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People Share The Most Racist Thing They've Ever Witnessed

People Share The Most Racist Thing They've Ever Witnessed
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There was a brief time, at least in the United States after the election of Barack Obama, that some people believed they'd begin to live in a post-racial society, one where the wounds of the past could, at last, find the space to heal.

That assumption was incorrect, but racism is not limited to the United States––far from it. Thanks to Redditor Anonjohn123456, who asked "What is the most racist thing you have experienced or witnessed?" we can listen to some of these stories, which truly demand to be heard.

"Most racist thing..."

Most racist thing I experienced was probably when 10 year old me was playing football by myself in front of my own house and suddenly got ganged up on by three people who were in their late teens. They took my ball and started calling me chinky and told me to go back to China, then walked off with my ball.

I'm not even Chinese, but I guess all Asians look the same to racists. Sad thing was that I came from a poor family and had saved up for that ball for months, so I was very upset when it got stolen. Turns out an older man across the street saw everything, so a few days later her handed me a new ball. He also kept an eye on me and guarded me when I played, up till I moved away from that awful neighbourhood about a month later.


"I was a bag boy..."

I was a bag boy at a local golf course. I would stop cars as they'd approach our bag drop, unload their clubs, load them onto a cart, and drive the cart down to the patron's car.

Car pulls up and it's an elderly fella. He tells me "No thanks," which was no big deal since many people declined.

I run inside to go get something. About fifteen minutes go by and my coworker, who was also a bag boy, hands me a few bucks because we split our tips. He tells me that, after I ran inside, he waved my friend (who is white) over to his car and said "Go ahead and grab my clubs. Like hell I'd like a filthy Jap touch my golf clubs."


"I went to a bar..."

I went to a bar where a band was playing. Admission prices were a donation, so you gave as much as you thought it was worth. There was no minimum.

My white friends and I get in paying somewhere between 2-3 dollars. The bouncer stopped our black friend and told him it was a 10 dollar minimum entry "donation." When my friend pointed out what the rest of us had paid, the bouncer started throwing slurs, and everyone squared up.

Likely the closest I ever came to getting arrested.


"True story."

True story. I am from Georgia. I joined the Army and was stationed in Germany. There was this kid in the company, he was getting 'chaptered' out of the Army (couldn't adapt to military life). He was from Georgia too. We happened to be sitting in the snack bar of the PX together one day and I asked him why he was getting chaptered. At first he said he just couldn't deal with it. I noticed he had a wedding ring so I told him he should get his tour changed to 'accompanied' (meaning his spouse would come over and live with him- albeit he would have to stay for three years in Germany instead of two). He just shook his head in disdain.

I asked him about that and he said, 'When I first got over here, I was walking to the PX and I saw this white woman- she looked German- and she was pushing this baby stroller past me. So, I looked in the stroller- you know- to see the baby. And it was a MIXED baby. I couldn't believe it. And, in case you haven't noticed, there are a lot of n----s in the Army. I never knew that. (he was from a town in Georgia that didn't have a lot of black folks)

That's what he said.

But still, that didn't explain why he was getting chaptered, so I asked him again. 'Well, once I decided I didn't want to work and live amongst so many n------s, I went to the company commander (who was black) and told him "I want out of the Army because I hate n-----s".'

The company commander obliged him.


"As a 7 year old Jew..."

As a 7 year old Jew I was once checked for horns by two other seven years olds that I met in pool in New Jersey. They were seriously looking for them. I wouldn't blame them, they were just curious about what they most likely learned at home.


"As a kid..."

As a kid (age 6 to 10) I lived on a military base in Europe. We used to have fun tossing heavy rocks over the fence in an attempt to hurt the Turkish kids that played on the other side. Even if we just barely nicked a kid, we made sure to cheer extra loud. We weren't entirely sure the point of our actions, we just knew our parents were 100% okay with it and encouraged us to do so.

As an adult I feel absolutely horrified by my actions because I recognize now what a truly awful thing that was to do.



"Did you choose to be half Asian?" This was a question I received when I went to college orientation. I honestly thought at first she was being racist/ignorant but in reality she had never seen an Asian/person of Asian decent before because she grew up in the Midwest in the middle of nowhere.

Also, shout out to the racist TSA agent for calling me a half-bred-jap after he read my passport and noticed my middle name.


"I had an Indian guy..."

I had an Indian guy rent from me for a month. He was hired at a company to do construction project management because that's what his field was. When he got there he got assigned to an IT desk as soon as he walked through the door. Told them every day he didn't know how computers worked at all. He quit after a month because even though he was hired to do project management, he didn't have a single day where they let him do it instead of asking him to do IT support that he had no clue on how to do.


"People have straight up..."

People have straight up offered me jobs in web development, coding, etc because I'm Asian. I have zero IT experience whatsoever, but I used to go to these business networking events and have met people who literally offered me a job (usually short-term positions for a specific task) moments after meeting me without asking about any of my qualifications.

While it doesn't sound bad for me, it made me realize that for every person who thinks I can do something just because I'm Asian, there are people think that someone is unqualified for a job just because of their race/ethnicity. I can't imagine what it would be like to receive the opposite treatment of what I get.


"Being biracial..."

Being biracial in the southern US isn't easy.

  1. Had people leave Zebra Cake wrappers in my lockers throughout school.
  2. Had a person sit behind me and mispronounce the country Niger on purpose.
  3. Had two people call my house and threaten me and call me and my family racial slurs.
  4. 2 guys followed me home from the mall and jumped me, the same ones that called my house.
  5. Had eight police cars pull me and my friends over because they said we had a gun. After being cuffed and loaded into separate vehicles they found a box cutter in my friends car...which he used at his job at Frito-Lay.
  6. My mother's parents disowned her because of her relationship with my father.
  7. Cousins mispronounced Arnold Schwarzenegger's name on purpose.
  8. My father in law said police are justified in pulling over black people since they commit the most crime.
  9. My test scores in school were constantly scrutinized it seemed. Maybe that was just me but on standardized test and even just in the classroom they always seemed surprised.

These are the ones that stick out the most. I still get shit to this day but my focus has changed and it really doesn't affect me too much.


Ewww: People Break Down The Worst Food Sins They Can Imagine

Reddit user Shozo459 asked: 'What’s the worst food sin you can imagine?'

People sharing pizza
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When it comes to culinary mashups, nothing is as delectably perfect as a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Chocolate and peanut butter in one bite? Heavenly.

Other food combos are not as popular but have a strong contingent of fans like pineapple on pizza or even peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

And then there are ones that are simply inexcusable.

Curious to hear examples of what foodies absolutely consider tastey bites, Redditor Shozo459 asked:

"What’s the worst food sin you can imagine?"

Trust the preparation.

That Is Soy Not Funny

"ketchup on sushi."

– BattleCatManic

I do believe you'd get your a** kicked for doing that."

– Mattress_Of_Needles

No Sauce Required

"Reminds me of this random sushi joint in osaka. Every pc had the wasabi inserted already. If the piece doesnt have a sauce (like eel), then its premarinated or salted. For normal fish, the chef brushes it with some kind of soy sauce blend."

"He reminded me that soy sauce would not be necessary almost every time he put a new piece on my plate. I asked what the soy sauce bottle is for then and he just shrugged."

"And we're talking about soy sauce not even ketchup."

– gabu87

Tough Meat

"Ok, not sushi, but. (I heard this from my kid....) My ex remarried to a southern woman who fancies herself to be a southern Belle. Instead, she's more of a Momma June. My ex cooked steaks for dinner one night. He will cook meat so it is BROWN straight through. Don't think about asking for it any way, but WELL DONE. In his world, any PINK in the beef means it's nearly raw.😳 So he cooked steaks for them. The wife starts eating and exclaims, 'This steak is soooo good it doesn't even need ketchup' My kid described the meat as being extremely tough and tasteless."

– stalagit68

That's just rude.

Expired Offer

"Eating my fries after I've asked you if you want me to buy you some."

– iggylevin

"So you've met my ex-wife? 'I'm fine' is a small fry and milkshake or frostee. And yes, she should use her words , but she won't, so you can choose to be right or to not have to sleep on the couch over fries and a milkshake."

– Jimmy_Twotone

Chili & Cinnamon

"Although it's not the worst sin imaginable, there's a weird regional dish where i live that involves pairing a bowl of chili with a cinnamon roll. Every potluck I've been to here has it. It's not for me but it's definitely unique."

– MayorOfVenice

Citrus Sin

"Orange juice flavored toothpaste and toothpaste flavored orange juice."

– shhjustwatch

"I gargle with orange juice after i brush my teeth. Power move. Show that plaque who's boss."

– MayorOfVenice

Who does that?

Gimme Some Skin

"Eating the skin off of someone else's fried chicken."

– Upbeat_Tension_8077

"I had a bucket of leftover KFC in the fridge, and my ex SIL came over to my house while I was at work and ate all of the skin off the chicken. I was f'kin pissed."

"Then, on New Years, a few years later, her aunt wanted to make mole and split the cost. I was like whatever and pitched in. I had things to do and got home after it was done. Those f'kin b*tcheses had ate the all of the skin off every piece of chicken."

"I'm so glad I'm not a part of that POS family anymore. If I am ever victimized by chicken skin theft ever again I am going to throw that skinless piece of chicken at them as hard as I can at point blank range and I'm going to aim for their mouth."

– anon

Condiment For All

"Squeezing ketchup on top of a communal plate of fries."

– OverlappingChatter

"I had a boyfriend who would take all of his fries and all of my fries at McDonald’s, put them on the tray and squirt ketchup on top. This infuriated me in part because then the fries got cold so much faster."

– loritree

Wasting food is a cardinal sin.

Grocery Stores At The End Of The Day

"Grocery stores/suppliers throwing out perfectly good food when we there are people starving."

"There is a 2009 doc called 'Dive' that talks about how much grocery stores waste. Edit: (I'm sure there are many others but this is the one that made me aware of the issue)"

– moosegoose2222

"My husband did the samples at Sam's club for awhile and when they did alcohol samples they were told to bust/break the glass bottles into the food that was leftover and to be disposed in the first throw the food in, then break the glass bottles on top when throwing in dumpster."

– Swivel_D

Kevin Sucks

"I worked at a major big box grocery/everything else store for a short time. The a**hole store director was the kind of guy who would make one of the grocery guys get put the floor zamboni on SATURDAY AFTERNOONS to clean up footprints down the aisles when it snowed outside. Of course, it pissed people off."

"The worst thing he'd do, however, was demand that the bakery and Deli have their cases overstocked to 'Grand Opening' standards every f'king day. Of course, only half sold, and the leftovers were not marked down (he hated doing anything like that for damaged boxes or cans because he said it attracted 'poor people'). Instead, it all went into the dumpster at the end of the night. It was usually a half dozen cakes, a dozen loaves of bread, and often 15 - 20 rotisserie chickens. No, employees were not allowed to take home any of it. Oh, and he was openly racist and tried to get a disabled employee fired because he didn't like disabled people working with the public."

"I rage quit that job one day, two weeks before Christmas. I found out shortly after I left that the store director was diagnosed with Parkinsons."

"Rot in hell, Kevin."

– WhitePineBurning

My gripe is more about dining protocol than actual food.

I'm pretty much allergic to alcohol and aside from having the occasional glass of wine, I don't drink often when I go out.

I don't think it's fair when I'm out with a small group of people who each order more than two cocktails and I'm forced to split the bill evenly as the lone non-drinker in the group.

I get it, it's a hassle figuring out the bill to accommodate for me, but I don't mind sorting it out as there are apps to make this easy.

I think it's classy when other members of the group point out that they should chip in more for the bill so I don't have to pay my full share.

But I also hate having to speak up and say, "Umm, can you guys pay for your own drinks since I didn't order any?"

I'm screwed either way since I sound like a loser when I do voice my request or I get passive aggressive afterward for not speaking up.

Anyone know a good solution on how to deal with this?

Anyone who grew up with one or more siblings is bound to have stories of how their siblings occasionally (or frequently) got on their nerves.

Indeed, some people don't even have any sort of relationship with their siblings once they fly the nest.

Those who grew up only children, however, often have trouble accepting that people would cut their siblings out of their lives.

While being an only child can often mean getting your parent's complete love and attention, it also means that you will have to go through many of life's challenges alone, with no peer to turn to for support.

Not to mention, never having anyone to torment and boss around, as many children dream of doing to their younger siblings.

Redditor BroccoliniCarrot was curious to hear what only children thought was the biggest disadvantage of growing up with no siblings, leading them to ask:

"What’s the worst about being an only child?"

Lack Of Playmates

"When I was little, people would give me board games like Monopoly for gifts, and I wouldn't have anyone to play with."

"even Hungry Hungry Hippo sucked playing solo."

"I did master Solitaire though!"- Jesikabelcher

Last One Standing

"When my parents die that’s it."

"I’m just alone."- undertheraindrops

"Family is the most likely group of people to help you when things get tough."

"When your parents pass you have less support."

"Also, aging parents become solely your responsibility."- rubixd

"Taking care of an elderly parent with no one to help."- 3Gilligans

No One To Turn To

"When you are the only one to support your aging parents."- Fantastic_Leg_3534

Forced Independence

"I think because I am an only child I have become used to spending time on my own."

"As a result I am quite antisocial.'

"I don’t mind being around people and can be quite talkative however it exhausts me and I need far too much time on my own to recover."- OstneyPiz

"You become TOO comfortable with being alone all the time, to the point where being alone is the default and interacting with others feels like a chore."

"And that doesn't play out too well in the real world."- DeathSpiral321·

Going Through It Alone

"No one to have a sanity check with."

"My wife and closest friend have siblings and they talk about a close bond with their respective siblings where they could look at the other and effectively say 'mom/dad are crazy, right?'"

"Being an only, I thought some of the sh*t they pulled growing up was normal."

"Having a sibling would have helped counter the gas lighting from parents."- RennSport5280

Making Your Own Conversation Partners...

"As an adult, I sometimes find it difficult to quiet the self-talk because all too often growing up it was all I had."-GreenDolphin86

More For Me?

"I am absolutely not good at sharing."

"Plus and minus was that I got all of my parents' attention, so I had a lot of love and support but also a lot of expectations and not a lot of space to f*ck up."

"Nowhere to hide, no one to blame anything on, and no backup when they were being unreasonable."

"But I also didn't have to split time, affections, or personal belongings with some other gremlin sharing my DNA."=Justheretolurkyall

No One To Keep You In Line...

"No reality check."

"Nobody to confirm that, no, it's not you that's acting nuts."

"Later, nobody to bounce ideas and behaviors off of, nobody to tell you, 'hey, X thinks you're cute' or 'that's not how you ask a girl out, doofus, say this'."

"I should mention that for various reasons, if I had had siblings they would have been older."

"So when I imagine not being an only child, I tend to imagine being a younger brother."

"But I think the reality-check thing would still operate even as an oldest sibling; plus I might have learned to handle responsibility earlier."- ElderPoet

There Is, Indeed, Safety In Numbers

"I am the only son of a single mother."

"I hate this term, but it's called emotional incest."

"Basically my Mom was very young when she had me and there were no men in her / my life."

"As a result, she placed all of that emotional needs of a grown woman on to me."

"My Mom never really raised me as a son."

"At best, she raised me like a little brother she got stuck with after our parents died."

"At worst, she treated me like I was a toxic boyfriend."- ANerdCalledMike

No Scapegoats

"All eyes are on you- can’t get away with anything!"

"Most strict parents ever ( they were older too)."

"Unlike my husband's family growing up with 6 kids."

"Parents hardly knew where the teenagers were or who they were with."- Available_Honey_2951

"When asked by a parent what happened you cannot blame your sibling."- nanodecay

The Eye Of TheBeholder

"People assuming that I was spoiled."- Purlz1st

Having no siblings means never being bullied, teased or tormented, or having to vie for your parent's attention.

Something many people who grew up with older or younger siblings openly say they dream of.

When the going gets tough, however, and these same people realize they always had their brothers or sisters to turn to, they might bite their words and regret ever even thinking of being an only child.

People Who Had A Threesome With Their Significant Other Break Down The Aftermath
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Many couples like to spice things up in their relationships to keep things fresh.

When it comes to bedroom spices, couples tend to add ingredients, like another person to the mix.

But everyone really needs to be on the same page with who they're mixing with.

Or drama can ensue.

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Have you ever gone back to your elementary school as an adult and been amazed that everything looked smaller than you remembered?

It's a great example of how our perception of the world around us is shaped by our own experiences and where we are in life.

As a child everything seems big because we're small.

Our childhood perceptions of other things were also skewed. Things that seemed grand luxuries became ordinary or mundane as we aged.

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