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Old 11-05-2012, 05:55 PM
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Just watched a tornado pass the building I was in. Not an experience I want to relive.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:07 PM
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Matt's on the phone with his grandma. She's dying and they're saying goodbye. **** cancer.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:16 PM
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Matt's on the phone with his grandma. She's dying and they're saying goodbye. **** cancer.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:30 PM
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Matt's on the phone with his grandma. She's dying and they're saying goodbye. **** cancer.
((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))

Im so sick of one of my "friends" right now.

Shes pregnant with twins and has a boy Morgans age. She quit her job (her boyfriend does not work) and they moved in with her mother. Her mother lives in a town where there are NOT jobs anywhere near there and if they are there they are minimum wage at best. She had a decent job in town working for a law firm and a decent place to live they could go cheaper but wouldnt have the room they wanted. Well she wants to cloth diaper thats how we became friends. My friends and I have ALL given her CHEAP and FREE options on how to do it. I mean shes been given help from EVERYONE including my friend with twins a month younger then Savannah and a kid her others age so basically the SAME setup. Everyday its another whine about cloth diapers being too expensive (there are charities and people WILLING to give her free diapers) and its overwhelming and this and that. EVERYONE is doing the work for her. quit freaking complaining and figure it out. Most of all GROW UP you decided to have twins now act like it.

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Old 11-05-2012, 07:07 PM
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When adults are meeting my (white) friends and I and they ask ALL my friends questions like "So what's your major?"
and then it gets to me and they are like "Are you the first person in your family to go to college?"

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well intentioned/"complimentary" racism.
Still racism.

Don't even get me started on the misplaced "wahh I didn't get into ____ because of affirmative action! boohoo! that person got in because he/she is a minority!"
tell me again how hard it is being white and getting into college.
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That makes me sick. I've obviously never had that question asked before, but it's a little shocking that someone would ask that of you and not realize how racist it is.

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Fran, that attitude really surprises me.... I've never heard those comments before.
SO common here. Some say it, some just dance around implying it. I've had quite a few people "sympathize" with me about "how hard it must have been for you to get into college, but if you were [insert whatever race they hate here], you would have been accepted right away. . . damned affirmative action." HALF of my college is white. Don't try to tell me it's hard for white kids to get into college.

It makes me want to stab someone. This sums up my opinion on the whole thing:

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Old 11-05-2012, 08:32 PM
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Honestly, even here, as assbackwards as this place is, the only people who might say something like Fran's describing are elderly -- different time, different world and really out of touch.

It's unreal that anyone under the age of 70 would make a comment like that unless it's a skinhead or they've just crawled down out of the hills for the first time in three generations.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:47 PM
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Honestly, even here, as assbackwards as this place is, the only people who might say something like Fran's describing are elderly -- different time, different world and really out of touch.

It's unreal that anyone under the age of 70 would make a comment like that unless it's a skinhead or they've just crawled down out of the hills for the first time in three generations.
I think a lot of people joke about race without trying to be mean/racist. I think that since it's something that most people have just labelled as 'don't talk about' a lot of people just don't know what's acceptable to say and not to say.

For Asians the oreo joke is banana or twinkie. Yellow on the outside white on the inside.

I don't get questioned about college a lot any more. But I do get questioned about my accomplishments at work a lot. I get asked 'did you really do blahblahblah or were you just there to fill a minority position?'

While it sounds SUPER rude typed out they usually don't mean it to be as bad as it sounds. A lot of it stems from schools and job places screaming 'we believe in being diverse!!!'. While it is good to have a giant diverse group of people. The amount of attention a lot of them put on it makes it look that diversity trumps actual accomplishments.

I get it a LOT from people my age a lot 25-35 year olds. They're the ones that have had the 'diversity' shoved down their throats for the majority of their life.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:57 AM
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Thanks. I don't know what to do for him and his grandma is a seriously awesome lady. And there are so many parallels between the way this is going down and the way my grandma died that it's bringing back a lot of really crummy memories. I really really ****ing hate cancer. It's such a horrible way to lose people.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:20 AM
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I think a lot of people joke about race without trying to be mean/racist. I think that since it's something that most people have just labelled as 'don't talk about' a lot of people just don't know what's acceptable to say and not to say.

For Asians the oreo joke is banana or twinkie. Yellow on the outside white on the inside.

I don't get questioned about college a lot any more. But I do get questioned about my accomplishments at work a lot. I get asked 'did you really do blahblahblah or were you just there to fill a minority position?'

While it sounds SUPER rude typed out they usually don't mean it to be as bad as it sounds. A lot of it stems from schools and job places screaming 'we believe in being diverse!!!'. While it is good to have a giant diverse group of people. The amount of attention a lot of them put on it makes it look that diversity trumps actual accomplishments.

I get it a LOT from people my age a lot 25-35 year olds. They're the ones that have had the 'diversity' shoved down their throats for the majority of their life.
This. Got a job? Got into a school? Well, it's because you're a minority. Forget the fact that 95% of the workforce is white. You got the job because you aren't. You minorities are obviously at the advantage here.

It's not usually meant in the erm..traditional..hateful scream it from the white hoods kind of way.
It's subtle, VERY KIND, humorous even..and just as annoying.

It's no fun getting compared to food products at all times. I don't call you my little whipped cream friend..don't call me your little caramel one. Starbucks drinks are just that..drinks. I am not a latte caramel whatever.

It sucks that everything you do also feels like a kind of *oh and you get an extra cookie because you're a MINORITY*
Got an A on a physics exam? "Fran, this is excellent work.. as a female minority it's so nice to see you shine so brightly in this class"
..why do I have to shine so brightly as a female minority? Do I not shine just as much just for being Fran?

It sucks having people assume you are poor or had a rough childhood, there is a lot of weird pity kindness that comes with it. This happens A LOT. A big group of friends will be making dinner plans and one will very kindly tell JUST me something like "Oh don't worry..they have really reasonably priced stuff too!" or offer to pay for me.
or people will hear I went to private school or something as a child and say something like "You are so lucky to have parents who would make that kind of sacrifice and go without so you could attend school in a nice place"
..we didn't go without because I went to private school.
..we lived in a nice area so our local public school was a nice place.. I just preferred private school.

You get a GOLD MEDAL AND A COOKIE FOR BEING "their kind" of attractive.
"Your hair is so pretty! You are so lucky you got THIS kind of hair HA HA HA"
"That is such a cute dress, you dress so preppy! Not ghetto at all "
"You are so lucky you got caramel skin, it's so pretty! I can't imagine being THAT dark"

This has happened to me at least 5 times
"What does your father do?"
"Oh he's a surgeon."
"You never told me you were adopted!"

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