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JASTAMPER11 SparkPoints: (57,593)
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3/25/13 6:07 P

If the lady wasn't latino, she would have been short, or old or young chick or rich or poor and that is why she was stupid. When people are mad, they will pick at anything.

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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3/25/13 5:48 P

The most telling statement is when the lady in the red car said "I am not racist I have friends from Mexico".....sounds like in the 60s and 70s when I heard the same thing out of adults mouths -- "I like colored people, I even have a colored TV" -

I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
3/25/13 5:25 P

I beg to differ, she is (lacking intelligence) thinking she can just get in her car and pull out of a stall because she has the right away, when she definitely does not. She could run over a child or anyone else. She is also dumb (lacking intelligence) for jumping to a conclusion that all latino people are from Mexico.

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
3/25/13 4:56 P

Nothing "implied" that she was - she just - was. It's just not appropriate to link "driving ability" with race, nation of origin, sex, age, or whatever. But people will spew these things out sometimes. Just leave it at that - the world is full of bigots, you've noted that she is one, and there's not much more that needs to be said about it.

Incidentally, there is no correlation between "racism/bigotry" and "being dumb." Some very smart people hold some very intolerant ideas. You can dismiss her as intolerant, thoughtless, rude, inconsiderate, racist, etc., etc., but from this you cannot conclude that she is also "dumb."

I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
3/25/13 4:39 P

She is racist, how she used it implyed that she was. She is dumb and racist.

MRMRMMR Posts: 5,152
3/25/13 4:27 P

she was not racist as she as mexico is not a race.

MARTYJOE Posts: 428
3/25/13 3:47 P

The sad part is that hate is taught!

RENATARUNS SparkPoints: (4,367)
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3/25/13 2:55 P


SHERYLDS Posts: 17,515
3/25/13 1:49 P

Only two things are infinite,
the universe and human stupidity,
and I'm not sure about the former.
~~Albert Einstein

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,067
3/25/13 1:28 P

actually, I saw online that white babies being born now are the new minority.

DANYLEIN SparkPoints: (94,765)
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3/25/13 1:17 P

My daughter, who has some German in her, was online once and was called a Nazi.
What they didn't know is that she also has African-American blood as well. She is mixed.
I am white, half German and half Lithuanian and her Dad is African-American.
My kids are the new "minority"
There has always been hate in this world and sadly, there probably always will be.

3/25/13 1:06 P

Technically Mexico is not a race, it's a country. That fact does not make the situation any less bigotted, it's just one of my pet peeves. It bothers me that people confuse the terms. Being bigotted based on someones nation of heritage is not racist because the country is not a race. If the person had made a comment about her being a bad driver because she's hispanic, that would be racist. She is a bigot.

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
3/25/13 12:55 P

Well, that was stupid. What the lady in the red car said after the lady in the blue car said not to make it racist further indicates racism. It's like a non-Black person calling a Black person the N-word, and justifying it by saying, "It's okay for me to say that because I have Black friends..."
No. No no no no.

P.S. MY KIDS are Black, and that word will not cross my lips-nor theirs. I won't allow it.

Edited by: GLITTERFAIRY77 at: 3/25/2013 (12:59)
I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
3/25/13 12:46 P

This is what I heard Saturday in the parking lot. I parked quite a ways away from my destination so I can walk for added exercise so I heard a lot. There was a parking lot wreck. The lady in red car was at fault she was pulling out from a stall and hit blue car. The lady in red car had attitude, she was telling lady in blue car it was her fault. Lady in blue car said no it is not my fault you backed into me, she then she said I honked and you stopped but backed out again and into me. The lady in red said I know I was thinking what I wanted to do, and then said I have the right away I was pulling out. The lady in blue car says you do not know how to drive if that is what you think. Lady in red car says you do not know how to drive because you are from Mexico, then the lady in blue car son spoke up and said hey lets not make this racist, lady in red car says I am not racist , I have mexican friends. Then lady in blue car called the cops and the end for me I was back in my car. She was racist or she would have never said you are form Mexico just because she was latino. It is so sad to see racism going on still, that lady was absolutely pathetic and it is her fault. Thank God no child was behind her since she so calls has the right away.

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