Dealing With Racism

How do Americans react to discrimination and bigotry? According to this experiment, six people approved the act of discrimination, 13 condemned it, and 22 were silent when they witnessed a Muslim woman being discriminated against.

11 thoughts on “Dealing With Racism”

  1. Great report. Makes me wonder if I will stand up for someone being discriminated against or will I just be like those 22?

  2. These types of extreme bigotry is nothing new. Still exists not only in the Deep Southern States but every state. A black female friend was refused to be served in a restaurant in a small town in Wisconsin not too long ago.
    With the ongoing war with Iraq, most americans are too influenced with what they read and see on TV about Muslims. Just like any group of people, most are good and descent but the few evil ones negates the goodness of the majority. It’s sad way of life.
    Cheers to us good people!

  3. Being new in the US, I can’t help but feel a bit threatened by racial discrimination. So far, I haven’t been at the receiving end and I pray I don’t get to experience it.

  4. Have you seen th movie CRASH? It’s all about discrimination. All races actually experiences it.
    But this post disappointed me much.
    What good does it bring to be an American?
    (ayeh yah imbag ta haan tayo nga kasta)

  5. Discrimination is everywhere, not specifically racial. When we talk to only our “kailiyans” during gatherings, that is already discrimination. We should recognize this fact and be also aware of our own discriminating actions. People in all races have the good and the bad. Not one race has the monopoly of the good or the bad alone. That is why we must always have an open mind not to stereotype people because of their races. Do visit my site too. “Umali kayot atde igow ko”

    God bless!

  6. agree ako kay jena.

    even in our own small communities, we have our discriminative actions not necessarily racial. the sad part is there are even tribal discriminations among the Iogorots! di ba? The issue on ethnocentrism goes deep even to the tribes. We do not need to go beyond Philippines to explain discrimination

    Puti ang asawa ko and you can sometimes see unusual looks from people. Para ba gang di puwedeng maghalo ang puti at kayumanggi:) Unless they think I am too naive to notice it.

    no cheers sa discrimination!

    nice post bill!

  7. btw, i tried chaging my template from the info you posted but i got lost. may be i will try again. when i used the template that i downloaded, the photo in my header does appear kaya di ko ginamit.

    thank you for the info though:)

  8. Watched this yesterday and I was looking for the “comment”. I thought you disabled it, it was white gamin so I missed it yesterday.

    The latter part was so touching specially the man whose son is in Iraq.

    With this ugly discrimination, its not surprising that it would create a terrorist out of a harmless person.

  9. I have an Afrikan boyfriend. I still havent introduced him to my family and to my kakailyan. At this time, I am already imagining what my family and frendz will say he he he…. Ayta pay sa he he ay dakan nain ina dat pay lang nan nasad am et negroooooooooo ho ho ho… gudness! whether we admit it or else, we brown people have discriminating attitude to blacks. Well…. whatever it will take, time will come that this discrimination in us will evaporate from our discriminative thinking and he he he…para naman I will not to go through unecessary jeers and heckle and jeckle for havin a black boyfriend. Cheers!

  10. Two weeks ago, an article by Benny Carantes on the Baguio Midland Courier (Opposite Connection) had a headline which read “Kenyan Carpetbagger”. Is there Racism in the air? Sure it does!
    Just for the record – Barack Obama is not a “Kenyan Carpetbagger”. He was Hawaii born and lived in Chicago, Il since June 1985. Hilary Clinton, on the other hand, never lived in New York, but as a former first lady, she was able to sneak in to that state and won a senate seat, thereby making her the actual “carpetbagger”.

    My issue with Mr Carantes is his injecting Obama’s “Kenyan” heritage in a disparaging manner. And this is the second time in memory, he labelled Obama as such.

    Mr Carantes’ snide remarks towards a minority, let alone someone who is about to become a US President, has no place in our Ibaloi or Igorot customs. It’s counter-productive to our indigenous cultures who values serenity and humility. His comments were not a mistake or an oversight, to me, it was so deliberate. While most, if not all the minorities around this globe continue to struggle to gain human dignity and equal rights, Mr Carantes’ intolerance about race itself is quite glaring, to what we are fighting for as indigenous people. I will leave Mr Carantes with this note: During your days as a prosecutor, I trust that you never sent someone to jail based simply on his ethnicity or being a carpetbagger.

    By the way, where are our Human Rights Advocates and Lawyers about this RACE issue? This is the kind of issue, a non-igorot, to get back at us, that yes! there are closet racists amongst us.

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