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    So I recently had an issue between me and my course mates. We were sitting in the library doing work but my mates, who by chance were black, were very loud and disrupting everyone's work around us. When the noise got to a level where it was not appropriate for a library I told them to calm down and stop acting like monkeys. They took my saying with such offence that they now don't want to talk to me because supposedly what I said is racist. It was not my intention to be racist, all I was doing was comparing their noisy behaviour to monkeys. Am I in the wrong and is it wrong to compare black people to monkeys?
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    (Original post by andrey.3000)
    So I recently had an issue between me and my course mates. We were sitting in the library doing work but my mates, who by chance were black, were very loud and disrupting everyone's work around us. When the noise got to a level where it was not appropriate for a library I told them to calm down and stop acting like monkeys. They took my saying with such offence that they now don't want to talk to me because supposedly what I said is racist. It was not my intention to be racist, all I was doing was comparing their noisy behaviour to monkeys. Am I in the wrong and is it wrong to compare black people to monkeys?
    Yes.

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    Racism causes so much drama in modern society makes it so that it is very easy for people to take offence to even the slightest things such as your comparison to them being monkeys. I don't think you did anything wrong as you were just implying that they were misbehaving as opposed to making fun of their skin colour but I can also understand why they would be upset. I guess the best you can do is explain that to them when everything has settled down.
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    What you said was not wrong. Their reaction was wrong

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    (Original post by andrey.3000)
    So I recently had an issue between me and my course mates. We were sitting in the library doing work but my mates, who by chance were black, were very loud and disrupting everyone's work around us. When the noise got to a level where it was not appropriate for a library I told them to calm down and stop acting like monkeys. They took my saying with such offence that they now don't want to talk to me because supposedly what I said is racist. It was not my intention to be racist, all I was doing was comparing their noisy behaviour to monkeys. Am I in the wrong and is it wrong to compare black people to monkeys?
    Instead of feeling sorry for yourself apologise for hurting your friends.

    If you accidentally smacked someone in the face you would still apologise. It doesn’t matter whether you meant to hurt your friends - you did so say sorry and promise to be more careful in future.
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    There's something wrong, if you don't think so YOU ARE A OUT OF YOUR MIND. And im not even black
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    Not monkeys. Apes.
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    I'm going to close this thread as it's not going to go anywhere good. But OP, I would listen to PQ here. You didn't mean anything wrong I know but as it was taken that way, you should apologise and if possible explain to them. You were comparing them to monkeys because they were loud not because they happen to be black! But it was taken how it was taken and you need to apologise. Hopefully everyone will forget about it and move on
 
 
 
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