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(Daily Mail)   Muslim blogger decides to wear a hijab in public to prove that people are racist. Fark: Everyone was nicer to her, and gave her respect (to be fair, this was Canada)   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 131
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2014-04-13 11:24:56 AM  
Sure they were nicer. They were afraid she'd blow up the place.
 
2014-04-13 11:52:52 AM  
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?
 
2014-04-13 12:34:42 PM  
If your point is to prove racism why is the hijab necessary?  Your race doesn't change dependent on what you  wear
 
2014-04-13 12:35:27 PM  

Mugato: Sure they were nicer. They were afraid she'd blow up the place.


An armed society is a polite society? ;p
 
2014-04-13 12:36:09 PM  

CruJones: If your point is to prove racism why is the hijab necessary?  Your race doesn't change dependent on what you  wear


That's what I get for trusting subby, the blogger is not Muslim.

/is this a Muslim version of Soul Man?
 
2014-04-13 12:39:18 PM  
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2014-04-13 12:40:11 PM  
I thought clothing had to do with religion, not race.
 
2014-04-13 12:41:20 PM  
FTA:

'It can be that someone actually does harbour racist tendencies but doesn't want to look racist to others so they overcompensate in that way,' she says.

/in other words....they're still racist for being nice.
 
2014-04-13 12:43:39 PM  
If we're going to be racist either way, we may as well earn it.
 
2014-04-13 12:44:11 PM  
What wearing a Hijab might look like.

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2014-04-13 12:46:56 PM  
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
 
2014-04-13 12:46:56 PM  
Of course they're nicer. Their milk comes in bags.
Had this been in some parts of the USA the WALMART greeter would have frisked her for explosives.
 
2014-04-13 12:48:15 PM  
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.
 
2014-04-13 12:49:48 PM  

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.


Don't forget to bring a beer!
 
2014-04-13 12:50:26 PM  
I wonder if I can prove people are more racist by wearing a clan hood?
 
2014-04-13 12:52:46 PM  
obviously wasn't in Quebec
/politicians were trying to ban these in the classrooms...after public sector
 
2014-04-13 12:57:09 PM  
It's sad that a college student, presumably working on an actual degree of some sort, doesn't understand that 'Muslim' isn't a race.

Her social experiment is delving into expressions of bigotry, not racism. Hopefully, her Prof grades her work accordingly if it is indeed a class project.
 
2014-04-13 12:58:54 PM  
News Flash: Youth showing outward signs of spirituality and cultural respect is shown greater respect by strangers. Stay tuned as we follow this story with an investigative piece of our own where we dress an atheist as a priest and watch the hilarity ensue.

/yawn
 
2014-04-13 12:59:03 PM  
'It can be that someone actually does harbour racist tendencies but doesn't want to look racist to others so they overcompensate in that way,' she says.

Can't find racism? well then, just make up an explanation that creates racism out of nothing.

/pathetic
 
2014-04-13 01:00:27 PM  

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


I 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.
 
2014-04-13 01:03:59 PM  
This how soft science is done people!  You use your personal bias as the basis of your experiment.  "I know they're all racist, and I'm going to prove it."  Later, reviewing the results, "The racists hid their racism from me, so as to throw off my research into their racism.  The only explanation is they're all racist!  I knew it right from the start!"

/This study done by someone who doesn't appear to realize that Iranians aren't a separate race, but, that's not going to stop her.
 
2014-04-13 01:08:35 PM  
Muslims aren't a race. You can change your religion, not your race.

Jackson was still black.
 
2014-04-13 01:08:47 PM  
Probably some pity involved, too. I feel sad for the kids especially when I see a family dressed up like that.
 
2014-04-13 01:10:52 PM  

EkimProx: Muslims aren't a race. You can change your religion, not your race.

Jackson was still black.


Race is an illusion. We're all the same.  Skin tone... ehhh not so much.
 
2014-04-13 01:11:16 PM  
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.
 
2014-04-13 01:12:50 PM  

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 days

I 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.


Eh, you're not alone. White guilt is a biatch, and encompasses more than just race. And it definitely involves guilt by association. (Actually, guilt by association is probably most of it.)

Anyway, the hijab is a pretty and demure sort of garment. The woman's face remains uncovered, so it doesn't hinder any social cues in conversation. It can be fashionable. It is not that big a deal. Wonder what would happen if she repeated this experiment with a niqab...

/Pity?
 
2014-04-13 01:13:01 PM  

EkimProx: Muslims aren't a race. You can change your religion, not your race.

Jackson was still black.


Was gonna post that same thing. To me it's kinda sad to see muslim women subject themselves into being second class citizens in a free country. Religion is such a cancer to society.
 
2014-04-13 01:13:27 PM  
Canada? Soory, you want some Tim Horton's and milk in a bag eh?
 
2014-04-13 01:13:55 PM  
Now try it again, but in Mississippi, Oklahoma or Alabama and tell us the results.
 
2014-04-13 01:14:28 PM  
If it was in Canada, either she was having a bad hair day or it was farking cold and she didn't want to mess up her hair with a toque.

What?
 
2014-04-13 01:19:12 PM  
Aw ... too bad for her, huh? We have the same problem down here in these United States, not enough racists. It's gotten so bad that the thin-skinned, chronic failure types have resorted to faking hate crimes. Heck, even legitimate constructive criticism is declared racist by the Victimhood mafia ... that's how negligibly rare white-on-(fill in the blank) racism is.
 
2014-04-13 01:19:34 PM  

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.
 
2014-04-13 01:22:52 PM  
Didn't NBC try this at a NASCAR event in the south and pretty much got the same result? No one cared?
 
2014-04-13 01:23:22 PM  
Muslims in the garb dot the parks in my area.  It's extremely diverse in OC. I'd say they are at times equally annoying as everyone else except they let their boys run amok a bit more.  Gotta keep an eye on that, but plenty of other inattentive parents are guilty of this at times.  Arabs and Persians can get a bit pushy, but there plenty of white people here that have the same problem.
 
2014-04-13 01:23:32 PM  
For me one of he coolest expressions of Canadian identity was waiting for an elevator in my building when a teenage girl walked up wearing hijab and jeans with a skateboard tucked under her arm.
 
2014-04-13 01:23:50 PM  

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.


there's a little faith in humanity restored there. not much, but a bit.
 
2014-04-13 01:24:00 PM  
I'm sure it was racism and not sympathy for apparently being made wear special clothes by a sexist religion
 
2014-04-13 01:24:18 PM  
I might don a KKK get up and see what hateful things I can get people to say for a story and claim we are a racist nation.
 
2014-04-13 01:26:05 PM  
I did a similar experiment by dressing as an American in Tehran. After these scars fade, I'll email my story to the Daily Mail.
 
2014-04-13 01:26:32 PM  
So what she's saying is that people treated her different based on her perceived race.  I think there's a word for that.
 
2014-04-13 01:27:34 PM  

CruJones: If your point is to prove racism why is the hijab necessary?  Your race doesn't change dependent on what you  wear


Hey, I once heard a  Canadian call someone racist for making fun of white, French-speaking people in Quebec. Other countries are not lucky enough to have America's deep history of true racial strife. They have to pretend things are racist when the bigotry is merely ethnic or religious in nature.
 
2014-04-13 01:31:43 PM  
Racism will disappear the day it's socially accepted that there's only one human race.
 
2014-04-13 01:37:10 PM  

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.


I see those every so often around the DC area. I find them farking depressing. They remind me of how women are relegated to the status of little more than property throughout vast swaths of the Islamic world.

Millions of human beings oppressed, denied education, denied basic human rights - and often brainwashed with a lifetime of abuse to think it's their place... and all because so many of us stubbornly cling to backwards myths about supernatural bullshiat. And lest we get too smug let's not forget how many still remain in the West who long to return us to a lighter version of that even now. Farking spiritual nonsense.
 
2014-04-13 01:37:16 PM  
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.

It's quite disturbing, when you view yourself as a victim who perseveres in the face of adversity, to realize there isn't a giant conspiracy against you.  The 'man' isn't holding you down.  Your life is just what you've made it.

Some people would rather be a victim with an excuse than accept things as they are.
 
2014-04-13 01:38:19 PM  

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?


This.
 
2014-04-13 01:39:35 PM  
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/not a complete discussion without the opposing wacko view.
 
2014-04-13 01:40:30 PM  

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.


I'm glad to hear that.
 
2014-04-13 01:42:16 PM  

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.


More common than you'd believe.
 
2014-04-13 01:44:09 PM  
Two Middle East mothers are sitting in a cafe chatting over a plate of tabouli and a pint of goat's milk.
The older of the two pulls a small folder out of her handbag and starts flipping through photos. They start reminiscing.

''This is my oldest son, Mujibar. He would have been 24 years old now.''
''Yes, I remember him as a baby.'' says the other mother cheerfully.
"He's a martyr now though." the mother confides.
"Oh, so sad dear...'' says the other.
''And this is my second son, Khalid. He would have been 21.''
''Oh, I remember him,'' says the other happily, ''he had such curly hair when he was born.''
''He's a martyr too...'' says the mother quietly.
''Oh, gracious me...'' says the other.
''And this is my third son. My baby. My beautiful Ahmed. He would have been 18'', she whispers.
"Yes," says the friend enthusiastically, ''I remember when he first started school...''
''He's a martyr also,'' says the mother, with tears in her eyes.

After a pause and a deep sigh, the second Muslim mother looks wistfully at the photographs and, searching for the right words, says . . . "They blow up so fast, don't they?"
 
2014-04-13 01:46:35 PM  
I conducted a similar experiment once. I went blackface and walked around East St. Louis. I found that the negroes were not so polite.
 
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