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    Re: Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    Oh for crying out loud !!!!

    What does that have to do with what she said ???

    "The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans."

    Is this statement TRUE or FALSE. Very simple
    I live in the south... Last year for college I roomed with 5 people from middle of nowhere GA... never met them before. They put a Confederate flag in our living room, a bobcat fur figure in the corner.... and one of my roommates was black, who was from the same area as the five dudes...
    They were all as southern redneck as you could get, house was decked with guns, weed, cocaine... Here I am just a suburb kid from Atlanta.

    The point is.... They were the least racist people out there, the black roommate was best friends with one other, and we had large groups of people both white and black come in very often. They didn't hang out with any Asians or Latinos though.

    Racism is a joke to them... no one takes it seriously, it's not something that was actually there. It's really down to earth. That group of people was WAAAAAYYYY too intense for me, but it was an interesting window.

    The only places where you'll see racism is random old families that have been sheltered since the civil war.... and since the've been sheltered, you won't be seeing them around very much.

    I've noticed a lot of times people are quick to jump the conclusions... Like I remember one day I was at a bar my sophomore year at a different college. This bouncer threw and punched this scrawny black guy out of this dance club.... my best friend (( who is Black, and yes, I've slept over his parents house before, and he IS the best friend I have)) Instantly disapproved what was going on, he assumed that the violence against the black was happening because he was black and the big bouncer white dude wanted to execute his anger on the gangsta dude.
    But in reality... we had no idea what had happened before what caused this reaction, we had no idea of the issue that was going on.... but it was already assumed by someone who was black(my friend) that that was what was going on.

    At the time I didn't say or do anything but say, "we don't know what's going on man" and we moved along to try to get into the club.

    In ALL my time living in the South, 23 years... I have only encountered 1.... only ONE racist family.... and that was my ex-girlfriend of four years' family. They were from middle of nowhere Florida, had a large traditional family that was very sheltered for any kind of multiculturalism... and the younger generations of the family were drastically less racist, going on down.... and my Gf was not.

    Although my family is not Southern, growing up here I've learned a lot about Southern culture... and they are people who believe in hard work and tough love. The Farming culture stems from the early philosophies of Thomas Jefferson, with strong independent responsibility, self-sustaining people. If you are not self-sustaining, not responsible, not hard-working, not tough.... this goes directly against a lot of core southern values.

    Southerners are also realist... they don't care about hurting your feelings on issues... they will call out the elephant in the room. They are very aware of the slickness of political manipulation.

    I really like the south and it's people and culture... I do not consider myself one, because I was raised in rich suburbs of Atlanta from a family that moved down from the north.

    I have seen racism... The most racism I have seen actually is from Asians...The Asian cultures are of the most racist in my experience.... and the African American community would be second. It's the whole thing of "I don't feel comfortable unless I'm in a group of my own kind"....
    That's the worst attitude.... EVER....I've been to dozens of parties where I was the only White guy... sure it can be weird at first, but I just embraced it and had fun and made friends.

    The last year of college I had, I hung out with Indian people the most... I feel like I have a really unique perspective on this issue.




    When you're paranoid about racism.... you'll magically start seeing it everywhere, even where it's not. The south is down to earth, and no more or less racist than any other place if we are talking about the mainstream people you'll be interacting with. The KKK didn't start in the south either.
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    Re: Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    You do know that the Dixiecrats split away from the Democratic party back in 1948? They felt that the democrats party as a whole gave too much support to the civil rights movement and that their southern way of life was in trouble. Now ask yourself, where are these Dixiecrats now? They carried Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and South Carolina. But after the Civil Rights bill was signed, Those states went from blue states to deep red.

    Hmmm, now where are they today
    Of course she knows that. Republicans must be having a hard time keeping a straight face today being angry about racism since their boy Lee Atwater started using the "N" word in the South in the 1950s. I'd suggest if you want to enjoy the next 4 days, keep to yer own folks .
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    Re: Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

    This might honestly be the most shameful playing of the race card that I've ever seen and that's saying something.

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    Re: Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Oh so black people are more succeptable to brainwashing according to you, got it. Yea that sounds SOO much better

    You just keep on digging your hole there.
    And you keep in your little liberal bubble where you can speak in platitudes and never have to actually talk to a real black person.

    At least we treat them with respect and as people. Your side uses them as pawns in a political game only.

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    Re: Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    She also said she was a victim of sexism.
    I was addressing the "race card" accusation being thrown around.

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    Re: Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    And you keep in your little liberal bubble where you can speak in platitudes and never have to actually talk to a real black person.

    At least we treat them with respect and as people. Your side uses them as pawns in a political game only.
    WTF !!!!!! REALLY !!!!!

    If you truly believe this then it is you who is in a bubble

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    Re: Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    And you keep in your little liberal bubble where you can speak in platitudes and never have to actually talk to a real black person.

    At least we treat them with respect and as people. Your side uses them as pawns in a political game only.
    Oh yeah you treat them resepect alright, you call them easily brainwashed

    Keep digging your hole, you're getting deeper

    The sad part is you side with the GOP, I don't side with the Dems or the GOP. Your comments only continue to show ignorance on your part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    I live in the south... Last year for college I roomed with 5 people from middle of nowhere GA... never met them before. They put a Confederate flag in our living room, a bobcat fur figure in the corner.... and one of my roommates was black, who was from the same area as the five dudes...
    They were all as southern redneck as you could get, house was decked with guns, weed, cocaine... Here I am just a suburb kid from Atlanta.

    The point is.... They were the least racist people out there, the black roommate was best friends with one other, and we had large groups of people both white and black come in very often. They didn't hang out with any Asians or Latinos though.

    Racism is a joke to them... no one takes it seriously, it's not something that was actually there. It's really down to earth. That group of people was WAAAAAYYYY too intense for me, but it was an interesting window.

    The only places where you'll see racism is random old families that have been sheltered since the civil war.... and since the've been sheltered, you won't be seeing them around very much.

    I've noticed a lot of times people are quick to jump the conclusions... Like I remember one day I was at a bar my sophomore year at a different college. This bouncer threw and punched this scrawny black guy out of this dance club.... my best friend (( who is Black, and yes, I've slept over his parents house before, and he IS the best friend I have)) Instantly disapproved what was going on, he assumed that the violence against the black was happening because he was black and the big bouncer white dude wanted to execute his anger on the gangsta dude.
    But in reality... we had no idea what had happened before what caused this reaction, we had no idea of the issue that was going on.... but it was already assumed by someone who was black(my friend) that that was what was going on.

    At the time I didn't say or do anything but say, "we don't know what's going on man" and we moved along to try to get into the club.

    In ALL my time living in the South, 23 years... I have only encountered 1.... only ONE racist family.... and that was my ex-girlfriend of four years' family. They were from middle of nowhere Florida, had a large traditional family that was very sheltered for any kind of multiculturalism... and the younger generations of the family were drastically less racist, going on down.... and my Gf was not.

    Although my family is not Southern, growing up here I've learned a lot about Southern culture... and they are people who believe in hard work and tough love. The Farming culture stems from the early philosophies of Thomas Jefferson, with strong independent responsibility, self-sustaining people. If you are not self-sustaining, not responsible, not hard-working, not tough.... this goes directly against a lot of core southern values.

    Southerners are also realist... they don't care about hurting your feelings on issues... they will call out the elephant in the room. They are very aware of the slickness of political manipulation.

    I really like the south and it's people and culture... I do not consider myself one, because I was raised in rich suburbs of Atlanta from a family that moved down from the north.

    I have seen racism... The most racism I have seen actually is from Asians...The Asian cultures are of the most racist in my experience.... and the African American community would be second. It's the whole thing of "I don't feel comfortable unless I'm in a group of my own kind"....
    That's the worst attitude.... EVER....I've been to dozens of parties where I was the only White guy... sure it can be weird at first, but I just embraced it and had fun and made friends.

    The last year of college I had, I hung out with Indian people the most... I feel like I have a really unique perspective on this issue.




    When you're paranoid about racism.... you'll magically start seeing it everywhere, even where it's not. The south is down to earth, and no more or less racist than any other place if we are talking about the mainstream people you'll be interacting with. The KKK didn't start in the south either.
    excellent post!....I was born and raised in the south...I'v lived in 6 southern states and visited many others and everybody is pretty much excactly how you have described. I once worked a guy from the west coast and he said that racism in the south isnt nearly what people in other parts of the country claim it to be...in fact it was worse in those other parts

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    Re: Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    I live in the south... Last year for college I roomed with 5 people from middle of nowhere GA... never met them before. They put a Confederate flag in our living room, a bobcat fur figure in the corner.... and one of my roommates was black, who was from the same area as the five dudes...
    They were all as southern redneck as you could get, house was decked with guns, weed, cocaine... Here I am just a suburb kid from Atlanta.

    The point is.... They were the least racist people out there, the black roommate was best friends with one other, and we had large groups of people both white and black come in very often. They didn't hang out with any Asians or Latinos though.

    Racism is a joke to them... no one takes it seriously, it's not something that was actually there. It's really down to earth. That group of people was WAAAAAYYYY too intense for me, but it was an interesting window.

    The only places where you'll see racism is random old families that have been sheltered since the civil war.... and since the've been sheltered, you won't be seeing them around very much.

    I've noticed a lot of times people are quick to jump the conclusions... Like I remember one day I was at a bar my sophomore year at a different college. This bouncer threw and punched this scrawny black guy out of this dance club.... my best friend (( who is Black, and yes, I've slept over his parents house before, and he IS the best friend I have)) Instantly disapproved what was going on, he assumed that the violence against the black was happening because he was black and the big bouncer white dude wanted to execute his anger on the gangsta dude.
    But in reality... we had no idea what had happened before what caused this reaction, we had no idea of the issue that was going on.... but it was already assumed by someone who was black(my friend) that that was what was going on.

    At the time I didn't say or do anything but say, "we don't know what's going on man" and we moved along to try to get into the club.

    In ALL my time living in the South, 23 years... I have only encountered 1.... only ONE racist family.... and that was my ex-girlfriend of four years' family. They were from middle of nowhere Florida, had a large traditional family that was very sheltered for any kind of multiculturalism... and the younger generations of the family were drastically less racist, going on down.... and my Gf was not.

    Although my family is not Southern, growing up here I've learned a lot about Southern culture... and they are people who believe in hard work and tough love. The Farming culture stems from the early philosophies of Thomas Jefferson, with strong independent responsibility, self-sustaining people. If you are not self-sustaining, not responsible, not hard-working, not tough.... this goes directly against a lot of core southern values.

    Southerners are also realist... they don't care about hurting your feelings on issues... they will call out the elephant in the room. They are very aware of the slickness of political manipulation.

    I really like the south and it's people and culture... I do not consider myself one, because I was raised in rich suburbs of Atlanta from a family that moved down from the north.

    I have seen racism... The most racism I have seen actually is from Asians...The Asian cultures are of the most racist in my experience.... and the African American community would be second. It's the whole thing of "I don't feel comfortable unless I'm in a group of my own kind"....
    That's the worst attitude.... EVER....I've been to dozens of parties where I was the only White guy... sure it can be weird at first, but I just embraced it and had fun and made friends.

    The last year of college I had, I hung out with Indian people the most... I feel like I have a really unique perspective on this issue.




    When you're paranoid about racism.... you'll magically start seeing it everywhere, even where it's not. The south is down to earth, and no more or less racist than any other place if we are talking about the mainstream people you'll be interacting with. The KKK didn't start in the south either.
    Let me first start by saying that is good that you enjoy being around other races. I grew up that way in California when I was a kid. My crowd was always multicultural and we always crack jokes on each other stereo types. However, with all due respect, I have to disagree with you on a few points.

    1) You normally will not see a lot of racism in college driven cities. I went to school in Nashville and rarely had any problems there. However, when I drove to areas like Knoxville, it is a different beast.

    2) The south is down to earth, but still very segregated. When I was in LA, I saw mix race groups all the time hanging out. It was a melting pot. I don't get the same vibe here in Texas. Both side stick with their own for the most part.

    3) You said that the most racism you encountered were from Asians and Blacks. And I'm to assume that it was towards you. This is the bulk of the problem with this country. Nobody believe that something like racism exists unless it happens to them. I laugh when a white person always say "racism does not exist because I would see it" or when black people say "black people can't be racist". has it ever occurred to either side that you don't experience it because you are not the target of it?

    These are just my opinions.

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    Re: Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by shavingcollywob View Post
    This might honestly be the most shameful playing of the race card that I've ever seen and that's saying something.
    You missed Nixon's Southern Strategy? How about the blatant use of Willie Horton for weeks on end to turn an election--Gore's use being minimal--then there's Reagan's "black bucks" and "welfare queens". And Obama being the food-stamp President, since he invented them .
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