Ever Hated Anything About Your Ethinicity?

  • the power of justice

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    I hate the usual stereotypical views on Asians such as slanty eyes, bad drivers, small penises etc. It's so stupid and ignorant. Facepalm
    September 28th, 2011 at 09:33am
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    I really don't like the English languages. It's confusing and I think it's kind of stupid sometimes. It's almost pointless learning the English alphabet because of how many different way people pronounce certain words, especially silent letters.
    There's only one English language. Shifty
    September 28th, 2011 at 12:46pm
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    Facepalm This.

    Also, stereotypes. The whole: taco, amigo, sombrero, me gusta bullshit that I'm subject to whenever I mention I'm Mexican.

    No, I do not freaking wear a sombrero, "amigo". I do like tacos but what you consider tacos is actually called a freaking tostada. Oh, and I do not have a mustache.
    They're not even tostadas, they're like... nachos. They're just plain horrible. lmfao
    October 3rd, 2011 at 09:52pm
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    OMG NO! Oh no, the whole burrito, sombrero, poncho, fiesta, piƱata thing. Twitch It's also irritating when I say I'm Guatemalan and they link all the Mexican stereotypes with me.

    I don't even like tacos. ;__;
    October 4th, 2011 at 02:10am
  • Ayana Sioux

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    I hate how we have a bad name pinned on us (nigger/ nigga) that we use all the time because its so deeply rooted in our history.
    And I especially hate it when people of other races ask that stupid, god awful, annoying question, "Why can ya'll say nigger but we can't?" Why ask that? What the hell do you think? I hate it so much, I wonder if anyone understands. When I hear other races say it out of malevolence, I just want to kill them, with all honesty. And not to be racist or anything, but I especially hate it when white people say it. I get this feeling... I can't even explain it. It's like I've lost all respect for that person in an instant. Except for my Jewish neighbor because he says it to and towards every race, and he hangs around black people too much to avoid saying it all the time.

    Oh yes, and the famous "How come ya'll can call us crackers but we can't call ya'll niggas?" Then I'm like
    WHEN'S THE LAST TIME YOU HEARD ME CALL YOU A CRACKER!?!?!?! Never, so don't ask me that dumb ass question.

    Just had to vent right there. Hope I didn't offend anyone.
    October 7th, 2011 at 12:44pm
  • little motorkitty;

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    Stereotypical Irish/Scottish skin meaning I can't tan, only burn Grr
    October 7th, 2011 at 03:23pm
  • virgo_the_nerd

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    Well as a black female, I dislike the fact that we are nothing but big booty shaking hoes that are loud and ghetto, And not only that but we are also overweight. I can honestly say whenever people meet me they think I am cute and cuddly (this came from an old white man btw), although I am loud, I have been told that I am very bright, and can hold a good conversation.

    But other than that, I love being a skinny, petite black girl with kinky hair, and I was surprise when most people prefer my dreads, and afro over my straight hair. Other than that the stereotypes about black people really don't bother me. But what bothers me the most is the fact whenever I am out of town and people ask me where I am from I will say Memphis and people's thoughts instantly go to the first 48.
    October 10th, 2011 at 11:29pm
  • Ayana Sioux

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    virgo_the_nerd:
    But other than that, I love being a skinny, petite black girl with kinky hair, and I was surprise when most people prefer my dreads, and afro over my straight hair.
    Wow, thank you for making me feel like I'm not the only one anymore. I prefer my kinky hair also.
    October 11th, 2011 at 12:46am
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    Stereotypical Irish/Scottish skin meaning I can't tan, only burn Grr
    ^ that is what I hate about my ethnicity. I cannot tan and always burn.
    October 12th, 2011 at 08:57am
  • Ayana Sioux

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    I'm ashamed of that, really - did the Irish have slaves? Hope not...

    ANY WAY. That's what I hate. Goodday.
    Funny to me for some reason because my great grandfather was Scottish. I wonder if he was pale...? I should ask my dad. But he never married. According to my father, he was a poor man who liked to fuck. I asked him "with who?" he said, "That's the question". My dad is funny. All I know of is my great grandmother. I saw her twice before she passed. She was really dark. She didn't remember my dad though, kind of feel for my daddy. She pretty much raised him.

    I'm sure they did though. But I think I can kind of understand how you feel. I'll never know though since I'm black.... Sorry
    October 12th, 2011 at 11:24pm
  • Isis

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    I'm ashamed of that, really - did the Irish have slaves? Hope not...

    ANY WAY. That's what I hate. Goodday.
    As far as I'm reading (and I could be wrong on the details, but from a variety of websites talking about Ireland and the slave issue), the Irish did have slaves, but that wasn't the "slaves" you're thinking about (as in, it wasn't really African slaves). The Irish enslaved people like criminals, war prisoners, those that couldn't pay off their debts (which became indentured servants until they made up the money to pay off their debts). Basically, slavery mainly existed in Ireland before enslaving Africans for the sake of being Africans had really started at all. And I'm not seeing anything about selling and trading of African slaves in Ireland.

    However, the Irish were enslaved in the 1600s. The majority of the first slaves in the New World were "white", actually. Hundreds of thousands of Irish slaves were brought there, and in the same century, Irish slave women and African slave men were forcefully bred to produce slave offspring.

    Regardless, it is absolutely inaccurate that only "a bunch o white people had slaves". Slavery has been around since civilization, and until the African Diaspora and Trans-Atlantic slave trade, slavery had very, very little to do with "race" at all. Not to mention, it was Africans that first enslaved Africans.
    October 14th, 2011 at 08:04am
  • Angry Nomad

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    I am Asian and the only thing I dislike about it is the stereotypes I get from different race.
    1) Ching chong ching chong, your face. <3
    2) If I'm born in America, I'm American honey.
    3) I'm not Chinese.
    3) I can't dragon kick someone for you,
    5) No, I'm not a math genius just because I own a TI-84 :D BAM!
    TROLOLOL
    October 15th, 2011 at 05:38pm
  • Ayana Sioux

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    I am Asian and the only thing I dislike about it is the stereotypes I get from different race.
    1) Ching chong ching chong, your face. <3
    2) If I'm born in America, I'm American honey.
    3) I'm not Chinese.
    3) I can't dragon kick someone for you,
    5) No, I'm not a math genius just because I own a TI-84 :D BAM!
    TROLOLOL
    Hahaha, that made me laugh. I hate stereotypes too, and I hate when people call a whole group of people a certain nationality because of how they look. Like when people sometimes call all Asian looking people Chinese, and I'm like, "Honey, they don't even look Chinese" but some people are too ignorant to actually look. And like when some people call all Hispanics Mexican. They don't even all look the same! I don't see how people can do that. And dragon kick, what the fuck? Laughing. And I NEVER think someone is smart just because they're Asian or African (the biggest stereotyped races when it comes to education). I know some dumb ass Asian and Africans, like, really dumb. I WON'T BE FOOLED EVER AGAIN!

    Oh and this from my heart (because I look African) and the heart of other Africans. Click, clock, chick, chick, shut the fuck up. Only one tribe in Africa speaks that language. Africa has thousands of languages spoken there, more than most continents. Pay attention in school and do your homework, then maybe you'd know that. Facepalm ignorant people.
    October 18th, 2011 at 02:43am
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    ayanasioux:
    Hahaha, that made me laugh. I hate stereotypes too, and I hate when people call a whole group of people a certain nationality because of how they look. Like when people sometimes call all Asian looking people Chinese, and I'm like, "Honey, they don't even look Chinese" but some people are too ignorant to actually look.
    I hate the assumption that Asians = Chinese. I get called Chinese because I'm part Asian, and I really don't understand why. I don't really look Chinese because I'm North Asian (which I think is more linked with Native Americans) and I'm mixed. I probably wouldn't mind so much if people asked if I was Chinese, instead of going straight ahead with questions like, "Do you speak Chinese?" and "Were you born in China or here?". I don't appreciate the racial insults either, or the fact that my 'normal' European heritage is ignored.

    Other than that, I don't dislike much about my ethnicity. I don't like not knowing much about where I'm from (on the Asian side), and it saddens me because some other people seem to have a connection with their ethnicity through culture, whereas I really don't. Being physically different is strange when mentally you believe you're part of the dominant group.

    Is nationality part of ethnicity? I feel neutral towards that.
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    October 19th, 2011 at 12:39am
  • Ayana Sioux

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    Other than that, I don't dislike much about my ethnicity. I don't like not knowing much about where I'm from (on the Asian side), and it saddens me because some other people seem to have a connection with their ethnicity through culture, whereas I really don't. Being physically different is strange when mentally you believe you're part of the dominant group.

    Is nationality part of ethnicity? I feel neutral towards that.
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    I know how you feel, totally, especially since I'm just black/ African American and I can't really trace my race back to whatever country in Africa my ancestors are from. But I just claim that I'm an Black Islander Scottish Negro (as a joke, and I usually don't claim the Scottish part because it's only a tiny trace of it in me).

    And I don't believe nationality is the same as ethnicity. Most look at it as that way though because a lot of the indigenous people from the same nation tend to look the same or similar. Nationality is the nation you're from (for instance, African American) but ethnicity is your race based on similar or same genotypes (Black/ African or Asian)
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    There's only one English language. Shifty
    But different regions speak it differently, therefore all of it isn't the same.
    October 20th, 2011 at 12:43am
  • Skittlemeister.

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    ayanasioux:
    But different regions speak it differently, therefore all of it isn't the same.
    Hate to butt in, but there is only one English language. There are maybe different dialects (i.e., American English, British English), but there is still one English language.

    Anyways, I hate that I burn so easily. I like my pale, tan doesn't suit me.
    October 20th, 2011 at 03:53am
  • Ayana Sioux

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    ^ Obviously there's only one language. You just said exactly what I was trying to say. And when I put languages, that was a typo. I'm sure we all know that there is one English language, and I still don't like it.
    October 21st, 2011 at 12:35am
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    ayanasioux:
    ^ Obviously there's only one language. You just said exactly what I was trying to say. And when I put languages, that was a typo. I'm sure we all know that there is one English language, and I still don't like it.
    Reading back, that's what it kinda look likes. Sorry if I seemed a little snippy. Very Happy
    If you're saying you don't like English language itself, I'm sure you're not the only one. I pretty much don't like how irregular and "screw the rules" it feels.
    October 21st, 2011 at 01:06am
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    ^ Believe it or not, it's been way more irregular before. XD A few hundred years ago there were essentially no spelling or grammar rules. At all. Then someone had the bright idea of standardising it, which tidied it up a hell of a lot.

    The reason it's still quite irregular is likely to be due to the fact that it's stemmed from loads of different languages. It's a big mix of Romance and Germanic languages.
    October 21st, 2011 at 01:09am
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    ^ I would probably go crazy. I'm a little obsessive over spelling, not so much grammar. But the fact it has Romance and Germanic roots, is probably a good reasoning for its irregularity.
    October 21st, 2011 at 01:26am