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Old 09-20-2011, 02:50 PM
 
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Sadly, blatant racism was alive and well in many cities and suburbs in the 70's and 80's, Denverian. Johnson County certainly doesn't hold exclusive rights to that one. It's very possible that your Johnson County friends are racists. It's learned behavior perpetrated by ignorant people in all counties in our country. You missed the mark on that one, Denver.
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:01 PM
 
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The OP probably should have specifed he/she was addressing JOCO KS when posting in the Missouri forum and not Johnson County Missouri.
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:45 PM
 
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I laughed if that makes you feel better, Pete. This KC forum has become one big wet noodle lately.
I did, too, esp. since I know you're a JoCo resident!
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:35 AM
 
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The OP probably should have specifed he/she was addressing JOCO KS when posting in the Missouri forum and not Johnson County Missouri.
What's the difference?
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:09 PM
 
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If the workers handling our curbside recycling can't keep all the aluminum cans from falling out, then it will be reflected in their Christmas tip.

Would it kill Trader Joe's to accept the American Express Black card?

Third time this week our neighborhood pool doesn't have enough lounge chairs. Honestly, I don't know why I even try!

I know we're supposed to turn the other cheek, but the barista at the coffee shop in our church is just flat out RUDE.
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:18 PM
 
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If the workers handling our curbside recycling can't keep all the aluminum cans from falling out, then it will be reflected in their Christmas tip.

Would it kill Trader Joe's to accept the American Express Black card?

Third time this week our neighborhood pool doesn't have enough lounge chairs. Honestly, I don't know why I even try!

I know we're supposed to turn the other cheek, but the barista at the coffee shop in our church is just flat out RUDE.

Ha ha!
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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If the workers handling our curbside recycling can't keep all the aluminum cans from falling out, then it will be reflected in their Christmas tip.

Would it kill Trader Joe's to accept the American Express Black card?

Third time this week our neighborhood pool doesn't have enough lounge chairs. Honestly, I don't know why I even try!

I know we're supposed to turn the other cheek, but the barista at the coffee shop in our church is just flat out RUDE.
If your church has a coffee shop... well, that's just so wrong! Must be one of those "jumbo-tron/power point presentation/hand waving/Armani suit wearing pastor" mega entertainmochurches?
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Sadly, blatant racism was alive and well in many cities and suburbs in the 70's and 80's, Denverian. Johnson County certainly doesn't hold exclusive rights to that one. It's very possible that your Johnson County friends are racists. It's learned behavior perpetrated by ignorant people in all counties in our country. You missed the mark on that one, Denver.
How did I miss the mark? We weren't discussing all counties in our country. I'm quite aware that racism is everywhere.

I would like to think that with more racial diversity in JoCo today, perhaps racism, especially among younger people, is not as prevalent.
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Old 09-23-2011, 05:13 PM
 
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How did I miss the mark? We weren't discussing all counties in our country. I'm quite aware that racism is everywhere.

I would like to think that with more racial diversity in JoCo today, perhaps racism, especially among younger people, is not as prevalent.
Your post bashing Johnson County by attempting to portray the county as a racist community paints an false picture, past and present.
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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smellykat, you do realize that JoCo owes much of it's success to racism don't you? The state line (with kcmo) and county line (with kck) were huge barriers at one time keeping out blacks. It may not the case in 2011, but you can't ignore how such a large area so close to a major core city remained so white for so long while black migration spread into Raytown, Grandview etc and is now as far away from the core as Lee' Summit, Grandview/Cass County etc. While today I don't think JoCo is racist per say, I think it's more of a choice of most middle class blacks to simply avoid it (choosing places like Lee's Summit instead often due to the history of JoCo or personal experiences they have had there), but the history is there.

Do some research on Leawood's history. Did you know they refused to even widen any streets that connected with KCMO (95th, 103rd etc) for the longest time?

While white flight effected every metro in the country, especially midwestern and southern metros, I'm not sure there is a major metropolitan county in the country that is literally across the street from two urban counties with high minority populations that is just now seeing a very minor increase is black migration. It's really almost difficult to comprehend.
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