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Old 11-21-2009, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Yeah, and that Pennsylvania pool refusing to let black children in doesnt look bad?

Sorry sweet cheeks, it happens on both ends of the spectrum.
That Pennsylvania pool group just recently declared bankruptcy.
Good for them..they deserve to go belly up after what they did.
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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I have yet to understand how the South is the 'racist' part of the nation, especially when it was Californians and other Westerners who discriminated against Chinese immigrants, and lobbied for putting the Japanese in interment camps during WWII. It was none other than the Northeast that routinely discriminated against Irish immigrants, Poles, Jews, Muslims, etc. in the early to mid 20th century, with the latter being more recent. And to cap it all off, it was Northern and Western business interests who pushed for genocide of the Native Americans on the Plains just after the Civil War.
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Don't forget Chinese men being lynched and being barred from bringing their families to California...
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Old 11-22-2009, 02:48 PM
 
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If the South is so horrible..why are so many fleeing the north and the coasts and moving to the South ?
Because in the South we have a more realistic viewpoint of how the world works and we aren't destroying ourselves by following distorted, hippy, "let's all hold hands and become one" viewpoints on how the world works. The blue states up North are turning into socialist nightmares by attracting immigrants from the Third World to their cities and offering them welfare, while overtaxing the white populations.

What scares me is if the South will suffer the same fate. Afterall, it seems like pretty soon every white person up North will be moving down here with their liberal policies. I am so sick of it. Go back to where you came from.
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Old 11-22-2009, 02:50 PM
 
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When most people are comparing the South to the North in these terms, it's usually the major urban areas of the North that experienced a significant influx of Blacks during the Great Migration that are being compared. In that regard, it's very legitimate to make the comparisons.
This is my whole point! And I already explained this over and over and over. In the areas up North where there is diversity, you have just as much racism as in the South! Gee whiz!
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Old 11-22-2009, 02:53 PM
 
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Don't forget Chinese men being lynched and being barred from bringing their families to California...


I am glad people are bringing this up, but let's take this conversation a step further. Why is it only white people who get punished for racism when racism occurs everywhere in the world where you have different races interacting?
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Old 11-22-2009, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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I am glad people are bringing this up, but let's take this conversation a step further. Why is it only white people who get punished for racism when racism occurs everywhere in the world where you have different races interacting?
Point taken...
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Old 11-22-2009, 07:14 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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A friend and I decided to go bowling one evening in Minneapolis, MN. Upon entering the bowling alley, we discovered there were no other white people in the place. A black man behind the counter told us we'd better leave right away, they didn't want any violence.

Racism is everywhere. It happens all the time, all over the country, all over the world. When you hear my story, you think, isolated incident. But when it's your stories, then it's a way of life.

So not true.

No one is saying that there isn't racism in the South. But it is no more the norm in the South, then racism is the norm in any other part of this country.
Thanks for your story. Minneaopolis is not a place that someone thinks of when you hear "racism".

The South has that reputation, has the stereotype, unlike Minnesota. So when you hear something that sounds like it happened fifty years ago, it enforces the stereotype, especially if like me you haven't spent much time in the south.

Here's another example. Ever see a black guy driving Lexus out of the rundown ghetto neighborhood where he lives? That's a stereotype. It's not true of all black people, but when you see it, it reinforces the stereotype because there's just enough of an element of truth in it.

Take it further and look at the stereotypes of northerners the southerners are throwing around on this thread. Everyone is "a liberal", even though they have no clue about who were are as individuals and what we believe or don't believe. I'm sure they've met people who reinforced their stereotype as well and believe themselves to be making an accurate judgement.
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Old 11-22-2009, 07:18 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I am glad people are bringing this up, but let's take this conversation a step further. Why is it only white people who get punished for racism when racism occurs everywhere in the world where you have different races interacting?
Or different noses like those Hutus and Tutsi tribes that were killing each other a few years ago based on physical characteristics.

In this country it's the white people who get the rap because we are the majority and have had the upper hand for most of the country's existence.

There's always a mirror image. Slavery wouldn't have ended without the strength of the white abolitionists and Civil Rights couldn't have come about without the majority supporting it, either.
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Germantown, MD
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Yeah, and that Pennsylvania pool refusing to let black children in doesnt look bad?

Sorry sweet cheeks, it happens on both ends of the spectrum.
Yeah, but more so down South. Kids allegedly being barred from the pool vs the Jena 6 or a jop with his head in the 1800's? hmm. As I said the North does have its fair share of issues: the shooting of the black guy outside of a club in NY, alleged police brutality in Phil, the PA pool incident, the string of "noose incidents," etc. These however are relatively mild and rare. The reasons things like these are so high profile is because you wouldn't expect this in the NE.

It wasn't even that big of news, but just a "oh by the way" type of thing, and I never heard about it again.

A month or so ago I read an article about some kids in Virginia (one of them actually black) arranging pieces of sod in front of an elementary school to spell "white power" and other racist words, as well as to create a swastika. The city of Henderson, NC even has a listing for the KKK in its phonebook! On Nov. 20, 2009 the Huffington Post said that the KKK planned to hold a rally before an Ole Miss game. Last year members of the KKK severely beat a Hispanic teen in a Kentucky for no reason at all.

Southern Poverty Law Center's hate group map:
http://www.splcenter.org/intel/map/images/static-map.gif (broken link)

You should really take a look at their website: Southern Poverty Law Center
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:34 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Yeah, but more so down South. Kids allegedly being barred from the pool vs the Jena 6 or a jop with his head in the 1800's? hmm. As I said the North does have its fair share of issues: the shooting of the black guy outside of a club in NY, alleged police brutality in Phil, the PA pool incident, the string of "noose incidents," etc. These however are relatively mild and rare. The reasons things like these are so high profile is because you wouldn't expect this in the NE.

It wasn't even that big of news, but just a "oh by the way" type of thing, and I never heard about it again.

A month or so ago I read an article about some kids in Virginia (one of them actually black) arranging pieces of sod in front of an elementary school to spell "white power" and other racist words, as well as to create a swastika. The city of Henderson, NC even has a listing for the KKK in its phonebook! On Nov. 20, 2009 the Huffington Post said that the KKK planned to hold a rally before an Ole Miss game. Last year members of the KKK severely beat a Hispanic teen in a Kentucky for no reason at all.

Southern Poverty Law Center's hate group map:


You should really take a look at their website: Southern Poverty Law Center
Question. Have you ever lived here? Maryland doesnt count, btw.
Or do you simply go by the idiots that make the news?

Jackarses are everywhere, no matter the region you're in. We just happen to have said jackarses that are "better" about making the news. Jena 6..KKK...if you think the majority of people here support that kind of garbage, you're dead wrong.
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