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Northern Paladin
Sunday, May 14th, 2006, 11:31 PM
For me I first grasped the concept in 3-4th grade before that I had no idea race existed. I always knew that some people looked different but I thought it was just individual difference in looks.

In 6th grade is when I really grasped the concept of what white is but it wasn't until 10th grade that I had a comprehensive race consciousness.

Jack
Monday, May 15th, 2006, 07:37 AM
I was about six years old. I understood that some people's race and culture are different, and the two tend to go hand in hand.

Jnos Hunyadi
Monday, May 15th, 2006, 07:57 AM
I was 20 years old and a Sophomore in college when I first became race conscious. I've noticed that alot of posters on racialist boards become racialists during their college years.

Beorncyning
Monday, May 15th, 2006, 07:58 AM
Well all throughout elementary school I was aware that I was white and their were other races, but it wasn't until junior high school that I realized that blacks tended to not only look different from whites, but act much differently. Then by high school it became apparent that an extremely large portion of blacks seemed to do nothing but cause trouble and act like everyone owes them something. By the time I hit college it was obvious to me what was going on in our nations and that something must be done to stop this internal destruction.

Blood_Axis
Monday, May 15th, 2006, 08:42 AM
Good question...I can't pinpoint exactly when.

You see, I was brought up in a strictly "white" environment and I always took it for granted that I belong in such a one.

I remember two Bulgarian students that had come to my elementary school and, not having the experience of foreigners, everyone perceived them as exotic :D However, they were perfectly assimilable.

So far, the only concept of multicultural education I had in my mind was the one that I had seen in the american movies (like Dangerous Minds :D).
Not until as late as my last year in high school did the first colored students arrived. I had already been racially conscious and I did not like it, but it did not affect me much as they were younger and I did not have to interact with them.

Now, 10 years later, everyday that I pass outside of an elementary school, I see that greek kids are a minority. The vast majority being albanians, followed by blacks and asians, and some pakistanis. This breaks my heart. I would never like my children to grow up in such an environment. :thumbdown

Nordgau
Monday, May 15th, 2006, 04:23 PM
Oh, well, I debunked the Negro to be a distinct being already with four years or so ... ("Mummy, that man is all black!") :P

Deeper ideas of the scientific concept of race I got with around ten: In my school atlas there was a map with the world's races and subraces, following the racial nomenclature of the Breslau-Mainz school of anthropology. I also soon took notice of the race galleries and short descriptions in encyclopedias with the same nomenclature (these race galleries were somehow a standard thing in German encyclopedias until ca. 1990). That all fascinated me.

With around twelve or so I also found a copy of the translation of Baker's race book in the library (I actually noticed that book to be available in several libraries in my town; that must have been a leading "popular" book on race in the 70s and 80s here), furthermore the little book of Glowatzki. I also used to get from my grandfather's bookshelf Clau's "Rasse und Seele" and from second-hand the "Lexikon Anthropologie" in my hands a bit later. Also in books about the Third Reich's racialism or generally historical racialism I found more and more indices on the Nordic, Dinaric, Alpine race etc. at that time ...

Dealin already around with race and anthropology, it wasn't until I was around twenty, however, that I turned racialist or race conscious, respectively, in my own views. Until then I used to be a sort of well-meaning and semi-liberal "conservative", still rejecting "inhuman racism", even if secretly being more and more immersed in racialist ideas. But the time should come when my wall of politically correct, zeitgeist-influenced prejudices would collaps. :thumbup

Digitalseal
Monday, May 15th, 2006, 04:31 PM
When i started to learn about other Cultures at the age of 5-6.

Prince Eugen
Monday, May 15th, 2006, 05:32 PM
I don't remember exactly!In my school years they weren't many immigrants but in my country live many gipsies and some how i don't like them!
In my teens i had many military interests so i start reading books about WW2!My admire about German troops it give me a motive to learn more about NS system!In my 17 i was not only Racial Consious but NS as well!

Alizon Device
Monday, May 15th, 2006, 07:32 PM
At primary school, when I was about 4 or 5, I had to sit next to the only Pakistani child in the class, and noticed an acrid, alien smell.
I was later to learn this smell was curry powder.
About this time period, at the dinner table, I asked my dad the question I'm sure many of you asked your parents: 'If a black man goes to live at the North Pole does he turn white?'
Despite my sisters scoffing, my dad said 'No, Night Storm's asking a good question', and so ensued probably my first ever conversation on Race.

Martin Walkyier told me a funny anecdote, years ago.
When his mum was a little child and saw her first negro on the street, she ran away screaming and wailing! :D

Jger
Monday, May 15th, 2006, 07:46 PM
I think with 9.
We got two new guys, croatians, in our school. I bullyed them (not hard though, I just made fun of them, yeah kids are honest :D) because they had such a flat occiput and such a round face, so basically their head looked like a pan from behind, and these guys didn't even know each other, so it wasn't because they were brothers or something.
From that day all croatians were the flat guys for me.

Then one of them tried to "hit" on one of my friends, she kicked him so hard in the balls that he had to go to the hospital, I don't have to tell that this was not advantageous for his reputation, anyway they got both sent back, and I didn't care, well I was even happy.

Other than that my school teacher always talked about WW2 in the way that she made me feel sorry that we lost, actually my whole class must have thought so.
That plus my parants made me kinda nationalistc and racist, I became more and more racist the more foreigners, mostly "Russians" (due to Nicola , I might add that they most likely were not ethnic Russians :D) and turks, entered my home city.
Also I rebelled against the nationalism thingy once, that's why I was at Stormfront first (a few years back), but they considered Croatioans white, so I had to leave them :D :P :D :D :ftomato:

Oky dok that was my story.

QuietWind
Monday, May 15th, 2006, 07:47 PM
I do not recall how old I was. From stories my mother tells me, I was aware of differences as young as 3. I think children do notice differences and are curious about them. One of my own children, when younger, asked me if a black person was the same color all over his skin, even under his clothes wher we could not see, or if it was just on the outside skin that we see. It's a good question for a child! Are things different only on the outside where we see, or inside as well? Both literally and figuratively.

I grew up in places where I was a minority, so I was very aware of differences. People would come up and want to rub my blonde hair and things of that nature. My mom always explain to me why they did this. She always took us to cultural events in the various places we lived. We'd learn about their language, their religion, culture, etc. For me, there was always differences.

Enibas
Monday, May 15th, 2006, 08:48 PM
I dont know how old I was, but I know Im a schoolgirl. Maybe I was 7 or 8 jears old and I was with my parents and my little brother on an outing in a park. There was an advertising for chocolate. Its a famous trade mark in Germany, the one with die S..-Mohr. There was a white man, painted black and wearing funny arabic clothings and this man was trying to hand out chocolate. Most children were going to this man and took their chocolatepresents, but I was not able to do the same. I was really embarrassed to see this white man trying to be a black man and all this for advertising chocolate. What a disgrace!

Theudiskaz
Monday, May 15th, 2006, 09:03 PM
As long as I can remember I have perceived blacks to be unintelligent and belligerent and generally inferior to whites. I had a few experinces with them as a little kid at summer camp etc that further reinforced my view on them. During my junior and senior year of high school I began to realize how much damage jews have done to our civilzation and thus decided they were not desireable. But most importantly I have always been very proud of my ancestors and my own race, especially my ancient and medieval Germanic ancestors. I always inquired about peoples ethnicity from an early age etc. Thus I would have never begun to look down upon or dislike other races, if I hadn't loved my own from the beginning. And that's what poreservationsim and racialism is really about, love of your own race; animosity toward other tribes (who pose a threat) is simply the natural outcome of caring for your own.

Northern Paladin
Monday, May 15th, 2006, 09:35 PM
Then one of them tried to "hit" on one of my friends, she kicked him so hard in the balls that he had to go to the hospital, I don't have to tell that this was not advantageous for his reputation, anyway they got both sent back, and I didn't care, well I was even happy.


Man did he get shut down.:D I guess we all have racial instincts though when we are younger we aren't as aware of their operation.



I dont know how old I was, but I know Im a schoolgirl. Maybe I was 7 or 8 jears old and I was with my parents and my little brother on an outing in a park. There was an advertising for chocolate. Its a famous trade mark in Germany, the one with die S…..-Mohr. There was a white man, painted black and wearing funny arabic clothings and this man was trying to hand out chocolate. Most children were going to this man and took their chocolatepresents, but I was not able to do the same. I was really embarrassed to see this white man trying to be a black man and all this for advertising chocolate. What a disgrace!

You were a mean little girl lol!:D


As long as I can remember I have perceived blacks to be unintelligent and belligerent and generally inferior to whites. I had a few experinces with them as a little kid at summer camp etc that further reinforced my view on them. During my junior and senior year of high school I began to realize how much damage jews have done to our civilzation and thus decided they were not desireable. But most importantly I have always been very proud of my ancestors and my own race, especially my ancient and medieval Germanic ancestors. I always inquired about peoples ethnicity from an early age etc. Thus I would have never begun to look down upon or dislike other races, if I hadn't loved my own from the beginning. And that's what poreservationsim and racialism is really about, love of your own race; animosity toward other tribes (who pose a threat) is simply the natural outcome of caring for your own.

Yeah I think tribalism is more or less innate.

larcher
Monday, May 15th, 2006, 09:46 PM
One of my own children, when younger, asked me if a black person was the same color all over his skin, even under his clothes wher we could not see, or if it was just on the outside skin that we see. It's a good question for a child! Are things different only on the outside where we see, or inside as well? Both literally and figuratively.
I even wondered that when I was very young.:D

Thusnelda
Wednesday, May 17th, 2006, 04:45 PM
I think I was 15 or 16. There were more and more foreigners in the streets of our town, and in school, too. Furthermore, I saw all these TV reports of mass immigration, crime and abuse...