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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    Technically, yes it does. If one person practices it or preaches it then it still exists and that was what I said.
    Actually when I would write "it proves racist still exist in the world, BFD" you would make some ague assertion about "some larger issue". Now, as usual, since your premise was shown to be false you'll retreat from the fact that you have been using this to imply some larger racism issue in the US, but your implied meaning was made pretty clear early on

    Why are you white boys so touchy about this issue?
    Because you seem to think some dumb-ass in rural Virginia proves racism is still a major issue in the US. Just like you took that case involving the fake KKK assassin as proof that kkk assassins were common ....

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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Did you now?

    So it says career. A 16 year old doesn't have a career.
    Hey, reading articles is your friend:

    Your Career: Can your name affect your career? - Business - Careers | NBC News

    One study by researchers at MIT and the University of Chicago found that job applicants with names that sounded African-American got short shrift when it came to the hiring process. The researchers sent out 5,000 fake resumes, and it turned out that resumes with names such as Tyrone and Tamika were less likely to get calls from prospective employers than their Anglo-sounding counterparts, and qualifications seemed to have little impact.
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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    You've never minded when I look at you and I flick my tongue between my pointer and middle fingers.
    Yeah well, at least there's a potential upside to that gesture
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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    Yeah well, at least there's a potential upside to that gesture
    The darker the berry, the sweeter the juice.

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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Do you have to ask? Really?


    I've been accused of racism because I mistook the (black) receptionist for the (black) dispatch woman... despite the fact that they're both about the same age, about the same size, and have about the same hairstyle.

    **** like that, all the damn time, is why we're touchy.
    Well at least you admit, that based on your history, you might be touchy. So does this give you any insight into why black Americans might be a little more "touchy" about racist attitudes and behavior. Think about it.....
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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    The darker the berry, the sweeter the juice.
    I'm a little porcelain berry Gip.
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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Yes, and to whom are they speaking of?

    When he worked for a Wall Street headhunter, he felt potential clients would blow him off when they heard his name.
    For Larry Whitten, owner of the Whitten Hotel in Taos, N.M., names mattered
    My grandfather, whose first name was Soukias, worked in a New York textile factory and was told by his boss when he started: “Your name is now Joe.”
    my sister, an attorney in Virginia, changed her name to Tahmin from Tahmincioglu because an employer told her to pick a name that sounded more American.
    One particular client who was an electrical engineer was from Pakistan and named Raheem.
    Reading comprehension, it's your friend.

    So what do we have? Wallstreet headhunter, hotel manager, attorney, engineer, etc. These are hardly jobs that a 16 year old kid would use. In fact, your own article betrays you

    “I tried using an American name, ‘Andrew Warner,’ and suddenly I could at least engage them in conversation and sell them some ads so I could build my business,” he said. He now goes by Andrew Warner and runs a successful entrepreneurial resource site called Mixergy.com in Santa Monica, Calif.
    See what happened there? Despite his name, he was able to professionally use another and removed the affect. Hence it's not permanent, doesn't even require you to legally change your name though some have. So what can we take from this? The article is about careers. It talks about HR departments, headhunters, engineers, etc. We're not talking McDonald's employee. None of this is permanent, it can all be changed with a name change. So there's nothing there also.

    So what's the most likely answer here? Not that un-American names may suffer in the career department and you should consider the professional name you use, because we see that this just takes the knowledge that it exists and then individuals can overcome it. It's that this particular case has a name YOU don't like and you're trying to find any excuse under the sun to hold everyone to your ideals of what names should be.

    But it's not Dicatatorship of Haughty, it's America and people have freedom of choice and that extends to their kids. They can name them Sky or Moon Unit or Twist O'Lemon if they want. We don't need a preapproved list as you would subject us to. If, in the future, those individuals may encounter difficulties because of their names, they can change them or go by something else. That's it.

    So stow the thought control because thought control is well more damaging to us as a whole than some individuals with unique or crazy names.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    I'm a little porcelain berry Gip.

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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    Kids dress up as ax murderers, chain saw killers etc. so dressing as a KKK member isn't that much of a stretch. Too bad the mother doesn't know that they are supposed to be bad guys, I feel sorry for the children.

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    Re: Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

    I'm racking my brain to come up with some way to defend this mom just because sometimes I like to argue the opposing side but I got nuthin.

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