I grew up in the south at a time when there was separate water foutains and bathrooms for black and white. A black man had to step off the curb to let you pass and I survived integration of the schools. I graduated from Glen Burnie High out side of Baltimore and was there during the riots in the late 60's so I have a little exposure to raceism. It is terrible what happened in this country over the last 200 hundred years but that is old news. We fought a war over it, ending slavery killing more Americans than in all of the combined other wars this country ever fought. Those losses were predominatly white that fought for the release of the black. The references that Devil makes were 30 years ago, get ouer it.
There were and are other races religons and ethnic backrounds that have been persecuted over the years. Irish,Polish,Jews Chinese heck we even locked up Japanese american citizens during WW2 just because. I never hear any of these other groups complain or demand action because of what was done in the past.
I live in mostly white area, I don't know what the exact figures are but in the Wyoming Valley I'd peg the black population at less than 10%. When I open the paper in the morning if there was violent crime committed the chances that it was committed by black person is probably 50% if not more. If it's one of these truly senseless crimes such as some guy getting shot in bar which just recently happened less than 1/4 of mle from my Grandmothers house in Plymouth, drug related or gang related the chances of it being a black rises dramatically.
For 15 years I had to drive by the projects in the area nearly everyday, these projects primarily housed black people in the last decade. As I drive by what do see all these years? Brand new cars I can't afford and bunch of loafers sitting on their asses.
Richard, while everthing you say is factual, keep in mind this does not apply to black people who live in Africa or who have not been "African-Americanized". American blacks are unique on the planet in that many have continued to embrace victimhood and helplessness (thanks to the leftists that need a "victim" group to feed off of). American blacks who excel are accused of "acting white".
The behavour you see in these "African Americans" not due to the color of their skin. It is due to the content of their character. Martin Luther King would have agreed with your judgement. You can see for yourself in this video of him, go in 7 minutes 10 seconds if you are in a hurry.
coalkirk wrote:Come live in the Baltimore area for awhile and then you'd be qualified to have an opinion on racsim and black violent crime.
Me and my old ex were there with her daughter for the 4th of July fireworks one 4th. We had to park in a garage. In any event there was a huge problem getting out because some black dude was sitting at the front gate collecting $10 to get in. He didn't work there, I'll bet he got away with $1000's. Anyway there is this traffic jam to get out of the parking lot because I guess everyone is bitching about the guy collecting $10 at the front gate. A bunch of gangsta types come walking through, every unoccupied car that was there they tried opening the doors.... I had similar experience in Washington. We were stopped at a light and some guy went behind our van and tried opening the gate.
It's like WTF.... broad daylight, I'm right there... with the doors locked and the windows rolled up.
Irish,Polish,Jews Chinese heck we even locked up Japanese american citizens during WW2 just because. I never hear any of these other groups complain or demand action because of what was done in the past.
I was on another forum with a similar discussion and some guy goes you whites have no idea, this country was built on the backs of African Americans. I posted this picture. that's the kind of attitude I really despise. Miners in sense were practically slaves, the only difference between them and a slave was they were free to leave. No where to go though so they were stuck. I'd imagine many slaves actually lived in better conditions and had better working conditions.:
The behavour you see in these "African Americans" not due to the color of their skin. It is due to the content of their character
I'd suggest its due to their environment but I guess that's what builds your character. Too many kids with one or no parents. No guidance and if the parents are around they certainly are not role models....
Richard S. wrote:I'm not sure what you mean by this but when you have constant shootings and 7 out of 10 times it's a black guy involved I don't understand where the hearsay comes from.
Getting back to the main point of racism, I think most of us would be liars if we didn't admit that ......if we were walking down the street & approached a group of men of a different race than us, that we would have more fear than if they were from our "tribe." Why we have to pretend that this isn't so any more is just ridiculous, imo. Admit it & try to solve the problem is a much more realistic approach.
And why is that? Because we tend to be statistical creatures and statistically blacks are far more involved in crime than whites. When I was in HS and college one of my closest friends was black. (He still is ) He came from NY City and his parents scraped the money together with loans and grants and the guy is now an attorney with the Justice Department in Washington DC. And what was your first thought when you read this? Be honest, maybe oh, affirmative action, he may not be that good. Well he is, affirmative action just demeaned his skill. He didn't walk around with his pant dragging talking ebonicis or whatever they call that crap. He buckled down got er done.
In my business we hire blacks as often as we can, statistically, at least for us, the hirable blacks are better employees than the whites. By hirable I mean that really want to work, not the ones that just want you to sign their welfare papers. They are the ones who saw through the liberal welfare bondage baloney, figured out they could do better, and joined the real world. I bet they vote Republican too!
Get off the whine train and join the rest of us in the melting pot! And read the book "Gifted Hands" the story of the greatest brain surgeon of all time, who grew up in the Detroit projects and yes, also happens to be black.
You've got to feel for this kid. It's absolutely disgusting.
Part of a Swedish documentary.
Diantha Harris: Shaking head up and down) So in other words, B-a-r-a-c-k is going to end that war (shaking head up and down) in Iraq. (Speaking to the classroom) What do you all know about that war in Iraq? Now talk to me, because your dad is in the military!
(Same female student who supports McCain shown noticeably biting lips)
Diantha Harris: Talk!
(Female student shown again but doesn't speak)
Diantha Harris: It's a senseless war! (shown staring at her) And by the way Kathy (the girl's name), the person that you're picking for president said, (Harris seen shaking head) that our troops could stay in Iraq for another hundred years if they need to! (emphasis added),
(Kathy shown biting lips and looking nervously in silence, while kids stare at her smiling, laughing and smirking)
Diantha Harris: So that means that your daddy could stay in the military for another hundred years!