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TOPIC: "Racist man lashes out on Muslim"

"Racist man lashes out on Muslim" 27 Nov 2016 12:13 #11063

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I don't know how many of you have seen this video on Facebook. I happened to come across it and found it so disgusting. The video is recorded by the person in the passenger seat, and a Caucasian man is screaming at them calling them terrorists and "Arab". He curses and says "you're not even from here". "F*** you and your family, you terrorist. You're a loser. Trump is president, so you can kiss your visa goodbye". I think it's just insane. I know that not every Caucasian is this way, but it just goes to show how much influence Trump's win (I cringe while writing this) has. I feel that people who were racist before the election, are more blunt and unafraid to show that they are racists. It's like they feel like they're "backed up" with Trump's win. I don't know if anyone else has felt this way, but since the day after the election, it really saddens me to say it, but whenever I go out into a white-dominated area, I feel a little bit of fear. I thought I was just being sensitive, so I looked up some things online, and saw multiple reports of Trump supporters harassing (both verbally and physically) Asian women (I looked up Asian women specifically, as I was curious if this was actually happening or if it was all in my head). It's scary. I was born in the U.S., and am a U.S. citizen, but to find myself still facing this fear just made me realize actually how depressing the society is. Seeing the video mentioned above really shocked and disgusted me. As much as I felt disgusted though, I tried to be more understanding. Racism exists everywhere. This is a fact. But the more important question is how do we tackle this issue, and how do we "resolve" it to the best of our ability? Do you think it's actually possible? I feel discouraged and I can't help but have pessimistic views regarding this matter.... Would love to hear others' thoughts and/or experiences. I apologize for such a depressing, negative rant!
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"Racist man lashes out on Muslim" 27 Nov 2016 21:04 #11089

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I totally understand where you are coming from, with everything that has been happening since Trump's victory, it is undeniable to say that there has been an increasing number of incidents like the ones you describe. Unfortunately , the situation has come to deal with people opening being racist and hateful toward other groups of people because of the negative view the presidential candidate has advocated and provoked like you said but I do not believe it is something , as a society, we can not overcome. With the diversity we live in it should be nearly impossible to let the hate prosper. I think we just need to be patient to see how to come about the issue and not jump straight into fear.
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"Racist man lashes out on Muslim" 04 Dec 2016 22:43 #11168

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It is so hard to know how to handle the racism that has happened recently. Is it because of the election? Or has it been there all along and now people may feel just in their actions. I just really don't understand why we can't be a country that starts to be more equal instead of racist. It scares me because Trump hasn't even taken office yet and people justify this stuff as okay. It makes me nervous for the future of this country and what may happen.
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"Racist man lashes out on Muslim" 04 Dec 2016 22:55 #11170

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After Trumps win, I have also felt that racism has somehow been allowed and accepted to be used by many to attack those whom Trump has targeted during the election. It is scary to know how many have accepted him through his beliefs and how they are incorporated that into their lives and be racist to those they don't like. We have now seen that there is a lot that this country need to work on, starting with racism.
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