Racism In America

Submitted by: mar95789 5 years ago in Entertainment

Marcus exposes racist situations he encounters on a job interview.
There are 106 comments:
Female 59
@Lindsayy honey do you actually know what affirmative action is? My guess is that you think its a law that requires companies/colleges to accept minorities so that it is deemed "fair". I`m sorry to say that you have been misinformed. (and please do your research before trying to state facts, it only makes you look immensely imprudent) In many cases, the "law" isn`t really a law but a mere suggestion by the state`s legislation. Not only do many do companies cheat the system by hiring military veterans or disabled people because they count too) but the implication of ONE minority(in terms of sex, financial status, race)is enough to get the law off their backs. So trust me, white people aren`t losing any jobs to other races due to affirmative action. That would be like saying The Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves or that Christopher Columbus discovered America. Remember that "history" is "his story", its always one sided. Do your research.
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Female 59
All of you who are saying this is exaggerated must not be black because as a black female, I can tell you this is completely true. (except the part about the people being so apologetic, people aren`t always that respectful). I love that videos like this are out here so that people who are racist can see how hilariously stupid their way of thinking is and hopefully bring about change. There`s no need for discrimination of any kind against anyone. We`re all just people.
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Female 59
That was freakin hilarious and so much truth was in it. His other videos are funny too.
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Female 375
I have blue eyes too and always get asked if I have nordic ancestry, I just say I`m not sure, the receptionist worded it oddly, but it`s not an offensive question.
Plus you don`t only get light skin because you`re mixed race, you could also be of north african descent or some other location. Skin colour is a really diverse thing across the world, when did people start trying to divide themselves into `black` or `white` when in truth those are the only colours that nobody is?
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Male 411
AW that`s such a funny video dude, MAN I can barely contain my laughter.
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Male 48
Pathetic attempt.
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Male 926
That`s the call of duty guy!
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Male 289
Sorry,this?!..is total bull$hit,you`re being rubbed the "wrong" way by the blonde (yeah,that`s totally anti climatic,hehee)secretary,but u can get out of context everything and use it in you`re M.L.King big crusade against..wha`?! huh? K.K.K.? the fact that you`re ancestors were slaves? "excuse me,have a light? oh sure,here..oh,this is a zippo,you don`t have matches?"..here,have some bull$hit..buh
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Female 136
Oh, thats right... I forgot, you have to be black to be a victim of racism. Why does everyone thing racism is something that happens to black people from white people?
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Male 218
It`s a good thing for whitey Marcus really needs a job, otherwise he`d get his thug cousin to beat him up in the parking lot.

That sounds like just the kind of thing I`d like to avoid in a person, or a coworker for that matter.
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Male 218
I`ve seen corporate training videos where this kind of thing happens all the time, it can usually be resolved peacefully, so long as both parties aren`t obliged to resort to violence at the drop of a f**cking hat.
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Female 74
OMG guys, really? How do you get so offended over this? It`s not meant to be taken seriously, and it`s certainly not a black attack on white people... holy poo. Stop getting all up-in-arms over this because that`s just embarrassing. I guess you have to know Reckless Tortuga to get that it`s meant to be funny. *RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE*... stop it, seriously. If it doesn`t fit your humor, then fine, but there`s no point in crying over the hypocrisy and double-standard nature in the video because I`m sure EVERYONE is aware of it, and it was obviously intentionally over the top and ironic. I like Reckless Tortuga. I`m honestly shocked at all the negative comments.
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Male 663
Maybe it`s because I`m from a big city but I`ve never seen anyone talk to someone like this.

But maybe this non-nice individual just isn`t funny.
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Male 934
This n*gger isn`t funny.
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Male 702
How is this different from people being surprised when I tell them I`m Australian? I`ve been on the receiving end of EXACTLY the same comment; "you`re Australian? I thought you were British, you`re so well-spoken..."
Offended? No. More like sympathetic; "I`m sorry you can`t see past your stereotypical understanding of different groups of people..."
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Male 2,033
I always ask people what they are. It is in the white guy handbook.


drat this was stupid.
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Male 25,417
meh.......
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Male 51
I do know that racism is alive and rampant in America today, but this is stupid. Nobody does this. Way to use extreme hyperbole and a completely fabricated situation to weaken any type of real argument you were trying to make.
If the company or its employees actually were racist, they would have been much more sly in not hiring our friend here.
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Male 2,376
i think hes a pygmy... hes tiny with a huge head..
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Male 253
If I were black, I`d be pissed.
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Male 1,397
No, seriously....what is he?
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Male 181
@Frankii: Nothing a slave does can be considered consensual. I don`t mean to shock you, but slaves were not considered people by the law of the land and had no freedoms whatever. Sex with a slave-owner was often an expected duty, but you can never call it consensual.
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Male 926
@infantry0

Well, that settles it. Racism is over.
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Male 164
isn`t the elected leader of our "racist" country black
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Male 265
There is quite a bit of racism is the United States still, however this video is far from illustrating reality.

Queue Dave Chappelle racism clip... (if someone can find it)
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Male 792
As I said to a mulatto friend`s father, who after saying that his ancestor`s worked in the fields, "Couldn`t have been my ancestors. We were too busy burning Natives for not converting to Catholicism."
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Male 14,331
@tedgp

Yes you sniveling Eurotard your perfectly perfect perfectland was built with rainbowfarts and happythoughts! Read some historybooks....
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Female 437
Or maybe his great great grandmother had a consensual relationship with her slave owner, that happened as well you know, plus if he says all black people sound the same then all white people must sound the same, why is that different?
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Male 1,435
"They think the only black people are Wesley Snipes and Seal" Not true, James Earl Jones and Morgan Freeman are the other two.
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Male 14,331
This is all part of the white devils conspiricy!!!


Not suprising ever think about black history month? Wait we`re not supposed to say black right so wouldn`t it be African Amer. history month but then that dosen`t make sense what if you`re from the caribbean?? You can`t support equality if you support a month to point out the history of a specific skin color that`s called hypocrisy!
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Female 6,381
FWIW: "Black" can mean a heritage from a lot of different countries, as the people in different parts of Africa have widely differing skin tones. For that matter, "whites" can be very light Scandinavians or dark Mediterranean people. There wasn`t always a slave owner in the mix. For that matter, not all dark-skinned people are descended from slaves.
Doesn`t excuse the jerks portrayed in this vid, but I find it hard to believe this is commonplace.
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Female 2,674
I don`t think he`ll be very happy at a job he just guilted his way into... at least I don`t think I would be.

Also- I think that it`s normal to be a bit racist/stereotypical towards groups of people. Stereotypes come from differences in cultures and I don`t think it`s necessarily a negative thing. BUT- I think it is important to remember that an individual is not representative of an entire group. Easier said than done.

Also- this video was ridiculous, people aren`t this stupid. At least I hope they aren`t.
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Male 409
I get it, there is racism. But, this neither illustrates the problem well nor helps solve it. He is as just as guilty of stereotyping.

There is no history of slave ownership in my ancestry (my family are all recent immigrants or lived in the north). Even if they did, I PERSONALLY HAVE NEVER owned slaves, and I cannot be held to account for the actions of people I have never met at a time when society was different.

I have never asked a stranger about their racial ancestry, that said, MANY people are very proud of that heritage and LIKE to talk about it. (I had a Mexican friend who made sure everyone knew his family was Spanish in origin, even though his parents were both born in Mexico.)

I have often told people they don`t sound like their voice on the phone. That comment is rarely about race.

I don`t know any manager who would let themselves be bullied into hiring someone in this way.
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Male 1,093
well, no one ever guesses my ethnicity, and when i tell them my nationality, they act like it doesnt exist (im palestinian btw).
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Male 3,477
A man from Nigeria told me that black people in the United States call themselves African Americans because they don`t know which country they come from. lol. What am I, an American American or a New York State, American? Or am I Norwegian American where we were slaves to the Danes for a couple hundred years? Hmmm? Didn`t know that some white people were slaves?! What, think you had that act all to yourselves? If blacks stop using the "N" word it will go away.
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Male 15
Yeah, all white people have slave owners in their ancestry . . . nice, just like all black people have slaves in theirs as well. . .
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Male 526
that was the dumbest thing i ever saw. he`s an angry black man. that`s all i`m seeing. the girl was interested in his face, she never mentioned color. the guy said you sounded different on the phone, he assumed color. then he bribed and threatened the company. and in the end, he`ll be fired for a different reason because he weaseled his way in, not for his skill, not for his talent, because he called the company racist. stupid video. and there is more racism then just against black people.
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Male 30
that was drating stupid...is this video to suggest only white people are racist? Or to suggest that all black people are whiney assbags that expect everyone to walk on eggshells around them in fear that said black person will cry to the naacp or some other retard group that feels that you still need an advantage in every aspect of everyday life in order to succeed in this incredibly racist country. try staying in school, getting a job, working hard for what you have, and stop expecting that everything should be handed to you simply because white peoples ancestors were douche bags. video was retarded as was the douche bags that made it. stick to the call of duty videos man.
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Male 5,811
I prefer the old "online gamer" ones from reckless tortuga.
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Male 741
I guess black people can be as big an non-nice individual as white people. At least, that`s what I took away from this video.
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Male 612
is this supposed to be funny or informational. because i find it neither.
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Male 4,745
So he is suggesting that all black people are asshats?
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Male 7,774
And of course, racism never goes the other way does it?
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Male 296
you reap what you sow.
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Male 530
@beternal

The reason why you (or i for that matter) can`t use the N word that way is best explained byTim Minchin
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Male 530
@beternal

The reason why you (or i for that matter) can`t use the N word that way, is best explained by Tim Minchin
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Male 3,285
Not really surprising since the entire U.S.A was built on a background of slavery and racism.
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Male 2,586
I`ve always wondered... if black people call each other black... how come it is not politically correct for a white person to call them black... as I`m sure they call us `white` - likewise, (ok, maybe just on tv and in `ghettos` etc) I hear black people calling each other by the `N-word` - what`s the dif?!
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Male 770
The line that the only real black people were wesley snipes and seal floored me for 10 min.
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Male 34
@Johanvb
Exactly.

I also think Eddie Murphy summed it up quite well. "White people can`t dance. I`m not being racist; it`s true. Just like when white people say black people have big lips, it`s not racist; it`s true. Black people have big lips, white people can`t dance"

Big difference between saying somethinng thats true, and discrimination.
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Male 219
Yeah, the biggest racist in this one is Marcus.
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Male 792
I always as tall people of they have Norse in them, larger nosed people if they have Roman. In fact, this guy looks like he`s Northern African descent, possibly Egyptian...so, chances are, his great-great granddaddy wasn`t picking cotton in the fields, but selling the cotton pickers to the Americans.
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Male 530
And THAT`s what`s wrong with the world today. Belong to a minority and see discrimination hiding behind EVERY f`ing tree.

I will not deny that there`s is racism and all people are treated equal, but come on!

Will you seriously push everyone to overthink banter and light conversation?
Don`t you think THAT is the thing that creates the trenches we all live in today.
I don`t like to talk to you because i need to overthink everything i say to make sure to not say something that could possibly offend you.

Watch the movie Gran Torrino with Clint Eastwood. This is, to my opinion (scene with the Polish hairdresser), the best movie that relates to this subject.
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Male 34
So its perfectly okay to use racism as a threat to get a job?
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Male 500
Nah. This racist, over the top biggoted load of hypocritical poop is not worth any in-depth analysis nor commentary.

*flush*
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Male 99
so that was racism?
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Male 2,737
I wouldn`t hire that belligerent, racist asshat.
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Male 303
This Video: Never mention to a black guy hes black.
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Male 1,471
Like a BOSS!!

I`m with @markust123: Y U so racist, IAB commenters ?!
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Male 17,512
Do people really talk like this ?

Seemed completely over-scripted and spurious to me.
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Male 4,854
Seriously, what is wrong with you people? And when I say "you people" I mean the racists that this post has drawn in.
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Male 2,516
is it still racism if it`s true? I mean he proved it himself...

k so not all black people speak ebonics... right?
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Male 3,745
its funny cuz this happens to me all the time...i use my "white" voice on the phone so i can schedual an interview and they will say something along the lines of "we may hire you on the spot!" or some bullpoo but when i get there, dressed in my big boy clothes mind you, they tell me THEY will call me back in 2 weeks or so (which never happened.) i go back after two weeks to see they hired the skin head biker guy that had his interview right after me.

but i guess if you aren`t black you will never experience something like this...especially in a mostly republican state...
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Male 5
That guy should have been interwied by Pearce Hawthorn, THAT would have been unbeleivably racist and even funnier for that !
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Male 5
Based on this video alone, black people aren`t funny, or subtle, or nice... Besides the time-stop was invented by Zack Morris a WHITE guy, so dont be so quick to generalize. What a spastic
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Male 2,516
this is what I thought of this video, I seriously hope black people aren`t like that douche narrator (I haven`t met that many black people in my life since I lived 25 years in Mexico and the few I did meet were delightful):



He got easily irritated at the socially inept receptionist, and in that state he probably overreacted to the interviewer. Had I been the interviewer, I would`ve said: "do you still want to be considered for this position or not? You can complain all you want to the NWC... whatever, I did inform you that my previous judgement would not affect your chances. Your reaction to it on the other hand, does."

I wonder how he would`ve reacted to black people asking him the exact same questions.
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Male 168
love reckless totuga! has anyone posted the Online Gamer series yet?
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Male 358
Blatant racism at :10.
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Male 219
also this guy is retarded because even if you get hired for some racial guilt trip bullpoo they`re just going to make your job hell and fire you the second you slip up

enjoy that
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Male 219
did anyone else notice when he set the cup down on the table you could tell it was empty from the sound it made
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Male 5
Anyone else notice how racist it was of him to be the stereotypical "angry black man"? Maybe he should be happy that we have advanced to the point where ignorant white people even bother to ask instead of jumping to conclusions.
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Male 208
Guy is living in the 90`s. Welcome to the post-postmodernist era, where we don`t care about this stuff anymore.
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Male 4,854
The racism in the video is nothing like it is in the comments. I love when white people try to downplay or simply ignore racism by being even more racist then what they are complaining about.
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Male 1,461
Guy seemed like a dick.
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Male 207
Wow. Way to start off a video about racism with a racist comment. I actually thought this was going to be a legit recording of an interview.
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2,767
that was too dumb to be funny, and too stupid to be real....


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Male 67
Wow, this video is racist against white people. To acknowledge race is racism.
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Male 5,314
F*CKING MODERN WARFARE 3!!!!!!
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Male 878
I also have a friend who is a lovely woman with a very proper English accent. I used to love seeing the look on people`s faces who had been talking with her for months on the phone, then met her to discover she was a full-figured black lady. More preconceptions busted there!
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Male 1,313
Wow, really?
I`m going to pull the bullpoo card on this one. If this poo happens, yes, it`s drated up, but I`m guessing it doesn`t. So he can go play his violin on the street and drat off for all I care.
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Male 878
I have an American white friend who speaks fluent Japanese and lived in Japan. When he turned up to meetings the Japanese guys were totally shocked and felt somehow offended by a non-Japanese guy showing up in place of the dude they thought they had been speaking with on the phone.
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Male 159
this was the stupidest video i have ever wasted my time watching....

everyone is too damn hyper sensitive about everything... and they also believe in "free speech" until they get offended....
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Male 6,227
Ugggh. I found the narrator really sour, abrasive, and annoying as all get-out. The receptionist was well-meaning and trying to be sociable. Yes, she was more than a little clueless about black history and heritage, but verbally attacking her isn`t going to accomplish much other than to make her shut down in similar situations in the future. And in that scenario, I`m sure the narrator would be quick to complain about how she was cold-shouldering him. ~sigh~
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Male 39,576

blah blah blah, everyone has assumptions about everyone else blah blah blah

But when whites do it we`re nazi`s or kkk or some schitt.
This is why I call myself `racist` and own it.
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Female 2,674
Also I really need to remember to finish reading posts before responding. I hope I deleted that quick enough that no one saw... xD
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Male 1,674
i like the fact ( if it`s true) that it starts off as 4 and then has to get voted down. I know i rarely ever vote on anything unless i don`t like it, which, if other people are like me then things will get rated lower than they should be.
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Female 2,674
BlankTom, it used to just say no votes or something. Maybe it gets defaulted to 4 stars now, but it used to not...
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Male 1,674
SilverThread, I thought that was because of white guilt.

My other option was going to be "you mean a minority of the group is made up of minorities?"
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Female 26
Juss sayin. I don`t think affirmative action or whatever is the solution to the problem. Trying to even the score that way just makes it uneven on the other end..
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Male 1,674
yes, Liindsayy. companies will always hire an African American over a white regardless of qualification. That is why there is so much poverty among the whites, and blacks are all predominantly upper-middle class.
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Male 3,431
Yeah, couldn`t get past the first thirty seconds.

Racism does exist, because instead of trying to be a part of a functional society, most minority groups clump together and hang with people who look like them.

Doubt this?

Volunteer for a social service project and count how many minorities spend their free time trying to make society better.

I organize these events in areas with sizeable minority populations and despite that fact 90% of my volunteer turn out is white people. You can make up all the bullcrap excuses you want, at the end of the day the problem is racism. Minorities by and large aren`t invested in American Society or Culture, they are invested in helping only themselves and those who look like them out without a bit of consideration for those of us who have tried to look beyond race.

So where does that leave me, a small town white dude? It leaves me at the end of my patience.I am not apologizing for a damned thing.
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Female 26
What if the man wasn`t really as qualified as some other candidate though? Then he gets the job simply because he IS black.
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Male 835
Hah, I had to re-read it. I see what you did there. Nice :)
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Male 15,187
Black people are racist too, only they are racist and indignant at the same time.
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Male 1,674
i thought everything defaulted to four stars and then gets voted down.
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Male 3,625
Using racism to fight racism.
And who gives a flying F about the NAACP.
If your group still refers to you as a "Colored People" yet get horribly offend when called that out in open, you don`t deserve credibility or recognition. Last I checked, I`m colored too. "White", if you can call it that, is a color too.
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Male 39,576

His assumption that her grandfather owned slaves because she`s white is racist.

It`s more like this guy was playing the race card to get the job. Plenty of black people make anti-white comments. But of course, that`s not racism . . . . not much it isn`t.
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Female 2,674
It seems like lately someone`s been putting 4 stars for every link regardless of if it`s good or not. Proof? One of those clicky-clicky links wasn`t working for at least 5 minutes, but already had 4 stars (when no one was able to view it).
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Male 292
I get it. White people are racist.
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Male 3,631
Damnit clockwork - beat me by 16 seconds (guess that should be expected)
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Male 3,631
Guys - why does this have 4 stars with only 2 reviews, both negative?
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Male 835
There were three douches in that film. Only difference was that ONE of them had a brain.
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Male 1,674
it`s funny because it`s not true! Actually, i`m sorry - it`s not funny. But it`s certainly not true and i guarantee nothing like this has ever happened to this Marcus guy.
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Female 193
That wasn`t my snappy one liner.
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Female 193
Link: Racism In America [Rate Link] - Marcus exposes racist situations he encounters on a job interview.
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