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View Poll Results: How do you know if you are prejudiced?
You know, you either are or you are not 7 24.14%
Its hard to know. We all have preferences but its hard to know if they are really prejudices too 17 58.62%
stupid poll, STFU 5 17.24%
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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old May 12th, 2005, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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How do you know when you are not prejudiced?

Ive wanted to ask the question for some time but since racism is controversial i avoided posting a thread like this before. I dont think i have many prejudices. As an American, I can tell you that as long as a person is a good citizen, is respectful and kind to others, i dont care what their origins are. Surely as far as African Americans go, ive had really only nice contacts with them. And if i were single, would African American women. Also if my children were to date or marry an African American that would be fine with me. I feel less the same way with Africans here in france because they are not Americans. There may be strong cultural differences and i would fear the kids would leave the country to live there. I actually have a similar fear about Israelis. I am jewish but that does not mean i want to go live there permanently nor have my children live there because it is far away. Additionally, i dont have any qualms about intermarriage with christians, catholics etc. So long as they were not "extremists". Mormons would be difficult i think. Also i dont think id be too receptive to muslim intermarriages. its just too different a religion and many parts of islam are at odds with the Jewish homeland. Muslims seem to rarely go jewish or christian so marrying a religious muslim means the offspring will be muslim too. Aside from that i do and we all do have preferences. but preferences are not the same as prejudices.

How do you know if you have any prejudices? Oh i also might add that i also believe the following: if you have some bad blood with a group, or some minor hatreds... who cares. if you dont transmit these prejudices to your kids or friends or anyone, and if you try to rid yourself of irrational prejudices, then you are ok. If you dont DO anything prejudiced, noboby will know, and the hatred dies with YOU.

[I CORRECTED SOME UNCLEAR AREAS OF MY POST FOR CLARITY SAKE]

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Everyone has prejudices, in terms of likes and dislikes. However it is when these likes and dislikes become malicious and people actually go out of their way to bring pain, misery and harm to another that it becomes a problem. Denying jobs, access to health care, wealth development programs, an equal voice, equal education, and just constantly berating a person on how they look based on their color, physical features, and wealth are some of the most heinous and evil things we humans perpetrate against each other. Equally at fault are all the people who sit around and claim purity yet they do nothing to stop or prevent evil from happening. In fact I would go as far as to say these people are even worse than some of the more obvious evil doers.

Before I came back to live in the US I had a more positive view of some races but that has changed considerably. There are those I wouldn't trust even if I am dying of thirst and they offer me water.
We all develop prejudices after a while based on our socialization, lack of education, past experiences and our inability to recognize the humanness of others.
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Everyone has prejudices. It is part of the human experience. However, all we can really do is be aware of them, and not allow them to affect our judgements. Also, we must be diligent in our efforts to respect others and not be hurtful or hateful to others.
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who said stupid poll, stfu? show yourselves.
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umm there's that harvard prejudice test thingy.

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everyone is prejudiced.

its human nature.
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I'm not prejudiced.
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I dont think I'm prejudiced, sometimes I DO get caught up in stereotypes of other races because as a black man many people stereotype me as well. I have white, latino, and chineese friends....whom I respect. I'm just really PRO BLACK about a lot of things because I feel as a people we have to work extra hard to achieve things that most white people have.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by kiwifan
everyone is prejudiced.

its human nature.
I agree with that.

Their are ofcourse
verying degree's.

It's hard for many to escape not getting
caught up in stereotypes.

I think we all have prejudices on some level
and in some form racial and otherwise
simply because we've all in the world now
have grown up in such a society.

That doesn't mean we're bad people.

It does mean for many that you acknowledge but also try
to challenge them and educate yourself in many areas, not just race.
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Originally Posted by Martian Willow
I'm not prejudiced.
Says the BNP troll.
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Originally Posted by kiwifan
everyone is prejudiced.

its human nature.
100% right.

nothing more to be said.


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Quote:
Originally Posted by kiwifan
Says the BNP troll.
In what way am I a BNP troll, please?
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Everyone is prejudiced. Its just impossible to avoid

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Quote:
Originally Posted by kiwifan
Says the BNP troll.


As to the topic...
Would take far too long to explain.
Suffice it to say that most discover if they are once they express that obviously blatant racist 'act' (or response) and get called on it. Sooooo...did it happen yet?

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In what way am I a BNP troll, please?
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