ive had to deal with it alot lately. my dad got me a job working with him at this machine shop. the people i work with are all white, and every single one of them are racists. i hate it. if i didnt need the job, i would have quit long ago. its quite a struggle, trying not to hit one of them when they go off on one of their rants. Well, I have a couple of questions. What aare your thoughts on the issue? Have you ever had to deal with it on a regular basis like i do now? Why do you think it still occurs?
I don't really let racism get to me. I'm not too politically correct about racism so I don't give a shit.
It's like if you saw a guy smoking I wouldn't punch him in the face, but if he was selling smokes to a little kid, then I would.
Don't teach hate, basically.
"This is not my life
It's just a fond farewell to a friend-"
well...its like, its in Detroit, and the part i work in is composed mostly of black people. the place is broken into all the time, shit gets stolen alot, and i constantly hear them bicker about how blacks are all a bunch of thieves, a derka derka....they even say n***** when referring to blacks...so im pretty sure theyre all racists.
wait Detroit? i live in michigan lol i didnt think anyone else on here did,oh great that means your another driver....
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eh, i've talked to my dad once or twice about this....he just says to keep tomyself around them.
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> oh great that means your another driver....
hey im a good driver lol. but yeah, sweet, cool to know theres another person from michigan here :sunglasses:
welcome to blue collar life... how do you feel about college now?
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Racist is simply another word for narrow minded, ignorant, fucktarded bastards.
anyone who would base preconcieved ideas about someone based on what color they happen to have for skin, is a shit sucking idiot.
If it were me, Id fucking turn thier ass in faster then the beer shits can stain your shorts on a hung over sunday morning.
It is illegal, id file a fucking EEO complaint. Iv filed many of them, and dealt with IG and many powerful higher ups on a number of issues.
At one time I was a union steward, iv filed NLRB's, iv fought every fucking fight there is to fight.
if the shop allows or better yet if anyone in managment partakes in the conversations, you not only can sue the company thru the EEO, you can sue the individuals involved.
I never let anyone get away with any fucking shit in anyplace I work.
fucking around, talking shit is one thing, something htat makes people miserable to goto work, and causes them to fear even for an instant, for thier saftey, is another.
Id destroy that fucking little white pride club they have.
Keep in mind I am white I have no tolerance for stupidity, and that is one hell of a stupid thing to be is a fucking racist.
Your in Detroit, big fucking deal, its still america, those laws are nation wide, they apply to everyone.
If I was there, it wouldnt be the first company Iv pissed off.
One here locally, i nearly killed. they went from making 30 million a year from a radioactive waste project to not being allowed to touch it for the violations they have. I dont know what they made last year, or any year since I left the company, and it did take 3 years to get anythgn done, but it cost them the company, they now are lucky to get a fucking roofing job.
When peopel dont listen, remember that the media is your friend, so is congress.
Noone does anythign less then shit backwards when you file a congressional complaint, and that gets you whistle blower protection, keeping in mind that bush and his buttfuck buddies have done what they can to eliminate the practice of protecting the people that turn in companys that violate laws and endanger the public health.
Its all a risk, and if you do it, you best have proof.
One instance of nigger is all it takes to start a major war, if your going to do it, you best have some balls cos its a long hard fight.
Let's agree to respect each others views, no matter how wrong yours may be.
it's ok buddy bud. I know exactly how you feel. I experience it every day at work, school, practice anywhere lol. But I got used to it and I've learned to ignore it. It's really really dumb. Why spend your life hating people of a different race when you could be doing something better with your life? See. Hatred. Not good. not good at all. When I first started working it was so bad I used to escape to my sister's job and cry for like...2 hours. But she helped me to get over it. And it's not just one type of people. It's from all. I used to feel so uncomfortable when my group would go these little competition things and we were literally the only black kids there.
And I don't know MAYBE it's a black thing but I've noticed.... black people are REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY LOUD. I mean really loud. They shout, they scream and they can't stop dancing. Ok I won't say they because I do it too. But .... yes we are loud. And I guess that would be a good reason to discrimate but whatever. I notice when my friends and I get on a train that's dead silent bunch of business people on the train and our mouths are soo friggin loud I'm surprised we aren't kicked off. But I know the conductors so well and yes... they love me. Especially Mike. lol Anyways, I've learned to deal with racism. You should too. There's no way to avoid it unless you dye yourself blue and live in a bubble. lol So just try your best. What I do is (and I know this is obnoxious) but when I see a white, asian, or hispanic person who has issues with me whether it's racism or whatever I walk right up to them and say the nicest things. I've done it a couple of times. No offense to some people on here but some of the scariest old guys who look like they'd shoot a black person in a second lol have ended up hugging me at the end of the day.
Abi's magic touch *ding* :sunglasses:. Good luck. and don't kill anyone at work. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
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One of the most stupid and ridiculous things about people who make racist comments is that when it's pointed out to them that someone with whom they interact regularly and whom they treat with some modicum of respect, is part of the group that they indiscriminately insult, they will frequently say something like "Oh yeah but he/she isn't like all the others!"
It may be that hese people are simply unintentional racists (which doesn't make it right and if you feel strongly about it, challenging them on their statements may be an idea worth considering) who do not genuinely believe that black people are inferior simply because of their skin colour and are simply too ignorant to understand that their words are distressing to those around them.
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unsupervised: wonderful. just freakin wonderful. :P
grvtykllr: thank you. nice to know theres somebody who feels strongly about racism like i do. well, as much as i hate these guys, if i got them in trouble, that would probably mean bad shit for the company if anything. see, its a bit of a family business. my grandfather owns it, and a few of my relatives work there....i just wouldnt want to do that to them. Its not worth startin a big fight over.
JapanFan14: buddy bud? lol. well, idk, i never thought black people were loud...hell all my friends are freaking loud, so i dont care. youre right, i should probably just block it out, since i hear the crap everyday it will probably be better in the long run. now all i need is an Ipod...:p. lol i dont want a creepy old guy hugging me. i would be like erg....help! yay i got the magic touch *dances* :sunglasses:
BareButt: hehe....i aint gonna say anything to any of them. if anything, one of them is technically my manager. he could probably get me fired pretty quick. and i think a little debate with them would certainly piss them off quite a bit, i do what these guys tell me to do, so i wouldnt want them incredibly pissed at me.
actually, here's one good example of the crap i hear....
coworker:"you know, i think that all those non- racists....those 'do-gooders' need to go take a ride down to one of thse prisons to see it. because you know its all fuckin n****rs down there!"
Your family owns a company that's fostering a hostile work environment. It's not good for the company. It will cause people who are good, but who are not attached to the place through family ties, to leave. I'm not suggesting that you have a debate with the morons that you live with, but the company needs to put some kind of redneck training program in place. They need to have an employee handbook with clear language about the illegality of doing the kinds of things your co-workers are doing.
I guarantee you that if the company stays in business long enough, they will get sued. The company will be hurt very badly very quickly, unlike the slow bleeding that the hostile environment is causing. You can kiss your inheritance goodbye when that happens (if you're expecting one).
You need to tell the human resources department that there is a big problem. You don't need to cite individuals. It would be irresponsible to just let it go. You won't be doing the place any favor.
<i>Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.</i> -- MLK
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I'm not suggesting that you have a debate with the morons that you live with
that kind of shit is unwelcome and rude here. keep those kinds of opinions to yourself please.
You make a couple good points though. i guess ill have a talk about this with my dad, and my granddad if i can, to make sure they know the risks of letting this shit go, and see what they want to do.
Sorry, misfired brain cell. I meant "those morons that you work with". The racist ones, I meant. That needed a second read-through.
<i>Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.</i> -- MLK
ohhh kk i c. yeah, i agree, a conversation with those people wouldn't quite help the matter any.