Mugato: Sure they were nicer. They were afraid she'd blow up the place.
CruJones: If your point is to prove racism why is the hijab necessary? Your race doesn't change dependent on what you wear
Valiente: I think I'll go down to the JCC with my uncircumcised cock out while eating a ham and cheese sandwich and test a couple of theories I have about prejudice and tolerance of difference.
zarker: They're probably smiling in an effort to balance out the diverted eyes or judgemental stares they assume you get.Which, if you really want to twist it around to make them the bad guy, seems racist. They expect you to be treated poorly normally so they treat you special./not the exact definition of racism but that's how it goes these days
EkimProx: Muslims aren't a race. You can change your religion, not your race.Jackson was still black.
picturescrazy: zarker: They're probably smiling in an effort to balance out the diverted eyes or judgemental stares they assume you get.Which, if you really want to twist it around to make them the bad guy, seems racist. They expect you to be treated poorly normally so they treat you special./not the exact definition of racism but that's how it goes these daysI know I'm one of the people who do that. I don't mean to and it's probably wrong but with all the crap I see from some right wing sources I can't help but feel obligated to make up for it in some way.
mongbiohazard: Now try it again, but in Mississippi, Oklahoma or Alabama and tell us the results.
Nately's Whore: mongbiohazard: Now try it again, but in Mississippi, Oklahoma or Alabama and tell us the results.My husband and I live in Alabama. My husband is a brown foreigner, and in the winter he lets his beard grow out. When the weather is cold, I wear a scarf somewhat like a hijab (I don't want hat hair when I get to work, okay!). The only time anyone has said anything was in a grocery store: a 12 year old girl saw the two of us, and her face lit up as she threw up her arms and said, "welcome to America!". Her mother and the people around us were so embarrassed. Once we turned the corner, we just laughed and laughed.
Land Ark: The first time I saw someone dressed in a full niqab (full face veil) I have to admit I was taken aback. I had never seen someone in person wearing that. That was 14 years ago and now it doesn't even register with me when I see them. I suggest that wearing something out of the ordinary in a place unaccustomed to it will garner teasing and staring. But I also don't think teasing and staring is racism. Who knows what color the person back there is. If someone walked around in a tutu they would get the same reactions, or worse. Sure some folks are dicks, but I believe most of us are reasonable people able to accept anyone for who they are as long as they aren't the ones that are being dicks.
Benevolent Misanthrope: She also says that it could stem from people who might think they have a bias but are trying to suppress it by being overly accommodating to people of other races or religions.If they hadn't been nicer, they'd be racist assholes. If they are nicer, they're still racist assholes.Confirmation bias, much?
Fark_Guy_Rob: Give her some time.....I'm sure someone will send her racist hatemail or trash her house. Later, it'll turn out she did it herself.
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