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Old 01-23-2012, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Southwest Louisiana
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I'm not having a hard time digesting anything lol, I just stated that I have not enountered the level of racism that he has on any of my visits to Lafayette. I do think he may be exxagerating some of the situations that he is talking about. I have to say though that it is kind of funny that if you look at his posting history, you will see that the only posts he has ever done is all on this thread.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Durham, North Carolina
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Default What Light?

Wow!

This thread is a trip!
It's great because it opens up and sheds light on a lot of things.

I also think y'all were waaaaay too hard on "skippydoo."

1. I moved to Atlanta, Georgia back in the early 80s. Hot-Lanta beat my butt so bad it made me get sober. (Exactly what I needed.)
While there, I surprisingly learned that white southerners and black southerners have more in common with each other, than I had with any of them. (I'm from California ... and I keep leaving it and returning to it like a bad habit.)

This is a big and regional country.

The people native to the area appeared to have almost a knee-jerk reaction to "skippydoo." It's like his and the comments from the guy from N.Y. were personal attacks... which makes sense.

2. Perhaps people who grew up in the area know each other deeper than those of us who come in from the outside. Outsiders see things that insiders don't because we have to go through the fringe elements before we can find the good hearts and minds of ... the real folks. This is true of any place in the country ... probably in the world.

3. But of all the remarks, it was "Innotech's" that caused me the greatest alarm. People who are conditioned by racism and "privilege" to the point where they don't even know they're harboring ideas and attitudes that ... well ... stem from unconscious racism.

To say that any trouble is created by blacks who are "uncivilized"
... rather than the "good blacks" who are civilized ...


Well dude ... there's so many red flags in that statement that it looks like China in there.

AMERICA is a racist country and it's all about money. We're getting better, but our history of U.S. apartheid is one of the worst in the world. We have to accept that or fall prey to people like unscrupulous politicians seducing us out of our humanity and pitting us against one another for their gain.

Americans on the whole are pretty decent people.
Does that mean all Americans are "racist"?
Of course not. It's more about DEGREES of fear, hatred, conditioning, and spirituality. (NOT religion ... but spirituality! How much can a person open their heart to another human being.... because ... um ... there's really only ONE "race" and that's the human race. Otherwise we couldn't have babies with one another. We're the same species... and we ... um ... really all come from one mother. There's only one "race" and that's the human race. We're different genotypes and cultures. We're not elephants and giraffes.

SEE: "The Journey of Man"... all 13 parts free on YouTube. Link below-->)

(By the way.... I served in the military too and fellas ... put the flag down. Everything is in the military... but ... it is a step UP from normal civilian life. But get real... there's good old boys and thugs in uniform too.)

The real tip is that in capitalism, to have a top, ya gotta have a bottom and a LOT of time, effort, and money goes into keeping those at the bottom ... AT THE BOTTOM. (Race, class, and gender!) Every time we turn on that corporate television or radio or go see a mainstream movie, we're all getting a heavy does of Social Engineering. Different people have different requirements on closeness and therefore feel things differently. I think we have to factor that in too.

I see truth in everyone's statements.
But Innotech ... ((chuckle)) ... if you ever say that trouble is ONLY caused by Hip Hopping (brainwashed) blacks when I'm around, I'm gonna hold up a FULL ring of garlic AND the cross and tip-toe away from you because those kinds of words most often come from passive-aggressive types who aren't willing to accept their own anger and step on the toes of others just so they can point and call them the problem.

I'm real happy to see the comments about "people being people" in on the south side. I've traveled enough to know that in many places like our nation's capital, "you gotta choose." It was hard for me to conceptualize that when I first heard it... and maybe that's why I'm looking for a spot just OUTSIDE the city limits where I can grow my greens and raise my dogs in peace.

Any B.S. I encounter will hopefully come from the cow.

A recent alarming comment I encountered was that living rural in Louisiana is taking a risk if you don't "get with the people" and make friends with people who'll look out for you. True? False?

To be honest ... it's dem southwest Louisiana women who caught my eye.
Y'all got gurls down there the color of burnt butter so charming that all I wanted to do was turn one of 'em's head and lick the side of her face.

(... I refrained because I also heard that Louisiana women have a tendency to beat the snot out of a man who pisses her truly off...)

I guess I'm saying that in everything, the truth usually rest in the middle. One size does not fit all. By the way... I sure wish some of y'all would get off some information about Opelousas and share it wit me and others. Sure would be nice if ya did.

And that link.... "
The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey of How The Earth was Populated"

Last edited by veganwriter; 02-24-2012 at 10:43 PM.. Reason: revision
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Youngsville, LA
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Wow!

This thread is a trip!
It's great because it opens up and sheds light on a lot of things.

I also think y'all were waaaaay too hard on "skippydoo."

1. I moved to Atlanta, Georgia back in the early 80s. Hot-Lanta beat my butt so bad it made me get sober. (Exactly what I needed.)
While there, I surprisingly learned that white southerners and black southerners have more in common with each other, than I had with any of them. (I'm from California ... and I keep leaving it and returning to it like a bad habit.)

This is a big and regional country.

The people native to the area appeared to have almost a knee-jerk reaction to "skippydoo." It's like his and the comments from the guy from N.Y. were personal attacks... which makes sense.

2. Perhaps people who grew up in the area know each other deeper than those of us who come in from the outside. Outsiders see things that insiders don't because we have to go through the fringe elements before we can find the good hearts and minds of ... the real folks. This is true of any place in the country ... probably in the world.

3. But of all the remarks, it was "Innotech's" that caused me the greatest alarm. People who are conditioned by racism and "privilege" to the point where they don't even know they're harboring ideas and attitudes that ... well ... stem from unconscious racism.

To say that any trouble is created by blacks who are "uncivilized"
... rather than the "good blacks" who are civilized ...


Well dude ... there's so many red flags in that statement that it looks like China in there.

AMERICA is a racist country and it's all about money.
Americans on the whole are pretty decent people.
Does that mean all Americans are "racist"?
Of course not. It's more about degrees of fear, conditioning, and spirituality. (NOT religion ... but spirituality! How much can a person open their heart to another human being.... because ... um ... there's really only ONE "race" and that's the human race. Otherwise we couldn't have babies with one another. We're the same species... and we ... um ... really all come from one mother. SEE: "The Journey of Man"... all 13 parts free on YouTube. Link below-->)
(By the way.... I served in the military too and fellas ... put the flag down. Everything is in the military... but ... it is a step UP from normal civilian life. But get real... there's good old boys and thugs in uniform too.)

The real tip is that in capitalism, to have a top, ya gotta have a bottom and a LOT of time, effort, and money goes into keeping those at the bottom ... AT THE BOTTOM. (Race, class, and gender!) Every time we turn on that corporate television or radio or go see a mainstream movie, we're all getting a heavy does of Social Engineering. Different people have different requirements on closeness and therefore feel things differently. I think we have to factor that in too.

I see truth in everyone's statements.
But Innotech ... ((chuckle)) ... if you ever say that trouble is ONLY caused by Hip Hopping (brainwashed) blacks when I'm around, I'm gonna hold up a FULL ring of garlic AND the cross and tip-toe away from you because those kinds of words most often come from passive-aggressive types who aren't willing to accept their own anger and step on the toes of others just so they can point and call them the problem.

I'm real happy to see the comments about "people being people" in on the south side. I've traveled enough to know that in many places like our nation's capital, "you gotta choose." It was hard for me to conceptualize that when I first heard it... and maybe that's why I'm looking for a spot just OUTSIDE the city limits where I can grow my greens and raise my dogs in peace.

Any bull**** I encounter will hopefully come from the cow.

A recent alarming comment I encountered was that living rural in Louisiana is taking a risk if you don't "get with the people" and make friends with people who'll look out for you. True? False?

To be honest ... it's dem southwest Louisiana women who caught my eye.
Y'all got gurls down there the color of burnt butter so charming that all I wanted to do was turn one of 'em's head and lick the side of her face.

(... I refrained because I also heard that Louisiana women have a tendency to beat the snot out of a man who pisses her truly off...)

I guess I'm saying that in everything, the truth usually rest in the middle. One size does not fit all. By the way... I sure wish some of y'all would get off some information about Opelousas and share it wit me and others. Sure would be nice if ya did.

And that link.... "
The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey of How The Earth was Populated"
Vegan, just come over and spend a few days to get a feel for your places of interest. Nothing complicated. Would probably take all of one day to get a vibe. Innotech, as well as myself, speak only for the Lafayette area, an area of which we are very proud. Great place to live, work and celebrate, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, planetary origin or otherwise weird hangup. WE JUST DON"T CARE!

Relax, and just come visit. We love visitors.

Opelousas? It is the largest micropolitan area in the greater Lafayette CSA and has a horse track/casino with an awesome buffet. Great food is available elsewhere in that city as well, and the people I've met from that area are first class. Grand Coteau between Opelousas and Lafayette would probably be my first choice based on what you are seeking, but housing and land prices might be a bit higher there.
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Durham, North Carolina
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Thanks Jim ...

You hit the nail right on the head!

Hope to buy you a cup of coffee next year.

Peace and blessings to all!
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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I think you are misreading what Im posting.
Or perhaps not seeing it the way I intended.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Youngsville, LA
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Hope to buy you a cup of coffee next year.
I'm there. CC's beats Starbucks, BTW.

Best of luck in finding your next home. And if you choose to settle in the Acadiana region, I think you will fall in love and want to stay.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Durham, North Carolina
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Default very possible Innotech.

Maybe so Innotech.
I'm sorry.
((chuckle))

Things online can be misunderstood.
Thanks for clearing me up.
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:38 AM
 
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Flat, two dimensional statements on an internet forum are easily misread/misunderstood (in my own experience).
In any case, I am an outsider to Acadiana, and have acclimated to the vibe in Lafayette. Love it here. Hope to live many years in this city.
Now then, of COURSE racism exists here. It exists everywhere. Anyone who believes otherwise is self delusional. The majority of people here in Lafayette just do not care about what shade of 'HUMAN' your skin is. Some do and they are the minority. Get over it. Ignore them, and live your life. Why expend your energies and efforts over the attitudes of people who arent worth your time anyway??
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Welcome sir, I'm glad you are enjoying it here. sorry for the traffic.
If you have any questions, ask away!
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Southwest Louisiana
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I'm there. CC's beats Starbucks, BTW.

Best of luck in finding your next home. And if you choose to settle in the Acadiana region, I think you will fall in love and want to stay.
CCs definitely beats "char"bucks. We have a CCs on the Mcneese campus.
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