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Old 01-29-2005, 02:45 AM   #121
 
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Hello RBC. Re. Washington, he was not "slow". It just took him a while to chew things over.

As usual, I could write an essay, but will restrain myself.
I do agree that we are "doomed to more of the same in
the future". I am not really a pessimist. I base this
on recent history. I can see no improvement. To the
contrary, in my view the situation has been getting
steadily worse, at least in my lifetime.

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Old 01-29-2005, 03:46 AM   #122
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[quote]Hello RBC. *Re. Washington, he was not "slow". *It just took him a while to chew things over

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Old 01-29-2005, 03:57 AM   #123
 
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Yeah, I just keep setting you guys up. Once in a while
somebody takes the bait.

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Old 01-29-2005, 01:36 PM   #124
 
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cut-throat, you always talk about poverty ,civil rights and slavery. I am a minority in the mississippi delta. I see more poverty in 15 seconds ,than you have seen on tv in your life. I see civil rights violated everyday,now mostly against whites, here in the delta. The only slaves in the US today , are slaves to govt programs. I guess it would make you mad ,if I told you how drive in the snow or other things I know nothing about. cut-throat, whats your point?
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Old 01-29-2005, 04:17 PM   #125
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I am a minority in the mississippi delta. I see more poverty in 15 seconds ,than you have *seen on tv in your life. I see civil rights violated everyday,now mostly against whites, here in the delta.
Well, at least this is a post from someone out of a different mold from most here. I am curious. When you say you are a minority in the Mississippi Delta, do you mean that you are "A Minoriity" (African American, Hispanic, First American, etc.) who happens to live in the Mississippi Delta? Or do you mean that you are white, or perhaps a "non-minority" Asian, and due to your residing in the delta, you are in fact locally in the minority?

I imagine that in either case you could have much to share with us, and I hope that you will do so.

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Old 01-29-2005, 04:42 PM   #126
 
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Not my idea...but a good one. IMHO

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Old 01-29-2005, 07:08 PM   #127
 
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cut-throat, you always talk about poverty ,civil rights and slavery. I am a minority in the mississippi delta. I see more poverty in 15 seconds ,than you have *seen on tv in your life. I see civil rights violated everyday,now mostly against whites, here in the delta. The only slaves in the US today , are slaves to govt programs. I guess it would make you mad ,if I told you how drive in the snow or other things I know nothing about. cut-throat, *whats your point?
Well, I used to live in the south about 35 years ago, they still had restrooms in gas stations back then labeled Men, Women and Colored.

You don't have to live with discrimination to know it's wrong, but apparently it has not helped you.

What is your point?


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Old 01-30-2005, 06:06 AM   #128
 
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Alot can change in 35 years. We still have people with a chip on their shoulder, like you, but 90% of the others get along just fine even if we are different. Maybe you should come back for a visit and see for your self, you can't believe everthing you see on TV. I'm 51 . I can can remember the seperate bathrooms, water fountains , seating in theaters and restaurants. All of that changed a long time ago. I was in Greenwood Jr HI the first year of integration 1966. We had no problems,but on the news at night, Boston was burning because of integration. I climbed telephone poles for 30years in small delta towns ,where i would not see another white person all day. It was no big deal, you can't be a racist and survive today. Get real.
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Hi, Greenville MS class of 66 here. Senior year was also the first year of integration. Only 6 African-Americans, but no problems all year. The first day there were police all over the place and, except for people staring, no problems. Problems did not develop until Greenville started busing white children to black neighborhood schools. I had left by then but I heard that people moved out of the city and so-called "Christian schools" emerged as "white" only.

Haven't been back in a long time but I think everything finally got better.
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Old 01-30-2005, 07:09 AM   #130
 
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Hi Tadpole. The public schools are almost all black now,but some of the private schools do have blacks also. The biggest problems now are drug related crimes. In the larger cities, you can shop where you know you are safe. Here you have very few choices and you have to be careful even in daylight hours. You know how small the delta towns are, the local TV stations report murders almost every night. If it wasn't for the drugs, this would be a great place to live.

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Hi Tadpole. The public schools are almost all black now,but some of the private schools do have blacks also. The biggest problems now are drug related crimes. In the larger cities, you can shop where you know you are safe. Here you have very few choices and you have to be careful even in daylight hours. You know how small the delta towns are, the local TV stations report murders almost every night. If it wasn't for the drugs, this would be a great place to live.
This doesn't sound like much of a place to live to me.

So how does this fit with your statement about there are no slaves but slaves to government programs?

This is probably a small thing, but it is easier to have an interaction with someone if they have a name other than "guest", even if it is a made up name.

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Old 01-30-2005, 08:17 AM   #132
 
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Martha, the good thing about living here is eveyone has to work together to solve our problems. The towns are so small that no matter what race, if you have a problem I have the same problem. Drug related gangs have driven blacks and whites out of public schools, I feel sorry for the ones that want to leave and can't because of cost. Most of the drugs are in the gov't projects, and there are alot of them. The people who live in the projects seem to be happy just living there ,doing drugs , drinking and living off the gov't. Thats sad,but I worked in these pojects for 30 years and saw it evryday. Thats what I call slaves to the gov't. programs.
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Old 01-30-2005, 08:30 AM   #133
 
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So, are you saying that there is no such thing as racism in the U.S. in 2005?



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Old 01-30-2005, 08:44 AM   #134
 
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No, but it's not nearly as bad as in the past. The last person that told me they were a raciest, was a black lady in Winona after talking ,as I was working in her home,she said her daughter had married a white man in Chicago.By the time I left she and I were laughing and talking,I hope I changed her a little.I don't think alot of people know racism can go more than one way.
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Well, Well - I just heard the U.S. Minority Prison Population all break out in a rendition of Kum Ba Ya!



U.S. Prison Population by Race

Although blacks account for only 12 percent of the U.S. population, 44 percent of all prisoners in the United States are black
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U.S. Prison Population by Race

Although blacks account for only 12 percent of the U.S. population, 44 percent of all prisoners in the United States are black
Hate to say it Cut-Throat, but you may have just proved that blacks commit more crime, and proportionately way more crime.

Which is really not much of a secret to anyone living in the real world. Just ask Jesse Jackson.

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Do blacks commit more crimes or are they convicted of more crimes? Is Rush in jail for his drug problem? How many blacks are sent to jail for their drug problem instead of some posh rehab clinic?
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Do blacks commit more crimes or are they convicted of more crimes?
According to the stats posted here the answer is yes to both. Hard to believe 12% of the population causes 44% of the crimes. Even if there are a few unfortunate false positives here or there, that's quite an impressive statistic.
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According to the stats posted here the answer is yes to both. *Hard to believe 12% of the population causes 44% of the crimes. *Even if there are a few unfortunate false positives here or there, that's quite an impressive statistic.
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Please tell us why you are so impressed with this statistic. And going further, have you come to any conclusions on what should be done about this?

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