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Old Yesterday, 06:56 AM
 
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We need to have this conversation, as a country.

This woman feared these young men. (Yes, they are legally children and deserve the legal protections and privileges that children enjoy, but visually, they are men, and as football players likely to appear to be very large, fit young men).

When she saw them approach, she feared them, and reacted out of that fear.
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Old Yesterday, 07:29 AM
 
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It's played down because it isn't a big factor in society except for those who use it as a crutch for handouts and special favors.
Lots of regular folks are better off not being forced to work around or hang out with their political adversaries. That seems to cause more separation and violence. As we have seen, anger and resentment are at epidemic levels. Some people make it a point to make the work environment heavily favoring one side or the other. That split is usually heavily one-sided as well - ten or more against two. Eventually, the two will become isolated under the pressure, soon to quit or be terminated. Resentment begins to build.

The split created a one-sided workplace - so politically divided that it's next to impossible to work together. It also created the handout culture. It's a reality that just won't ever go away.
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Old Yesterday, 07:54 AM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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Oh, yes.
I have had youngsters come to the door "looking for work".
In more remote areas, they will pull up in the driveway and honk the horn. If someone responds they drive away.
If these were children, there would have been an adult driving them around. When children come to the door selling this or that there is always an adult hovering nearby in a vehicle.

She over-reacted. But she looks like the type who would.


Interesting. Sounds more than a little "urban legend"-ish to me.....
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Old Yesterday, 09:07 AM
 
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We need to have this conversation, as a country.

This woman feared these young men. (Yes, they are legally children and deserve the legal protections and privileges that children enjoy, but visually, they are men, and as football players likely to appear to be very large, fit young men).

When she saw them approach, she feared them, and reacted out of that fear.
" but visually, they are men, and as football players likely to appear to be very large, fit young men)."


Schools QUIT using "girls and boys" and now use MEN and WOMEN sports team and locker rooms, etc.
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Old Yesterday, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Crazy woman pulls gun, gets arrested, went to jail.

Newspaper takes the opportunity to turn it into a Whitey IS Racist event.

Remember, We are all racist now.
White America has never stopped being racist.

The idea that because we desegregated beaches and bathrooms and drinking fountains and restaurants and apartments 50 years ago that white America suddenly lost their racist underpinnings is just silly. It is part of the culture and will be for generations to come.
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Old Yesterday, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Texas
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White America has never stopped being racist.

The idea that because we desegregated beaches and bathrooms and drinking fountains and restaurants and apartments 50 years ago that white America suddenly lost their racist underpinnings is just silly. It is part of the culture and will be for generations to come.
In a post about racism you display overt racism?
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Old Yesterday, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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We need to have this conversation, as a country.

This woman feared these young men. (Yes, they are legally children and deserve the legal protections and privileges that children enjoy, but visually, they are men, and as football players likely to appear to be very large, fit young men).

When she saw them approach, she feared them, and reacted out of that fear.

And I would have too. I've read enough about well-meaning (or naive) white people opening their doors to groups of young black men, only to be assaulted (or worse) that I simply would not open my door to a group of young black men. It stinks for the decent ones who are just trying to do some good (like fundraising for their school), but that's the way it goes.
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Old Yesterday, 02:03 PM
 
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I wouldn't put a gun on anyone but trust me when I say I wouldn't even open the door if I saw 4 teen boys of any color out there.
But if it were 4 teen girls you would open the door, right? Sexist !
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Old Yesterday, 04:01 PM
 
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I usually pull my wallet on them.
I would like for you to elaborate on that.
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Old Yesterday, 04:04 PM
 
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And I would have too. I've read enough about well-meaning (or naive) white people opening their doors to groups of young black men, only to be assaulted (or worse) that I simply would not open my door to a group of young black men. It stinks for the decent ones who are just trying to do some good (like fundraising for their school), but that's the way it goes.
Well, I open my door when I see young Black men. I've never had anything happen to me from that instance. And I've been a Black male who had to do some work in certain neighborhoods. I empathize more with the young Black men who are decent than the persons who say "I wouldn't open my door for young Black men". I'm a Black male and I know what it's like when someone perceives you as a threat.

I want you to think about this. When I was in my adolescent years, I got bullied alot. The majority of those who bullied me and assaulted me were White males. Now, I don't avoid all White males. I take persons individual by individual. However, answer this. What would you think if I adopted the "I avoid hanging around White males" based on things that happened to me?
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