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Poll Results: Do Black People Scare You?

 
  • 5% (77)
    Yes they do
  • 7% (114)
    Only black men or big black people
  • 66% (1003)
    Of course not that's just racist
  • 21% (324)
    other
1518 Total Votes  
post #621 of 1220
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Originally Posted by Missy View Post
It's not a joke for me. You just posted:

Yeah, I know, I left off the part where he made kissy noises at you. But damn.
Missy, I think you got your "trans" confused. "transitions" posted about being afraid of the black man in the store. "transformed" posted the minivan joke.
post #622 of 1220
no post.
post #623 of 1220
WHOOPS!!!!!!!!! I'm sorry!

You're right--I got my "trans..." confused.
post #624 of 1220
seriously. no, black people do NOT scare me at all. creepy people, yeah, they scare me, but just blacks um no.

(ok, lately i have been a UA violation with my sarcasm, so sue me. badabing badaba)
post #625 of 1220
I voted other.

Walking around at night by myself, just about any man scares me: black, white, hispanic, whatever.

In my old neighborhood, (which I believe is the most racially diverse in my city,) there was a group of teenage AA boys that were jumping people constantly, mostly men, but the occasional woman too. They weren't even robbing most, just beating them up for the sake of beating them up. So, needless to say, when I did live in that neighborhood, anytime I saw a group of teenage AA boys walking towards me, I was afraid. My husband was jumped by the group, so I was more afraid for him than I was for me.
post #626 of 1220
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Originally Posted by purplegirl View Post
And to add to what you've said, the DA's recent comments speak to the underlying fear that so many white people have of blacks. He thanked Jesus Christ that no riots, etc broke out during the recent protests in Jena. He's speaking as if a group of mostly black people can't be civil. It concerns me that he was speaking out loud what a lot of people think/believe.


he should watch the oreilly factor. bill will set him straight. we dont' even cuss when we order iced tea.

OH! i bet he thought we swore when we ordered iced tea because of ICE-T!!!
post #627 of 1220
sometimes, but not because of their skin color, simply because of their persona or body language etc.

white, asian, indian, hispanic people also do it to me, scary people are scary people.
post #628 of 1220
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Originally Posted by boodafli View Post
he should watch the oreilly factor. bill will set him straight. we dont' even cuss when we order iced tea.

OH! i bet he thought we swore when we ordered iced tea because of ICE-T!!!
If I don't laugh, I might start to cry.




It's a scary world we raise our kids in. I need to go find the "What can I do about racism" thread so I can have some hope. <sigh>
post #629 of 1220
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Originally Posted by wonderwahine View Post
sometimes, but not because of their skin color, simply because of their persona or body language etc.
Do you mean Black people's body language? Or any persons body language?
post #630 of 1220
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Originally Posted by artgoddess View Post
Do you mean Black people's body language? Or any persons body language?
any person, I edited to clarify. Anyone with a negative or aggressive body language regardless of skin color would scare me.
post #631 of 1220
and i guess maybe i haven't read enough gavin debecker, because really? the only person who's ever made me actually, really, nervous, was my 8th grade science teacher. (who later got busted in a kiddie porn sting). but people on the street? not so much.
post #632 of 1220
Reading this thread reminds me of a really neat essay on women and racism called "Identity: Skin Blood Heart" by Minnie Bruce Pratt. You can find it in Yours in Struggle.

Pratt writes mostly in narrative form, and the whole thing is very personal/intimate. Has anyone else read it? I can't think of this poll question without thinking back to that piece!
post #633 of 1220
I did not read through the thread but I must be naive because I was (am) honestly horrified that this poll even exists. I am horrified whenever I hear stories of racism still alive in this country.

I really hope, deep in my heart, that we (as the human species) have come farther than that.
post #634 of 1220
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Originally Posted by Stinkerbell View Post
I did not read through the thread but I must be naive because I was (am) honestly horrified that this poll even exists. I am horrified whenever I hear stories of racism still alive in this country.

I really hope, deep in my heart, that we (as the human species) have come farther than that.
: that's exactly what my first reaction was: "omgwtf is this thread??"
post #635 of 1220
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Originally Posted by Transitions View Post
black men do scare me. i just saw one today, in the grocery store, i looked up and he smiled at me. then i heard kissing sounds and looked up and saw him licking his lips at me and i got the hell outta dodge. actually any man alone scares me. i am a man racist. hmuhft.
You saw one today? well sounds like your exactly where you should be then if you were exposed to more no telling what you'd think.:
I guess I should add the post was meant to be more comical than snarky it was just quite odd IMO. Anyone can be scary if you stare at them too long or think they are out to get you. There was a skinny white woman once that sent me running to my car. She had noxema on her face with rollers in her hair the bendy ones that mad her hair like Medusa, bunny slippers on and was smoking a cigarette while dragging her dog across the street and yelling at someone on a cell phone. I swear she was even spitting as she yelled. She looked quite mad(as in crazy) and I mad a run for it. There you have it scared by someone the size of the skinny olson twin. I hang my head in shame.
post #636 of 1220
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Originally Posted by arthead View Post
Anyway... the only people who scare me are scary people, regardless of their color. I try to look into people's eyes upon meeting them, usually that's a good enough meter of their persona. If someone creeps me out, I walk the other way.
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post #637 of 1220
i said other-

because Yes they do... just like SOME White, Asian, Mexican, Indian and other people scare me.

but truly in general they dont. ALL kinds of people can be scary, you dont have to be black to accomplish that KWIM?

ETA:
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Originally Posted by arthead View Post
Anyway... the only people who scare me are scary people, regardless of their color. I try to look into people's eyes upon meeting them, usually that's a good enough meter of their persona. If someone creeps me out, I walk the other way.
Arthead said it much better then I. so.. YEAH THAT!!!
post #638 of 1220
Like others have said, I'm afraid of threatening men in general, regardless of color. When I think scary person, I don't think huge black guy though. I think creepy middle-aged+ white male. Serial killers n the like. A threatening-looking black man might make a lewd comment, but he's probably not going to turn me into a Neoma-skin jacket and prance around wearing me in high heels and a thong.
post #639 of 1220
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Originally Posted by Neoma View Post
Like others have said, I'm afraid of threatening men in general, regardless of color. When I think scary person, I don't think huge black guy though. I think creepy middle-aged+ white male. Serial killers n the like. A threatening-looking black man might make a lewd comment, but he's probably not going to turn me into a Neoma-skin jacket and prance around wearing me in high heels and a thong.
I agree, some of the creepiest people I come across are the quiet leering white males....... Theres just something about how some of them look at you and get so close that makes your skin crawl.

and someone mentioned gavin someone...... I have no idea who that is, and I am sure I haven't read anything by him, I've always been paranoid of creepy men, its the rape survivor in me.
post #640 of 1220
Wow, I haven't seen this thread for a while! I want to read it again, just to see all the old usernames. I was just thinking we were due for some ancient thread revivals!

OK, now I'll go find out why someone resurrected it.

Rambling edit:
I remember when I played the game oh...3 years ago? I was measured as having a slight preference for AA faces. I thought...well...is that because I wanted to, because I didn't want people on MDC to think I was racist?

I don't think that I am racist. When I was a kid, my parents didn't have black friends. I lived in Chicago, and I remember older kids, some of whom were probably black, with a feeling of anxiety. There were bigger black boys that scared me, but I don't remember being scared of bigger white boys. I don't feel this way anymore. I remember being very nervous when the big boys (this is preschool age here, I think I must have been 4) would play saying "Wanna know what?" and I'd say "What?" and they'd say "That's what!" and laugh, and it was very confusing and scary to me. I'm guessing there were probably 2 or 3 boys that did this I can't remember their skin color, but they might have been black. I remember another black boy teasing me because my underwear showed "Annie underwear!"

I wonder if differences in speaking, accent, dialect, culture were more uncomfortable for me. I wasn't sure how to relate or joke and play along, so I felt nervous. If I'd been more comfortable, I could have had a good time with these guys if I'd been able to come up with the right sort of response.

Come to think of it, I was a wimpy kid. I'm still afraid to make friends with women because of serious girl bullying.

But no, I'm pretty sure that I'm not any more alarmed by black men than any other men. I'm not even particularly alarmed by strutting, swaggering men or teens. It's usually just an act. I think someone being really creepy is different.
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