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Old 10-11-2009, 02:01 PM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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It's quite sad because I returned to Omaha some 5 years ago with the best of expectations only to find this city is still about 20 to 30 years behind the rest of the nation where racial attitudes and the persistence of racism are concerned. And, it's a harsh reality to consider that things will probably not change anytime soon as long as we have those who are satisfied with scraping by and accepting the few crumbs given to them. Omaha's own El Hajj Malik El Shabazz (aka Malcolm X) lectured exhaustively on this subject.

Were it not for these same backward attitudes, by now (perhaps)the city of Omaha would have had a class action suit filed against it for not consistently hiring African-Americans and others. OPS also seems to have an unwritten policy wherein if you fail to fit a certain profile you're likely to not be hired...especially if you're older and/or African-American or simply appear to be a "forward thinking" person. Btw, I've never seen so many African-American youth in classrooms with caucasian teachers. Most caucasians in Omaha, otherwise, want nothing to do with African-Americans. Why are African-American parents not demanding African-American teachers throughout Omaha??? This is a subject for another day.

In the words of an old Quincy Jones song,...the young become the old, and mysteries do unfold. Now I know why my mother moved away from Omaha many years ago.

Omaha's nothing but an old klan stronghold and the very people the card carrying klansmen purport to keep down are in complicity by their unwillingness to fight back because they're so pleased to have crumbs. I see it and feel it everywhere.

You had me reading until you posted that (bolded red) line of stupid BS.

You are aware of the fact, for instance, that several top administrators in OPS are blacks? Gene Haynes - principal at Omaha North High School - comes to mind. Excellent, fantastic man! The man is straight up amazing.



Take your tired old 1967 racism and go somewhere that people are stupid enough to believe it. Most of us simply aren't buying that BS.
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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You had me reading until you posted that (bolded red) line of stupid BS.

You are aware of the fact, for instance, that several top administrators in OPS are blacks? Gene Haynes - principal at Omaha North High School - comes to mind. Excellent, fantastic man! The man is straight up amazing.



Take your tired old 1967 racism and go somewhere that people are stupid enough to believe it. Most of us simply aren't buying that BS.
Or how about the acting Chief of Omaha Police, a black man named Alex Hayes. Or what about Thomas Warren, the former OPD Chief of Police who just retired a couple years ago.
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:21 PM
 
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or how about the acting chief of omaha police, a black man named alex hayes. Or what about thomas warren, the former opd chief of police who just retired a couple years ago.
Impossible!!!!!!
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Grand Island, Nebraska
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Don't mind if I do.

So what has need done in the 4 1/2 years to bring new jobs to North Omaha, crime seems to be still running a muck and welware hand outs are at an all time high. Aside from a new wally world... not much.
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Old 02-16-2014, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Don't mind if I do.

So what has need done in the 4 1/2 years to bring new jobs to North Omaha, crime seems to be still running a muck and welware hand outs are at an all time high. Aside from a new wally world... not much.
That WalMart is a marginal improvement, and there is also that new development on the old Mister C's site. There was also a company that Jim Suttle had convinced to open a factory somewhere in northeast Omaha, but I remember they came under financial trouble and I don't remember if they ever opened.

You'll also see natural progress with our economy, which has been showing very steady improvement under Obama.
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Old 02-16-2014, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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There is a decent sized industrial park well in the works between 16th and Carter Lake. Those would be some good jobs for the area.
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:42 PM
 
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Why would any retailer WANT to open a store in North Omaha. Shoplifting, shootings, drugs in the parking lot. Seems kind of risky.
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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Why would any retailer WANT to open a store in North Omaha. Shoplifting, shootings, drugs in the parking lot. Seems kind of risky.
Probably because it is by far the most undeserved part of the market. People in North Omaha eat food and wear clothes just like everyone else.
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:17 PM
 
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Why would any retailer WANT to open a store in North Omaha. Shoplifting, shootings, drugs in the parking lot. Seems kind of risky.
You make a really good point - because we all know that none of those things exist anywhere besides North Omaha.
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