, but like all of us, they have a fear to get over.” Yes, like all of you racists. When you see people, yes, they have a skin color. Not being racist means that you assume NOTHING of them because of that, either that they’re someone to be scared of or that they will act like another person who they never had contact with that shares the same skin color. In short, fuck you racists.

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