i don't think differentiating between 2 people by saying white, black, hispanic, whatever, usually puts you on people's bad side. i think it's when you bring race into a story it didn't need to be in. such as "a black guy cut me off on the freeway and i was so pissed"
look there is a double standard to this, we always say a white person is being racist because they said "black guy" in their sentence. Well what do you want us to say if we are describing someone? "That guy with the um... uh... shirt? over there is calling you" for example. Like wtf you black people say those white guys/girls are calling you yet you complain when we say something about you're colour. Are you ashamed of your race or something? I just don't get it . Now I'm not a racist I have many friends with a different race from me but honestly cut the crap with the "discrimination" you think we are doingh because we areny
I kicked a drunk Aboriginal guy out of my bar once because he was starting to get belligerent, and he called me a "racist white bitch."
aren't* discriminating against another race, we are simply describing the person
You shouldn't say we as if you are speaking for a whole entire race of people.
It is annoying how you speak about the race of white people and the race of black people as a whole. Speak for yourself. Don't say we and you. It is offensive.
Dude, calm down with that :p we don't think anything. All of this rowdiness is coming from nowhere
The thing is, what if you were just pissed because you got cut off? The 'black guy' detail was non important, you just remembered it while you were saying so, and you brain decided I'll say it to make my sentence longer, or I'll say it because that WAS what happened.
im not being racist, if a black guy called me white, you know, big deal. im not saying im any better or any different from him besides the different shade of brown.
YEAH. but you kinda have to be careful around people because they can perceive it as you were updet because it was a black guy cuz if it was a white guy, people wont typically say, "im so mad that htis morning a white guys cut me off'. it just can be percieved htat the only reason youre POed is because hte guy was black
kind of, upset, because, this, guy, perceived, that, the
But the thing is, whatever a white person says about a black or Hispanic or Asian is considered racist or prejudiced. Yet, if someone who isn't white say something about white people, it's okay. And really, would I care to be considered the white girl? No.
im not white or black, and i do agree that saying white or black is a way of describing someone that shouldnt be taken in offense.
and @anonymous (the one right before me) and I <3 Sarcasm, does everything hafta be technically correct for u? jeez it might have been a typo or something and its nice to know that SOME people know that all of these interracial arguments and fighting is unnecessary...
u guys should stop arguing with people (like right now) just cuz their the opposite race from u
and just so u guys know, im not arguing, im just pointing out how one of the only comments to get many negative votes was made by an african american who made a good point -- that all blacks arent disturbed by the meanness of u guys.
making a point of NOT using someones race is a bit questionable, its like making a point of NEVER mentioning someones hair colour, or their eye colour. as long as you arent meaning to insult soneone you should be alowed to use any discernable feature to describe them
if someone is white and they are next to a black person, the most obvious feature difference is their skin colour, why avoid it. why NOT differentiate - it IS a difference. if i treat them differently because of it, then thats bad. but i should be allowed to say its a difference when it clearly is
If you use it non-offensively and someone gets offended, it's not really your fault, is it? I choose not to be offended when people call me "skinny" or point out how much acne I have, so can't people choose not to be offended when someone points out the color of their skin?
I hate it when people point out acne. Do they want me to point out how fat they are or something?
You are allowed! Nobody is stopping you.
FFS why even discuss this, it's obvious what we should and shouldn't do, you guys are just saying "I'm not allowed but I should be" that's not true you're allowed, FUCKING DO IT, it doesn't matter
you obviously missunderstand the point of this site, and the point of the post. the fact is that some people DO get annoyed if you do, and will class you as racist because they have been conditioned by society to when hearing someones race being mentioned
Yes... and you can... Have you done this recently and been told otherwise?
Best comeback: "So are you saying you're NOT black?"
Haha good one :)
im black, and i say tht. when my friends (whos also black) were talkin about Secret Life, we mentioned Amy's bffs. we call them the black one and the white one. its not racist.
"yeah, he's the black one."
"dude, that's so racist."
i hate that!
he's right, ppl shouldn't be offended. it's okay if they say "the indian guy". it's racist when they say "the indian guy who probably has a tiny dick and works at a call center"
I try to never use race. I mean, how many times has someone said, "There's a black guy outside to see you." If the person waiting were white, would they have still named the guy's race? I know no one's being racist, but there are many other words to use to describe someone. Oh, and: +2 for Anonymous
i think if it was a black person talking they would probably say "there's a white guy outside to see you" we probably are just accustomed to pointing out differences.
Yeah, both sides use the race decription but we are harder on whites when they do it. Why? Cant we all just live together and not care if someone calls us "black" or "white", It is who we are. We should be proud of our colouring, just like someones hair is blond. You might say "that blond kid" really, whats the difference? I mean, we are all human so whats it matter in the end?
If a black man gets offended because, let's say, a white man (not meaning to be offensive) says, "Hey, look at that black guy's shirt, it's cool," then isn't the black man being racist?
... umm wtf? bad example lol
I think hes just trying to say that you cant just point and say "him." If theres 20 people you have to be more descriptive so the other person can understand who your talking about. I have no friggen clue where the rape came from tho ;) That part is racist
I don't understand why people think it's "racist" to call someone black. It's not like I'm gonna get mad at you for calling me white. It's not an insult and you can't change how you were born. And if you're black and born in the U.S. it's not like I'm going to call you African-American because you weren't born in Africa. You're American; you were born in America.
you sound more racist by saying african-american than black. african-american sounds like you're trying to be careful about what you say because you're nervous you might be called racist
I'm black and I totally agree w/ u. I don't even say African American...Just doesn't sound right. Black and White sound more 'Normal' if u please.
Right, it's not like you would point out a white dude and be like "look at the caucasian guy" it sounds weird.
Also, what if you were black but from Europe?
Afro-European, I'm imagining...?
That's true too. I think the word "black" SHOULD be more socially acceptable. I mean, I have a lot of friends that are Jamaican, they're not African-American...they're not even American, so why call them that? But the worst is when you're trying to write an essay for history on civil rights or something and you feel awkward so you just write out African-American every time.
Us European Amewricans should just call African Americans "black", right? OK, let's alert the Mexican Americans and the Russian Americans! And let's not exclude the Canadian Americans, the Spanish Americans, and the Asian americans. Nor should we forget the Samoan Americans.
(I was failing at being funny by listinng all the races as if we adressed them the same was as we do African Americans.) Yep, I faild.
It's funny how it's totally fine for people who aren't white to say that they are white, and I personally don't care because it is a FACT that I am white. When I say someone is black, and they are black, I don't see how stating a FACT is racist.
Notice none of the No Way people have anything to say.
Highest rated of all time...and it's by anonymous. Bummer dude.
I don't see whats wrong with that. Its just an observation and honestly like someone said above it IS the most obvious difference.
Yeeep, it really sucks when you accidentally click 'Post Anonymously'
There are idiots at my school who accuse me of being racist when I use the name of a colour (not even identifying someone) Idiots
(assuming you are white and they are not) hold up a sheet of white paper and ask them what colour it is. when they say white then exclaim they are racist and you are informing the police.
not being able to use colours to describe objects is beyond stupid.
Haha Nice =)
Objects? The post is about people...
when I use the name of a colour (not even identifying someone) Idiots
when I use the name of a colour (not even identifying someone) Idiots
when I use the name of a colour (not even identifying someone) Idiots
You should be able so describe a person with whatever you like! I mean i dont care if people call me white. I AM. It's okey just as no one uses it in a negative way. Such as "I hate her because she's white." <-- Now for that I will kick some serious ass =) .
that doesn't mean you're racist, it just means you're not blind
I just made your rating +11111
you're welcome :)
I don't think black people should be called african american, because there are white africans, too. You couldn't say european americans about white people, because there are other races in every country.
"You're white." "RACIST."
If anything, talking about someone as if they don't know they are white/black/brown/whatever is insulting to everyone's intelligence.
why say coloured? whats wrong with the term black? it isnt a racist term and used properly it isnt discriminating.
I am black.
So if you were to refer to me as "The short black girl over there" i would not get offended and think you're racist.
Same as how no one should think im racist when i saw "The white guy" or "The asian guy" or "The latino dude" etc.
what about hispanics and indians? people don't say, "hey 'dude' there's this brown guy outside waiting for you"...or do they?
Hahaha. I bet the guy who posted this under anonymous is really regretting not posting this after they got an account. ha
(Your+name+(optional)): actually i still dont have an account, i asked the amirite guys if i could associate this post with an account but they said no so i saw no reason to make an account to go with it.
I was called racist for saying I was black... sigh
Totally sucks that this is fucking anonymous!
I'm still here, I posted this a while ago but still read through the comments.
good contribution there.
that sucks that someone anonymous posted the best post of all time!
That could change.
I am still hanging around watching the comments on this thread, I asked the amirite guys if I could create an account to associate this post with me but they said no, so there's no point making an account, I'm not going to make any more amirite posts - the saying is "quite while you are ahead" :)
No...it's actually "quit while you are ahead."
@108823 (LavLav_loves_WonWon): @208322 (AlwaysLove): touche. but i still have the best post :)
I get it, it's a cock joke!
If you all incist on us calling you African-American, or Latino or Latin-American, you sure as hell will be calling me European-American or English-American.
its like saying "that guy with brown hair" saying the color of there skin is being descriptive not raciest. Now if you said "that (nword) guy" thats a different story and really really racist.
I know this is barely close to the point, but just the other day, I called one of my black friends stupid, and my other friend refused to talk to me because he said I was racist.
what the fuck
Well, nobody knows what's politically correct these days, so I try not to use either. So, I make it frustrating and say "that dude over there". XD
but then no one has a clue WHO ur talking bout
If there was 2 guys one black and one white, and you wanted to difrenciate between them, and you said "the white guy " , would anyone call you racist?
thats exactly why i made the original post. the lack of equality really gets to me.
call me white i don't care. call someone black someone's gonna get pissed. people just need to chill it's not an insult!
omg....this guy has the highest rated post on the site and it was ANONYMOUS! aghh
I'm black and I say the black kid, white kid, asian kid etc. It's really obvious when a person is trying to describe someone to you and not use race because they don't want to be offensive. It gets even more annoying when you know they wouldn't be trying to do it if you weren't black.
The problem is that, if you're white and you call someone black, they get offended. Not the other way around.
It's because white people are afraid of offending others, since we are the reason that so much injustice has happened, and that fact has made us almost scared to offend anyone.
To be honest, I've seen more white people get offended by someone saying 'the black guy' than black people. I have no problem with someone pointing out 'that black guy' in a crowd to differentiate. The same way I wouldn't say 'that white guy is so stupid, or that asian guy is an idiot' because it sounds offensive. I wouldn't expect someone else to say 'that black guy's stupid' or whatever. It depends how you use it. If you say 'black guys always do this' or say 'that black guy' in a negative way of course we're going to take offense to it - after years of having our race thrown in our faces as if it were something terrible to be. It mostly bothers me when people aren't being pc because they generally think it's right, but because they're afraid I'm going to go off on them.
Duh. COME ON.
? What are you replying to?
As the post says, it shouldn't be considered racist to use race to describe someone. It's all in the way things are said.
Why does everyone suddenly act like they are incapable of telling the difference between something that's really offensive and something that isn't, using this post as a means to complain about something that reaches far overhead...
Exactly. It's so irritating when people are trying to tell you who they're talking about, without mentioning race..."Oh, well his shirt is kind of like gray, the guy with the jeans, he's got short hair, how do you not see him?" Then there's 20 different people who match that description so they finally whisper "It's the black guy" like they can't say it out loud or something....come on, that just makes you sound like even more of an ignorant fool because you're afraid to acknowledge racial differences. Saying someone is black or white is far from an insult.
You're proud to have the number one post of all time, amirite?
Sucks how you made this as anonymous and it's the highest scoring post of all time.
I always get called a racist for calling someone black or white, etc. =/
i no! its sooooo annoying when that happens
i still don't get why people differentiate people by the color of their skin. if they're idiots, their color is the least of the problems. i believe in stereotypes, but i believe that has everything to do with where they've been brought up, not the color of their skin. i believe in genetics, and if stereotypical idiots breed with the same stereotypical idiots, in the same stereotypical area, chances are there'll be more stereotypes around to reinforce the belief of stereotypes. they'll have more in common and keep attracting one another. if the stereotypes happen to mostly be a certain race, then chances are they'll keep meeting the same race and stereotype because, it's only in science that opposites attract. so then you get a racial stereotype, but only for that area. point is: chances are you'll meet the same kind of people in the same area. you can't generalize an entire race, you can generalize a community, though. rant powers deactivate!
so you want people to say 'hes the gay' or 'hes the bogan'?
Well, gay isn't a noun. Also, you can't always tell just by looking at them.
im brown =]
im blue -(
yeah you should bc when im watching movies and someone asks me who someone is, I feel like i cant say "He's the black one" without being called a racist
its the same as saying "he is the ginger one" or "she is the brunette". if its the only way of discerning between people, then say it. if someone challenges you then argue back. it is them that are being narrow minded and stupid.
Wow. 10k Yeah you ares... that's alot
Almost 10k Yes You Are!'s....
Positive Score I mean, the Yeah You Are!'s are past that.
now isn't it kinda funny too how when we say "there was this black guy" or something along the lines of that we whisper it? as if referring to them is a bad thing or something
I know what you mean but usually people do it because they're worried about 'offending' someone.
no i know, it's just funny that people take the phrase "black person" offensively. it's what they are, no?
Exactly and you can't change what you are. Most people act like it's a bad thing
You are just stating a fact that he is black. You aren't saying anything bad about that or the guy. We can't just stop admitting that people have different races. His race is a characteristic.
Most definitely. I'm black, and I don't have a problem with it. I don't know many people that do have a problem with it, actually. I've never found that offensive.
But what I DO find offensive, is when someone is trying to tell me a story, and before they tell me the story they give me a disclaimer. For example "No offense or anything, but this black guy at such and such was blah de blah blah." I'm more offended that they'd think I'd be offended, and also mad that they wasted their time with a dumbass disclaimer.
Woot! First post to get 1000 YYAs!
hi fives back, Nintenfreak, hi fives back
Yea, you record-breaker, you. ;) Great job! Now just go for first post with +10000!
your very right .
Well if one's black then they're NOT both nondescript... :D
You can't really call every black person 'African American' because not every black person in the world originates from Africa.
My brother was doing homework today and he asked for a shorter way to say African American (referring to his homework about Obama), so I said that he could say black, and my sister completely freaked out and said I shouldn't be teaching that to a third grader. Like, come on, it's the color of his skin. My brother calls white people white all the time, but she doesn't tell him to say Caucasian.
yeah, but ever realized that if a black person is doing something you say, "that black guy is..." but if a white person is doing it, you say "that guy is..." come on people, who says that white guy.seriously..
u r so right. idk what these people r doing..
There are plenty more descriptive features of a person than the color of skin. Challenge yourself to do so.
You're taking my comment out of context. I'm talking about pointing someone out of a crowd. Yes, saying someone is black/Asian/etc. is the easy way to identify someone (they are a visible minority in my part of the world), but why define people by their skin colour? People have more characteristics
So you'd say "he's the guy with the massive nose" over "he's the black guy"?
No, maybe just like, "The guy with the red shirt." Or in your case: "The sexiest piece of meat on this planet."
What if there is a black man and a white man both wearing a red shirt?
that's wat i think
Well don't you often hear, "That girl over there wants to talk to you,"?
Yes. I'm quite the charmer.
Thats not what I meant xD
Non-Racism isn't ignorance to someone's heratige. Ignorance to someone Heratige can actually be racicm. We're all different. We have different skin tones. Recognizing this isn't racism. It's just a fact.
On my planet we killed minorities
@lazynez... i thought it was funny lol
WTF! i posted this exact thing before this person did.
you suck too much to make something good like this.
cool story bro
I hope all white people die.
how is this the num 1 post?
2) It has the highest rating
3) Refer to #1
just to let you know, i think you are totally awesome. :D
Yeah if your a black dude you can say that but if you are a white dude you cant say that you have to say hes the white dude, but a black dude should say hes the black dude. But it is all racism. Just say the dude on the left or right.
Racism's really more hostility to another race. Come on, it's like saying the redheaded girl or the blonde. It's one of their characteristics. Like blue eyes.
I bet you a gazillion dollars that the people who said u were wrong, were in fact black.
im so pleased i posted this :) i sent an email to the makers of this site asking them if i could make an account and link this post to it, as i am quite proud of it, but i got no reply. it probably would be hard to prove i posted it too... :( nevermind, im glad so many people agree anyway!
YOU DIRTY FUCKING LIAR. I POSTED THIS.
Your grammar is too horrible to make this.
If you made it, it'd be like:
"i should be allowed to say that black dude w/o being racist"
Your grammar =/= This post's grammar
Everyone who said "no way" is probably all black..
White is a culture.
Caucasian is a culture.
You can be white but not caucasian and you can be caucasian but not white.
You are completely wrong. Completely.
Race shouldnt be a factor. You can describe someone without mentioning their race. You can say "the man with the dark brown complextion".
And "dark brown complexion" is different from "black man" how exactly? and why should it not be a factor? Humans are visually driven and somones race is easy to pick out and as such is a quick and easy descriptor when differentiating between people.
(leave the site, noob): Um hey troll, don't tell me to shutup, thats rude, and people spell things wrong sometimes, its called a typo. No need to freak out.
(leave the site, noob): Yes, I use commas,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,. And there are over 170 comments here, I wrote ONE of them. That irritated you? And my comment was anti-racism.. So why would it irritate you? Are you a racist? Ew, bye.
(leave the site, noob): I am not easily offended, self centered, rude, arrogant, spoiled or a pansy...
I said nothing that should make anyone think that I was an easily offended, self centered, rude, arrogant, spoiled pansy...
You think I've never been oppressed? Just because I'm not african american, doesnt mean I havent been oppressed. You really should just stop.... You have no reason to be irritated..................................... And btw. throwing a bunch of insults doesn't make your comment any more valid.
okay no, first of all this is the highest rated post on here, THATS how I saw it. and like 70% of the questions on here are about black people... Thats why. Just stop talking because you do not know what you are talking about... I'm not even black.. And its not only black people that get "oppressed" . You can be oppressed because of anything, not only race. You are a racist... Really,
usually "black" is considered politically incorrect, though.
maybe it would be less racist to say, oh i don't know,
just a thought.
Then why don't you call us white's European descendant's, or Caucasian, if we're supposed to call you african american?
But then you assume three things:
A) They are from Africa, not the 200 other places black people could be from,
B) White people don't come from Africa, and
C) They are American. They could be European, or... pretty much anything and everything else.
...You're only african-american if you were born in Africa and then moved to the U.S. and became naturalized. If you're born in America, you're American despite your color. Then the only thing African about you is your heritage. And most of the time, being 'politically correct' is not being real.
all you say is colored
(i am rite): Well that doesn't make sense. What colour?
(i am rite): y?
callin sum1 blak is racist becaz it is rood
Learn to spell, like jeeze!!!! Did you make that comment from your phone or something? My gosh! That wouldn't even be a good enough excuse! LEARN TO SPELL
So you say it's rude to call someone black; why is it rude? It's not a bad thing being black. You make no sense at all.
its obvious that you have two different heritages when there is a n*igger and a white guy, there is no need to differentiate between them though, they have names, not to mention that generally they are both american, if not you can differentiate between nationalities if your so fucked off you feel the need to go around differentiating between people
(cody austin white): 1. you could have said, again, 'black guy' not n*gger. THAT is waayyy more offensive then just plain 'black guy'.
And ever though those people have names, we don't know them! It's not bad to differentiate people, unless you start using that in a hurtful way. I'm skinny and white, I don't care if people call me that 'skinny white girl' unless they are saying, 'skinny white girl over there is a dipshit'.
yeah its true cuz in reality if you were described as "Skinny7 and white" it would be true because you really are skinny and white. if yo udont know someone you have to find a basic characteristic that can easily be percieved and therefore people can understand you.
(cody austin white): I'm not sure you understand this post. It's saying if there is a group of people and you are pointing someone out to your friend it should be fine to say "he's the black guy".
I don't care whatsoever about this post. I just wanted to leave my comment on the world's most popular post :)