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    Are you racist?

    Just asking.

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    Ignorant people bother me I don't care what race.
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    I think populations in general are more comfortable with those that have similar physical appearances as they do. This is why those with blue eyes have a tendency to marry others with blue eyes.......

    ....it's part of human nature. But that doesn't make one a racist.

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    I'm not racist but some cultures are more difficult to get used to than others. Yesterday 3 kids of middle eastern decent came into the gym, within 15 min you could barely breath without gagging, the body odor was out of this world. You couldn't be in the same room as them, it was so bad you could taste it. I know it is a cultural thing to not wear deoderant or what ever, but at what point are cultural differences too much to coexist? I didn't say anything as to not offend them, but I mentioned it to the owner of the gym to see if he could find a solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zempey View Post
    I'm not racist but some cultures are more difficult to get used to than others. Yesterday 3 kids of middle eastern decent came into the gym, within 15 min you could barely breath without gagging, the body odor was out of this world. You couldn't be in the same room as them, it was so bad you could taste it. I know it is a cultural thing to not wear deoderant or what ever, but at what point are cultural differences too much to coexist? I didn't say anything as to not offend them, but I mentioned it to the owner of the gym to see if he could find a solution.
    Slip a stick of deodorant in there locker.
    We use to have a mechanic from Ukrain maybe showered once a week and didn't use deodorant and it was pretty bad. We talked to him nicely (new to this country) and he changed his habits. Could years later at Christmas party his wife thanks us.

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    Being of Irish lineage I know the struggles of the persecuted.
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    Is it racist to not believe in multiculturalism?

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    I believe nations that are permissive of multiculturalism are in the minority

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    Quote Originally Posted by zempey View Post
    I'm not racist but some cultures are more difficult to get used to than others. Yesterday 3 kids of middle eastern decent came into the gym, within 15 min you could barely breath without gagging, the body odor was out of this world. You couldn't be in the same room as them, it was so bad you could taste it. I know it is a cultural thing to not wear deoderant or what ever, but at what point are cultural differences too much to coexist? I didn't say anything as to not offend them, but I mentioned it to the owner of the gym to see if he could find a solution.
    Can you name a culture/religion/race/nationality that forbids the use of deodorant?
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    Some Muslim counties forbids use of a deodorant or anything else with a scent on there bodies.
    I going to have to go to my library and dust off the Quran and see if it's in there for you austinite.

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    Not at all racist. My wife is a frigen Arab and most of my friends are foreigners.

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    I don't know about all that. In Afghanistan, the most relevant experience I can relate, it seems they do not use deodorant in the traditional sense. however, they do use perfume, a form of deodorant.

    I don't think it's just that either. I think another aspect could be dietary. Some foods, like curry, gets into your system much the same as garlic, and creates an odor that emanates from your pores, your breath, and your entire body.

    And then finally, different levels of personal hygiene exist culturally. When I lived in Germany back in the early 80's, it wasn't uncommon for a complete bath to occur once, maybe twice a week. The same is true in the middle east. It's a pain in the ass to make enough hot water to take a bath, so it's more a luxury than something they do daily. But with the rise of the middle class, and modern plumbing, daily bathing is becoming more common place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derekjpapa View Post
    Some Muslim counties forbids use of a deodorant or anything else with a scent on there bodies.
    I going to have to go to my library and dust off the Quran and see if it's in there for you austinite.
    No. That is not true. In fact, Muslims and the Koran favor use of products for the betterment of ones scent.

    Not that I care about this topic, but this is why so much ignorance goes around. People making things up. Like the assumption that all priests are pedophiles for example. Or whatever. We make random things up to justify our train of thought at the moment.

    Educated people are becoming more and more rare. The easiest way to avoid looking silly, it to avoid making things up and/or remain quiet when we're not educated on a topic.

    This isn't directed at you, derek. Just speaking in general. I can guarantee you this, though... most people don't even really know what countries comprise nationalities. Geographically challenged, if you will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    No. That is not true. In fact, Muslims and the Koran favor use of products for the betterment of ones scent.

    Not that I care about this topic, but this is why so much ignorance goes around. People making things up. Like the assumption that all priests are pedophiles for example. Or whatever. We make random things up to justify our train of thought at the moment.

    Educated people are becoming more and more rare. The easiest way to avoid looking silly, it to avoid making things up and/or remain quiet when we're not educated on a topic.

    This isn't directed at you, derek. Just speaking in general. I can guarantee you this, though... most people don't even really know what countries comprise nationalities. Geographically challenged, if you will.
    True.

    Ignorance is a commodity that does not seem to be in short supply..........

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    Was thinking that Austinite was an English teacher. Now I think he teaches more than one subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capebuffalo View Post
    Being of Irish lineage I know the struggles of the persecuted.
    800 years brother

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    This is a topic in which each and everything can be turned and flip flopped around so im gonna stay out of it

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    I don't think I'm racist, but I could be wrong

    Do you think profiling is justified?

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    I don't think I'm racist, but I do have a hatred for Australians.

    And I don't think I'm alone here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by newbie777 View Post
    I don't think I'm racist, but I could be wrong

    Do you think profiling is justified?
    It's an over used tool. Just like any other tool, in the wrong hands, it can be dangerous.

    If properly trained, it can be useful to those using. In the hands of bigots and racists, it becomes a crutch to do what they want to the population at large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1 View Post
    Yes..
    Of course you are look what profession you are in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diesel101 View Post
    Of course you are look what profession you are in.
    What came first, chicken or egg??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1 View Post

    What came first, chicken or egg??
    True very true

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    No. That is not true. In fact, Muslims and the Koran favor use of products for the betterment of ones scent.

    Not that I care about this topic, but this is why so much ignorance goes around. People making things up. Like the assumption that all priests are pedophiles for example. Or whatever. We make random things up to justify our train of thought at the moment.

    Educated people are becoming more and more rare. The easiest way to avoid looking silly, it to avoid making things up and/or remain quiet when we're not educated on a topic.

    This isn't directed at you, derek. Just speaking in general. I can guarantee you this, though... most people don't even really know what countries comprise nationalities. Geographically challenged, if you will.
    well said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by diesel101 View Post
    True very true
    I honestly don't really consider myself racist but I am definitely jaded and judgmental. I think we all harbor some racist thoughts but that doesn't equal hate. I might not like the common behaviors or certain class, religions, races or sexes but that doesn't mean I hate any of them as individuals. I save that for case by case consideration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Times Roman View Post
    I don't know about all that. In Afghanistan, the most relevant experience I can relate, it seems they do not use deodorant in the traditional sense. however, they do use perfume, a form of deodorant.

    I don't think it's just that either. I think another aspect could be dietary. Some foods, like curry, gets into your system much the same as garlic, and creates an odor that emanates from your pores, your breath, and your entire body.

    And then finally, different levels of personal hygiene exist culturally. When I lived in Germany back in the early 80's, it wasn't uncommon for a complete bath to occur once, maybe twice a week. The same is true in the middle east. It's a pain in the ass to make enough hot water to take a bath, so it's more a luxury than something they do daily. But with the rise of the middle class, and modern plumbing, daily bathing is becoming more common place.
    very true TR. I am from middle east and back there we only took baths once a week, yea we all stunk, so nothing stood out! boy I am so glad I adopted to the American culture, and simple love being an American.

    to the topic, I am not a racist but I am prejudiced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1 View Post
    I honestly don't really consider myself racist but I am definitely jaded and judgmental. I think we all harbor some racist thoughts but that doesn't equal hate. I might not like the common behaviors or certain class, religions, races or sexes but that doesn't mean I hate any of them as individuals. I save that for case by case consideration.
    in other words you are prejudiced, which is perfectly legit and its your right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bass View Post
    in other words you are prejudiced, which is perfectly legit and its your right.
    I try not to be Bass but it is a constant struggle. When you see 90% of crime (here) being committed by minorities, 90+% of drugs being shipped in by minorities, property values decreased and so on...its tough to not lump everyone together in one category.
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    Yes, I am.

    That being said, statistics, generalities, and any prejudice one holds are meaningless to the individual, and I will judge you as an individual. I have a special hate for white trash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1 View Post
    I try not to be Bass but it is a constant struggle. When you see 90% of crime (here) being committed by minorities, 90+% of drugs being shipped in by minorities, property values decreased and so on...its tough to not lump everyone together in one category.

    Very interesting perspective lunk about minorities. According to the newspaper. Over here blacks make up 2% of the population of the country but a third of our jail population.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErnstHatAngst View Post
    Yes, I am.

    That being said, statistics, generalities, and any prejudice one holds are meaningless to the individual, and I will judge you as an individual. I have a special hate for white trash.
    What does white trash mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErnstHatAngst
    Yes, I am.

    That being said, statistics, generalities, and any prejudice one holds are meaningless to the individual, and I will judge you as an individual. I have a special hate for white trash.
    White trash, black trash, brown trash,yellow trash, green trash, or purple trash. Trash is trash in my opinion, regardless of race or nationality. So I suppose I'm not racist, but I harbor a special hate for any unproductive member of society.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1 View Post
    I try not to be Bass but it is a constant struggle. When you see 90% of crime (here) being committed by minorities, 90+% of drugs being shipped in by minorities, property values decreased and so on...its tough to not lump everyone together in one category.
    you're not wrong though. prejudice against an ideology, crime, culture, ass holes are all legit, LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bass View Post
    very true TR. I am from middle east and back there we only took baths once a week, yea we all stunk, so nothing stood out! boy I am so glad I adopted to the American culture, and simple love being an American.

    to the topic, I am not a racist but I am prejudiced.
    Agree. It's how our brains work. We see patterns in a small population and make generalizations, based on these small populations/samples, and extrapolate that onto whole populations.

    This can trick our brains too. Sometimes, we see patterns that really do not exist. It's our brains attempts at filling in the blanks.

    Either way, biology is imperfect, but it does keep us alive for a time.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Times Roman
    Agree. It's how our brains work. We see patterns in a small population and make generalizations, based on these small populations/samples, and extrapolate that onto whole populations. This can trick our brains too. Sometimes, we see patterns that really do not exist. It's our brains attempts at filling in the blanks. Either way, biology is imperfect, but it does keep us alive for a time.......
    This is SOO interesting. What your talking about is our brains natural "short cuts." The body always wants to make everything easier even the way we think. This is where stereotypes come from and it's a highly researched subject. Car dealers tAke advantage of it as well as anyone else selling a product. An example would be if your looking for something you don't know a lot about. Let's say a fishing pole but you have never been fishing. Two poles are sitting near each other and one is significantly more expensive. Your going to naturally assume the more expensive one is better and many will pick it up for this reason. The store dosent tell you it's simply painted differently. This is a legit tactic in many retailers. To answer the original question....honestly it's terrible as I am a Christian but yes I am prejudiced. I wouldn't say racist though. Life experience has made me jaded I think.
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