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Facebook filter: An FB friend, who's really a bare acquaintance, posted favorable references to jokes about disabled people. My instinct took over ... [more inside]
posted by LonnieK on Feb 15, 2014 - 15 answers

Help Me Overcome My Prejudice

Posting this anonymously, as this is a pretty shameful thing to fess up to. But please bear in mind that I realize this is irrational, that prejudice is born of ignorance, and that I do want to work through it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 12, 2013 - 24 answers

What to do about a friend who is becoming a hater?

Someone close to me (a man) is developing an increasingly conservative, even bigoted, viewpoint on a number of topics. Please help me figure out what the hell is going on and what I can do about it. [more inside]
posted by switcheroo on Oct 13, 2013 - 38 answers

Dealing with casual bigotry?

What strategies do people have to deal with casual bigots when the situation mandates basic politeness? [more inside]
posted by Cannon Fodder on Jun 28, 2013 - 28 answers

Psychological implications of bigotry

What happens psychologically to people who fight or confront bigotry for longer periods of time? Are there any studies about depression, PTSD or self-esteem issues? How do anti bigotry/discrimination organizations help their members with these problems?
posted by Foci for Analysis on Mar 31, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me deal with my sister's baby daddy's behavior.

I have a problem with my little sister's baby daddy. He's racist, bigoted, irresponsible, and I can see that he's a bad person for my sister and their child. It's driving me crazy, and being around him is breaking my heart. What can/should I do? Warning: some derogatory language within. [more inside]
posted by your mom's a sock puppet on Dec 22, 2012 - 47 answers

Is it bigoted to conflate "Jews" and "Israelis"?

Is it bigoted to conflate "Jews" and "Israelis"? [more inside]
posted by Jon44 on Jul 5, 2012 - 46 answers

Freedom to Not Care

My parents' comments can bother me for days. I'm looking for ways to not allow their attitudes, beliefs, and comments affect me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 8, 2011 - 20 answers

How do I get over the shame of my bigoted teenage past?

How do I get over guilt and shame of sharing very prejudiced things online as a teenager? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 13, 2011 - 38 answers

Fuck you, Michelle Malkin, for making me ask this question.

How do I explain bigotry to kids? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Oct 5, 2010 - 22 answers

Dysfunctional in the least charming way imaginable.

I want to introduce my wonderful boyfriend to my family. The problem? My father is a bigot and I'm 100% certain he'll be very unwelcoming. Please help me figure out how to navigate this situation. [more inside]
posted by arianell on Jun 30, 2010 - 31 answers

What was the economic impact of separate-but-equal?

What was the economic impact of Jim Crow? [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Dec 11, 2009 - 13 answers

"No sweetie, not all black people drink grape kool-aide."

Help! My new girlfriend is skeeved out by minorities. Should I break up with her? [more inside]
posted by Eleutherios on Nov 24, 2009 - 86 answers

Willie or Won't He?

What are some examples of racism [subtle, or not-so-subtle] in advertising? [more inside]
posted by quelindo on Oct 14, 2009 - 43 answers

Is it wrong for my sister-in-law to date a retarded man?

My sister-in-law has started dating a mildly retarded man. This strikes me as very, very wrong. Am I a bigot, or is this a well-founded concern? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2009 - 58 answers

Is it bad that I said that? It isn't good.

How to handle the varieties of coming-out-of-the-closet bigotry that is resulting from the current U.S. presidential election? [more inside]
posted by cashman on Oct 14, 2008 - 15 answers

Paralyzed With Resentment

How can I stop thinking about my father's bigotry, hatred, and intolerance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 10, 2008 - 42 answers

A sad coming-out story

I'm dealing with the fallout from coming out to my deeply religious immediate family. For years, I had prepared for their tears, their anger, their remonstrances, their appeals to the Bible, and all of those have come. What I hadn't prepared for was how disappointed I would be, and how fundamental and lonely that disappointment would be. Help? [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00 on Oct 16, 2007 - 38 answers

Anti-Christs

Who are the most dangerous "Christian" fundamentalist leaders? [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Oct 11, 2007 - 24 answers

Culturally Insensitive Foot-in-mouth Filter

Last fall, I met for the first time a Rwandan woman who was in the U.S. for work, and I made a really unfortunate culturally/racially/ethnically charged remark. I've been kicking myself ever since, but I never had a chance to do anything to remedy the situation because I haven't seen her again since. Now, more than six months later, I will be seeing her again. How should I handle this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2007 - 36 answers

Help me expel this unwelcome bigotry

I've noticed a significant amount of bigotry emerging in my thinking. To be more specific, I find myself being irritated by people from a certain group and I find myself blaming their irritating-ness on their ethnicity. (Which ethnicity? I'd rather not say and I don't think it matters.) Any suggestions on how to nip this in the bud? Books? Healing your Inner Bigot? For the record, I don't think my perception is accurate. The thoughts persist though and are emerging more often to my dismay.
posted by Aghast. on Nov 30, 2006 - 32 answers

Songs with homophobic lyrics?

Songs with homophobic lyrics? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Jul 31, 2006 - 51 answers

How do I respond to an anti-Islam email?

My girlfriend's parents (future inlaws?) forward me a lot of those awful right-wing emails. The latest one is an anti-Islam rant (inside). [more inside]
posted by neuron on Jul 24, 2006 - 73 answers

"Me biased against the group? No, some of my best friends are of that group!"

Why is "some of my best friends are black/jewish/gay/whatever" seen not only as unconvincing when it comes to disclaiming bias but also as a stereotypical response by one who is biased? [more inside]
posted by Firas on Jan 25, 2006 - 41 answers

Is it a choice?

Having long rolled my eyes at the debate over whether homosexuality is a choice, can I get an explanation of this argument from someone? [more inside]
posted by Holygrail2 on Nov 12, 2005 - 42 answers

"This is where the party ends..."

JewishHistoryFilter : Can anybody recommend a good book that dissects the common Jewish conspiracy theories and discusses their history? Extra points for readability. [more inside]
posted by afroblanca on Jul 16, 2005 - 21 answers

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