So, I generally am not racist. I don't hold anything against anyone until they do something to personally piss me off. In fact when I was a kid I was always afraid I was racist and therefor avoided people of a different ethnicity because I didn't want to piss THEM off, not what they might think of me. And yes, I'm a white male American born and bred here in California.

That being said, I'll also add I am only 25. I am not a aged old man with lots of experience on his belt but already I see a difference in those just trailing me. I live in a generally "ghetto" area of my city here in California. I am a quiet person who simply comes home to play games relax with my girlfriend and sleep. I'm inside my apartment other than to smoke cigarettes or make a trip to the corner store. In my complex and around my area are a lot of black people. I don't care... Until now.

I walk outside and or I'm standing there smoking and a 30-50 year old black man walks past. I nod, say "Hello" or "How are you doing?" and they generally respond in just as pleasant of a manner. Sometimes they will even speak first. I have had a few conversations with my neighbors and have met some interesting folks around. However the kids on the other hand are just plain out of control. On several occasions when walking to the corner store, or even through my complex from my parking spot to my apartment I have been yelled at and called racial remarks by YOUNG black people. Mostly male and ALWAYS in a group. I could pass by the same person the following day as he walks down the street and he won't say anything, but if he's with someone I can almost guarantee I will be harassed.

This got me thinking about the current state of racism in America. Sure in other states or even more rural areas in California there are probably quite a few White Bigots who constantly start crap with other ethnic people. But that's not me. I don't care. My friend raised the point that its more primal instinct or "trying to show their dominance" to their friends by saying things like that, even if it's racist or just a regular put down or whatever. Sure, I can see that kind of, but the thought that you would engage a hate act like calling me racist names or trying to rile me while I'm just walking up to the corner store to by a pack of smokes.

At this point, I just want to say to all the little hoodlums and jerk offs around. (And yes, I know that Sharenator isn't part of that statistic, but I felt like sharing.) From now on, for my safety and the safety of my girlfriend I will be carrying now. If you really want to mess with me that much, I will be more than happy to oblige. For the last several months I have put up with it, but I feel like it's just escalating. First it was across the street, then it was to my face as I passed by, and now I have had multiple things thrown at me including bottles whilst just walking down the street. Next person to throw a bottle at me... may just regret that...

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    watch yourself thats all i can say young people in general think that it's ok to fuck with someone they don't know and in most cases (and fairly obviously yours) they don't know what they're getting into. just be careful cause to my knowledge there are a lot of gangs in the region as a whole. these guys could be trying to get into one or something so keep an eye out just in case they really start getting in your face.. obviously i don't know exactly where you live and you def know more about the area than i do but that kind of aggression to someone tells me they are trying to prove something to someone.
    oh and just throwing this out there it seems to me that a lot of people forget racism can work both ways a lot of people forget that now days. but just cause white people used to be assholes (a lot were no point in denying it) doesn't mean we all were or still are. people need to calm their shit down about racism as morgan freeman put it when posed this question "how are we going to get rid of racism?" his response "stop talking about it" by getting rid of the notion about race we can focus on who a person is rather than what race they are. that is the key.

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    Well glad to someone else in my situation. What part of California do you live in? That was one of the reasons I had my GF get a CCW permit, she doesn't know how to defend herself in a fight and I don't like the idea of her macing people being her only defense. Some advice though, kill them if they are posing a legitimate threat to your life, this means if they're picking a fight, trying to mug you or trying to harm your girl, any other case if their chucking bottles at you do nothing until they hit you then when they hit you call the cops once you get back to your apartment. best of luck to you.

    Rancho Cordova. It's a suburb of Sacramento. Mostly it's fine, a little on the cheaper side, but most of the area is light to middle income. Except for the apartment complexes. They are all cheap and full of minorities. My friend who lives one boulevard over doesn't have these issues and he lives in just as cheap of a place. I don't understand it.

    And yeah, if they throw shit I will probably pass it off until it does damage. I'm not taking the offensive, I'm just fortifying my defenses. To where if it comes down to it, I am willing to bet I can pull mine before you can find yours in the back of your saggy ass pants.
    - Grand6Loki March 10, 2012, 3:45 pm
    I didn't know rancho was that bad lol. They sound like some scary niggas tho just trying to show off for their friends and won't want it when they see you not playin. I lived in roseville for a while a few years ago in low income apartments and had some bitch white trash guy after me he even showed up at my door scared my mom hella lol but not too worried about it and nothing ever happened except for one time when I was walkin my dog but other then that :D
    - casper667 March 14, 2012, 3:36 am
    triclebickle has a good point. if you are carrying don't pull it out just in any situation. consider that they may have one too, and if its gang related even if you get one and you think you're safe... you're not. best of luck to you!
    - Kodi93 March 14, 2012, 11:07 am
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    We won't post the full story because it bears some very depressing memories, nor will we say our reason for having been, however during our time in africa we asked a few locals what they thought about "African American Culture". Every single one of them said something along the lines of that they were an embarrassment to true Africans.

    On that note, as an American who has met many people from around the world there seems to be one large object of biased against Americans, which would be Heritage. With St. Patrick's day coming up we have a perfect example. If someone of Irish Heritage goes around on St. Patrick's day boasting about how they are Irish, most actual irish will immediately judge them as stupid and annoying. The same goes for most countries. Heritage counts for very little other then physical appearance and if you were born in the USA, then you should maintain above all else that you are American and take pride in that fact.

    Also, we want the following history months to be established:
    Caucasian (Don't you fucking dare call it White if the Census won't!)
    We hate "Black History Month" and think it's a disgustingly racist double standard.

    • Dawn
    • March 14, 2012, 12:07 pm
    Totally agree with everything said here.
    - Grand6Loki March 14, 2012, 5:09 pm
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    wow.. :S that is horrible! do they do that to other people as well?
    i had no clue that such things really happen :(

    Honestly don't know. I haven't seen many other white folk my age in my area. I guess now I know why.
    - Grand6Loki March 9, 2012, 6:33 pm
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    What do you carry?

    A little 380. 8 shots. Very accurate. Small, fits in my pocket easily without showing.
    - Grand6Loki March 9, 2012, 6:50 pm
    nice, darn shame you have to carry it around though.
    - prophethorris March 9, 2012, 11:19 pm
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    if your ever in a situation where you have to pull it out, USE IT. Cuz they could be armed too. and make sure you kill them so there is one side to the story. or less people to testify.

    go big or go home, take the shot or get shot. but genocide is never an acceptable alternative...
    - MIKYTEY March 10, 2012, 9:24 am
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    we had MAYBE 4 black people in my school and none in my town as i was growing up, i never had a problem with any of them. i joined the military and am now in colorado springs, CO. i work with so many black people now it's quite a significant change. during work? they're all fine and good. after work? they are more racist than i am.

    i've always been kinda racist, but not really enough to matter. sure i'll call someone a N***** but only if they meet the definition of the word, "ignorant" thats just me, and you can say whatever you like but i dont plan on changing. now i'm off to go change the brake pads on my truck.

    If you're calling someone the N word, you are, by definition, racist enough to matter. You should think hard about what makes you think of other races differently, and then attempt to end that way of thinking. It furthers societal cooperation and health.
    - Logos385 March 10, 2012, 10:08 am
    seeing as how the N word is SLANG for black people and is DEFINED as ignorant, i'll continue to fly my confederate flag and call anyone i deem ignorant a N*****. also, my health nor anyone elses has been affected by my use of the word, nor has mine or anyone elses social cooperation been affected by it. so i'm free to do so as much as i please until it has an affect.

    - MIKYTEY March 10, 2012, 1:35 pm
    I'm aware of the meaning of the word, but the definition of a word isn't the only thing that matters. Connotation matters too. If someone is ignorant, call them ignorant, no reason to make it about race. That is the definition of racism.
    - Logos385 March 10, 2012, 2:13 pm
    so how is me calling someone a N***** making it about race? if they want to think it's based on their race then they're ignorant, and therefore, a N*****.
    - MIKYTEY March 10, 2012, 7:32 pm
    Because the N word has a very specific, racial connotation. To think the N word is about race is rational, not ignorant.
    - Logos385 March 12, 2012, 7:21 pm
    but to think thats what i meant when i specifically stated definition is assumption and not that much better
    - MIKYTEY March 12, 2012, 7:54 pm
    Yes, you explicitly stated a definition, I understand that. But if you actually mean to call someone "ignorant," use the word "ignorant." However, if you mean to call someone ignorant AND racially offend them, use the N word.

    The accepted connotation of a word is not assumption, it is reality. To assert that the N word means ignorant with no racial connotation is a fantasy.
    - Logos385 March 12, 2012, 9:35 pm
    so basically you're repeating yourself. let me try to explain this a little differently... i say it because i think it's funny and an interesting diversion from the boredom of my days. calling someone that doesn't mean i'm racist, it means i'm bored and i think they're ignorant. will that suffice?
    - MIKYTEY March 13, 2012, 7:20 am
    I was explaining myself more clearly, as your response before didn't adequately address my point about connotation.

    And no, that is not enough reason to offend someone's racial sensitivities, at least in my mind. Using a word that specifically denotes viewing someone as a lesser class of citizen and person simply because you can't entertain yourself? Not the best option. Try a hobby, those are fun.
    - Logos385 March 13, 2012, 10:17 am
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    You say it has been escalating, which is definitely something to be conscious of. However, if next time they throw a bottle you pull a gun? That would be escalating the situation to a point you just can't back down from. I'd be nervous about using what you're carrying, because once they know you have a gun, the whole dynamic changes.

    Anywho, be careful. If the situation gets bad, get out of there. It may not be worth it. Best of luck to you.

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    It may just be escalating just because your lack of reaction, wouldn't hurt to blow up on them and cuss them out and then maybe they'll back off. Just don't go directly to your gun if its just heckling, though if someone pulls a knife out its a whole different matter.

    LOL. Last time someone pulled a knife on me I sent him to the hospital... If that happens now though... It will probably be the morgue.
    - Grand6Loki March 10, 2012, 3:46 pm
    I'm skeptical. What happened?
    - Jackylegs March 13, 2012, 8:11 am
    I was getting off the Greyhound in Reno and some tweaker came up to me with a knife pulled, an OK one by my standards. Looked like a mini Buck. He said something about wallet so I grabbed his wrist. I tried to put him in an arm bar but he slipped and pushed on his arm so he ended up stabbing himself in his right hip as he went down. Security came rushing out and called the cops. Took a report and let me go as it was a clear cut self defense and it was recorded on a security camera. The end. Go go Greyhound.
    - Grand6Loki March 13, 2012, 8:04 pm
    So really, he sent him to the hospital, not you.
    - Jackylegs March 14, 2012, 2:45 am
    Yeah to some extent.
    - Grand6Loki March 14, 2012, 5:10 pm
    ......to the extent of him doing 100% of the hospital-sending.
    - Jackylegs March 15, 2012, 1:40 am
    Oh my gosh! You're right! I did nothing! I'm a nobody! Oh my life is over. However will I get through this life from here...
    - Grand6Loki March 15, 2012, 3:52 pm
    Alright, no need to get all sarcastic and emotional, just pointing out that saying you sent someone to the hospital is dishonest, when they sent them self...
    - Jackylegs March 15, 2012, 8:36 pm
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    Oh, so all Sharenators have nothing to do with hoodlum-ness?
    That's prejudice, dog.

    No, that's logic.
    - Grand6Loki March 13, 2012, 8:40 pm
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    Shoot. To. Kill.

    • exile
    • March 14, 2012, 10:39 pm
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