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Date: 03/06/08 01:48 AM

87 Responses to Reverse Racism?

  1. Profile photo of fundumper
    fundumper Male 30-39
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    March 6, 2008 at 1:50 am
    Link: Reverse Racism? - Report makes awkward ``white guy`` remark during this past weekend`s LA Marathon. The dead air afterward says it all.
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    Victor_Watts Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 1:54 am
    hahhahahahha
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    powpowking Male 13-17
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    March 6, 2008 at 1:56 am
    If we say anything or comment anything on this video....are we gonna be racist too?.......But mooom!!!! I don`t wanna be a racist!!!...
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    blakus Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 1:57 am
    Ehhhh, not with a ten foot pole.
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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 1:59 am
    I don`t See how... what?
    Wait, what?
    How?
    What?
    no -
    What?

    I don`t get it.

    I don`t get his train of thought or how he arrived to that conclusion / joke.

  6. Profile photo of Windrider15
    Windrider15 Male 13-17
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    March 6, 2008 at 2:00 am
    soooooooooooooooo

    basically some reporter said a white guy

    and its considered rascist?

    am i missing the point here?

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    binxyboo Female 30-39
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    March 6, 2008 at 2:00 am
    Awk-ward
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    love_lover Female 13-17
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    March 6, 2008 at 2:08 am
    everyone like "...not cool man, not cool"
  9. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 2:15 am
    No, it was just a small bit of racism, very unintentional.

    He said that the Kenyans and Ethiopians didn`t take him seriously because he was white. It appears the guy was catching up to them or something, at least that`s the impression I`m getting.

    Quite funny, though the silence afterwards clinched it. "aaaaaaaaawwwwkwaaaaaaaaaaardddd"

    Oh, and there`s no `reverse` racism, racism is still racism regardless of who gets it. Though in this case it`s quite lollable.

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    theferret Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 2:18 am
    yeah, racism is racism
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    Sjd-Wth Male 13-17
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    March 6, 2008 at 2:22 am
    Yeh i see where people were coming from with the whole racism thing.

    But thats happened to me before to, I`m just talking and accidently say something awkward when one of my African friends are around and theres an awkward silence, its not fair :(

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    Windrider15 Male 13-17
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    March 6, 2008 at 2:22 am
    oooooooooh

    ok gotcha
    well ive been growing up in a family thats so super racist that his dint seem bad at all

  13. Profile photo of kikij
    kikij Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 2:26 am
    If you replace `white` with `black` or `asian` the racism becomes more apparent but as a white girl, i`ll get over it. :D
    It is racism, not reverse racism. Racism can occur to any race not just to black people.
    But ne`er mind...I certainly won`t be losing any sleep over this. :)
  14. Profile photo of snow113
    snow113 Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 3:11 am
    I took it as technical difficulties...Reporters usually respond, even to remarks like that. The length of the silence made me believe that they were just cut off from e/o. But, I could be wrong.
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    benjbenj Male 30-39
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    March 6, 2008 at 4:14 am
    "Reverse racism"? What a stupid title. What the hell is "reverse racism"?
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    s0236078 Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 4:32 am
    its descriptional...and kinda true to be fair. they prob didnt take him too seriously. its not racist, we are all different. thats cool.
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    Rizel Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 4:40 am
    ^^ Tolerance
  18. Profile photo of FeeFee
    FeeFee Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 5:03 am
    Yeah, benjbenj beat me to it. The title Reverse Rascism is sort of redudant. Rascism isn`t only applied to African Americans...rascism is rascism...there is no such thing as `reverse rascism`.
  19. Profile photo of Speff
    Speff Female 13-17
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    March 6, 2008 at 5:08 am
    Noone takes him seriously because black guys are moar awesome than white guys at running?

    Yeah obviously thats why he`s doing so well, they underestimated him, its not that he`s good at running or anything.

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    Mo73 Male 30-39
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    March 6, 2008 at 5:09 am
    as a white guy who use to live in detroit let me tell you about racism. I had to move. I was the only white guy on my block. car was broken into and spray painted same with my house more then once. Rocks and crap tossed through my windows. anyone here it on the news? no? because when I would report it I was almost laughed at. Black people have their kids grow up to hate white people the same as if not more the white people. its time to get real.
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    the_ocarina Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 5:16 am
    lol.
    yeah racism is racism and all that..
    calling a dude white isn`t being racist though..
    i guess when it`s used in a way to put someone down it is (as pabasa said)..

    i can describe a dude as black or asian or white, and that`s ok, unless it`s like `i hate asians` or `you sure you wanna get with her? she`s black` type thing..

    saw the title and reminded me of the reverse racism jokes in `The Animal` when they treat a black guy real nice cause they don`t wanna be called racist :P

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    TheRoosteR Male 13-17
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    March 6, 2008 at 5:31 am
    The long pause was necessary
  23. Profile photo of Muser
    Muser Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 5:51 am
    Its not really racist at all. Its just that if it was "that black guy" then it would have been taken offensively.
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    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 5:59 am
    didnt seem that racist to me. but whatever lol
  25. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
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    March 6, 2008 at 6:02 am
    Reverse racism is the term given to the "pendulum swing" that occurs when an oppressed group is "freed" of it`s oppression and "returns the favour".

    Generally, the swing is quite drastic at first and the initial counter attack is quite severe (think "White Men Can`t Jump" etc.). Then there is often a swing back. As the "Pendulum" swings from one side to the other, it eventually settles. Or we at least hope it will...

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    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 6:09 am
    you know what it was? the white guy drank power thirst and the kenyan`s didn`t know it. they are now pissed because they`re getting deported back to kenya.
  27. Profile photo of mystreT
    mystreT Male 30-39
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    March 6, 2008 at 6:10 am
    to be honest, I don`t take white guys seriously either.
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    Axane18 Female 13-17
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    March 6, 2008 at 6:25 am
    White guy.
  29. Profile photo of Vimto
    Vimto Male 40-49
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    March 6, 2008 at 6:26 am
    I didn`t see any racism there at all - just fair comment - if you watch a lot of mid-long distance races you`ll know the Kenyans and Ethiopians dominate heavily.
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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    March 6, 2008 at 6:28 am
    BTW I`m a white guy and if I`m amongst black friends being called the `white guy` is no insult, just a quick differentiator.
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    BABY_BEAR Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 6:37 am
    Saying that isnt racist >.< the kenyans who dont take a white runner seriously could be considered racist but not the commentator. Even tho people ethnically from that part of the world are considered biologically better suited to running long distances, they still get beaten by people of other ethnicities, so its not like a for gone conclusion ...and `pride` as they say `comes before a fall` so best to keep your mouth shut to avoid looking stupid.
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    Diddie Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 6:55 am
    There`s a fair bit of stereotyping going on there.. The commentator is generalising that the `white guy` isn`t being taken seriously because of his ethnicity rather than his sporting ability. Like if I said `The asian kids weren`t worried about the white kids in the maths test` I`d be doing the same thing.
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    H3_SIX Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 6:58 am
    Reverse racism is something I should mention in conversation more often.

    Now, there, done, I`m not allowed to delete this comment like I did the other three. There should not be a delete button fancylad. If there is a button I`m gonna keep on pressing it.

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    H3_SIX Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 7:04 am
    I think the other commenters fell silent because if they replied it would be putting words in the mouths of the Kenyan and Ethiopian runners mentioned, which is potentially worse than the reverse racism.

    Also, crickets. Did anyone else hear crickets?

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    GeorgieRose Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 7:19 am
    I dont think any racism is occuring here. As Baby_bear said, the commentator is speculating that the Kenyans and Ethiopians may be making an assumption as to the white guy`s athletic ability based on his ethnicity. He`s not saying that *is* what is happening, and the statement itself says nothing about his own position. The fact that he does speculate about this may reflect something of the commentator`s prejudices regarding Kenyans/Ethiopians, but since it was only speculation, which doesn`t necessarily reflect belief, it`s not enough to be racism in itself.
  36. Profile photo of Speff
    Speff Female 13-17
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    March 6, 2008 at 7:37 am
    i just posted, and its gone... o_0

    fair enough the commentator wasnt the racist one, but what he said was what he assumed the kenyans etc to be thinking, which means he`s making them seem racist towards the white guy, even though he doesnt even know its being said.

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    Speff Female 13-17
    58 posts
    March 6, 2008 at 7:37 am
    they dont know what is being said for them****
  38. Profile photo of mikallang
    mikallang Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 8:28 am
    what a lengthy and awkward pause.
  39. Profile photo of Diddie
    Diddie Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 9:51 am
    Georgierose - On your logic me speculating my neighbours are terrorists because they`re from Iran is fine but if i beleive they are terrorists it then becomes racist..?
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    wakeofshadow Female 13-17
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    March 6, 2008 at 10:25 am
    did he win????
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    Wey_Pooh Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 10:33 am
    yeah i dont get it. black people are racist too. you know? i almost never hear a black guy or girl say something nice about a white person. and white people do just so they dont look racist. =)
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    KindlyKat Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 10:49 am
    It really wasn`t that racist. I think they were just cut off or trading mics, who knows.
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    Raberboom Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 10:51 am
    its not racism in the US if u make fun of white people, cause were the land where the minority has the most power

    its like if a black person wears a black power shirt, its ok.

    a white person wears a white power shirt, then hes racist... nope not fair

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    mlchris Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 10:51 am
    This actually reminds me of something my boyfriend told me last night. He was having a discussion with his I think Indian teacher 2 days ago and the teacher didn`t want to see things from my boyfriends point of view and said he was a "spoiled middle class suburban kid" and that if he didn`t stop he would fail his class. My boyfriend then proceeded to say "f*ck you" and left the room in the middle of class...
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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 10:59 am
    yeha, pendulum effect is a b*tch, but it doesn`t help other races in the long run, if anything they will just get more in return. racism probably won`t completely be extinguished one race decides to take it on the cheek and turn the other, or we blend into one hybrid of a race and nobody can trace back if they are mongoloid, caucasoid or negroid.

    heh, what kinda upsets me as a white guy is that firefox spellchecker accepts mongoloid and negroid as lower case, but not caucasoid, that has to be uppercase...

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    angelicamber Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 11:53 am
    XD Goodness
  47. Profile photo of DMDekoth
    DMDekoth Male 70 & Over
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    March 6, 2008 at 11:56 am
    Holy poo. He said that ON AIR? He`d better lose his job over this.
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    napolean420 Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 12:11 pm
    We need a white NAACP. Im outraged! Fire him! Boycott NBC!

    Oh it was a joke? ok nvm

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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    March 6, 2008 at 12:18 pm
    You can`t really be racist towards white peoples. We`re too cute for that.

    =D

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    Groogle Male 30-39
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    March 6, 2008 at 12:22 pm
    Patchouly: (think "White Men Can`t Jump" etc.)
    It`s not racisism if it,s the truth. I can`t jump, my family can`t jump, my white friends can`t jump... it`s a flaw with us white peoples.

    We just compensate with other things... like owning the worlds or things like that.

    =D

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    KeVsTeR2475 Male 13-17
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    March 6, 2008 at 12:59 pm
    STEREOTYPICAL, anyone?
  52. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
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    March 6, 2008 at 1:14 pm
    Groogle, any form of stereotyping or generalizing is wrong. Saying white men can`t jump is the same as saying black men rob. It`s just not true and it is a hurtful statement, meant to belittle a group.

    When I was a kid, we lived in a world where it was ok to generalize about blacks, asians etc. but never white people (unless they were polish, Jewish etc. etc.). Now a days, white folks are the only target that are fair game. Everything else makes you a scummy person.

    This is classic reverse racism and a perfect example of how far the pendulum can swing. Eventually, white folks will get tired of it, stand up and it will swing back the other way. (It`s already happening. Only this time, it won`t swing back as drastically as it did in the 70`s (with all the black jokes etc.).

    I hate being on the receiving end, but it has to happen in order for the pendulum to settle. It`s the way things work.

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    wolladude Male 30-39
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    March 6, 2008 at 1:34 pm
    Why is it when we refer to someone by the color of their skin it`s racism, as long as you don`t mean any offence by it...then it would be sexism to refer to people by their gender, like saying, see that girl overthere....."akward pause"....
  54. Profile photo of AZROSE
    AZROSE Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 1:40 pm
    so when someone makes fun of a white guy, its called "reverse racism"??... so what you are saying is that only white people can racist! Dudde, that is racist! (((I have a lot more to say, but im gunna restrain myself on that one..)))
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    AZROSE Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 1:46 pm
    Yay! Just because I was born white, that makes me: rich, athletic, smart, and racist!! yay! I`m so excited!
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    gorgokid333 Male 13-17
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    March 6, 2008 at 1:53 pm
    ok, so wait, its only racism if its FROM a white person!?!?
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    GeorgieRose Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 2:11 pm
    Diddie - if you say "my neighbour is Iranian, is he therefore a terrorist?" you are not being racist. The question is speculative - it does not mean that you will conclude that yes, his being Iranian necessarily means that he is a terrorist: you could as easily conclude that no, he is not necessarily a terrorist. Asking the question itself does not denote racism. How you formulate the answer to it based on your beliefs about ethnicity and behaviour will show whether you are racist or not.
  58. Profile photo of Sabre200000
    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 2:26 pm
    Meh, my brother in law is African American (I`m white) and we both love each other just like any other family member.

    I do wonder sometimes though, if a lot of African Americans realize that "white/European" people weren`t necessarily responsible for the whole "racist/slavery" thing?

    Africans have been enslaving their own people, and selling them for hundreds/thousand of years now..what happened in America is just a blink in the eye in comparison. There`s no excuse for it either way...it`s just amazing the number of people that think that this was a "white/american/european" thing ONLY. I`d be pissed/upset about my wrong doing ancestors along with those that participated...not just some single "race" of people.

    Anyway, getting off subject. I wasn`t offended by that comment, but I see how some extremely sensitive uptight group could make a big fuss about it. Stupid really, and immature.

  59. Profile photo of AFTERSHOCK
    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 2:34 pm
    LMAO!!! OMFG THAT WAS HILARIOUS!!!

    POWERLEGS!!!

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    SpacemnSpiff Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 2:43 pm
    I think the white runner was being racist. He is the one who didn`t want to hang out with the guys from Africa.
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    SpacemnSpiff Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 2:50 pm
    I hate that label African-American. If you are a citizen of the United States of America you are an American. Otherwise I would be called an Irish, Swedish,German,English,Norwegian-American.
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    kooshi_govno Male 70 & Over
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    March 6, 2008 at 4:01 pm
    so what?
  63. Profile photo of dibens
    dibens Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 4:27 pm
    Yes, we should be able to tolerate other races, nationalities, genders, sexual preferences and what not.

    But our genes, social and national background DOES make us different and many "stereotypes" are quite valid

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    PirateNinja Female 13-17
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    March 6, 2008 at 5:25 pm
    Reverse racism is actually excessive affirmative action. For those who don`t know, affirmative action is "correcting past mistakes" by giving special privelages to certain groups. The most excluded group is the whtie male because they have had the most privilages throughout history. Our government is bending over backwards with affirmative action, resulting in `reverse racism,` mainly against white males. We`ve been talking about this in civics for weeks.
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    scorpio89 Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 6:21 pm
    Muser was right.. if it were `that black guy isn`t being taken seriously..` all hell would break loose. But hey, it`s only a white guy - let`s just forget about it.
  66. Profile photo of Asspenny
    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 7:18 pm
    this is kinda like ethnicism, i mean the guy just figures the Africans will pass him up...eh, whatev
  67. Profile photo of Woot45
    Woot45 Female 13-17
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    March 6, 2008 at 7:30 pm
    How is that considered `reverse racism`? Is all racism targeted towards blacks? I mean, a lot of it is, but not ALL of it.
  68. Profile photo of EstiloPanama
    EstiloPanama Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 7:31 pm
    Oh man, I laughed out loud. I must be in a `giggly` mood, hee hee!
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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 7:37 pm
    too funny holy crap

    but i agree with him

    i knew he had no chance

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    Ty-Force Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 7:48 pm
    Theres nothing wrong with saying white guy. if a black guy called me bird crap i still wouldn`t take it seriously.
  71. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 7:59 pm
    YOU HEARD THE CRICKETS! I HEARD THE FREAKING CRICKETS! OH MY GOD!
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    coolcrazyguy Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 8:14 pm
    saying "reverse racism" suggests that only white people can be racists.
    saying nasty comments about white people is as racist as saying nasty comments about black people.
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    bbuck01 Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 9:47 pm
    how many times is someone going to say there`s no such thing as reverse racism?
  74. Profile photo of SinisterSlug
    SinisterSlug Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 10:26 pm
    pft! it wasnt racism, it was a joke. "White guy" was the punchline. Obviously no one got it, hence awkward silence.
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    Surfingninja Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 10:31 pm
    Lookit the honky go! (I`m allowed to say that because I`m white)
  76. Profile photo of Surfingninja
    Surfingninja Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 10:32 pm
    Whoa, "honky" isn`t censored! Racist! I am offended! =O

    /sarcasm

  77. Profile photo of BigBonny
    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 10:46 pm
    Racism works both ways, there`s no such damn thing as "reverse racism".
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    ladynerd Female 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 11:50 pm
    reverse racism would be tolerance wouldn`t it?
  79. Profile photo of tourettes
    tourettes Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2008 at 3:39 am
    lots of marathons have fast runners from Kenya or Ethiopia and they are the front runners of marathons, oh wow a white guy is in the lead and it is a surprise. how "racist"

    please its not racist at all. I`ve never seen an asian or hispanic win a marathon. its either been a black or white person. Hispanics should do well, they were fast enough at our southern border.

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    Declan191919 Male 13-17
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    March 7, 2008 at 4:22 am
    Stupid. Not at all rascist
  81. Profile photo of Declan191919
    Declan191919 Male 13-17
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    March 7, 2008 at 4:24 am
    And thats a fair statement.
  82. Profile photo of Burton_Ian
    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2008 at 6:47 am
    haha naaah not racist... just kinda

    awwwwkkwwaaaard

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    greengiant Male 13-17
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    March 7, 2008 at 8:21 am
    White man running fast?
    He`s a Witch!!
  84. Profile photo of dragosal
    dragosal Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2008 at 4:01 pm
    the thing that everyone always forgets it that its only racism if a white guy says it
  85. Profile photo of haveabadday5
    haveabadday5 Male 13-17
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    March 7, 2008 at 4:10 pm
    You know...im not racist BUUUT...
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    pimptastical Male 13-17
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    March 8, 2008 at 11:59 am
    Everyone, support with me the newest addition to television! WET, White Entertainment Television! Oh wait nevermind, we can`t do that because it`s "racist". They have BET by the way and that`s not racist?

    What about declaring a whole month to be White History Month. NO! It`s RACIST! They have Black History Month though, that`s not racist.

    Sorry just thinking to myself on the topic of racism...

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    geek_kittie Female 30-39
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    March 9, 2008 at 9:26 am
    I`m not sure it`s possible to be completely free of our prejudices and that inner-dialog that exposes those thoughts. People are so afraid of being seen as racist, that we can`t even have an honest conversation about it.

    Personally, I think the dead air made it seem a lot worse that it probably was.

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