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Old 07-20-2012, 01:01 PM
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Those black churches in AL may have smelled your attitude which BTW I know many white people who would be put off by you.
Don't see any attitude from him but yours is coming through loud and clear.
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:57 PM
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Default Pretty astute observation...

[quote=KerryB;11914900] But small towns in rural white communities like those in KY have so much in common with blacks, esp southern blacks, its not even funny. They eat the same types of foods, talk the same, usually very religious, have a lot of the same problems (teen pregnancy & such), drugs, I could go on & on. Outside of their own people, they have more in common with each other than any other groups, yet they're so far apart.

Anyways, thats just an observation.[/quote/]

actually and coincidentally enough there was a recent post in the c-d Chicago forum, Chicago's historically poor white neighborhood (s)...

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