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Old 11-03-2008, 07:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Am I a racist?


ok, so I was having what I thought was a casual conversation today with a few of my students who happen to be from Mexico. They asked how come the Mexican flag is not flying on the flagpole and I said b/c your in the USA, so we wave their flag. Then they said well Mexico is better. Then I said you may think Mexico is better but why do you think your parents came to America? They said I dont know, b/c they wanted to. I told them it's probably b/c there is more opportunity here. I continued to explain that's it's cool to be patrotic for both your homeland and the country you live in but one of the girls said your a racist, I asked how is that racist and she had no answer. WTF? All I said was her parents came over here b/c there was an opportunity and continued to explain you can be proud of both countries, I swear some middle schoolers are whack. Like this one kid called someone who accused Obama of being "on the left" responded by saying "that's racist b/c you know the left is weak and Obama is black" What the crap lol? I was like if Obama was a white person you could still say the same thing and it wouldent be racist so how is that racist. I guess I forget how nieve I was in middle school too.

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Old 11-03-2008, 08:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ok, so I was having what I thought was a casual conversation today with a few of my students who happen to be from Mexico. They asked how come the Mexican flag is not flying on the flagpole and I said b/c your in the USA, so we wave their flag. Then they said well Mexico is better. Then I said you may think Mexico is better but why do you think your parents came to America? They said I dont know, b/c they wanted to. I told them it's probably b/c there is more opportunity here. I continued to explain that's it's cool to be patrotic for both your homeland and the country you live in but one of the girls said your a racist, I asked how is that racist and she had no answer. WTF? All I said was her parents came over here b/c there was an opportunity and continued to explain you can be proud of both countries, I swear some middle schoolers are whack. Like this one kid called someone who accused Obama of being "on the left" responded by saying "that's racist b/c you know the left is weak and Obama is black" What the crap lol? I was like if Obama was a white person you could still say the same thing and it wouldent be racist so how is that racist. I guess I forget how nieve I was in middle school too.
Middle schoolers are weird. They have their opinion and it is usually influenced by not so good kids. Their parents came to America because until recently, Mexicos' government was very corrupt so criminals were everywhere. Now theur governments on the mend so hopefully the people of Mexico can pull together and make their country a good one.

So no you aren't racist, if anything, the kid was racistlol.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That's what I like to hear,
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Middle school kids' opinions are influenced by two things: Puberty, and older kids.

The majority of older kids just happen to be complete idiots.

Here's my racism story, if you don't mind me hijacking your thread.

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lol no if you want to see racist go look up "the amazing racist" on youtube.. now thats racist... *may not be suttable for all*
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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naw thats not racist the kids you deal with are just uneducated.
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lol all the kids bring up racism nowdays

like in my english class (and im in high school mind you) theres is this 1 mexican kid who is always acting up and talking and necking people and stuff.... its funny the 1rst time but he goes to far.

then the teacher finally gets on to him (the teach is really cool and didnt care the 1rst 5 times) and he goes "its cuz im mexican. you white folks are always haitin up on us beaners" AND I QOUTE.
they just bring up racism cuz they dont take it seriosly.... they think its a joke
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those kids are ignorant, uneducated and confused. so don't worry about it, unless you are their teacher, then you should just try and teach them some great co-op multiplayer experiences with sports and hope they learn something positive. You just never know wtf is going to happen.
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It's kind of on the same branch as "that's ***", just less broad.

Half the time, from what I see daily, "racism/racist" = "I don't know what to do/say here". Just follow that until there is something both parties recognize as truly racist. So no, I don't think you were being racist at all.
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