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KellyGa    Posted 05-26-2004 at 19:00:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Paula,

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.



screaminghollow    Posted 05-27-2004 at 12:16:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was beginning to think someone was about to be thrown off the board. I grew up in a county with only a few black families and they were the school football and academic stars. When I moved to DC, I had the weird idea that all blacks were that way. After 22 yrs in DC, meeting all manor of ethnic, cultural and religious groups, I came to realize that every group has their good and bad. I met folks of all races and nations whom I would trust with my life and others I wouldn't trust with a dime. When I moved to central PA, I was amazed at the amount of racism and prejudice. Lack of consideration extends far beyond ethnic differences. I'd like to tar the hide of about 75% of the neighboring teenagers. and they are all white foul mouthed idiots who drive through other folks fields for fun.


Paula    Posted 05-28-2004 at 10:48:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I think that's what it comes down to: exposure. I grew up in a culturally/ethnically diverse environment so I find I am more comfortable in such a place as an adult. I imagine that someon who grew up in a culturally/ethnically monotonous environment will find his comfort level there as an adult.

The sentiments in this discussion caught me so unawares that I had to reread posts. I'd never encountered sentiments so angry. It is not something I am used to, but I try to speak up when I think something isn't right.

Paula


Paula    Posted 05-27-2004 at 06:00:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks Kelly, I appreciate your note. We are none of
us perfect that's for sure. No hard feelings.

Paula


Chas in Me    Posted 05-26-2004 at 19:15:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Kelly,

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.
Charles


Burrhead    Posted 05-26-2004 at 20:09:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
dangit I missed anudder good chick fight huh??


Paula    Posted 05-27-2004 at 06:02:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
No there was no chick fight, and no one was trying to
stir the pot. It was just another discussion.

Paula


Burrhead    Posted 05-27-2004 at 09:53:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
jest checkin. If it flares up tho don't hesitate to holler. I'm a NOW, FEMA, and NCAA sanctioned chick fite referee


No.....    Posted 05-27-2004 at 11:57:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
NASCAR Sanction???? Yer slipping Burr....


Clipper: :^)


NAH,    Posted 05-26-2004 at 21:29:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just someone trying to stir the pot ; )


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