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I actually moved from Chicago, and with my experience I believe that most white people here in Dallas area are from other states, second gen, third gen people, who come from ignorant families. It's funny its 21st century and we still have this. Oh yeah most Texans are rednecks or hillbillies maybe that explains why. Hey people from the north will most likely say the same thing.
I moved to Austin from Detroit Michigan I am white I feel the hate from all people of all colors here and I'm not leaving just to make those ignorant people happy I don't have to say anything to anyone there just flat out hateful
I agree with the statement below from SoCal guy (I'm from there as well an Asian too) Unfortunately, they are a lot of racists here in TX. They are just so proud yet they got many crappy looking areas and nasty weather. I have been to other states but the people are not as disrespectful as the ones that are here. I cannot count how many times I have experienced being treated bad but it is surely very prevalent in and out of the big cities. Examples? Here in H-town, I got one guy throw a cup of drink on my car. Also just yesterday, this old man that I've been helping out kept telling me that he pays taxes and that he repeatedly interrogated me with my status here as if I was an illegal. One time, I applied to this pre-school with a very huge sign that says HIRING. I got inside this school and they were all white. She saw me and she immediately mentioned that she forgot to take the sign off but I saw this other white lady filling up a form. I found out after six months that they closed down. This supposedly beautiful Christian place for developmentally disabled did the same thing to me as if I did not have any right to be applying there at all. There's a lot of job openings here and you get rejected even though fully qualified but mostly really do take their own kind. If not, they would really put you in deep trouble and it unbelievably happened to me 5x that made me a job jumper when I stayed at my previous job in CA for 7 years straight. Such a pity with the way they think in limited ways. Young and old are just the same most specially with the whites like they're gonna get killed if they reply to your greeting or something that they act invisible in your face or they just give that ugly look at you. It's VERY RARE that you get to meet those who are genuinely able to treat you well as a person (Those who are able to travel outside Texas) and not see you as some stereotype. People only move here because of the jobs and because of cheaper gas. Most of those I know end up going back where they come from. It's just sad because Houston's trying to look better now than 2 years ago but the way of thinking of most people just cannot be changed. I guess it is just a take it or leave it matter.
I live in Houston. I see it first hand. One night while driving a taxi I picked up 4 white guys in the Heights on Blossom Street. I think it was the 5800 block. When they entered the cab one was pissed off because I would not let them drink beer inside of the taxi. One of the guys said, "I'll blaze this car up. Thinking he was joking, I replied O.K. and laughed. He then stated, "I'll fire up a Blunt. Again, I joking said, "O.K. " and laughed. About 1 minute into the ride I smelled the scent of smoke and said, "Man I know you're not smoking in my cab. " He was smoking a cigarette. He said I'll let the window down. I said no you're getting out of here. I immediately pulled over at the corners of D'Amico and Waugh and asked all four to get out the vehicle and told them I didn't want their money just leave. As they exited the vehicle they said f*** you N*****!. I maintained my composure and got out to close the doors that they intentionally left open. After closing the doors and exiting the parking lot, they ran over to the corner and started shouting, "N*****, N*****, N*****".
The second incident was when I picked up this white elderly man. It was a hot night, maybe 90 degrees. He got in and said, "I'm not a racist but it is hotter than a N***** on Voting day. " I know that was an old saying from the pre Civil Rights Movement.
I live in Dallas, TX and yes there is a lot of racism here. I use to work in Walmart and many customers came in referring to blacks as the N word or referring to fried chicken comments. Once an old white man called a black man a silverback gorilla. One white guy told me "you speak well for a black".
Also, after I left Walmart at one of my jobs my white coworkers, all women, who never spoke to me nor acknowledged my presence in any type of way, all redneck hillbillies, referred to the black boss as a "High Monkey".
Last, my job was notorious for promoting whites with lesser experience and education and work quality and paying them more than blacks. The company is being sued.
Dallas is also hella boring but I give props to its publicity firm for promoting it the way they do. The city is racially segregated and people aren't really friendly. People are also very vain here and not genuine.
I moved to Texas from NYC because my son's mom moved here and wanted to be near my children. I have experienced racism in many parts of the country and world, being that I served in the military and served in a war. I have never experienced such backward, gun toting, white supremacy, racist, TEXAN ever in my life. One experience that stands out was actually in a college setting. I was in my last semester in undergraduate school and there was a Caucasian man from Round Rock, Georgetown area to basically told the whole class that Texas should be its own country, and that they don't take kindly to no one, especially "Yankees" telling them what to do. Me and two other students mustered the courage to address this racist pig and his cowboy wearing, gun in the pickup, truck driving Texan, that, what he said was the whole reason why the south lost the war. Texas, especially, the burbs, are exquisite in hiding their racist viewpoints. I even had some so called Christian women in church tell me that "I have been here for four generations, I wish that people would stop coming her, you know, foreigners like you NYer's", otherwise, my husband and my family will have to keep moving out into the country". She laughed, I didn't. I don't take offense anymore because I know that these type of people are very ignorant and basically stupid. They will never stop progress and will never be able to adopt to anything except their own little ways. If I could say to anyone who want to live here and think that this is a nice place, WRONG, it is a very racist state, very proud (really of nothing except steers and queers), stay were you are. But, we see who laughs in the next ten years.
My wife and I are Mexicans, and by the way Texas was from Mexico until it was stolen from the U.S. in 1847 (the U.S. history claims it was bought from Mexico, but the reality is that Santa Ana was forced to sign the selling trade or killed), that is why there are still a lot of Mexicans in Texas and because it is a border state :) and lots of texans goods are bought from Mexican tourists.
Around 2011, one time we were visiting my sister in law, who lived in Cypress, TX (one of Houston's suburbs) my wife and I took my then two year old child to a playground in a neighborhood there. I was swinging my child, my wife, who is darker skin than I was seating in a bench. I was amazed that I heard two white girls (around 10 to 11 years old) who were seating in the side swings saying to each other: "look!, how ugly she is! Look at her, what is she doing here? , why they come? " since we were talking in Spanish they did not know I understand them. I say nothing, but was just amazed of how two small girls would express with such hate to us, they are thought to hate Mexicans.
They did not know us, we are outstanding citizens, with graduate studies from the U.S. we pay taxes, we respect the law and people every where we go.
I just thought poor girls and their parents, because they hate, and they live with it. When I see a racist, I automatically think "I bet he or she is such an ignorant! And I bet they have not traveled outside the U.S. to know that this world has several races of people who enrich it".
My best respect for texans who are respectful and knowledgeable, poor those who are racists.
I am Mexican but started studying in the US a couple years ago. People here are very friendly, but still... Ignorant and therefore racist. It has happened to me more than once than I would be speaking Spanish with some friend and someone will yell "SPEAK ENGLISH THIS IS 'MERICA! " which is sometimes followed with an insult. I am legally studying here and come from a upper-middle class in Mexico, and still I have been asked if I crossed the river illegally. People have told me right in my face that Mexicans are lazy. Sometimes they don't even believe I'm Mexican because "I look too white". Some rednecks have told me that there should be no international students in my college because they receive scholarships they shouldn't be getting any since they are not American (even though they pay the triple). They will call Mexican any hispanics regardless of their country, they are just ignorant overall not only about Latin America but about history, current politics, and other countries and cultures.
Another thing... It's so weird how they still use the confederate States flag, shouldn't they be ashamed of that? I mean they wanted to separate because of slavery.
Don't get me wrong most Texans are still nice and will avoid saying something offensive, but even if it's one in a hundred, I really hope I get a job in a state with more informed and open-mind citizens
Born and raised in Texas. This is a very racist state. I would say Houston is more openly racist. Dallas is more overt. I laugh at when the state tries to advertise itself as diverse. It is in fact diverse on paper yet segregated. Most of the suburbs are monolithic. There are only a handful of cities in this large state that are diverse by neighborhood and not by population. If you are a minority and are seeking employment, you better know someone or your not getting your foot in the door. If you are from out of state make sure you have something lined up before coming here. Minorities are more likely are not to be hired for a job or promoted. No matter how much experience, education or qualifications you have. I don't know what's up with the hiring managers. It seems like some of them are intimidated by qualified minorities and will opt to hire someone incompetent and not deal with their own egos. They will promote a white person with a high school diploma over a minority candidate with a bachelors or even a masters degree in some cases. At the company I work at, a lot of the temp employees are minorities, many have bachelors and some have masters with experience yet a lot of the permanent employees have little to no experience and a high school diploma. Something's not right about that. People talk about the low cost of living or that it's a good place to raise a family. That may be true but it's not worth the trouble.
Recently, in Houston Community College system (for District 2), a homophobic, right-wing man won by deceiving black voters. How did people react, specifically in the news sites? They were joyful, acting as if people that state that it is cheating are acting "politically correct" and blindly support the Obama agenda, also acting as "black people are racist too! " when they do seem to forget the history of slavery and oppression against black people in the Deep South.
Not only are Texans racist and uncivilised, they are also uncompassionate towards other people. Recently, again in the Houston area, people took pictures of a dead homeless man, and a middle school student got his lunch thrown away because he could not pay 30 cents. A MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT! LUNCH THROWN AWAY OVER 30 CENTS! What is wrong with you people? Especially in the city with the largest church in the world!
And don't you Texans give me the "not all people are like that" attitude. Admit your state is full of these rubbish people (moreso than other places), and fix these people rather than giving lip service to outsiders! Especially if you diss other cities and states yet get uppity when people criticise your own.
There are large number of whites from southern and western states living in Texas who hate anybody they consider "The Other". I think whites move to Texas to get their PhD's in racism. There are a few good whites in Texas, but they will turn on you at the drop of a hat. Just say Barack Obama and watch them change. They will turn into a cave dweller, right before your eyes.
I lived in Frisco Texas, which is about 45 minutes North of Dallas. I can say without hesitation that DFW is totally racist against non whites. I am half japanese and half white from SoCal. (People there call California "The Land of Fruits and Nuts". It was very difficult to get a job (at that time, jobs were plentiful). I finally did get one and my boss confirmed that the racism was very subtle. I think he was just being kind because it did not feel subtle. I did meet some nice people there, but overall the culture there is you are not really accepted if you are not a good ol boy or gal.
I would also like to mention that Dallas Texas is one of the most ugliest cities I have ever seen and they have a bunch of morons who planned the infrastructure there. As my mother put it. Living in Texas was like living in Hell.
I have lived here all my life, and I can say with certainty that there are far more ignorant racist whites, than intelligent educated whites like myself who believe in equality. My father and brother can both be counted in the ignorant racist category sadly.
I've living in Texas for almost 7 years now, I'm Mexican/Italian but I don't look Mexican or Italian everybody say I look Puertorican or Brazilian and I'm only 21 years old, it was this time that I wanted to buy a package of cigarettes at the corner store (which I always bought from) but there was an Indian guy who said that my ID that the Mexican consulate in the U.S gave me and which I opened my bank account with.. "wasn't valid" and that I had to show him a "valid ID from the U.S, I mean.. What? Really?! His workers was selling me cigarettes many times before! I took my stuff and went to the store across the street and bought my cigarettes with the "Invalid ID" my consulate gave me.. What I wanted to share with this, is that no matter what race people are... They're going to be racist anyway... I've been with Americans, African American, Latinos, hondureños, salvadoreños, Indians, Africans.. All races and I treated everyone with the respect every individual deserves.. I'm a very nice person with the people are nice to me, but I can be bad if I feel disrespected.. Racism comes in any colors and any shapes, my stepmother is From New York, raise in Puerto Rico, she's the best, there was this time I went with her to look for an apartment and this lady didn't allowed me to get in the apartment to see the structure because of the same garbage the Indian Guy from the store said... My mom immediately refused to get in the apartment because if her daughter is not allowed to get inside of the place she was NOT going in neither. We left immediately... I never experienced Racism until the guy from the store, I don't like it and I don't want other people to suffer that kind of treatment, at least not from me...
Oh, yes! Texas is horrible! I live in NJ, but I went there to visit a friend (she's from NY, but was sent there by her company). And let me tell you- they hate everybody! I'm Polish, so I'm white but I have an accent, my friend however was american -so no accent, but she's black for a change. We were exposed to some kind of racism demonstration on regular basis. And they don't even try to hide it! That's what shocked me- they do it so openly and nobody cares! It seems like everyone there agree that this is the way it supposed to be! It's not- it's dangerous and it shouldn't be ignored!
I live in Richardson, TX a suburb of Dallas in North Texas Collin County. I can definitely feel the bigotry and hard core racism here. My Heritage from India, brought up in Europe and Canada. Lived all over the USA, but here have to know my place, and cannot voice your rights without being punished.. The bigots control the HOA's, the City and County Governments. Our family home, in a well respected nieghbourhood has had its windows smashed, family smeared, illegal trash dumping, car windows shot out, mail stolen, property vandelized and death threats and Richardson Police/ County the look the other way even when there is evidence to prosecute the perpertrators. Its Corruptions or bigotry that seems to win here. Our family is moving when practical without much loss.
I moved to Dallas from Seattle. My fiancé couldn't move because of her family in Texas and I had to come down here. I see people looking at me when I'm driving my car and they look at me as though -"why is that Indian person driving that car.. Like I need to know my place.. I shouldn't be able to afford the car because I'm not white". Although I have the money, I can't imagine buying a house.. It's just scary thinking how the white people might react. When I go grocery shopping at whole foods people look at me like -"really.. This guy can afford this food". I feel that one of these days I might be attacked by these pretentious racist people.
Dude has anyone actually have said these words to you or are you just imagining them? Because feeling judged does not mean that we are actually judged. Just saying...
Yes America is fragmented by race and ethnic backgrounds and so much fragmented, at times I wonder how can America stand strong, while people are divided and hate each other because of who they R. It is sad but very true and at times, it brings me to tears why America is hurting that every tears I shed, there is racism behind it. Here in Texas, I find people are the most racist people that I have come across in my entire existence in the country where it contradicts itself on civil rights and many other issues. In Texas, I find Hispanics are shockingly racist even more shocking when they join white supremacist against blacks. Racism is hurtful, the greatest country in the world is bleeding from it, and our enemy within is watching, lurking to attack us and attacking us in every corner of the globe. The enemy within is Jihadist who adhere to the teaching of the murderer and the pedophile Mohammed.
I have been hurting for many years due to racism as I fight racism, Islamo Fascists, injustice, immorality and lack of code of ethics... It is hurtful we cannot agree to disagree and come together on the issues that the future depends on. It is hurtful and sad that we are unable to stand together as a nation while we are invaded by Muslim fundamentalist that our president support. BHO is sleeping with the enemy while Christians are massacred in the Muslim world. The research tells us a Christian is dead every five minutes as we are busy with other things that are less important.
Therefore, where do we go from here? The answer is to nowhere and America will be gone until we mend the bridges to save America. It is not too late, the time is ripe to go to our Churches Synagogues and under watchful eyes minority of Muslims, who can not be fully trusted because they adhere to the teaching of Mohammed that is anti Christians and Jews.
It is time to study the race issue and as where America is going... Don't take my word, the information is on the tip of your fingers. Research it and study the life threatening existence of America.
God Bless America!
They wont' say anything to your face, but once you are out of range they mumble & Scheme how to sabotage you. Anything in the shade of brown is going to be suspect. Interracial kids might get a break but insults & innuendo will abound towards brown parent. The racists are so smooth & practiced in Texas for most part. But occasionally it is funny when you have one telling you a brown person how other brown people are just not up to the white par. Can't wait to leave
I live in Abilene. Here restaurants put up confederate flags in their. Windows. And nobody says any thing. My aunt owns the only asian goods store and it is periodically vandalized with hate symbols and go home chi$&*! Even the local news sometimes goes and apologizes to us sometimes. The word colored still flies and even the word mudpeople. This is the bigot country. Do not be Asian here you will regret it. White people here spit on the ground in front of you and
call hybrid drivers gay.
I agree with this comment. I grew up in Abilene with an Asian mom and a southern Caucasian father. Explaining this part of Texas is pretty easy to my non racist friends on the East Coast. I tell them it's just like going to KFC. You have 2 choices, white or dark meat. That's how it felt growing up there. They were too ignorant to know there are many countries with beautiful cultures vast beyond the borders of North America. And I am proud that my children are growing up in an era that is more intolerant of racism than when my mother arrived and hope for our future generation to be free of this type of hatred.
The placement of Texas on this list is very appropriate... Texas racism can be very blatant. From what I've seen, the thing is its not from one particular group of people. I've seen racist mexicans, whites, blacks, asians- its on all sides.
I really understand where everyone is coming from, I myself am white. My wife is black and we have a 2 year old son. These people in Texas are NUTS, they have tried to attack us, run us off the road, and some ass almost ran over my wife in a cvs parking lot while she was pregnant. I hate this place, but the hate doesn't just come from whites this state gets in your blood in the worst sort of way and can have everybody hating everybody else. However if you are a logical individual you can resist it and live a good life. However you would need to move to live a great one. Above all else it's the black community that gets it the worst. They will always be treated like second class citizens especially in this slack jawed, dumb cracker, hillbilly dump they call paradise. They can have it, oh by the way we are moving to a new apartment because someone wrote Niger on our door. Great place to raise a family NOT!
Wow.. I don't know if you worship God.. But I do I'm a black women.. A mother of 3.. And was looking elsewhere Texas was a good weathering place... Anyhow... I'm sorry for you and your family... I would keep you all in my prayers as well as others who have a story to tell..
Originally from California, I moved to the Fort Worth are as a teenager and wow what a different world. As a mixed individual this has been a situation that has never felt right. The white population is very stubborn to accepting different cultures. In most cases the racism is pretty open and noticeable. It's a shame a state with so much influence from multiple cultures continues to be left behind. Sad to say it but if your new to this area get ready for a strong white discomfort...
Dallas is full of Whites who only love their dogs, but hate any other human beings. When I came here in 1965 the quality of whites running businesses were not as racist overtly as they are now, and they would hire you if you were intelligent, now things have gotten worse with racists moving here from Louisiana, Mississippi, etc. Dallas is awful.
Yes it truly is the most racist. I live in New Orleans I always drove back and fourth from teaxs but, never stayed there my girl and I got pulled over in albline Texas the cop planted a little weed on me I bonded out that same hour of being arrested. Then drove straight back to Louisiana, I had hell finding a lawyer in that county I found a lawyer but they have been so unprofessional so far and I can't lie I'm a little nervous. Nervous that they might try to lock me up on a misdemeanor weed charge. I paid my lawyer and he hasn't been in touch like he supposed to. Then his secretary called me a few weeks ago informing me of my court date coming up, so I been trying to talk to the lawyer to get a idea on what to expect I didn't hear from him until a day before I had to leave Louisiana. He said that he couldn't make my court date that the set time so, I had no choice but to change it to the next day. Something about this whole ordeal just don't smell right. But Texas should be #1 and Florida 2nd Louisiana has its white supremacist but not like Texas at all Louisiana is childs play compared to Texas.
Not so many problems in the military areas. It's the actual people from Texas who are still mentally back in the 1930's- 1940's. Some of the Mexicans in Texas are confused also. You are not white even if you marry a person that is. White's only like their own when it all comes down to the real deal! I have even seen white's with bi-racial children in Texas display racial prejudice behavior or not even realize they are speaking in prejudice tones! How mentally disturbing is that WOW! You can create a bi-racial child or children but, cannot change racial ideas instilled in you from early childhood. Sick, sick, sick! We all bleed red! Some Blacks/African Americans have been in this country longer that some white's you they have major restrictions in basic human rights but, they built this country!
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