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Old 09-05-2017, 07:38 AM
 
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Honestly why should anybody care? I don't think the South is losing sleep over how the rest view their Rebel flags, for instance. You can't fix ignorance, unfortunately. It's much more productive putting energy into solving your own issues, as opposed to putting on a show for the rest of the world.

 
Old 09-05-2017, 07:41 AM
 
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Reminds me of the Irish whites living in Old Colony, McCormack, and D Street projects in Souuuuthie
Right, it's not restricted to one race. The point is, we are past the point in our nation's social progression where we can blame the world for holding us down.
 
Old 09-05-2017, 07:50 AM
 
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Reminds me of the Irish whites living in Old Colony, McCormack, and D Street projects in Souuuuthie
You probably haven't been to Old Colony or McCormack in a while. I don't know maybe I'm wrong and the Irish have really good tans now.
 
Old 09-05-2017, 07:53 AM
 
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You probably haven't been to Old Colony or McCormack in a while. I don't know maybe I'm wrong and the Irish have really good tans now.
True, but not the point.
 
Old 09-05-2017, 08:05 AM
 
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You probably haven't been to Old Colony or McCormack in a while. I don't know maybe I'm wrong and the Irish have really good tans now.
It's been a few years. I used to deliver for the pizza place (Supreme) right at the rotary during, and a little bit after college. Circa mid-late 2000s. It was also my job to kick the junkies out of the bathroom after they'd pass out from shooting up.

Not sure how things are there now, but I do know a lot of them moved and ended up in Weymouth.
 
Old 09-05-2017, 09:45 AM
 
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Reminds me of the Irish whites living in Old Colony, McCormack, and D Street projects in Souuuuthie
and? it seems like the old southie irish who lived in projects are always picked on or people feel the need to remind others that the irish have 'bad people' in their group too. We know, we get it. All groups have their bad apples.
 
Old 09-05-2017, 10:02 AM
 
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and? it seems like the old southie irish who lived in projects are always picked on or people feel the need to remind others that the irish have 'bad people' in their group too. We know, we get it. All groups have their bad apples.
Old? There are tons still left in the southie projects. The ones who left took their section 8 and OC/heroin habits with them to the South Shore (Quincy, Braintree, Weymouth, etc)

And I simply brought that up, because you seemed to be generalizing a "certain" group of people with that comment you made. Trust me, it wasn't black people nodding out that I was kicking out of the bathrooms at the pizza joint, or the ones that used to come in and try to sell stolen stuff every other day
 
Old 09-05-2017, 10:09 AM
 
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And I simply brought that up, because you seemed to be generalizing a "certain" group of people with that comment you made.
I didn't really see anyone generalizing anybody here. People need to calm down.
 
Old 09-05-2017, 10:12 AM
 
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Old? There are tons still left in the southie projects. The ones who left took their section 8 and OC/heroin habits with them to the South Shore (Quincy, Braintree, Weymouth, etc)

Easton, obviously.
 
Old 09-05-2017, 10:31 AM
 
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liberals say they are against racism but if you don't have a degree or are working class they think you're the scum of the earth and want nothing to do with you. I think Boston is way more 'classist' if you will about things like jobs and education than they are about race. Maybe they LOOK racist in the eyes of many because there aren't many professional well to do black or hispanic people in boston so they aren't available to be friends with. If there were more black/hispanic drs/lawyers/ceo's/engineers etc in boston i guarantee whitey in Wellesley would be happy to put them on their friend list.

They say they empathize with people in neighborhoods like mattapan and roxbury but would they actually become FRIENDS with these people or want their kids to? No. That is boston in a nutshell. Lived here my whole life. conservative whites are the same way when it comes to this. They don't want to be around the poor and uneducated or even the middle class. It might be contagious to their children.
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They should better themselves then. Stop blaming their shortcomings white people. They have plenty of opportunities if not more than others in terms of grants, scholarships and diversity programs.
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No I didn't mean dont go into trades or go to college...i meant atop doing things like being dependent on section 8 and welfare, having kids when you're too young or not married, dealing drugs, doing drugs, getting in a gang, expecting someone else to pay your way and blaming your life on someone else. Those sorts of things.
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I didn't really see anyone generalizing anybody here. People need to calm down.

Read all of the above. You seem like a smart person. Let's not sugar coat it. Clearly talking about a specific group of people.

And I'm as calm as a clam. I was simply pointing out that the whites in Boston (who happen to be mostly Irish) have the same issues that were described above, not just minorities. (I'm white btw, not that it matters)
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