Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Blatant racism leaving the gym

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So I’m getting out of the gym last week and then I come upon a conversation between two black females as I’m walking towards my car. One of them says ”Keysha, I finalllyy made the basket the ”twenty-oneth” time.” And her friend was like, do you mean 21st? And then they both started laughing like crazy about this for some odd reason. However, I started passing by some guys who were just behind me and one of them whispered ”well there’s affirmative action at its best”. And then they started getting on about how the school was worse off for letting stupid individuals like them into our school.

I was pretty shocked by their conversation. However, I don’t find it surprising that they were whispering and talking in low voices about this. I mean, i guess one can expect this sort of remark when the girls were talking in all sorts of slang that was making them sound uneducated, but I’m sure their path here was just as credible as the rest of ours.

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Written by seemenomore123

September 27, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I have definately witnessed other examples in daily life similar to this one in which a group of individuals were commenting on others of a different race. I work at a park, and we always have large groups of people that rent out the facilities during weekends– attracting people of various ethnicities. Most of us that work there do not make negative comments about them, but there’s always someone or a few kids that start badmouthing and stereotyping certain racial groups in an inappropriate manner. They also whisper and speak ‘quietly’ so as not to draw attention to themselves, which usually turns out in the opposite manner.

    alinak88

    September 27, 2009 at 10:34 pm

  2. Im pretty sure those young ladies had the same or better test score to get into this University. People tend to become more comfortable around their friends and use slang. If in a professional setting, proper dialect will be used. Just because they spoke that way doesnt mean they ignorant. The comments those young men made were ignorant.

    porterd06

    September 28, 2009 at 3:41 am


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