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    Most common reaction is ignoring me/not interacting with me as much as other people. It's happened in alot of work (mainly white) environments where everyone will be really talkative to everyone and really quiet around me. I have to try really hard to get to know people but people automatically cut me off. It's not even because i'm new like other new people will start work and everyone will include them in their social circal straight away. It would help if i got opinions from people who do this, consciously or subconsciously. Is it lowkey racism or do you see other religious ethnic minorities as being too 'different' etc.
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    Most common reaction is ignoring me/not interacting with me as much as other people. It's happened in alot of work (mainly white) environments where everyone will be really talkative to everyone and really quiet around me. I have to try really hard to get to know people but people automatically cut me off. It's not even because i'm new like other new people will start work and everyone will include them in their social circal straight away. It would help if i got opinions from people who do this, consciously or subconsciously. Is it lowkey racism or do you see other religious ethnic minorities as being too 'different' etc.
    Bruv,
    firstly: The media.
    Secondly: they probably think youre revolting for being a muslim.
    Thirdly: you don't need to be good friends with the people in your workplace, as long as y'all can be productive.
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    Maybe if you yourself were not hypocritical making racist generalisations about people and look at yourself.

    You said its mostly white and then mention does it happen to other ethnicities thus making it about race.

    The reality is people don't know how you will react because whatever they do or DON'T say can easily be assumed to be racist so they can't win.

    They may worry they say something that can be seen as racist so to stop that risk they don't bother.

    Can you blame them when what they worry might happen did happen?

    It could as well be they don't think you will fit in which is less racism and more just a generalisation of anyone, I am mildly autistic and before I was reccomended for diagnosis I remember starting at a workplace and during training I was the only one not invited to trainees night out, when I asked if I could come they suddenly claimed it was cancelled then next morning they were talking about how drunk they got the day before.

    They never apologised in fact their logic was "we didn't think you would want to come" well it would of been nice to be asked!

    Was that racism? Nope they were same race and from same hometown and none were religious.

    People are quick to claim something like racism or sexism these days rather than just people either don't just like you (jusified or not) or think theres a risk involved such as being accused of something due to political correctness.
 
 
 
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