Are working class guys racist?

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Those who haven't been to uni but are working in essential sectors like shops etc?
Are they more likely to date women from their own cultures?
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Probably not, if they're not EDL types that is.
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whether someone is racist or not does not depend on their social class
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I’m intrigued as to what thought process lead to you asking this question.
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I don't think they're any more or less racist than any other social class.

The 'upper classes' also have their funny worldviews.

If working classes tend to have problems with other races and immigrants, its usually because they often compete for the same jobs in the labour market.
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I don't think I am, no, but the definition of a 'racist' seems to differ from person to person.
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You sound like a classist **** tbh. It's incredibly ignorant to think that someone is racist simply because of their social class. It's a judgemental generalisation.
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Lower paid workers (not necessarily the working class) tend to hold more socially conservative views than their higher paid counterparts, so may be concerned about immigration levels, for example.

However being moderately socially conservative =/= racism.

Anyone can be racist. Racism transcends income group and political alignment.
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Certainly not on the general level which you suggest.
Most TSR users are, however, anon-abuser-ist.
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(Original post by Mesopotamian.)
I’m intrigued as to what thought process lead to you asking this question.
Probably a non-white/British girl with a crush on a working-class fella
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Not inherently, although recently the political parties targeting working class voters tend to be far right pandering to xenophobic (and implicitly racist) anxieties. They certainly can be, but so can middle class or bourgeoisie people.

As far as dating from "ones own culture", that is pretty close minded at least if not outright xenophobic and again, often implicitly racist. I don't think this is necessarily common though.
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No. Dating someone from your own culture isnt racist either... even having that preference isnt. There are plenty of valid reasons to why a person would, cultural differences and values, traditional reasons, religious reasons, etc.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Those who haven't been to uni but are working in essential sectors like shops etc?
Are they more likely to date women from their own cultures?
Racism is not limited to class, gender or even race.
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As someone who probably fits into this category, no, if anything we're less racist than others because we encounter more minorities on average in the same jobs.

Personally I prefer South Asian and black/mixed race women to white women, but I'm not incredibly fussed.
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Those who haven't been to uni but are working in essential sectors like shops etc?
Are they more likely to date women from their own cultures?
ok but this question is wrong .
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Those who haven't been to uni but are working in essential sectors like shops etc?
Are they more likely to date women from their own cultures?
You're asking 2 different questions. Do you want to know if they are racist or whether they date outside their cultures? Having a preference to date in their own culture doesn't make them racist. Being xenophobic/anti-immigration and having prejudicial and discriminatory views towards people of other ethnicities/cultures then yes they are more likely to be racist.

The men that are more likely to be racist are unemployed and live in all-white areas surrounded by drugs and crime. Perhaps associate themselves with far-right groups like the EDL. These are the men you should be careful of.
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Those who haven't been to uni but are working in essential sectors like shops etc?
Are they more likely to date women from their own cultures?
what led you to think this...?
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this sounds awfully classist
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I mean I see where you're coming from (I think) in that upper classes might be more educated on fair treatment perhaps? But it could go both ways in that lower class workers would encounter more minorities on the job so would get used to it at a certain point. So it would be unfair to universalise racism to all lower class workers, as if it wasn't hard enough for them to get by.
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But it could go both ways in that lower class workers would encounter more minorities on the job so would get used to it at a certain point
This. I grew up on an estate called Hainault in East London, and Redbridge is about 1/3rd south Asian and a similar number for blacks. Half the kids I went to school with before we moved were BAME. When you're exposed to minorities at that age there's just not really any basis for racial stereotypes and such. One of my best friends was mixed race, the other one was black, and apparently when I was really little in nursery my best friend was this south Asian girl. I have absolutely zero memory of her which is kind of sad really.
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