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Old 08-14-2011, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Burlington burbs
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I lived in London for 30+ years and France for a couple of years. I've witnessed more racism in VT in the 7 years I've lived here than anywhere else. Some of the worse cases from my neighbors in PC Montpelier.

 
Old 08-14-2011, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth
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I lived in London for 30+ years and France for a couple of years. I've witnessed more racism in VT in the 7 years I've lived here than anywhere else. Some of the worse cases from my neighbors in PC Montpelier.
Well, at least I know I am not delusional. I was starting to think maybe I was living in an alternate reality
 
Old 08-14-2011, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth
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"Colored" used to be one of the respectful terms for Blacks, the racist, unkind, term starting with an n and ending with r. "Colored" is perhaps outdated but I've never taken it to connote racism, without other evidence the person saying it is racist.

Actually, this term has always stumped me, although I do understand the historic indications of it. As far as I am concerned, everyone is colored, unless you simply lack pigmentation.
 
Old 08-14-2011, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth
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I have Republican and Democrat friends. Does that count?

LOL. That was funny...thanks for the giggle after all the seriousness
 
Old 08-15-2011, 06:10 AM
 
Location: in a cabin overlooking the mountains
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Actually, this term has always stumped me, although I do understand the historic indications of it. As far as I am concerned, everyone is colored, unless you simply lack pigmentation.
Until the NAACP changes its name I am going to assume that "colored" is an inoffensive, if outdated term.
 
Old 08-15-2011, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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Until the NAACP changes its name I am going to assume that "colored" is an inoffensive, if outdated term.
Don't use that term here where I live. If you do - you'll be slapped with an EO (Equal Opportunity) complaint here at work. You'd be amazed at all the 'offensive' things said depending on where one lives....sigh....it never ends.
 
Old 08-15-2011, 08:45 AM
 
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Until the NAACP changes its name I am going to assume that "colored" is an inoffensive, if outdated term.
It is used due when the organization was created(by Blacks and Whites, by the way).
 
Old 08-15-2011, 12:52 PM
 
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Actually, this term has always stumped me, although I do understand the historic indications of it. As far as I am concerned, everyone is colored, unless you simply lack pigmentation.
From Houston and if I ever stopped at Jack in the Box my 4 year old would tell me to ask the "pink girl or orange girl" for something. Thought it was really cute since she wasn't really "black" lol
 
Old 01-01-2012, 06:04 PM
 
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Default Racism in VT...it's no illusion!

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Well, at least I know I am not delusional. I was starting to think maybe I was living in an alternate reality
I am originally from Asia, I have lived in the USA for over 13 years, I have lived in Idaho, Oregon, Georgia, Louisiana, and Michigan. I moved to Vt about 2.5 years ago and Vermont is by far the most racist state I have ever been. In the Burlington area, people are mostly fine, but I have had countless racism encounters in Milton and St Albans, where i worked and lived. I have had my turn skipped at the DMV, pharmacist who told me that she had no time for me, and U-haul people who insisted on charging me more until I went home to print out a copy of my original reservation and called U-haul headquarter etc... I can't wait to move out of this horrible state.
 
Old 01-02-2012, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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I am originally from Asia, I have lived in the USA for over 13 years, I have lived in Idaho, Oregon, Georgia, Louisiana, and Michigan. I moved to Vt about 2.5 years ago and Vermont is by far the most racist state I have ever been. In the Burlington area, people are mostly fine, but I have had countless racism encounters in Milton and St Albans, where i worked and lived. I have had my turn skipped at the DMV, pharmacist who told me that she had no time for me, and U-haul people who insisted on charging me more until I went home to print out a copy of my original reservation and called U-haul headquarter etc... I can't wait to move out of this horrible state.
Living in Milton and St. Albans, regardless of your race, was your first mistake.
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