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Old 11-04-2006, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Georgia.I rather be in GODS country Tennessee.Everybody knows Gods a VOLS fan.
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I have stayed away from this thread because maybe my post offended some people.I apologize if that is so.It was not my intention

 
Old 11-05-2006, 05:01 PM
 
Location: South Charlotte
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I started this post because I have never been treated poorly consistently by anyone except for African Americans...it has just been my personal experience, and I am able to get along great with anyone...I always give everyone the benefit of the doubt, that's why I was so hurt when I moved to Lousiana...it wasn't reciprocated.
I guess I would just like to point out how different Black people are according to location. There are different forms of racism and prejudices, and Black people in each state deal with different levels of this. This can also be said for White people in different states.

I have visited Louisiana, and I do believe there is some animosity against White people. I also think there is a class issue as well, and it just so happen that the lower financial class is Black people. Yeah, I can imagine the friction.
 
Old 11-05-2006, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Thumb of Michigan
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Civil war was not about slavery per se but about money.

The "north" region catered to the civil rights movement but in reality the north is more racist to minorities than the south on the basis knowing who doesn't like you and who does. For instance, would you rather know who is/are racist than not being able to tell?

Hopefully one day racism will cease to exist but at least in the "south" you know where the line is drawn hence the Mason/Dixon line.
 
Old 11-06-2006, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Southern California native, last 20 yrs in Milwaukee Wisc.
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Default Racism against whites

Black racism against whites, including violent acts, is very real. I know of many cases.. much more than the other way around (white racism against blacks). It is just that white racism, when it does occur, gets *much* more coverage than minority racism.
A white in public life just saying the N word will get much more news coverage than a minority somewhere who actually kills or rapes a white out of racial hatred.
 
Old 11-06-2006, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Navarre, Florida
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I guess I would just like to point out how different Black people are according to location. There are different forms of racism and prejudices, and Black people in each state deal with different levels of this. This can also be said for White people in different states.

I have visited Louisiana, and I do believe there is some animosity against White people. I also think there is a class issue as well, and it just so happen that the lower financial class is Black people. Yeah, I can imagine the friction.
Very well said. I also want people to know that I didn't start this thread to put anyone down...I'm an extremely curious person and I would like to find out why some people have such hostile feelings towards certain races. I've never understood that. As I stated in a previous post, it was my ancestors who were guilty of treating blacks horribly...why would someone treat me poorly for something I had nothing to do with? I've never truly understood racism...the way I see it, all of us are related to Adam and Eve. This is just something that I'm having a difficult time dealing with.
 
Old 11-06-2006, 07:42 PM
 
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or we're all related to the Leakey's Lucy. Just putting in a plug for East Africa, a place I like!
 
Old 11-06-2006, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Not Where I Want To Be
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The term "reverse racism" is misleading.

If a black person doesn't like white people, that isn't reverse racism. It's just racism.

Racism is when you judge someone based upon their race. Period. The race in question has nothing to do with the meaning of the word.
You make a very good point Mark.

I deleted the first post because, well, I screwed up with quoting and coloring!
 
Old 11-07-2006, 09:08 PM
 
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I'd have to agree with this.

I'm fascinated with all the diversity there is in this country and how much we can learn from other cultures.
Like Drive-bys, Slinging Dope, Criminal behaviour, and un-wed mothers and poverty??
 
Old 11-08-2006, 06:26 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Like Drive-bys, Slinging Dope, Criminal behaviour, and un-wed mothers and poverty??
Which culture most demonstrates those particular attributes, DeLaSalle?
 
Old 11-08-2006, 12:02 PM
 
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Like Drive-bys, Slinging Dope, Criminal behaviour, and un-wed mothers and poverty??
Just another example of subconciuos racism.
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