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Don’t Fight Racism, with Racism

I live in a predominantly Caucasian town. There’s not many African Americans, Hispanics, nor Asians. It’s a small town where everyone knows everyone, well at least they think they do.

For those of you that may not know, much of the KKK resided here in Indiana. Although it is now 2012, racism still exists. It’s very sad, but true. Today, my friends and I were in the lunch line when a boy, whom I already knew didn’t like African Americans, was making comments about how much better “white” rice was than fried rice, just because it’s “brown”. He also said that as a child, he always thought the “white power rangers” were better than the black ones.

Although racism is something that no one should ever have to get used to, it does still exist. I’ve learned to expect it, at least here in my little town. I once went to the mall with a friend and we were in a teddy bear store when 3 Caucasian teens walked in. They gave us the nastiest looks, then one of them pointed to a monkey and said, “This is what black people look like.” Again, all 3 of the girls turned to look at us. Another girl in one of my classes has made a few racist comments such as “All black people are dogs”. Someone has even taken it so far as to tell me, “Shut the f*ck up you f*cking nigger!”

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