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[–] Bill_Murrays_Sandals 0 points 104 points (+104|-0) ago 

The era of crushing double standards has begun, do not hold back

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[–] Bill_Murrays_Sandals 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

These sandals were made for walking, and that's just what they'll do, one of the days my sandals are gonna, walk all over, you.

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[–] Ramennoodlesoup 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I don't know about you guys, but people wanting to talk to me and get to know me is SO annoying.

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[–] mrdunhill 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I've been told that I "give off a vibe" that says "Stay away from me". I've worked really hard to achieve that vibe! :-D

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[–] IAmYourDad 0 points 62 points (+62|-0) ago 

Asian here. I never found the "Where are you reeally from?" question racist. I found it annoying and nosy. But I also see it as them being curious. So I give them the benefit of the doubt and not call them racist.

But that's just me.

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[–] Donttazemebro 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

If I work up the effort to actually ask that question, I'm genuinely curious. Ive gotten better at telling between chinese, korean, polynesian, vietnamese, and japanese, but some times I'm stumped. If being curious is racist, oh well.

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[–] sirgallium 2 points 7 points (+9|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Being curious is not racist but the language that the US population uses to talk about race issues makes it sound borderline racist to ask. I believe that we are currently undergoing a whole nother cultural revolution and that as a society we are learning new things like what are and what are not acceptable ways to talk about race in public. A lot of people are learning even simpler things like what is racism really, and how does it differ from prejudice. I think all of this is good progress but my first point was about how the language hasn't finished settling down yet.

For example when you want to know somebody's race or ethnicity, most people ask "where are you from" when they really want to find out what your genetic heritage is, not what country you happened to be born in. And if they say some country that contradicts how they look, you might say "Where are you really from".

This just shows that we don't currently have a standard comfortable language to talk about these issues yet.

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[–] NikoMyshkin 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

there's definitely differences in appearance between chen, korean, viet and jap. jap chicks are the hottest imo.

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[–] Hawke_ 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Wait.. Polynesian? You seriously can't tell the difference between an Asian and a coconut? Gummon mate

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[–] Maschinengewehr 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

I'm white and get asked it frequently, and I've never found it as racist either. It does get a little bit annoying, but I don't mind if people are curious about it. I'm curious about a lot of similar things

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[–] AlphaWookie 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yup and SJW don't want you curious they want you to let them tell you how to talk and act.

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[–] joncash 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I always say new York, because that's where I am really from since I was born and raised there.

Once however in the deep south, the response was OMG your a big city boy. They were more interested in places in their own country than where I was REALLY from.

What it comes down to is most people aren't well traveled. When I hear "where are you really from now" I see ignorance not racism. It's an lo opportunity to educate and make new friends.

Seriously, people need to stop seeing racism in everything.

PS. I no longer live anywhere near NY so the NY remark always makes sense.

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[–] TheBeesTrees 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'll only ask that if I can't nail down an accent and honestly want to know. I never ask otherwise because your skin color doesn't really matter to me but your social experiences may be varied and quite interesting, and maybe I'm nosy, but I really want to know about places I'll probably never be able to visit for more than a week.

I suppose that can count as ignorance, but I won't become educated about it if I don't ask.

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[–] IAmYourDad 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

When I hear "where are you really from now" I see ignorance not racism.

Too true.

I've worked with many people from the South before and I used to think that they were all racist. But after interacting with many of them they are more ignorant and curious about other culture than just pure hate. They are just more vocal about it. But they are willing to talk to you learn more about you.

People from the Mid-West or up North, on the hand, are a whole different type of animal.

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[–] Ina_Pickle 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It really is just curiosity... maybe a little ignorance mixed in. But that's a good thing actually. There's nothing like asking questions to cure ignorance.

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[–] ScottRockview 0 points 41 points (+41|-0) ago 

Due to mixing along the way, and sometimes with non-whites, I don't know what kind of white I am. Should I just assume that I am the racist kind and be done with it?

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[–] By_The_Water 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

My grandparents on one side of my family were not white, but I recently got a DNA test through ancestry.com saying I'm whiter than snow, and thus, more than likely adopted.

Come to find out, I should have been checking my privilege the whole time and when participating in family events, I was actually just some shitstain appropriating their culture.

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[–] littlemikemac 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I'm skeptical about these ancestry sites. It could be very easy for them to have bad info or be misleading people when no body really reviews them.

Besides it'd be almost impossible for a DNA test to show your grandparents were all white as you take one gene from each parent and your parents took one gene from each of their parents. All it would take is a recessive white gene being passed from a single ancestor down through a mostly non white family to trick the test into thinking your grandparents had a different genetic make up ten they did. When you consider that about 50% of women and 75% of men cheat on their spouses it's entirely likey that you have a few half white people in your family tree without that showing up on paper.

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[–] HoneyNutStallmans 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

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[–] 1d3 3 points 20 points (+23|-3) ago  (edited ago)

Every kind of white is the racist kind, now lets go hunt us some niggers' n chinks. /s

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[–] Super_Cooper 2 points 24 points (+26|-2) ago 

Niggers and Jews

FTFY. Asians are more or less ok.

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[–] Capt_Rye 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'm Anglo-Saxon and frank-germanic. So I'm an empire building warmongering white.

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[–] Gake_The_Cake 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The kicker is that a vast number of white people are actually mixed with blacks; nobodies a pure bred anymore except people who live in their original sources.

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[–] Fuzzycrumpkin 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

Asking a persons heritage is common even among white people. Being curious about someone is how you stop hatred. Fear of the unknown is what fuels it. All the SJWs are doing is producing a generation that is more prone to fear and eventually more prone to hate.

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[–] DontPushTheRedButton 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering

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[–] oedipusaurus_rex 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

never thought of it like that.

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[–] Drachiest 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Must login to upvoat this statement.

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[–] RedSocks157 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Owned.

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[–] Mr_Sir 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Did the person in red ever respond?

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[–] Chiefpacman 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I realize this is r/funny, but out of curiosity Is Caucasian not an umbrella term for European white ancestry? That was my conception of it.

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[–] littlemikemac 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Not all whites are Caucasians, some groups like the Scandinavians and the Celts of northern Europe where various forms of middle eastern nomads that settled into lands more conducive to agriculture. Then you have groups like Gaels, and the Celts of south Western Europe that are tied to various Berber tribes and other nomadic North African cultures before moving to lands more conducive to agriculture, or in the case of the Gaels they were hired as peacekeepers and ejected some belligerent Black Irish tribes on the behalf of their client tribes and took their place economically and militarily. Which leads us to British groups like the Black Irish, the Welsh, and the now extinct Bretons who are tied to indo European tribes like the Basques.

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[–] RedditDead2005-2015 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

First of all, that's not racism. There is no persecution involved. And because someone cannot distinguish between variations of an ethnicity or nationality doesn't make him or her prejudiced. Cubans and Colombians are greatly offended if you call them Puerto Ricans, and Puerto Ricans would be offended if you called them Mexicans. Call someone from Taiwan a Chinese and he'll throw a fit even if his Chinese grandparents were born and raised in China.

The original statement was dumb and retarded and not well thought out. It should never be repeated again.

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