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Old 07-04-2008, 06:41 PM
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When it comes to racism you really can't win with some foiks. I've had some good black friends in the past but when you meet many for the first time they'll assume certain things or that's how they come across. Only by continuing to be civil and kind will you win some over but many you never will. On the other hand I worked for a year in Hattiesburg, MS. Blacks there were overwhelmingly some of the most genuinely decent, kind people I've ever met. The whites I met were great with white people but would often rant and rave against blacks. It just seemed systemic to take out their frustrations with life on blacks. Too many people are just uncomfortable with anything that's different from their comfort zone. Combine that with people, no matter what their race, that perpetuate stereotypes by acting badly in public, and you will always have racism. Heck, Biil Clinton used to be called the first Black president. Now many Blacks are angry with him for the racial overtones of his wife's campaign. For the sake of this forum, it would probably be best to keep comments to "you felt you experienced racism" rather than trying to suggest that certain races do this or that. By the way, many White women today date and even marry Black men. If, in a city that's 26% Black, you moved into an area that's majority Black as you described, stands to reason that those Black men giving you attention probably thought you like Black men. If you were getting that much attention you must be quite attractive. Thus alot of men were hopeful to attract you. Take it as a compliment and either ignore it or move. Your post certainly didn't do anything to scare away potential Tyler residents. Just made the world a little less friendly.

Old 07-04-2008, 06:46 PM
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If the poster said something positive maybe I'd think something was neutral but seems all negative so I can't find that a town I have been to has changed so much that hookers are running around all over the place. I don't care what color people are and what they drive and how many people travel together. If you move to the wrong part of town sometimes that will happen.
Old 07-04-2008, 07:42 PM
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