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Old 07-12-2009, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Closer than you think!
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Racism in Philly....

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Could a northerner explain this to me? I know this didn't happen up North where everythings perfect!!

 
Old 07-12-2009, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Closer than you think!
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beautiful thing about CD is that you've been quoted.


you're cute Lamexican.....isn't it past your bedtime?
 
Old 07-12-2009, 11:55 PM
 
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Racism in Philly....

Philadelphia-Area Swim Club Accused of Racism to Ask Kids Back - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News - FOXNews.com


Could a northerner explain this to me? I know this didn't happen up North where everythings perfect!!
You do know the law of innocent until proven guilty? Or is that not the law in the south? There has been no trial on that case yet.
 
Old 07-12-2009, 11:58 PM
 
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You do know the law of innocent until proven guilty? Or is that not the law in the south? There has been no trial on that case yet.

What a comeback...I'm impressed
 
Old 07-12-2009, 11:58 PM
 
Location: New York, New York
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Not sure what you're referring to with the last couple of election cycles...as I said, the bigotry I saw coming out of some northern and midwestern states during last year's presidential campaign looked like something straight out of the 60's.

And I'm a Black guy, born and raised in the South (SC as a matter of fact), and I've never had a racial slur aimed at me or nothing of the sort. Just like any region, you're going to have your towns that are stuck in one era and those that are more progressive. I don't deny that. What I'm calling you out on is when you essentially said that we've not made any progress in that area. African Americans in particular wouldn't be moving back to the South en masse if that were the case.
Here let remind you about how easily the south is swayed....Save the sanctity of Marriage. Did those that spewed that line rant against adultery or divorce or the vary things that threaten marriage? No!! they were talking about denying the same rights to others and the south fell right in line. You may not have experienced the south, but many have. Why don't try dressing baggy and talking to those progressive southerners and see how they treat you....They will dismiss you before you even open your mouth cause they judge everyone. (not all, but much more than in the north). They are way more judgemental and less progressive.
 
Old 07-13-2009, 12:02 AM
 
Location: New York, New York
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Racism in Philly....

Philadelphia-Area Swim Club Accused of Racism to Ask Kids Back - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News - FOXNews.com


Could a northerner explain this to me? I know this didn't happen up North where everythings perfect!!
The north is far from perfect as is anywhere. Those that make discriminatory comments however should stop trying to make excuses for their bigotry. Instead they should reflect and see the wrongs in their ways. I understand that is difficult when you're surrounded by like minded bigots as in the south.
 
Old 07-13-2009, 12:03 AM
 
Location: New York, New York
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you're cute Lamexican.....isn't it past your bedtime?
Way past my bedtime...but I work overtime against bigots.
 
Old 07-13-2009, 12:04 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Here let remind you about how easily the south is swayed....Save the sanctity of Marriage. Did those that spewed that line rant against adultery or divorce or the vary things that threaten marriage? No!! they were talking about denying the same rights to others and the south fell right in line. You may not have experienced the south, but many have. Why don't try dressing baggy and talking to those progressive southerners and see how they treat you....They will dismiss you before you even open your mouth cause they judge everyone. (not all, but much more than in the north). They are way more judgemental and less progressive.
You're going off on a major tangent now and I don't even know what you're talking about. I just told you that I'm a Black guy born and raised in SC, I now live in Charlotte, and you say that I "may not have experienced the South." WTF??? As I stated before, by saying earlier that the South has made no progress whatsoever when it comes to bigotry and claiming that it is the exclusive domain of the South discredits anything else you have to say about the subject. I didn't say bigotry has been eliminated, because it hasn't--not here, not in the North or anywhere else--nor did I claim such, so throwing up examples left and right doesn't justify your grossly misinformed position in the least.
 
Old 07-13-2009, 12:07 AM
 
Location: New York, New York
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You're going off on a major tangent now and I don't even know what you're talking about. I just told you that I'm a Black guy born and raised in SC, I now live in Charlotte, and you say that I "may not have experienced the South." WTF??? As I stated before, by saying earlier that the South has made no progress whatsoever when it comes to bigotry and claiming that it is the exclusive domain of the South discredits anything else you have to say about the subject. I didn't say bigotry has been eliminated, because it hasn't--not here, not in the North or anywhere else--nor did I claim such, so throwing up examples left and right doesn't justify your grossly misinformed position in the least.
Then why don't you explain the already bigoted statement made by a southerner tonight. I suspect you turn a blind eye to it based on your post. The south is extremely bigoted and you saying no doesn't change the fact.

Where is the KKK the strongest?
 
Old 07-13-2009, 12:09 AM
 
Location: New York, New York
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Sad day it has become when those that were the previous victims of the southern bigotry are either ignoring the modern southern bigotry or are defending it.
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