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Old 11-30-2010, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Joshua View Post
Well, as a white guy living in Ashmont, and I would never go anywhere west of my neighborhood after dark. It's all relative.

I think rapking brings up a valid, relevant point. There are definitely still remnants of that type of inbred, ethnic racist element in Southie. Despite the ongoing efforts at gentrification, there are still people who have that mentality that both the OP and rapking are referring. If a white Italian guy's feeling the hate, why be so dismissive of a black guy's insights into this matter?
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Old 11-30-2010, 11:49 AM
Location: Massachusetts
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White/black relations are a different issue and not what the OP was asking about, though.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:18 PM
Location: Boston, MA
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uh im black and i dont feel uncomfortable in south boston at all. its definitely not the 70s anymore thats for sure. infact theres a really good sports bar in south boston that a lot of college kids and locals go too of all races. not saying there are no racist people, but ive never had a problem there at all. i think the days of anti-italian sentiment there are long gone. there are people of all races who live there now. its sad though that 70s incident seems to never go away
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:47 PM
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I am an Italian guy who visits South Boston quite often. I have never seen any Anti Italian stuff there in my life. Southie is very "Pro Southie". As for the color related stuff, in my opinion that is dying out all over and the sooner the better. I grew up in Hyde Park along the Mattapan border. Racial stuff was prevelant and then finally died down. One day we will all get along

This conversation reminds me of an old joke.
{I am half Italian and half Irish..when I get drunk, I beat myself up}

I also walk castle Island alot and notice that more an more ethnicity there and everyone seems to get along. You will often find me getting a hot dog at Sullivans with a big smile on my face.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:12 PM
Location: Up North
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How I miss eating fried clams on castle island
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