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View Poll Results: do you notice more racism in paducah,ky?
yes and how? 2 66.67%
no 1 33.33%
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Old 04-07-2007, 12:01 PM
 
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My husband is black and i am white. i have never encountred such racism of all kinds like i have in paducah,ky.does ayone else live ther of any color and experienced this? it, amazing to me to hear a sweet little lady use the "N" word. apparently i don't fit their "sterotype of a white woman with a black man so they feel free to say whatever comes to mind. it's just more than i can understand. where i work, i've actually had white adults step right in front of black customers like they weren't even there. which i refuse to acknowledge them until im through with my current customer, and these people just don't get it. if anyone else lives in paducah,ky id like to hear your opinion on this.

 
Old 04-07-2007, 12:23 PM
 
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Thumbs down Racism In Paducah

YES,YES,YES
 
Old 04-07-2007, 08:19 PM
 
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Default Re: do you notice more racism in paducah,ky?

Racism, its all over the world in all communities. Some turn their head and pretend that they are not racist, but deep down you know they are. I am Cherokee, and some ppl look at me as tho I am strange. They act like their God is better than mine. They act like their way to heaven is the only way to heaven. If you don't dress like they do and act like they do, they don't want any friendship with you. You have to kneel down and kiss their feet to get along with them.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 11:38 AM
 
Location: NOTfromhere, Indiana
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Some places just haven't caught up with the modern world. And may never.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 12:17 PM
 
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This is scary, really.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 01:55 PM
 
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Racism, its all over the world in all communities. Some turn their head and pretend that they are not racist, but deep down you know they are. I am Cherokee, and some ppl look at me as tho I am strange. They act like their God is better than mine. They act like their way to heaven is the only way to heaven. If you don't dress like they do and act like they do, they don't want any friendship with you. You have to kneel down and kiss their feet to get along with them.
Thank you.I wish things would change but I don't think it ever will.
 
Old 04-09-2007, 08:19 AM
 
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I'm not from Paducah but I'm from a small town close to it. I personally didn't see a lot of racism when I lived there, but it could be different in that small town. Also it's not a fair call for me to make because I'm white. I'm sorry to hear that you're going through that.

People use the whole "bible belt" excuse for things like this, but any good Christian knows that they are not supposed to act like that. Even when they try to justify their reactions over interracial couples it's still very wrong because it is against the Christian ways to judge a person (not our call to judge people for anything).

I wish people would grow up and mind their own business. In the mean time I wish they'd do like my parents did and teach their children to respect everyone regardless of their race or any other trait that could catagorize them. Really in my house it wasn't even about teaching to repect all races. I didn't even know there were derogatory terms until I was halfway through elementary school and heard it from the mouth of other adults.

LOL I was definetly a lover not a fighter. There's a recording of me when I was little where I even defended corn flies because "they're my friends." LOL What a goof I was.
 
Old 04-09-2007, 10:44 AM
 
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I'm not from Paducah but I'm from a small town close to it. I personally didn't see a lot of racism when I lived there, but it could be different in that small town. Also it's not a fair call for me to make because I'm white. I'm sorry to hear that you're going through that.

People use the whole "bible belt" excuse for things like this, but any good Christian knows that they are not supposed to act like that. Even when they try to justify their reactions over interracial couples it's still very wrong because it is against the Christian ways to judge a person (not our call to judge people for anything).

I wish people would grow up and mind their own business. In the mean time I wish they'd do like my parents did and teach their children to respect everyone regardless of their race or any other trait that could catagorize them. Really in my house it wasn't even about teaching to repect all races. I didn't even know there were derogatory terms until I was halfway through elementary school and heard it from the mouth of other adults.

LOL I was definetly a lover not a fighter. There's a recording of me when I was little where I even defended corn flies because "they're my friends." LOL What a goof I was.

You weren't a goof, you were just a good kid. A kind, sensitive kid like most children are. For the life of me, I wish we could adopt children's philosophies of liking people for who they are, not what they look like. It still shocks me to this day that it's 2007 and we're still dealing with old-world racism like it's the 19th century. Being a Black person, I have been slapped in the face by very subtle, very polite racism, and I think that hurts more than if someone did it maliciously. How do you get angry with someone who smiles at you like an old friend, and then says something totally racist? Are they not aware of it? They must be. Right....?
 
Old 04-09-2007, 03:07 PM
 
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I'd like to share my observations. Despite setbacks from time to time, I think, as a country, we have made great strides to root out a lot of hate and racism. Drawing upon my own experiences, the offenders (bigots) tend to be the older folks. A good example was the poster sharing the story of a seemingly "sweet little old lady" and her despicable utterance. A lot of the racism in this country literally needs to "die".
 
Old 04-09-2007, 09:49 PM
 
Location: matteson, IL
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I'd like to share my observations. Despite setbacks from time to time, I think, as a country, we have made great strides to root out a lot of hate and racism. Drawing upon my own experiences, the offenders (bigots) tend to be the older folks. A good example was the poster sharing the story of a seemingly "sweet little old lady" and her despicable utterance. A lot of the racism in this country literally needs to "die".
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