My dad and I were talking while watching the Amish shooting on the news. I commented on how sad I thought it was I then he said, "The Amish are racist aren't they?" I had never thought about, but he thought they were. I asked my friend who is a Jehovah's witness, but mixed with Jewish and Hispanic, and she said they were. Her mom had visited an Amish place, and she heard that they were. I was wondering if anyone knew any thin else about it.
I don't know they're taught to love one another and they're strict about there teachings so I doubt it.. but I remember they came to my country as missionaries and settled a community there and they let all Latinos join whites, blacks, tanned (mestizo types) so I'd say they aren't but they might be prejudice since they pro bally never see other co loured people.
Unless it is from a confirmed source or someone actually heard an Amish person say he was racist, I wouldn't listen to that crap. They are a Bible believing people, so I highly doubt that they are. Plus, who really cares?
The Amish are a closed, tight knit community. I do not think it is fair to label them as racists. I have never seen one single account of an Amish person behaving in a racist fashion. They do not impose their ways on the outside world and we should not impose our biases on them.
No, they are not. The Amish community are very loving and gentle people they do not hate anyone or dislike any one based on skin tone or culture. they keep to themselves and do not bother anyone. This is a very untrue statement. I live in Ohio in Southern Ohio and there are a great deal of Amish in the surrounding community. They are very God fearing loving Christian people. If they were filled with hatred they would not have forgiven that man who killed their children. As they do not marry outside of their community. Their way of life has been the way that is is for over one-hundred years. They have very basic ideas and live off of the land, they have an outstanding reputation for the houses and furniture that they build. They have a trust system bakery out on one of the county roads, this is a bakery stand set up that everyday they place homemade baked goods on it and people stop by and leave the money and take the goods. It is unmanned. So, you see they live with ideas that are far gone from the way society has evolved, they choose not to have the modern conveniences that we have. i am sorry that someone who dare say such a thing about such a loving and giving peaceful people. God bless
They are not prejudice against anyone; it's a violation of their covenant. However, they do shun anyone (regardless of race) that are not Amish or are not a part of their community (including former Amish that choose to live with the "English"). Race has nothing to do with it.
The confusion comes in when you consider that the Amish originally came from a very small ethnic group in Germany. That leads outsiders to think that this similarity is proof of their racist policies. The truth is that the Amish is a religious group (a sect of Anabaptist, to be exact) and that anyone who chooses to follow their religion and agree to live by the rules of their community can join.
No, absolutely not. They are separatist, not racist. There is a tremendous difference. They separate from the world because they believe the world is evil. I think they may be right in a lot of areas, but no way are they racist. The Amish came out of the Anabaptist movement in the 1600's in Europe. They are a strictly closed group. There were no black people around when they formed.
Sigh.....The Amish people don't give a damn about ANYBODY which is why they remain isolated. But its a known fact that they do practice incest so what do you expect from people who practice inbreeding. I don't understand why they are being allowed to get away with it isn't incest against the law?