Posted 05-26-2004 at 19:00:53
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I went back and read your post on the barn post. I am not going to apologize for what I said, because until you have lived it, I can never convince you of anything. I am however sorry for the tone I took. It wasn't meant to be so viciously written. I apologize for that. I do realize that in different parts of the country people tend to think differently, and act differently. With me living in the south, I feel I am constantly compromising for other cultures. They took our state flag and changed it for fear it may offend others, they took prayer out of schools for fear it may offend others. You can't please everybody all the time, but don't take away my heritage just because it might offend others. Nobody seems to care what offends caucasion people. When I pull up to a traffic light, I don't want to hear rap music blaring obscenities at me, especially with my 9 year old in the truck. I don't blare my country music at them.
I know not all blacks are like that. I have a black doctor for goodness sakes, and he is the best. If they are nice to me, I don't have a problem, like DD said, its the attitude. These two nice black ladies were lost, and they asked me for directions to somewhere, so I took the time to write it down for them so they would get there okay. They said thankyou so much, bless you! Said they had been wandering for a while. The older folks have the respect, its the younger folks who don't, mostly. I don't lump anybody together, everybody deserves a fair shake. After being around the "attitude" for so long, it tends to leave a bad taste in your mouth, but, the ones with the bad "attitude" tend to radiate it, so they are pretty easy to spot.
I am not a vicious person by nature, but I am not going to convince myself that all is right with the world. You have to look out for yourself. If you don't who will? The southern ways, the old timey feeling is going, and it will be gone if somebody doesn't stand up for our heritage. No one bothers to mention black folks fought in the Civil War, and were proud of it. All they want to see it as is a symbol of slavery, and its just not.
Well, I am going to stop babbling on and on. I didn't mean to go on this long. I said I wouldn't convince you of anything, and I am not trying to, just trying to let you see things through my eyes.
I have respect for anybody, no matter what color they are, until they prove otherwise.
|Chas in Me ||
Posted 05-26-2004 at 19:15:01
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Its society that is changing, and not all for the better. Live the best way you can and when it gets too much, come on up, especially in the winter, when everything is white and beautiful. Gives you a whole new way of seeing things. Refreshes the spirit.