Good & Bad Americans

Submitted by: ne028 8 years ago in

ABC stages a bakery scene to see how people react to prejudice.
There are 129 comments:
Male 404
This makes me extremely sad. I must admit, I probably wouldn`t say anything, since I kinda like to avoid violence of any kind. But, who knows? Stuff like this really pisses me off.
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Female 107
Woah, those two men that agreed with the guy. Thats so ridiculous, people can be so ignorant.
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Female 781
Whoa, really? I see girls dressed that way (with the head covering, etc.) all the time at my college--do they really have to put up with that? That`s awful! I live in Southern California, though--hopefully not as close minded as Texas.

I laughed when she said "camel jockey" though, that`s quite creative...

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Male 905
hahaha i`d stand up for that lady.
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Male 59
"um yeah. just because u wer born here doesnt mean ur american. if u hate our country and want to harm it then u rnt american. not that she hates it or something. just sayin. also. u dont deserve anything. he doesnt like blacks, whites, muslims. he doesnt have to serv em. this is ridiculous."

Actually airsofter, being born in America does guarantee you American citizenship. You can hate your government as much as you want, but it doesn`t change your nationality.
Also, your sentences would make a little more sense without a period. after. every. few. words.

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Female 471
I`ve actually been to that bakery... They have the best cream horns.
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Female 495
"I mean, I`m not saying that the UK is not guilty of racism, but we don`t flaunt our nationality as if it is a belief system, at least to nowhere near the same extent."

You say that, but that makes me think of the divisions within the UK and the nationalim of England, Scotland, Wales and N, Ireland. Especially the middle two. The individual countries can be very guilty of this amongst each other - Flaunting their nationalism, and judging or hating the other countries (read England)

England not so much because, really, we don`t have a sense of nationalism or Englishness!

I know that kind of twists your point, but it just came to my mind.

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Female 108
My best friend is Muslim and I`m European. I would be very disgusted if someone treated her that way.
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Male 1,347
these can be pretty interesting.

and woot we have the first muslim congressman here

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Female 70
I almost cried as well. It also pissed me off. The majority of the people stood up for the girl and I was especially impressed by the two young ladies that stayed and fought. It gives me hope for the future.
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Female 151
That made me almost cry. It`s so awful that good, innocent people are discriminated and threatened and people approve of it, or don`t care at all. It doesn`t matter what your position on the war is -- discrimination is NEVER ok.
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Male 10
on the kkk thing. most of the ppl in the kkk were not there cuz they were white, that was part of it but it wasn`t the only thing. they were W.A.S.P. which is white anglo saxon protestant. they weren`t just based on color, it was religion 2
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Male 260
Like the man said, both the `good` and `bad` Americans think they are the patriots, which kind of points out the inconsistencies that a lot of Americans believe, that being American is not a nationality, but an attitude.

I mean, I`m not saying that the UK is not guilty of racism, but we don`t flaunt our nationality as if it is a belief system, at least to nowhere near the same extent.

I hate Islam (I hate all religions), but I certainly don`t hate Muslims. As religious people often say, `Hate the sin, not the sinner`. I hate the theism, not the theist.

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Male 2,796
Some people just need to go over there and experience some of their culture and put themselves in their shoes for a bit in order to gain a better, more well-rounded perspective. Guarunteed most of these people`s negative opinions of Muslims would be turned more to the positive.

Yes, it is sad about the reactive ignorance. I know I am going back over there, I am a non-muslim, but if I ever have a chance to be a positive influence on their culture I will. (I know it can be hard when my job can seem non constructive to that end) But, one thing I am doing is changing the minds of some of my fellow ignorant brothers in arms.

Just the other day I educated a young Marine on why he was drated up for saying "all Muslims are teh enemy". That poo pissed me right the drat off.

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Female 646
That is so sweet...
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Male 1,089
um yeah. just because u wer born here doesnt mean ur american. if u hate our country and want to harm it then u rnt american. not that she hates it or something. just sayin. also. u dont deserve anything. he doesnt like blacks, whites, muslims. he doesnt have to serv em. this is ridiculous.
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Male 59
I meant the majority of those who took action... Let`s not get too technical now.
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Male 23
here is what sucks, i would totally defend the girl, but the reality is, if that she was a terrorist, she would not give a flying hell, and would blow up the bakery. So even though i think she should have rights, if she were a terrorist, i would be dead. Ignorance is bliss
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Male 11,739
Sorry, but there are just a lot of stupid drating Americans out there. People like that make me ashamed to be a US citizen. People like that should be rounded up and dumped in the Iraqi desert. Let them see what it`s like on the other side of the coin. Dumb drating morons.
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Female 924
@Snotty:

Timothy McVeigh

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Female 495
lol at IRA and ETA.. snottydyck got owned.

LTTE makes 4 letters... Pretty well represented religion wise; with catholicism amongst its leaders.

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Female 590
Very interesting. I was really touched by the man who said his son just got back from fighting overseas and he still defended the young woman. I was sad to see that 6 people still sided with the actor behind the counter.
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Male 1,764
Really, Snotty? Lemme support Baalthazaq`s point:
ETA.

There, owned in 3 letters. Again. And I`m sure we could keep naming more and more non-muslim extremist groups, but the point is clear: if you`re about to spill some more bullsh*t into the internet, consider having eBaum`s in your bookmarks and quickly reach for it in the same manner you would reach for a vomit bag.

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Male 105
biggest...irony...ever...!! americans don`t like people who arent from america, yet neither are most americans! f*ckin idiots. native american indians. remember them!?
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Male 4,546
Snotty:
IRA.

Hey looky, you got owned in 3 letters, shortest debate ever. Also, up until 9/11 there were more South American terrorist incidents in the US than Arab/Muslim. Here`s some domestic terrorism to shove in any of your orifices you choose.

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Male 695
all muslims are not terrorists but all terrorist are muslim.
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Female 965
So they didn`t tell the bystanders that it was fake?
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Male 1,135
Muslims are like the most hospitable people ever..I don`t get why people keep insulting them for their religion..it`s just ignorent and retarded.
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Male 2,245
wow, that was even longer than i thought it was
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Male 2,245
obviously this situation was f*cked up, but consider the fact that islam is a religion and therefore a theological decision. this woman was being discriminated against because she was middle eastern, and that type of cultural discrimination is wrong, but based upon your own philosophy or theology you should consider how the theology of islam actually compares. the truth of the matter is that islam has become as much a part of middle eastern culture as christianity has become a part of western culture and therefore the personal aspects of peoples` faiths have become diluted, but understand a religion at its root and determine for yourself how their theology makes sense to you. there are significant distinctions between each separate religion or philosophy and everyone should consider which one makes sense to them. without a foundation of principles you will be led like cattle.
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Male 639
I can`t say how I would behave in that situation. I`ve always taken the approach of staying out of confrontation but if someone were blatantly being that discriminatory I`d probably have to say something.
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Female 40
Wow. That`s quite scary that people actually agreed with him.

I`m so glad to see people who are willing to stand up and speak against something like that. I have a friend who`s muslim and I think I would just go off if someone behaved that way.

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Male 14,331
"People in Mass. were awesome, initiated conversations and would happily talk to me if I talked first. Not one askew glance."
You didn`t have to drive in Boston much did you not that it has anything to do with racisim but that`s where we can be very unfriendly because of the god awful traffic everywhere!!
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Male 648
It has nothing to do with "Good" and "Bad" Americans...it has everything to do with "Good" and "Bad" human beings.
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Male 162
"And I for one am relieved to see that the majority of people stood up for that woman. Looks like there`s still some hope for us yet..."

Wrong. 6 defended the clerk`s actions. 13 stood up for the woman. 22 (the majority) said nothing.

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Male 4,546
P.S. My job used to be undoing what statisticians do. :P
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Male 4,546
You can make people draw false conclusions from what they`re reading. That`s not the same as the numbers lying.

If you`re asking "Who are you most likely to be robbed by in the US?" it`s a white male.
If you`re asking which demographic is most likely to commit a crime, it`s black males.
If however you take social standing/income/education out of the equation, it becomes statistically insignificant which races commit more crimes.

You can point to whichever stat you want to try to show your point, but unless there is a lie involved, it is always possible for the reader to discern the truth from the numbers.

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Female 495
"lies, damned lies and statistics"
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Male 122
"You can`t trust crime statistics."

True.

In fact trusting statistics at all is never a good idea.

We have a family friend who works for a Canadian university. He`s a statistitian - and his job is to make everything look perfect, regardless of reality. Basically the big wigs bring him a pile of data and tell him what they want it to say. He makes the numbers dance so they seem to say what they`re after - and apparently it`s not that hard to do.

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Male 269
this was part 4, did anyone see parts 1, 2 & 3?

the muslim`s part was replaced by a clan member, nazi & bush.

those folks were treated the same way.

gotta love abc news life in a vaccum.

all individuals should be treated fairly, even if your twisted brains are connected to those crossed eyes, following the automaton masses

respect starts at the individual level, you should stand up & be to be respectful to all humans & learn what that truly means

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Male 12
I can`t believe how ignorant some people are.
Great people those who stood for her. That is the right atitude.
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Male 1,557
I still find it bizzare when you can get individuals who can judge an entire people or entire religion or culture based on some extremes, and then project that onto another individual.

Its like saying all white Americans are the KKK.

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Female 761
As much as I hate to say it the average criminal in America is white that`s basica knowledge, now I don`t know if they group white latinos (which is a stupid term to me) but it is what it is. Anywho,that old guy was a prick!
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Female 495
"Yes, but have you ever attempted to view what they`re seeing? If they have been affected by 9/11, then they have every right to hate Muslims."

I am lost for words. Maybe the most ignorant thing Ive read on I-A-B?

Just to put a dampner on the white face argument. You can`t trust crime statistics. They only cover who has been arrested or charged. What about the people who have not been arrested? Or people who are too scared to report a crime.. That and white people account for 70+% of the population of America so you would maybe expect white people to account for more crimes purely in terms of having a greater representation.

Im not trying to suggest anything, im not trying to suggest that black people do commit more crime.. im just pointing some things out.

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Male 650
Yeuk... obviously some Americans don`t know what America stands for...
Ignorance is quite dangerous
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Male 985
MOAR GEWD MERICANS.

and also.

DEY TUK UWR YEOBS!!?!

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Male 256
and the oscar goes to.... "*sniff sniff * it really hurts me..."

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Female 230
It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside to see people stand up to him like that. Although the crying seemed a little fake.....Oh well, that`s not the point ;)
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Male 552
DET TUK OWR YOBS!!!
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Male 59
Lol, the owner of that restaurant must`ve been paid a fortune to compensate for all the customers he lost.

And I for one am relieved to see that the majority of people stood up for that woman. Looks like there`s still some hope for us yet...

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Male 122
lol. That old racist dude is somebody`s grandpa. No wonder he didn`t want to stay and chat with ABC about this! He`s gunna have some splainin` to do...

Sadly Canada isn`t without it`s share of idiots either. It takes a long time to change people`s perceptions - but, God willing, this too shall pass.

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Male 1,766
"Jack the Ripper wasn`t American, homie."

they were probadly thinking of Jack D. Ripper.


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Female 917
"If they have been affected by 9/11, then they have every right to hate Muslims. Its human nature to think about revenge and self defense."

So, let`s all hate the Japanese forever because of Pearl Harbor. Let`s all hate the Germans forever because of the Holocaust. Let`s hate all the whites for slavery.

Actually, no they don`t. Just because 9/11 happened does not mean that you should hate and discriminate against all the Muslims. Should every American be hated and verbally abused and kicked out of a store in a foreign country because of Bush? You shouldn`t treat anyone like garbage just because of their race/religion.

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Male 4,546
Whoaheydude:
In the United states, the average criminal does actually have a white face.

The majority (69.7 percent) of persons arrested in 2007 were white. Whites accounted for 58.9 and 67.9 percent of persons arrested for violent crimes and property crimes, respectively.

FBI source

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Female 142
I wonder how much the owner of that restaurant was paid to hold this experiment there.
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Male 1,788
"Cough::Average criminal doesn`t have a white face::Cough It might be close but it`s Black, White, then Hispanic."

*Cough* Actually "2/3 of all Criminals are white." --Criminal Justice By Joel Samaha *Cough*

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Male 4,546
One quick thing about 9/11 giving them every right to hate Muslims.

The problem is that in these cases the racism exists first, followed by the reaction. They don`t become racist because of 9/11.

Are you suggesting that if it turned out to be whites like Timothy McVeigh, that those same Americans would stop serving white customers? would they have "every right" to stop serving white customers?

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Male 133
Cough::Average criminal doesn`t have a white face::Cough It might be close but it`s Black, White, then Hispanic.


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Male 2,796
I used to be that ignorant. Like only a year ago... it`s amazing how some of us get different perspectives so quickly.
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Male 212
im starting a new religion requiring a ski mask at all times. i bet that wont hold up
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Male 897
Wow. I`m so glad to see that some people did the right thing and stood up for their fellow human beings, instead of being prejudiced ass-clowns.

It`s just like what the priest says in the movie Boondock Saints:
"True evil is when good men do nothing."

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Male 10
idk, i has a lot of friends that are muslim and stuff, but i do see from the point of view of the clerk, i don`t pick fights w/ ppl of other ethnicities or religions cuz of legal stuff but that`s racist in itself. i really don`t think i`m altogether 2 racist but some ppl r just stupid. i`ve gotten into fights w/ ppl of just about every religion and origin and it`s all the same. i mean what`s the dif if some white trash punk idiot, a high class rich priss muslime, some high class broad, or a poorer person of a dif ethnicity, tis all the same to me. i do hang out w/ some racist ppl tho and i`ve stopped fights 2. it`s just how u were brought up really
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Male 1,254
That doesn`t make not saying anything the right thing to do, but its an internal struggle between two halves saying should I or shouldn`t I. In most cases, that struggle leads to a stalemate, and boom, the person does nothing. Now in situations more dire than this it is very easy to break the stalemate. Life and death situations are a clear cut example of when that stalemate is broken. But its not surprising to see bystander syndrome during a relatively small racial squabble, at least its not surprising to me.
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Male 1,254
I still have to step up for the 22 people who didn`t say anything. Bystander syndrome is something that is deeply rooted into human nature and I would bet that about 95% of the people that did nothing were experiencing a case of that.

Its just thinking that, "Its not my business, its not my battle, I`m going to stay out of it." Same thing happens in Elementary school before kids even know about this condition. One kid is taking a beating from 3 others, but all everyone does is watch until an authority figure comes by. In very broad terms, reliance on police and government has led people to question where to draw the line on vigilanteism.

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Male 813
Move to USA idontknow951 you moron.
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Female 134
Wow. People that are prejudiced are the reasons our country is so hated. I mean, how can we get a good reputation when we put down other Americans? America is the land of every body, not just who you want to know.
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Male 1,788
"Yes, but have you ever attempted to view what they`re seeing? If they have been affected by 9/11, then they have every right to hate Muslims."

No, they most certainly do NOT have a right to hate Muslims.

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Female 101
Okay, in my defense I never said everyone in Canada has a brain. We just don`t get as much blatant discrimination... and most importantly, inaction about it. If that happened in my city every news channel would be there within the hour.
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Male 907
"holy crap. the people that stood for the unjust actually made me sick to my stomach.. i`d stand up for the girl. we all deserve freedom."

Yes, but have you ever attempted to view what they`re seeing? If they have been affected by 9/11, then they have every right to hate Muslims. Its human nature to think about revenge and self defense.

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Male 907
Uh, why did they beep out the "fu*k you"? You can clearly hear it. I just have to say one thing. Justice left this world a long time ago. A woman is allowed to nearly kill a man, yet a man is not allowed to even slightly push her so he can get out. The younger generations has much to fix. I don`t particularly mind about the people who said yes or no because its their view on things and them standing in what they believe in. What`s really appalling are the 22 people who did nothing.
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Female 133
well, i guess i can be honest with myself enough to admit that if it was more minor discrimination, like pooty looks or maybe getting her order wrong or something, i wouldnt say anything. but seriously, flat out verbally abusing her and trying to kick her out of the store? who would just ignore that? how could you, when its happening right in front of your face? it`d be like...idk, watching a guy spit in someone`s food and not telling them. its just wrong. its a basic human duty.
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Male 206
holy crap. the people that stood for the unjust actually made me sick to my stomach.. i`d stand up for the girl. we all deserve freedom.
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Female 101
I`m in tears right now... as an open minded Canadian who talks to a lot of cool Americans I sometimes forget how different our countries are.
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Male 2,313
A. The shop owner has a right to serve or not serve anyone he wishes. That doesn`t mean what he did isn`t disgusting, stupid and clearly racist. The people who stood by and did nothing are just as bad.

B. "You can`t judge everyone based on a minority, or else every single American should be judged according to the example`s set by Jack the Ripper"

Jack the Ripper wasn`t American, homie.

C. "What about when people on forums like this just make blanket statments about Americans? or they say " only in america" it just gets to me."

Stupidity runs both ways. Not everyone recognizes that.

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Female 917
That one person who gave the thumbs up and complimented the clerk for not serving someone of a different race needs to live a lonely, unhappy life. Probably already does.

I have friends of all races and religions, and I have gotten people who give me eyebrows when I say some of my best friends are Muslim. And it sickens me. Just because someone isn`t your religion/race, you would assume they were inferior to you, simply because they aren`t like you? I get so mad when things like these happen.

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Male 151
perfection...thats exactly how i feel

they say there are 2 americas...but there are 3

one racist and anti-science...the other progressive and science-oriented

the third is quiet and passive...doesn`t really stand out...and those are the ones who must come around or we`ll be drated as a counrty

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Male 1,788
I would have been on the phone with the media immediately if I ever saw something like that. It`s absolutely sickening, not the ignorant people who have prejudice, but the 22 people who stood by and said nothing.


"In Germany they first came for the Communists,
and I didn`t speak up because I wasn`t a Communist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn`t speak up because I wasn`t a Jew.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn`t speak up because I wasn`t a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn`t speak up because I was a Protestant.

Then they came for me —
and by that time no one was left to speak up.
Martin Niemollor"

Stand up for what you believe in. I will.

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Male 438
this just tastes wrong.
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Male 138
I understand that there are many of you angry and upset, I feel the same.

Yet, the reaction of <i>most</i> of the people gave me hope. Maybe, just maybe, there is hope for people afterall.

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Female 15
This makes me sick! its amazing how someone could be so rude and even have the nerve to say those kind of things...
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Female 400
I was completely disgusted by some of the people in this video, but ... is it not awful that I can honesty say that if I was out somewhere and three of four clearly Muslim men walked in and none of them really spoke English, I`d be extremely, extremely nervous.

And ... I dunno. I don`t think I`d be able to help it. I`d be scared.
I`m aware of how prejudice has effected me, but I don`t know how to correct it.

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Male 1,064
i always act the best if ever i`m in a situation like this, just in case i really am on tv. was the woman speaking a different language? i think maybe the overall syncing might have been off...
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Male 1,853
short, you must not have read on past his first comment...look later on and read his reply.
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Female 675
Akappy. you suck. seriously. Its her religion to wear what she wears. Thats like saying you cant come and shop in my store because you have a cross around your neck.

i hate people like this. They need to be shot in the head because then the people would be a lot better without idiotic numbskulls who think all muslims are going to blow up the world.

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Male 10,440
... yea... a lot of Americans are real fu*ktards.
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Male 81
Human nature makes me sad sometimes, but then human potential is starting to make up for it. O.o I just wish we`d evolve faster. >.<;
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Male 1,254
miskawaii, reverse discrimination is still discrimination.

Just because some Americans are prejudiced towards Muslims does not make it alright for Muslims to hate Americans. That is the exact thing this video is trying to depict! The fact that some Americans see all Muslims as terrorists due to 9/11 is wrong.

Just as no person in that store was right to support the clerk, no Muslim, European, or another American has should be able to deny a similar service to a redneck with a big ol` scruffy beard wearing a jacket embroidered with the Stars and Stripes.

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Male 322
What about when people on forums like this just make blanket statments about Americans? or they say " only in america" it just gets to me.
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Female 308
I`m all for justice but its weird to see that many of the people here opposed to this type of dicrimination have made discriminatory posts on boards of different topics. Discrimination comes in soo many more ways than race/culture...think about that
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Female 102
I love this video.It really shows whats on peoples minds. I am on the civil rights team at my school, and one of the things that people tell me the most is that I have a big sense of right and wrong. I would have stood up and have said " Hey! Just because someones different that makes them bad? Your part of the reason Muslims look at Americans like they do, so if anyone here is American, sir, you are not one of them. And you wonder why people call Americans racists and such. How do you sleep at night" That makes me so angry. What makes me even more angry is that it really DOES go on.
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Male 1,204
"I`m never witnessed an act ofdiscrimination in my life but I for one would stick up for that woman or any other person being discriminated against."

Somehow, I find that hard to believe you`ve never witnessed a discriminatory act... either you live only with white people, or that world of yours sure is ideal.
Personally, I`ve probably felt the most discrimination from Blacks. Ironic much?

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Male 1,254
The video is telling in some respects, and agreeing with the clerk was pretty appalling. But I understand those who didn`t do or say anything probably a simple case of bystander syndrome and ABC should have pointed that out.

I think a good first step would be for everyone to realize that some of our prejudices are hard-wired, like GosuPaul said. But its our upbringing and environment that allow us to overcome these shortcomings and interact with all people like rational beings.

I won`t lie that I`ll make premature accusations based on various traits, but its never more than that. I worked with Muslim girls at the dining commons and they were some of the best employees and people that I supervised, although I felt awkward when I didn`t know exactly what foods the were/were not allowed to prepare.

I`ve recognized my flaw and as such I am able to ignore that flaw. I find those that say the have no prejudices to be just about as dangerous as some racists.

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Female 497
At least more people stood up for the woman than agreed with the clerk, I would be very disappointed if it were the other way.

I`m never witnessed an act ofdiscrimination in my life but I for one would stick up for that woman or any other person being discriminated against.

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Female 1,545
LMAO @ "Just because you`re born in America doesn`t make you American."

It`s sick that this still goes on. I can`t imagine being the actor behind the counter and getting encouragement from these lowlifes. It`d make me feel icky inside.

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Male 221
This actually happens?! That`s disgusting.
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Male 1,231
`When I lived in Scotland... that was where almost all my stories of violence come from`.
Yeah i can pretty much believe that-I grew up 5 miles below the England/Scotland border, and whilst living in Scotland for 2 years, even I got abuse at times-although i was never attacked. It`s funny really, the Scottish can even be racist against other Scottish people. Incredible.
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Male 63
I think Middle Eastern / Persian women are hot!
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Male 2,616
It has to do with the way people are raised. That, and the fact that people are insecure, idiotic animals.
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Male 3,014
AKappy: Good save. A bit skeptical, but still convincing enough.

New score: 81, with a +20 bonus to help rescue you from your next faux pas.

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Male 4,012
I find it sad how common the mentality of "You`re not like me, so you`re the bad guy and you`re wrong" is in today`s societies. How stupid is that? They keep on forgetting that, in the end, we`re all humans who eat and poop and breathe and have problems just like every other humans on this planet; humans like YOU.

Why is there such a big gap between rejection and tolerance?

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Male 1,766
i love this what would you do stuff. good show
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Male 4,546
Well... for starters I don`t live there anymore. I moved to Dubai about 3 years ago with wife.

I`ve spent >10 years in Dubai and >10 Years in the UK all in all, moving back and forth, and maybe 2 in the US.

I lived in a particularly bad places for a while. When I was at uni in Durham I was "only" attacked 2 times in 3 years. I didn`t feel particularly threatened there.

When I lived in a run down part of Newcastle... I`d usually be verbally abused one in three times I went out.

London wasn`t so bad.

When I lived in Scotland... that was where almost all my stories of violence come from.

In the US I didn`t have many problems either except in New York. Spent most of my Time in North Carolina, and had no serious problems other than odd looks.

People in Mass. were awesome, initiated conversations and would happily talk to me if I talked first. Not one askew glance.

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Male 1,204
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I thought that too, but then I remembered that the ABC people interviewed the people after the left. So they realize it wasn`t true or anything, they wont have any negative feelings of the store afterwards and it shouldn`t affect their business at all."

But thing about any psychological effects it would have upon the people. If you associate a store with "the place with the horrible people", of course there would be a part of you that won`t want to go back.

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Male 2,616
I wasn`t referring to Muslims, I was referring to HexedGoth saying people judge him for being gothic.
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Male 670
Young people are awesome.
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Male 4,012
Ah brainwashed people. Reminds me of the Taliban for some reason.
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Male 2,076
holy sh*t baal that`s crazy >.< how do you manage to keep living there after all that crap...

its weird. I`ve lived in the middle east, and sure people may not like America, or some western countries, but I would never be worried about my sister walking around the city by herself. people are hospitable, trusting and respecting over there...something that`s been lost in the West I think..

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Female 2,674
"who the hell lends their store for this stuff? that is bad for business. "
I thought that too, but then I remembered that the ABC people interviewed the people after the left. So they realize it wasn`t true or anything, they wont have any negative feelings of the store afterwards and it shouldn`t affect their business at all.
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Male 376
i lol`d
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Male 3,014
AKappy, you just lost 100 respect points.

Your current score is... 1.

Better rebound quick, before you fall below 0 and become forever loathed.

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Male 4,546
The Clerk was an actor.

I think it`s very hard for non-Minorities to understand the scale of the prejudice and how it has a direct impact on your life. They see protections in place for minorities as being controlling and over the top.

You really need to live with the other perspective for a little while, but also understand what it does to people.

I`m a little bit... cold-hearted/unemotional I suppose, so I think when I explain the above I`ve remained immune to the natural inclinations alot of Muslims abroad have, to become reclusive and to sink into their own safe societies.

I think I realize more than most that it`s not the majority, but it`s difficult to think that matters when it becomes dangerous to live day to day. It`s very easy to develop your own prejudices in response.

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Male 2,855
who the hell lends their store for this stuff? that is bad for business.

btw muslim girl was hot, i would let her explode my rocket

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Male 1,556
And AKappy,
Maybe you should cover your eyes because they are frightening to me and freakish!
You`re an non-nice individual, go f*ck yourself.
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Female 317
that post was @ Akappy
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Male 1,556
Wowzers.

And it`s kinda funny how the guy was clearly of Italian descent, clearly not American...and I know he`s an actor.
And the blue outift she was wearing was SOOO COOL!
This is disgusting...I hate this.

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Female 317
maybe they should stop wearing something freakish and frightening???
maybe you should stop being so ignorant and uneducated. I think muslims deserve a break big time! this must be a hard life
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Male 166
sorry, i should have specified that i`m losing faith in our intelligence. even though this isn`t directly related, it makes me relax a little bit. i`m not losing hope altogether.
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Male 4,546
Yeah, as a Muslim in Britain before 9/11, I`ve been attacked on several occasions, had bricks thrown through my window, and trashed my father`s car. My sister and cousin have both had bricks thrown at them, one hospitalized as a result. My mother was attacked once with a broken bottle and once with a cane for being with my father.

Post 9/11 I`ve had a friend lose many of his teeth as a result of being jumped by 8 guys. I`ve been attacked a further 6 times.

I personally have suffered no injuries.

In particular, it bothered me that as a white woman, I often felt that my girlfriend/fiance/wife was safer on her own than with me there despite living in a fairly dangerous neighborhood.

It infuriated me that in an area where you need an escort as a woman, I often felt like I was doing more harm than good being with her.

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Male 3,482
I`m confused, was the clerk and actor too, or was he a REAL racist @sshole?

Dude, I used to have Muslim friends. There`s nothing wrong with most of them, but as with any group, there`s crazy`s.

You can`t judge everyone based on a minority, or else every single American should be judged according to the example`s set by Jack the Ripper, or Marilyn Manson.

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Male 451
this kind of reminds me of the scene in "Life" with Eddie Murphy when he`s trying to get some pie at the diner/bakery...whatever that place was
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Male 516
"I`m a good person but some people think that i`m bad because i wear black all the time."

Not everyone on planet earth has the time to sit down and `get to know` everyone else, which is why our brains can recognize patterns (such as clothing, or skin color) and act, according to our experiences and knowledge.

Regarding the post, I have immense respect for that man whose son had been overseas. It`s easy for someone who has no reason to be angry at a culture to `forgive` them (assuming there`s any forgiving to be done), but for someone who`s directly affected by it, it can be difficult -not- to harbor hatred and be prejudiced towards that culture group.

"it`s people like these that slow down my loss of faith in humanity"

Don`t be so God-damn cynical. Humans are humans, losing faith just means you`ve given up which is -not- okay. I know, you`re saying that things like this reassure you, but you shouldn`t be needing reassurance in the first place.

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Male 166
it`s people like these that slow down my loss of faith in humanity
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Male 674
Very Good Video, I am disgusted when I see racism or any prejudice, and unless I feel doing so would threaten my own safety, I will step and and stand up for the one facing the prejudice.
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Female 15,763
Wow, surprising reactions. I`d imagine more people would be, oh I don`t know, appalled at that. Regardless of whether the person is allowed to serve or not serve the woman, his reasons make it wrong. The law does not define morality.
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Male 2,616
Maybe you shouldn`t mislead people by appearing freakish and frightening. It`s human nature to judge.
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Male 4
People that are like that salesman sicken me so much you shouldn`t define people by what they wear.
I`m a good person but some people think that i`m bad because i wear black all the time.
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Male 112
hahaha rofls

Repost?

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Female 1,516
Wow... very interesting. Good link. The first guy reminded me of my Grandpa.
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Male 889
Link: Good & Bad Americans [Rate Link] - ABC stages a bakery scene to see how people react to prejudice.
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