Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language...No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." - John Donne
If a police dept. arrests more blacks in a majority black neighborhood then its not prejudiced. If more muslims are searched in a safety check in an airport, thats not racist.
If someone shoots off the N-word against any black person, that IS racist.
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This is the worst kind of discrimination. The kind against ME! ~ Bender
But please feel free to explain the modern South... I'm sure you could guess I'm not from down there. But I'm always open to learning something new. It's my hope I'm wrong.
Last edited by Jucon; 04-12-10 at 10:41 PM.
I'd say they are racist in the EXACT same way as other races.
In fact, maybe you are right, they are slightly different in that they will take advantage of the "race card" in places were it doesn't belong, turning that into a form of racism as well.
Well, at least the ignorant racist ones do.
You don't understand what life in the south is like, or what it means when folks wave that flag.
You only understand what your nearsighted yankee schools taught you
"GASP! The south is full of white racist heathens! Avoid the south at all costs! Over a hundred years ago they created a war ALL about SLAVERY GASP Big meanies!"
It doesn't bother me much when a poorly educated person acts racist, but when a well educated one does, it is worrisome. How can anybody spend 4 or more years in college and come out of it as racist as when he started?
Oracle of Utah
Truth rings hollow in empty heads.
Hell, the worst thing I can think about Byrd isn't that he was a kleagle (I think that's what a recruiting member of the Klan is called). It was that he was among the most wasteful spenders I've ever seen in my life. West Virginia is almost a shrine to his abuse of taxpayer funds.