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Old 04-11-2012, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Crowntown
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Disagree. We've been there, and done that, and realize that it's not conducive to a harmonious future. Looks like maybe the rest of the country is going through our trials. For the most part, we get along around here.
Yeah, that was really my point. I'm only 25 so I don't remember the days before the civil rights movement. When I go to other parts of the country I'm usually shocked at how much racism there is. Especially concerning blacks being racist towards whites. I'm White and the nicest people Ive met in the south have all been black. When I visit other parts of the country the meanest people I met have mostly been black.

It just perplexes me because of the souths terrible racist history and the stereotype of it still being that way. In the hood in Atlanta black folks smile and compliment me, if I need a dollar or wanna borrow a cigarette, no problem, if I'm lost and need directions folks will get in there cars and escort me to where I need to go expecting nothing in return. In the hood in midwestern and west coast cities most black people just mug me like "don't talk to me cracker or I will hurt you." and ignore me or get offended when I ask something of them or a question. Most white people I know in the midwest can't stand black people and most white people from where I'm from love black people. It's confusing. I would assume it would be the opposite.

 
Old 04-11-2012, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Crowntown
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Actually, southern cities have been hit too. Teaxs cities have also been hit.

Smash-and-grab burglars target downtown liquor store *| ajc.com
Video shows teens mob clerk, rob convenience store in Red Bird area of Dallas | Crime Blog | dallasnews.com
http://violentflashmobs.com/files/images/0809111319.jpg
First Fridays organizers consider changes after recent problems | Richmond Times-Dispatch
Mob rush of Dallas store caught on camera | khou.com Houston
Smash-and-grab burglars hit downtown boutique *| ajc.com
'Borderline riot' at Alabama Adventure theme park sends police in, park guests out | al.com
Teens Charged in FOX13 News Team Attack | MyFox Memphis | Fox 13 News (http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/dpp/news/crime/012711-teens-charged-in-fox13-news-team-attack - broken link)
Six people from six states charged after group robbery of Birmingham service station | al.com
6 robbery suspects caught on New Orleans crime camera | NOLA.com


Why it keeps happening, I can't answer, as I don't know those persons. I live in the suburbs in northern Cobb County, in the Atlanta area. I rarely make trips into the city, and when I do so, it's during the daytime. I have never actually witnessed any of the flash mobs, as I am rarely ever in the city.

I wondered why it didn't happen in the South. Actually, after a google search, I found out this stuff was happening. I just wasn't hearing about it. I don't watch the news, so I usually have no way of knowing. I'm not looking for this kind of news.
Ok, nevermind, I guess it is a nationwide phenomenon. I still stand by my claim that race relations in states like NC,TN,TX are better than 95% of the country.
 
Old 04-11-2012, 07:33 PM
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Ok, nevermind, I guess it is a nationwide phenomenon. I still stand by my claim that race relations in states like NC,TN,TX are better than 95% of the country.
It depends. I live in Georgia. I lived in a suburb an hour west of Atlanta, and alot of the bullying I got kind of made me rather jaded. It made me feel that race relations weren't that great. If I had been near the Perimeter duing high school(as oppose to Paulding County), it would have been better. I would say that many of the Black people I have ran into in the South have been nice. Of course, this being noted, people are individuals. I have met some not so nice Black people. Same thing goes for people of other ethnicities.

I have been to Texas. My father likes Texas better than Georgia. I would tend to agree with him.
 
Old 04-11-2012, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Originally Posted by green_mariner View Post
Actually, southern cities have been hit too. Teaxs cities have also been hit.

Smash-and-grab burglars target downtown liquor store *| ajc.com
Video shows teens mob clerk, rob convenience store in Red Bird area of Dallas | Crime Blog | dallasnews.com
http://violentflashmobs.com/files/images/0809111319.jpg
First Fridays organizers consider changes after recent problems | Richmond Times-Dispatch
Mob rush of Dallas store caught on camera | khou.com Houston
Smash-and-grab burglars hit downtown boutique *| ajc.com
'Borderline riot' at Alabama Adventure theme park sends police in, park guests out | al.com
Teens Charged in FOX13 News Team Attack | MyFox Memphis | Fox 13 News (http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/dpp/news/crime/012711-teens-charged-in-fox13-news-team-attack - broken link)
Six people from six states charged after group robbery of Birmingham service station | al.com
6 robbery suspects caught on New Orleans crime camera | NOLA.com


Why it keeps happening, I can't answer, as I don't know those persons. I live in the suburbs in northern Cobb County, in the Atlanta area. I rarely make trips into the city, and when I do so, it's during the daytime. I have never actually witnessed any of the flash mobs, as I am rarely ever in the city.

I wondered why it didn't happen in the South. Actually, after a google search, I found out this stuff was happening. I just wasn't hearing about it. I don't watch the news, so I usually have no way of knowing. I'm not looking for this kind of news.
I was being facetious. What a shame though.
 
Old 04-11-2012, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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It depends. I live in Georgia. I lived in a suburb an hour west of Atlanta, and alot of the bullying I got kind of made me rather jaded. It made me feel that race relations weren't that great. If I had been near the Perimeter duing high school(as oppose to Paulding County), it would have been better. I would say that many of the Black people I have ran into in the South have been nice. Of course, this being noted, people are individuals. I have met some not so nice Black people. Same thing goes for people of other ethnicities.

I have been to Texas. My father likes Texas better than Georgia. I would tend to agree with him.
That stuff went both ways when I was a kid as well. Not saying that it's acceptable, just that it happens. What is important is using rationality to realize that that is part of what kids do, and what sort of perspective you have now. There are things that have happened to me that could make someone distrust another race no matter how pleasant interactions have been since. Racism is a disease of the mind that can only be defeated by using reason against our learned and sometimes natural prejudices.
 
Old 04-11-2012, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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It depends. I live in Georgia. I lived in a suburb an hour west of Atlanta, and alot of the bullying I got kind of made me rather jaded. It made me feel that race relations weren't that great. If I had been near the Perimeter duing high school(as oppose to Paulding County), it would have been better. I would say that many of the Black people I have ran into in the South have been nice. Of course, this being noted, people are individuals. I have met some not so nice Black people. Same thing goes for people of other ethnicities.

I have been to Texas. My father likes Texas better than Georgia. I would tend to agree with him.
And, O/T, there is no way in hell I would live in Texas over Georgia.
 
Old 04-11-2012, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Crowntown
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It depends. I live in Georgia. I lived in a suburb an hour west of Atlanta, and alot of the bullying I got kind of made me rather jaded. It made me feel that race relations weren't that great. If I had been near the Perimeter duing high school(as oppose to Paulding County), it would have been better. I would say that many of the Black people I have ran into in the South have been nice. Of course, this being noted, people are individuals. I have met some not so nice Black people. Same thing goes for people of other ethnicities.

I have been to Texas. My father likes Texas better than Georgia. I would tend to agree with him.
No offense but how do you know you were bullied because of your race and not because you just appeared to be a weak target? If you don't know how to stand up for yourself and embarrass people when they make fun of you and your timid and can't fight you will get mobbed on and bullied.
I experienced alot of racism too as a youngster, but it was really just people with crappy lives seeing an oppurtunity to take out there problems on a weaker person that won't defend themselves but it made me tuff and by the time I was in HS I never got bullied because other kids knew I wasn't someone you could roll over without getting rolled on and I'm from a much tuffer place than you.
Inside the perimeter, Westside, trust me things probably would have not been easier for you inside the perimeter if your just a soft guy, regardless of race. Where I'm from if you can't fight and aren't willing to throw down anywhere at any time you will get bullied and bullies shoot at you with fully automatic guns in SWAT, not paintball guns.
 
Old 04-11-2012, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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No offense but how do you know you were bullied because of your race and not because you just appeared to be a weak target? If you don't know how to stand up for yourself and embarrass people when they make fun of you and your timid and can't fight you will get mobbed on and bullied.
I experienced alot of racism too as a youngster, but it was really just people with crappy lives seeing an oppurtunity to take out there problems on a weaker person that won't defend themselves but it made me tuff and by the time I was in HS I never got bullied because other kids knew I wasn't someone you could roll over without getting rolled on and I'm from a much tuffer place than you.
Inside the perimeter, Westside, trust me things probably would have not been easier for you inside the perimeter if your just a soft guy. Where I'm from if you can't fight and aren't willing to throw down anywhere at any time you will get bullied and bullies murder people over there.
Don't assume anything. I'm from College Park, Georgia. Know where that is? I'm past the chest puffing of high school by a long ways, but I wasn't a soft target.

How were you able to tell that it was because of race? You think the same things don't apply?
 
Old 04-11-2012, 08:06 PM
 
Location: planet octupulous is nearing earths atmosphere
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more thugs beating and robbing a white man!!! ohh wait a minute thats not news


VIDEO: Black Mob Beats, Strips & Robs Tourist As Onlookers Laugh in Baltimore - YouTube
 
Old 04-11-2012, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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more thugs beating and robbing a white man!!! ohh wait a minute thats not news


VIDEO: Black Mob Beats, Strips & Robs Tourist As Onlookers Laugh in Baltimore - YouTube
The police chief in Baltimore said this is not a hate crime. What's sad is if he was armed and killed one of them he would be in jail.
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