ANSWERS: 39
  • Yes, but I'm white, so it doesn't count.
  • Ya, but usually it's my friends kidding around. When I do get called something, and seriously, I usualy laugh. That tends to throw them off.
  • Eh, sticks and stones..fug 'em..
  • I am a white male...I work retail Grocery Store (Supermarket) and have now for almost 29 years. I've been a manager in several different stores in many different cultural areas of the country. South Texas, South Florida and the midwest. I've been called many different slang terms for a white person by African Americans, Hispanic and other Anglos for that matter....it usually comes from those we have apprehended for shoplifting....and no...it doesn't matter the skin color...all races have commited this crime. None more then the other race....it just happens....but I've never felt anything negative from being called very vulgar at times names. I realize some people do it out of frustration..but mostly it's out of ignorance....most all racial remarks are based on ignorance...and hate of course...but then hate has it's own ignorance....soooo...long story short...NO I always just ignore the comments...and chalk it up to life experience!
  • I am a white woman. What would anyone call me? Honky Bitch? Religion, that is another story... I was tormented because of that. Ethnic Origin, yes being half German I think some people felt I was a Nazi.
  • Im a pagan and i once got told that i was going to burn in hell with all other heathen bitches.
  • Yes on all three. Mostly, I ignore it. In cases where I don't ignore it, I usually insult the person back. It never helps to do so.
  • No - though I've been through people making sexual statments that really make me sick
  • I have been called lots of things due to my skin color: Cracker, White Bread and Honky, the most common. Also, I've been called dyke and many other names for my sexuality.
  • I am white and have been called "boleo" and "estupid gringo" by hispanic and "cracker" by blacks. Couldn't care less.
  • Yes I have. Its no big deal. Normally I ignore it sometimes I confront it. If I choose to confront it I can do so in many different ways. How I react depends on the situation.
  • I sure have. I worked with African Americans who called every name you could think of behind my back. And these were suppost to be my friends. I took 'em for what they were, pure jelousy. I also have had comments made about being Iris, but they were just jokes. Hell, I made half of them. I've also gotten them for my blonde hair. Also mostly me. The big one is on my religion. Because I'm Pagan I get alot of stuff said to me about worshipping Satn and going to hell. The worst had to be when I called the pastor who di my fiancee's eulogy and screwed it up used our phone call to insult me. first he told me I didn't know what Pagan meant and procceded to give me a lecture on my own religion. Next was telling me if I din't convert I would get to be with Jay. And then he said he wouldn't have doen the service if he had know Jay was going to marry me.Never mind the fact that Jay was his son's best friend in high school. And what a way to treat a widow who called to tell you your boched eulogy upset a dead man's whole family. Especially the part about leaving out his sons.
  • Yes..I have been called a honky, graymeat, and a cracker..but that's acceptable, right?...nothing racist about that. Also just because I am southern, I have been called racist, redneck, ignorant and inbred. What do I do? I know I am none of those things so I ignore it. I am not about to sink to those levels by responding to such stupid, childish and common behavior and name calling.
  • yes i have...i really just keep on going as usual, i could care less what they call me, it doesnt bother me...mostly because they really dont know what the heck they are talking about because they dont know you enough to make a good judgement...i just bless them back...although, sometimes, it's easier said than done....
  • I'm white, she was Korean. I ignored it. I'm also a Christian, Methodist and get it all the time. I usually ignore it.
  • Yeah, I've been called Cracker, White Bread, Powder, Snowflake, etc. Usually by people who don't know me at all. In their defense, I am quite pale.
  • Yes I have for all of those reasons and also my profession. Its no big deal, when people resort to name calling they have lost any debate or arguement.
  • Cracker, mostly. Shows what they know. I suppose to them, anyone who's skin is paler than African-American or Mexican, are considered Caucasian. I'm disgusted by the racism amongst ALL RACES. That includes those of non-Caucasian descent. Racism breeds racism. If your race as a whole automatically assumes that white people are racist, and treat them like shit, you're going to MAKE them racist. Same with the opposite.
  • Yes, regarding religion and ethnicity. I ignored them and they started getting angrier and louder untill they attracted so much negativity to themselves them weer thrown out of a public event. If I had retaliated it could have gotten ugly and others could have thought bad of me, too, but by ignoring him he looked the fool instead.
  • Shortly after 9/11, I was called a "Paki" by an old woman on a street in an Irish village. I'm Filipino and suppose that all brown Asians look alike to some. I kept walking and ignored her.
  • I've been called derogatory names for all kinds of reasons, but usually it is some slang reserved for females only, which is interesting.
  • No. However, I have heard the word 'Abo' used freely amongst many people I know to refer to the local Indigenous people. People who say that racism goes both ways don't seem to understand context.
  • I've been called all the things black people are called, but the only time it was not a joke, I got called a mutt. I'm black, irish, english, french, german and a little bit apache, and this black guy I was really good friends with didn't think it was so great of me to be kissing a white guy, so he started a big tiff with me and said just because I was a "mutt" didn't mean that white people liked me or would ever accept me. He was probably just jealous, but anyway, this conversation hadn't been in person, so the next time I saw him, I slapped the taste out of his mouth.
  • I'm white, and I have been. I rolled my eyes. She was Korean.
  • yes...I am italian....I hate being called a ginni or a dago...I usually tell them that i dont appreciate it...at least now i do...before I used to whack em upside the head and forget about it...;)
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  • hmmmmm. i have never been called a racial slur to my face but have encountered racism in other forms. people who thought i didnt speak english naturally even though it is my first language... people who have said i have an olive skin color even though i dont, people who assumed many things because of my race. ive even had people argue with me over what race they thought i was. crazy shit
  • I've been called names by people of my own race but never from any other race. Possibly because most people know I'm not a nice person. It made me feel embarrassed at first but when I thought about it, I figured, I'm Black and I have brown skin. Isn't that the color it's supposed to be?
  • Report them to the police - this is a serious offence with serious implications.
  • I think that blacks and hispanics take it too strongly, and they're always complaining about it,but yet they say equally derogatory things about whites, and they still get the pity. I'm an Italian, and i often get called WOP, but i shrug it off.
  • some black guys were makin fun of how i talked once because they didnt realize i was still around...honestly, i would of hit them if there were only two or one, but there were like four so i walked away...i told a friend of mine(who is black--and no i dont call him 'my black friend') and he gave me a hug...it became amusing
  • Probably, I didn't do anything, because I didn't hear. I'm just taking a pretty good guess. Ive been called names for alot of other reasons so probably this too.
  • Oh - from time to time for my religion. Not often. Maybe not enough. My son once looked at me, as a child, and said, "Shut up, white man." He was a bit disconcerted by my laughter. A friend is high school wrote something I'll always cherish in my yearbook, "If all honkies were like you, prejudice would be a thing of the past." I enjoyed being called a honky that time. I guess I have been pretty fortunate.
  • Skin color? No. Ethnic orgin? Inadverantly when my teacher called all people in D.C. stupid because they voted Barry(or is it Berry? The Mayor at any rate, the one found with crack and whores. But he didn't know I was from D.C., but still. As for religion... people apparently consider 'atheist' to be a derogatory term, and say it quite vicsously to me at times.
  • i have, and sadly i am immature enough to react. and have gotten physical. but frankly i feel better than just letting it be.
  • Yes. What I do depends on my relationship with the person. If I care at all what the person thinks, I may address it. If I am close to the person, I will address it. If the person is a stranger, I really don't care what that person thinks or says.
  • unfortunately, its happened many times. they were all racist comments or names, oftentimes in the form of "jokes". with the exception of a few occasions, i have normally confronted the people and plainly told them that is unacceptable behavior and they need to apologize to me. i do it calmly and i look them dead in the eyes when i do it. the look takes the smile right off their face. sometimes there are defensive comments in retort (eg i was only kidding around), nervous giggles, etc. but i have always gotten an apology. i would like to think that my serious reaction lodges in their memory and it gives them pause before they ever consider pulling that kind of insensitive crap again. its ignorant and hateful at its core, and people need to be reeducated. but there have been a few times where the comments have been so out of the blue that i was completely speechless. about 15 years ago, this black man standing on the street corner yelled out for me to "drive that s*^t back to nam". i couldnt believe my ears. my thoughts at the time were, 'my god, this is unreal ~ they still make you people?' he looked disheveled and kind of crazy, so i figured there was no point in reasoning with crazy. i just drove away.
  • Yes. I stuck my tongue out at them. A childish action sometimes calls for a childish reaction.
  • Yes, a Jamaican once called me a white honky,and I ignored his racialist remark.
  • I've been called a Puerto Rican Nigga. When I was 18 years old I used to work in a supermarket. I was called that by a grumpy old man. I don't know where he was from but he had an accent. I called him an asshole and Told him not to come back to the supermarket if he didnt like "puerto rican niggas". I really wanted to kick his a$$.

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