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Old 02-27-2008, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Of course, we can't see each other, and I don't know what colour anyone responding here is, but I am as said earlier, rosy coloured, and I think from my own personal experience this is more accurate. I might get stared at for a few minutes here and there in a self-segregated community, but I haven't been arrested because I am a black man (or woman); I haven't been ostracized in a restaurant, or local retail shop because of the colour of my skin either. I might get some questions, like, "are you new here?" or "can I help you?" but not hassled in a black, brown or otherwise neighbourhood.

Nor was I hassled on any Native American reservation and I believe I've been on 50-odd reservations in this country.

Perhaps if we go to a neighbourhood and expect to be treated differently, we will be treated differently.

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Cow Manure.

Whites are only weary of hoodlums in black neighborhoods.

Blacks on the other hand often have reason to be weary of everyone from retail workers to POLICE officers in white neighborhoods.
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Old 02-27-2008, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Toledo
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I disagree, a black neighborhood would accept a white person living there much less than a white neighborhood would accept a black person.

You must live in fantasy land because there are many black areas that I wouldn't get out of my car in. Affluent white neighborhoods, if they are racist at all, are much more subtle.
Why only mention affluent white neighborhoods? Blue collar and lower class white neighborhoods tend to be very hostile towards blacks.
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Fairfax
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yes, yes, this makes so much sense. A group of people that murderd, raped, and piliged black areas of the south are now scared to enter all black neighborhoods. I do not know one self respecting white southern that is scared of a black person. (As said to me by a southern white person, although i changed what he used for a black person). Dude, you're so logical. Makes perfect senese considering whites only murderd well over 6000 blacks from 1860-1950 in the south. Most blacks in the south are scared crapless of white folks.

Will you ever stop generalizing? A "group" of people that murdered? So you're saying all southern whites are responsible? That's what it sounds like.
I never said we (southern whites) are scared of black people, but we know better than going into certain black neighborhoods.

"most blacks in the south are scared crapless of white folks" That is absurd. And where did you get your statistics?
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Of course, we can't see each other, and I don't know what colour anyone responding here is, but I am as said earlier, rosy coloured, and I think from my own personal experience this is more accurate. I might get stared at for a few minutes here and there in a self-segregated community, but I haven't been arrested because I am a black man (or woman); I haven't been ostracized in a restaurant, or local retail shop because of the colour of my skin either. I might get some questions, like, "are you new here?" or "can I help you?" but not hassled in a black, brown or otherwise neighbourhood.

Nor was I hassled on any Native American reservation and I believe I've been on 50-odd reservations in this country.

Perhaps if we go to a neighbourhood and expect to be treated differently, we will be treated differently.
Normally Id agree with you, but some of the comments made thusfar have been out of touch with history and reality.

btw, Im neither black nor white-Im polynesian.
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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No need to agree, but I am confused by the "history and reality" remark. History and reality are often joined at the hip.


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Normally Id agree with you, but some of the comments made thusfar have been out of touch with history and reality.

btw, Im neither black nor white-Im polynesian.
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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No need to agree, but I am confused by the "history and reality" remark. History and reality are often joined at the hip.
Not when history is interpreted to suit ones own agenda.
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I see you mean revisionist history. Thanks, I get it.

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Not when history is interpreted to suit ones own agenda.
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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yes, yes, this makes so much sense. A group of people that murderd, raped, and piliged black areas of the south are now scared to enter all black neighborhoods. I do not know one self respecting white southern that is scared of a black person. (As said to me by a southern white person, although i changed what he used for a black person). Dude, you're so logical. Makes perfect senese considering whites only murderd well over 6000 blacks from 1860-1950 in the south. Most blacks in the south are scared crapless of white folks.
I'm trying to figure out are you black or white, from the north or south, and when was the last time you were down south? (the 1950's I take it). As a black man raised in the south I think it's completely absurd that you think in this day and age blacks in the south are scared crapless of white folks (some are distrustful or even hostile but scared I don't think so). Also I'm pretty sure whites in the south are more afraid of black neighborhoods than up north. In Ohio for instance neighborhoods were more mixed and whites seemed more comfortable in any neighborhood. While both the North and South in my experience have some affluent white neighborhoods where blacks warn each other you may be treated like a criminal if you go there.


And though I get your point about the old south. Most southern blacks today don't remember any of that and some of the young are totally ignorant of that past (both black and white for good or bad).

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Old 02-27-2008, 02:39 PM
 
Location: New York City
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South Bronx boy oh boy.....

Brooklyn north hahaha

Harlem

A white person steps to any of these areas and he is GUARANTEED dead.
Wrong. Just because a lot of White people don't live in these areas doesn't mean that they don't ever work in them and commute through them.
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I'm trying to figure out are you black or white, from the north or south, and when was the last time you were down south? (the 1950's I take it). As a black man raised in the south I think it's completely absurd that you think in this day and age blacks in the south are scared crapless of white folks (some are distrustful or even hostile but scared I don't think so). Also I'm pretty sure whites in the south are more afraid of black neighborhoods than up north. In Ohio for instance neighborhoods were more mixed and whites seemed more comfortable in any neighborhood. While both the North and South in my experience have some affluent white neighborhoods where blacks warn each other you may be treated like a criminal if you go there.


And though I get your point about the old south. Most southern blacks today don't remember any of that and some of the young are totally ignorant of that past (both black and white for good or bad).
Thank you.
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