I've been some of the questions about "what race would you not date/marry" and the majority of people chose African Americans. Reading some of these, i'm actually almost to tears because people are judging all African Americans by the stereotypes in the media. I really thought our generation was over this? I came to America from Africa apx. 7 years ago, and I have never seen people be as racist as people here are now. Seriously, meeting one black person that conformed into a stereotypical African American male/female doesn't mean were all the same way. And yes, I get it "races should stick to their own kind" But were all humans, so please just at least try and talk to an African American person. I mean why does the color of our skin matter anyway. I'm so sick of all this racial stereotyping. And please before you comment don't say "Black guys are ugly", Because would you rather date an "ugly" guy with a good heart. Or a "sexy" douchebag.
Sorry for the rant, but some of the questions/answers are seriously breaking my heart.
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In his autobiography Lee Iacocca tells a story about Henry Ford III. Ford is railing to the Chrysler board about how the company needs more diversity, particularly darker people. After the meeting, he turns to Iacocca and says privately “I want to move to Switzerland where there just aren’t any!” Unfortunately, racism is alive and well in America, including among educated people.
Even when there are no discernible differences, we try to invent them! When the Dutch colonized Rwanda, they wanted to create an over class of natives to help them conquer the land. So they used calipers to measure the relative size of facial features. Based on the breadth of nose and jaw, they separated the country in to what became the Hutus and Tutsis, setting the stage for eventual genocide.
You may notice that in my posts I use the terms Afro or Euro American. You are not truly black and I can assure you that I am not white. We are both shades of brown. As long as we say “black” and “white” we will think that way. And that, my friend, is the real problem.0