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- November 23, 2005 at 12:00 am #35082
HalParticipantIt seems at times the Afro-American population look for racism. There is a Wicca story of the Rabbit calling his fears; it is an analogy on life. If you drive a car saying that 'I'm going to crash, I'm going to crash.' you are more likely to crash than someone who is saying, 'I am calm and in control.' It's true, there are idiot drivers out there who will crash into you but I do not think that you should go looking for them!
User Detail :Name : Hal, Gender : M, Race : White/Caucasian, Religion : Wiccan, Age : 35, City : New Zealand, State : NA Country : New Zealand, Occupation : Surfer, Social class : Upper class, March 20, 2006 at 12:00 am #44861
Tony GenaroParticipantItalians were treated unfairly when they first came to America,and did not speak English like the established groups of the time.Black people were already here for two centuries and all though they spoke English,they were treated very unfairly due to slavery and unequality.Many of us have a dark complextion.At that time being White was the in thing? They treated much of us as if we were Black.We really didn't know what a Black person was and never saw one in Italy.Italian Americans,many have strong family ties and are cautious when mixing with Afro Americans and Other Races alike for fear of intermarrige and loosing there ethnicity. We were from a European Country,and now American,but still keep within our Italian culture and customs which conflict with many Afro American Interests,(visa versa). Hate Breeds hate and tears at the souls of all who hate! With love we all could destroy hate and GOD willing,they who are bred with hate could learn to love from those bred with love? ultimatly in the end we will all be judged right or wrong for what is truly in our hearts.
User Detail :Name : Tony Genaro, Gender : M, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Race : Italian American, Religion : Christian, Age : 41, City : Bronx, State : NY Country : United States, Occupation : Construction/ Laborer, Education level : High School Diploma, Social class : Lower middle class, March 26, 2006 at 12:00 am #34163
Tony GenaroParticipantIn the past and still in some cases, Italians have been the target of racial inequality. When my people came to this country, they were treated in some cases like Black people were treated calling them the N- word and the like! I believe Italians in general are not a White race, and in the same respect not Black? We have our own identity. my great grandfather on his papers upon arriving in America says color(dark). I guess White was the in thing at that time? As an Italian American, I think it is wrong to hate someone for the color of their skin, but there are certain traits that need to be addressed. Yes their are some Italians and Italian Americans that hate African Americans, but you can not put blame the whole bunch! There are some African Americans that hate Italian Americans also? I feel it is wrong to hate anybody as a whole race! There are four reasons to be addressed. 1-There are some Italians and Italian Americans that hate African Americans,(which is wrong for hating all!) 2-They have had in the past or present, one or more bad experiences as I have had with African Americans,(Which is wrong for hating all!) 3-Italians and Italian Americans have a deep family history, that intermixing marriges are strongly not advised, because of our culture and customs, it is a matter of preferance and in some cases have conflict of interest with African Americans,(visa versa). I haven't any trouble with Italians or Italian Americans Intermarrying with Africans or African Americans, but I myself prefer the former than the latter, for cultural identity and conflict of interest issues.
User Detail :Name : Tony Genaro, Gender : M, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Race : Italian American, Religion : Christian, Age : 41, City : Bronx, State : NY Country : United States, Occupation : Construction/ Laborer, Education level : High School Diploma, Social class : Lower middle class, November 13, 2006 at 12:00 am #31953
Jeff20811ParticipantAs a Native New Yorker, I know that we as Black people have had implacable enemies in the Italian and Irish-American communities. Their hatred of us runs deep, probably because Italians, Irish and Blacks shared the same neighborhoods, schools, and moreover, jobs. Construction for one. Competition made it easy for groups to blame each other. Italian-Americans started to 'blend in', so I believe they had to disassociate with anything that made them remember they were struggling in the past. I notice that this racism is most prevalent in N.Y. and Boston....at one time, same neighborhoods, so hatred arose. My mother still has great predjudice against Italian-Americans, and I admit I have some of the same feelings towards them, because of the racially-linked murders involving Black men at the hands of Italian and Irish thugs in the 80's. The Italians dress a lot like us, and like hip-hop, but boy....see the true colors when you date an Italian and meet the family, like my friend did. No way I would.
User Detail :Name : Jeff20811, Gender : M, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Race : Black/African American, Religion : Buddhist, Age : 35, City : Osaka City, State : NA Country : Japan, Education level : 4 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, August 21, 2012 at 12:00 am #13703
AnonymousInactiveThis is laughable!!!! Who go's looking for hate?! I've read a lot of the post listed. I must say, they has made me laugh. My grandmothers mother was born a slave. My grandmother was a widow who raised 7 kids alone. She stood strong and brave in the Jim Crow era. She raised her kids to be proud and to be strong. History lesson... Jim Crow (started when slavery ended). This was enlisted to prevent the black from becoming,"too proud". The "nigger" must stay in his place (beneath the boot). It was far easier for the advancement of a lighter skin color. I always hear other races talk of how lazy and dumb blacks are. Most of us aren't lazy nor dumb. What I have to admit, most hold on to anger. Anger of feeling held back, anger of having to work 20x harder than anyone else, anger is the problem. Most black just want acceptance and to be treated like everyone else, without prejudice and stereo typing.
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