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  • not really. NJ is pretty open to everything
  • Yes I think out of 20,000 people there are only like 10 blacks and maybe that many hispanics also there are not many openly gay people here either but the worst racism in my town is if you are mormon or not and if your not don't tell anyone
  • Racism is a prblem everywhere I would bet, even if it is just a few people. Where I live it is not as bad as other parts of the US, but it is always a problem, even if we have any racial problems. One incident is a problem.
  • Its a problem everywhere-people just don't want to admit it/face it/work on the problem.
  • though i live in a small town, i still see a general sense of racism here and all over the bay area. racial profiling, which means, the fuzz can stop anyone that might look suspicious -mainly blacks and latinos, and those who drive certain types of cars (low riders/street rods)..
  • Racism does exist somewhere in my town as it does in all towns. However, in my particular area it doesn't. The Asians on our street and in our area will wish us a Merry Christmas around that time, as will I wish my Asian friends, neighbours, shopkeepers, whoever, Eid Mubarack (Happy Eid). They give us samosas and things during their celebrations, and we send out Christmas cards. We get on like neighbours do. Also when we were younger we'd have big games of cricket or football together on the common. Sometimes mixed teams, sometimes English V Pakistani, but always friendly.
  • Racism is not a big problem where I live.
  • No I have not noticed that there is racilism in this City. Maybe because it has always been a Cosmopolitan University City.
  • As most people have said, it's a problem everywhere. But where I live it is expecially bad. It's mostly older people that are still stuck back in time. There are not that many black people here, and I think that's a good thing because most of the stupid hick farmers around here are racist. Like someone else said too, there aren't any black, gays, that many hispanics or anything around here. And if you are, you are hated by a large portion of the people in town. [ I have no problem with anyone as long as they treat me with respect, and I do the same for them. ]
  • everyone is racist to some extent, but extent of it is the problem. In Sydney, we are fairly tolerant. The open racism of the 50s and 60s has long past. When the Asian refugees arrived in the 70s there was a lot of mumbling, but that has settled down. I think at the moment, Muslim migration is the big problem. But that is Sydney. In other areas of the country, Queensland in particular, attitudes are not as tolerant. It is no surprise that our most openly intolerant politician came from there.
  • yes it is very unfrotunatly. I was accused of being raciest once and it just hurts me to know that people have very set opioions about differnt races, can't we all just get along?
  • Yes. It's probably hard to find a place where it isn't.
  • reverse racism is a much bigger problem where I live.
  • A little, but it's worse in less urban areas. For example, there is a Klan meeting every year two counties over, In northern Maryland. There is also one in Pennsylavania and Delaware that I have heard of.
  • yes, it is a problem, but it isn't a huge problem. it seemed to be a lot worse in the south than in the northwest (part of the us).
  • We have a huge East Indian population, and there is a lot of tension surrounding it. It's so sad that people see each other through colored glasses.
  • Seattle is a very Liberal place. If anyone is racist, its happening behind closed doors. We have an annual Gay Pride Parade, and we are very diverse. (yes, I know gay isn't a race, but its an example of how diverse my city is.)
  • I think racism is still a problem every where..
  • Yes, I live in a town with a lot of native people and the majority of the people here (white, suburban types), make very inappropriate comments about them and generally have a negative attitude towards them.
  • I don't see it as a problem where I live there are very few African-Americans here, but even so in the schools it doesn't seem to be an issue, and we have the Mexicans and vass majority whites, but it doesn't seem that anyone around here cares which is cool because we as a whole society have to live here and get along and the kids don't need those kinds of issues in school either maybe thats why people keep coming here cause its so laid back in all aspects.
  • I haven't experienced it, but some of my friend's have. =(
  • Yes. My country, Guatemala, has a huge imbalance in the sense of distribution of richness. It's been that way since colonization began by the Spaniards 500 years ago. Sure, changes have been accomplished but there are still problems at the core of our society. Most people that tend to be on the lower levels of economic prosperity are indigenous from Mayan heritage which main income comes from agriculture or other very basic entrance level jobs. On top of their lack of opportunities, and non-equal treatment they're constantly discriminated and exploited. Many people call someone "Indio" (even if that person is not from the Mayan ethnicity) basically to say to such person they're either stubborn, hard-headed or worse, lower in class or intelligence. I'm ashamed to say that sometimes I have fallen into that hateful state of mind. On top of their lack of opportunities, and equal treatment they're constantly discriminated. Not that I'm an expert on the matter or are advocating some type of socialist reform, I'm all for free enterprise and self-improvement through education and perseverance, but racism plays an enormous role in social differences here, not just education or lack of opportunities. The possible solutions for this very complex subject are beyond my grasp.
  • Yes it is, and it's in every direction. The cliche' that racism is always caucasions being racist toward people of color is far from accurate. It flows many ways.
  • I live in a virtually all-white neighborhood in Canada, and everybody would be rascist.....but we hardly have an minorities.
  • Of course there are always ignorant people, but I see progress in the 20 years I've observed this situation, here in Ohio.
  • Yes it is! I lived in Davis California, am Black and was stalked, harassed and falsely accused. The people who harassed me filed false charges and I lost in a jury trial. I can't believe the judge and jury believed what they said I did. And according to them, they did nothing at all and I did this for no reason. I have to pay them and got to jail for 45 days. Now they want to send me back to jail because I didn't pay all the fine. I have to pay for anger management too. I can't get a good job because of my "record." I was called a nigger and hit with a car then followed and forced off the road. This woman who is a Veterinarian in another town said I scratched her car. I can't believe this can happen in 2007. This country should be ashamed of it's blatant racism!
  • Yes it is! I lived in Davis California, am Black and was stalked, harassed and falsely accused. The people who harassed me filed false charges and I lost in a jury trial. I can't believe the judge and jury believed what they said I did. And according to them, they did nothing at all and I did this for no reason. I have to pay them and got to jail for 45 days. Now they want to send me back to jail because I didn't pay all the fine. I have to pay for anger management too. I can't get a good job because of my "record." I was called a nigger and hit with a car then followed and forced off the road. This woman who is a Veterinarian in another town said I scratched her car. I can't believe this can happen in 2007. This country should be ashamed of it's blatant racism!
  • Not really. There are very few black people here. The racial problems tend to center around the East Indian and Chinese communities..but hey, we're Canadians --so everybody at least keeps their mouth shut..and there seems to be no violent racial incidents..There is some violence but they are between small gangs of the same race.
  • I honestly think racism is a problem everywhere in every country.
  • Yes. I live my dad. He's a racist. And he wants this country to be one-denominational. The monster!
  • Is to some people. aint to me.
  • Yes very much so, and i hate to say it, but its the truth.
  • Not in the town I live in. Then again, the population is not very diverse. I don't believe it is a problem in the surrounding towns/cities.
  • I have never lived amidst hateful people, some I know are hard line extreme right, but I allow others the right tohold views my own clan can be accused of holding. Ignorance tends to breed hate, but in communities of similar socio economic backgrounds people tend to get along well. Unsociable behaviour and hate including racism occur largely in more deprived areas. By deprived areas I mean areas wherein there is minimal interaction between neighbours and moral decay has taken hold. Language barriers exacerbate the problem manifold. Racism is a form and part of the great hate machine. Angry mismanaged and badly governed people tend to vent their frustration in some form or another, resulting in tensions between racial, religious, and opposing football team supporters.
  • Racism is a problem almost anywhere you have diversity... Unfortunately.
  • Racism is everywhere.
  • Its not a problem here Everyone wheres Green and would put their lives on the line for one another, if given the chance Colour makes no differance.
  • In these parts, I've never had the displeasure of meeting it.
  • racism is a universal problem no doubt
  • dude yeah I live in Mount Vernon Illinois and the black people who live here are racist about the whites and the white people who live here are racist about the blacks
  • Yes, Combine southern small town, with southern small town people and talk, and racism will soon come into play. At least here.
  • not really homophobia is the thing
  • Given the fact that I live in a small southern community, no, it is not a problem at all. There is racism everywhere, but the few here who may be (both black and white) are basically ignored by both sides and for the most part everyone gets along quite well. There is more prejudice against homosexuality than color/race.
  • In Vietnam... Yes. Those who come from the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK of Asian ancestry who come here to teach English as native speakers generally have a difficult time getting and keeping a job in that field. The Filipinos, strangely, don't have that problem.
  • kinda but then again it is everywhere but i personally dont think im racist i have black friends and i've dated them but i hate the difference between a black person and a nigger
  • It is a huge problem in Latin America. The natives are also called "Indians" by the white people, which they are not as they are not from India. These natives "Runa simi" from the Andes in South America, are horribly treated and permanently insulted. I am aware they know it and thus hate white people for it. White people that have this attitude is more an inherited one than one out of personal believe, which I prefer to call ignorance. The authentic problem is with the Runa simi, not so with the Chinese, Japanese, black or other races.
  • Yeah. I live in a very small town so, mostly white people live here. Everyone is against the African Americans, which is probably why none of them live here. It's sad. :(
  • oh yes. my hometown is a small country town and it is filled with alot of elderly people. they all seem to have something to say when a person of another ethnicity pokes his head around.
  • We have gypsies and very little amount of black people but the only thing about gypsies that our citizens in Hungary are pissed about is that they are lame and lazy bunch of losers,with no willing to work for a living but cheating passers by out of their money with pathetic tricks like pretending to be handycapped.Aside from that colour is not an issue.
  • St. Louis, Yes!
  • it is a problem "wherever" you live! lets solve it!
  • Tennessee,yes. But only towards the Smokey Mountain area
  • in Palestine.. YESSSS!!
  • It's always a problem everywhere. Lots of closet racists exist which makes it really tough to gauge how deeply entrenched the problem actually is. It seems that many Puerto Ricans have a superiority complex when it comes to Mexicans and that the light skinned blacks are racist towards the darker skinned ones. It seems like it is one of the basist part of human nature and one of the toughest to change as well.
  • I myself am racist. BUT NOT AGAINST THE PERSONS SKIN COLOR. I dont like certain types of peeople because the way they treat others and the way they live. but I try to keep an open mind about everybody, untill they give me a reason not to.
  • i live in america DUH? so the answer is definately
  • No, it's nearly non-existant in the little bubble I live.
  • Yes. It is everywhere Here we hate polar bears. My 2 cents.
  • no. everybody is nice to everybody.

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