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(CBS 46 Atlanta)   TV reporter attempts to interview parents and students who opted for the "whites-only" prom in Wilcox County GA. Surprisingly, some people have a problem with this   (cbsatlanta.com) divider line 349
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2013-04-29 09:39:52 AM  
Holy Fark.
 
2013-04-29 09:41:56 AM  

slayer199: The fact that they don't want to talk about it is evidence that they KNOW they're in the wrong.  Seriously, WTF.


Actually the fact that they don't want to talk about it is that everything they say will be misinterpreted and they will be bashed endlessly as racist assholes. Well, maybe they are racist assholes, but keeping one racist asshole group separated from another racist asshole group just may be the way to go.
 
2013-04-29 09:42:06 AM  
Self-righteous democrats make me laugh.

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2013-04-29 09:42:49 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: CBS Atlanta News asked Deal about the segregated proms, he said, "I believe anything associated with a school should not have the distinction based on race or gender or any other separation. However, when pressed, he said, "Some of these are just local issues and private issues and not something state government needs to have its finger involved in."

That did not sit well with Warnock. "The idea that these are private issues is really problematic... When the Montgomery bus boycott got started in 1955, that boycott was against a private bus company, and Rosa Parks stood up by not sitting down and said we won't accept segregation, not even on a private bus company, and the rest is history."


Sir, that is a bad analogy. Like it or not, its a private affair. They can have who ever they want there and it shouldn't make you salty because this isn't done by the school system. Leave the bigots to dance with each other

rhythmlessly to bad music while eating food that isn't properly seasoned. Fark do you care? Let them have each other.


I don't know if its been said, but to anyone who says, "no one complains when the blacks have their African-American events," please get some perspective. Look, so-called black events were born out of neccesity because of shiat like this. Racists excluded blacks from their events so we made a black version.


Oh that part got me.

You are right about it being a private affair and they can do what they want. But however that doesn't mean that they exempted from being ridiculed for doing something that is socially unacceptable, disgusting to most people and if it were state sponsored it would be illegal. They even knew it was social unacceptable, that is why none of them wanted to talk to the reporter to even try to defend the event.
 
2013-04-29 09:43:00 AM  

Pocket Ninja: It's all good, though, because the school system is ready to consider discussing the possibility of maybe having an officially designated integrated prom next year. So these people aren't backward hillbilly racist provincial mouth-breathing slack jawed yokels, they're simply pupae about to emerge at last from their cocoons and burst forth into society as beautiful butterflies.




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2013-04-29 09:44:07 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: we don't want people to *KNOW* we are racists, we just want to disregard the lesser races in peace!


Kinda sounds like Fark most days. People do NOT like to be reminded that the shiat they do is racist. They just want to do it and be left alone about it.
 
2013-04-29 09:44:16 AM  

endmile: DubyaHater: Why even approach them or force them to integrate?  They aren't going to change their minds at this point.  Let them have their "Whites Only" prom and slowly die off in peace. No one is going to change their minds and we are only giving them a pulpit to preach from by letting them speak. Turn your backs on these people and ignore them.

They aren't going to die off. They're having kids, and their kids are having kids. They are not going away. Haven't you seen idiocracy?


This right here. Places like this have black families that know the only way their kids survive is to either get them out or to raise them to be subservient and "not stir up trouble".  It also has white families who roll with the power trip because, hey, the south.

Not CSB:

Once heard an old black lady get shooed away by a white cop because it was after dusk, and "Cars might not see her on account of how dark she is."

//Nacogdoches , MS is an evil place.
 
2013-04-29 09:44:24 AM  
Don't worry, everyone will get integrated at the after-party.
 
2013-04-29 09:44:43 AM  

scottydoesntknow: cig-mkr: It's a private affair, no laws broken, just a news person trying to make news. I'm sure there were black affairs going on, and she chose not to interview them?

Just like I asked the farker at the beginning of the thread, find an article that states there was a blacks-only prom (or "black affairs" as you put it). All I've read is that there was a whites-only prom and an integrated prom, where everyone could attend.


There are blacks only schools, proms, numerous other events and activities. Of course, it could be that white folks simply don't want to go there with all the blacks.
 
2013-04-29 09:46:39 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: we don't want people to *KNOW* we are racists, we just want to disregard the lesser races in peace!


Which is their right as long as they are not using tax dollars. People are entitled to their stupidity, it is only how they fund it that should be questioned.

Freedom of association even applies to those you disagree with and should be not only permitted by supposedly vicitimized groups.

We already ave plenty of segragation based on gender and race with things like women only fitness centers, private schools with admissions based predominately on gender and race, women-only steakhouse in Las Vegas, orgainzations where admission is based on religion like Knighs of Columbus, or military service- VFW and American Legion.

Some in the black community even want their own segregated schools

Sadly some tax dollars find their way into this segregation:

The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in Ausitn Texas is a girls only school funded by tax dollars but restricts admission to women. No such school exists for boys in the AISD school system.

Canada even uses tax dollars to fund black only schools

Africentric Alternative School caters for students of African and Caribbean descent

/Thinks schools should do away with proms all togther.
 
2013-04-29 09:47:42 AM  
I really hope in a 100 years shiat like this will be distance nasty memory. And fark I am disappoint I havent seen the confederate battle flag prom dress yet.
 
2013-04-29 09:48:08 AM  

Terrydatroll: scottydoesntknow: cig-mkr: It's a private affair, no laws broken, just a news person trying to make news. I'm sure there were black affairs going on, and she chose not to interview them?

Just like I asked the farker at the beginning of the thread, find an article that states there was a blacks-only prom (or "black affairs" as you put it). All I've read is that there was a whites-only prom and an integrated prom, where everyone could attend.

There are blacks only schools, proms, numerous other events and activities. Of course, it could be that white folks simply don't want to go there with all the blacks.


In case you can't read the bolded part "find an article that states there was a blacks-only prom". Sorry, I won't accept the random spewings of TerryDaTroll as evidence.
 
2013-04-29 09:49:05 AM  

ongbok: Oh that part got me.

You are right about it being a private affair and they can do what they want. But however that doesn't mean that they exempted from being ridiculed for doing something that is socially unacceptable, disgusting to most people and if it were state sponsored it would be illegal. They even knew it was social unacceptable, that is why none of them wanted to talk to the reporter to even try to defend the event.



I actually think that this should be the big take-away from the entire story. They've already been shamed into seclusion. We don't have to pick unneccessary fights with people who are off trying to do their own thing. They already know their views are not socially acceptable, which is what we've always wanted. We never thought we'd change everybody. Just enough people that these types of clowns could no longer affect policy. So, I say let them go off and have their whites only function. I'm more concerned about the white boys club in the Senate and on the Forbes 500 list.
 
2013-04-29 09:49:36 AM  

meatsack_01: Self-righteous democrats make me laugh.

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So what's your point again?

That white-only proms are ok?
 
2013-04-29 09:51:01 AM  

Mrtraveler01: JohnnyRebel88: I am not being a troll here, but there is a BET and Black Encore station.  If one wants equality, you must stop creating difference.

Why do you think those were created in the first place?

Because blacks were underrepresented on TV and in movies.

Can we put this lame argument to a rest already?


You shouldn't have such naming misplacement or else you are and will continue to keep it alive.  They can rename the stations and play whatever they want and allow people to choose what they want to watch.  Apparently you are not familiar of how language controls society.
 
2013-04-29 09:51:09 AM  

ObscureNameHere: So interesting that issues in the USA are either 'black' or 'white'.  I live near Toronto (one of the burbs) and I am trying to picture how such a dance would go at my kids' school.  I think there would 10 kids at each 'segregation'.

"Ok, white kids (including pale Middle Eastern/Arabic) dance this Monday, followed by the black kids (Caribbean and Africa) dance on Tuesday, brown asian kids (Indians, Sikhs, various 'istans') on Wednesday, light asian/oriental kids (Chineses, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese) on Thursday, and you mixed-race types can be on Friday."


Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Gasp for breath. Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

You don't know "Real Amuricans".
 
2013-04-29 09:51:34 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Terrydatroll: scottydoesntknow: cig-mkr: It's a private affair, no laws broken, just a news person trying to make news. I'm sure there were black affairs going on, and she chose not to interview them?

Just like I asked the farker at the beginning of the thread, find an article that states there was a blacks-only prom (or "black affairs" as you put it). All I've read is that there was a whites-only prom and an integrated prom, where everyone could attend.

There are blacks only schools, proms, numerous other events and activities. Of course, it could be that white folks simply don't want to go there with all the blacks.

In case you can't read the bolded part "find an article that states there was a blacks-only prom". Sorry, I won't accept the random spewings of TerryDaTroll as evidence.


Perhaps you didn't read the original statement where the news media doesn't cover those? Comprehend much?
 
2013-04-29 09:52:51 AM  
Needs a lot more backstory. There has to be a reason. Frankly, no one is that stupid and outwardly racist to make segregated proms without a reason. I've lived in TN all my life, Memphis for 20 of those years. There is so much interracial hate in the air in Memphis that it's hard to breathe. It's not even about race - it's about behavior. If you're black and act white, you'll get treated nearly the same as a white person. Same for white people acting black.

I bet there was an incident at a school-sponsored gathering in the past. Something will racial tension, or threats of it. The culture clash of that many people in one building (In the south, it is two completely different worlds. Northerners couldn't possibly understand) ... There is a constant tension and uneasiness around Memphis, where you wish you could see over your shoulder at all times without turning your head. Around the other race, you have to be extremely careful about what you say or you'll be judged pretty damned fast. At an enormous gathering where everyone is merged together, all it would take is a tiny catalyst to cause an issue that would make national headlines.

People from the real south will know what I'm talking about. This ain't Hart of Dixie.
 
2013-04-29 09:53:27 AM  
Anyone want to make a bet as to whether gay couples are allowed in their prom?
 
2013-04-29 09:57:09 AM  
bad taste? Maybe. But this was a private party. They can invite/not invite whatever the hell they want, and I am totally ok with that. You twits complaining are like the annoying dorky kid's mom whose son doesn't get invited to other kids' birthday parties and then demands that the school not allow invitations to such parties to be passed out at school.

Freedom, it's not just for things you approve of
 
2013-04-29 09:57:53 AM  

Terrydatroll: scottydoesntknow: Terrydatroll: scottydoesntknow: cig-mkr: It's a private affair, no laws broken, just a news person trying to make news. I'm sure there were black affairs going on, and she chose not to interview them?

Just like I asked the farker at the beginning of the thread, find an article that states there was a blacks-only prom (or "black affairs" as you put it). All I've read is that there was a whites-only prom and an integrated prom, where everyone could attend.

There are blacks only schools, proms, numerous other events and activities. Of course, it could be that white folks simply don't want to go there with all the blacks.

In case you can't read the bolded part "find an article that states there was a blacks-only prom". Sorry, I won't accept the random spewings of TerryDaTroll as evidence.

Perhaps you didn't read the original statement where the news media doesn't cover those? Comprehend much?


Hahahaha you mean YOUR statement? Again, not taking your crappy evidence as actual evidence. You'd think you could find an actual article to back up your assertions that everyone in this situation is racist, but alas none has come.
 
2013-04-29 09:58:36 AM  

duenor: bad taste? Maybe. But this was a private party. They can invite/not invite whatever the hell they want, and I am totally ok with that. You twits complaining are like the annoying dorky kid's mom whose son doesn't get invited to other kids' birthday parties and then demands that the school not allow invitations to such parties to be passed out at school.

Freedom, it's not just for things you approve of


You're right. They have the right to be racists and we have the right to comment on how stupid and backasswards it is.
 
2013-04-29 09:58:50 AM  
Silly americans, hating each other for skin color is so... lazy.Get yourself some of that good eastern european hate!
 
2013-04-29 09:58:59 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: ObscureNameHere: So interesting that issues in the USA are either 'black' or 'white'.  I live near Toronto (one of the burbs) and I am trying to picture how such a dance would go at my kids' school.  I think there would 10 kids at each 'segregation'.

"Ok, white kids (including pale Middle Eastern/Arabic) dance this Monday, followed by the black kids (Caribbean and Africa) dance on Tuesday, brown asian kids (Indians, Sikhs, various 'istans') on Wednesday, light asian/oriental kids (Chineses, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese) on Thursday, and you mixed-race types can be on Friday."

Please don't lump rural Georgia in with the rest of the USA.  In all major cities (and most rural areas outside of the south), you'd have (at a minimum) reasonable diversity and tolerance.  It's only in places like Wilcox county that you get this kind of messed-up culture.


Annnnnnddddd that's bullshiat of the highest order right there. The primary difference between Wilcox county and any given rural county in the north is that Wilcox county is 36.8% black people.

It sure is easy to claim "the north isn't racist" when your average rural county has a vanishingly small population of black people. Of course, lets completely ignore the fact that whites in the north have trapped the blacks in crumbling inner cities in their haste to get away from their friendly neighbors of color - but the north isn't racist at all...

I think the solution here is a federal program to relocate black people to the rural north. I mean, we keep hearing about how the north is a veritable paradise of racial relations. I'm sure the average income and education levels are much higher too. Such a program would do little to reduce the south's population of blacks, but it would do wonders for the north's non-integrated populations. And, objectively, it would be much better for the poor southern black population to help them move to an area that has a high standard of living and a plethora of racial tolerance....
 
2013-04-29 09:59:51 AM  
Like likes like. It is a scientific principle, but barring "dim rowdy coloreds" from your event is racist. Even if it is private.
Those people are wrong for making such a blanket statement in disallowing a group of people for the color of their skin.
Now if they barred people with pants that are falling off their asses, I could understand that.
 
2013-04-29 10:01:02 AM  
I guess I take this kind of sh*t for granted having grown up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Other than Marin, I can't think of anywhere I've been in the last six or seven years that  only had white people there. That this is still a thing in 2013 boggles my fragile little mind.
 
2013-04-29 10:01:15 AM  

JPSimonetti: Needs a lot more backstory. There has to be a reason. Frankly, no one is that stupid and outwardly racist to make segregated proms without a reason. I've lived in TN all my life, Memphis for 20 of those years. There is so much interracial hate in the air in Memphis that it's hard to breathe. It's not even about race - it's about behavior. If you're black and act white, you'll get treated nearly the same as a white person. Same for white people acting black.

I bet there was an incident at a school-sponsored gathering in the past. Something will racial tension, or threats of it. The culture clash of that many people in one building (In the south, it is two completely different worlds. Northerners couldn't possibly understand) ... There is a constant tension and uneasiness around Memphis, where you wish you could see over your shoulder at all times without turning your head. Around the other race, you have to be extremely careful about what you say or you'll be judged pretty damned fast. At an enormous gathering where everyone is merged together, all it would take is a tiny catalyst to cause an issue that would make national headlines.

People from the real south will know what I'm talking about. This ain't Hart of Dixie.


You sound pretty...uh...you don't sound like you appreciate other cultures. Your premise is that there's "no way" anyone would be outwardly racist, so it means the black kids must have done something to make the white people want to seperate. Wow. Maybe the "tension" comes from being black and knowing that there are white people who so detest you that they don't want their kids dancing with you? Nahhh, that's probably not it.
 
2013-04-29 10:02:02 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: ongbok: Oh that part got me.

You are right about it being a private affair and they can do what they want. But however that doesn't mean that they exempted from being ridiculed for doing something that is socially unacceptable, disgusting to most people and if it were state sponsored it would be illegal. They even knew it was social unacceptable, that is why none of them wanted to talk to the reporter to even try to defend the event.


I actually think that this should be the big take-away from the entire story. They've already been shamed into seclusion. We don't have to pick unneccessary fights with people who are off trying to do their own thing. They already know their views are not socially acceptable, which is what we've always wanted. We never thought we'd change everybody. Just enough people that these types of clowns could no longer affect policy. So, I say let them go off and have their whites only function. I'm more concerned about the white boys club in the Senate and on the Forbes 500 list.


Thats a good point. All those kids went into it hiding their faces. A sorry way to for a life turning event.
/ unlike loud pvc who had to wear a dress
 
2013-04-29 10:03:09 AM  

JPSimonetti: Needs a lot more backstory. There has to be a reason. Frankly, no one is that stupid and outwardly racist to make segregated proms without a reason. I've lived in TN all my life, Memphis for 20 of those years. There is so much interracial hate in the air in Memphis that it's hard to breathe. It's not even about race - it's about behavior. If you're black and act white, you'll get treated nearly the same as a white person. Same for white people acting black.

I bet there was an incident at a school-sponsored gathering in the past. Something will racial tension, or threats of it. The culture clash of that many people in one building (In the south, it is two completely different worlds. Northerners couldn't possibly understand) ... There is a constant tension and uneasiness around Memphis, where you wish you could see over your shoulder at all times without turning your head. Around the other race, you have to be extremely careful about what you say or you'll be judged pretty damned fast. At an enormous gathering where everyone is merged together, all it would take is a tiny catalyst to cause an issue that would make national headlines.

People from the real south will know what I'm talking about. This ain't Hart of Dixie.


To be clear, that's from both sides. There's more black against white hate in Memphis than the other way around. But it breeds a vicious circle.
 
2013-04-29 10:05:40 AM  

Elegy: Annnnnnddddd that's bullshiat of the highest order right there. The primary difference between Wilcox county and any given rural county in the north is that Wilcox county is 36.8% black people.

It sure is easy to claim "the north isn't racist" when your average rural county has a vanishingly small population of black people. Of course, lets completely ignore the fact that whites in the north have trapped the blacks in crumbling inner cities in their haste to get away from their friendly neighbors of color - but the north isn't racist at all...

I think the solution here is a federal program to relocate black people to the rural north. I mean, we keep hearing about how the north is a veritable paradise of racial relations. I'm sure the average income and education levels are much higher too. Such a program would do little to reduce the south's population of blacks, but it would do wonders for the north's non-integrated populations. And, objectively, it would be much better for the poor southern black population to help them move to an area that has a high standard of living and a plethora of racial tolerance.. ...



Black people are not wildebeast on a migration. Blacks in the south have just as many roots as the whites and I dare say they have more of a claim to the land because their ancestors actually did the work to build it.
 
2013-04-29 10:06:44 AM  

JPSimonetti: There's more black against white hate in Memphis than the other way around.


Oh for the love of God stop it.

I go to Memphis occasionally and yes I do realize it's a two-way street and that both races practically hate each other. That's why Memphis is the cesspit that it is.

White people move out east and south into Mississippi to get away from the black people in Memphis and somehow it's the black people who are the most racist?

Give me a break!
 
2013-04-29 10:06:51 AM  

CruJones: PainInTheASP: And even if the school does decide to sponsor the event, it won't change anything.  These assholes will still have their own little private circle-jerk paid for by the White Patriot Party. The kids will still hook up with their cousins and pump out genetically inferior Hitler wannabes by the trailer load.

Society's only hope is that genetic defects will eventually cull that herd.

there's also a blacks only prom that white people weren't invited to.  Just FYI.


Not anymore..... the black prom existed because the black kids weren't allowed to attend the "whites only" prom. With the integrated prom there was no need for a black prom anymore.
 
2013-04-29 10:07:02 AM  

Cyrus the Mediocre: Don't worry, everyone will get integrated at the after-party.


I remember fondly when my prom date and I went to the prom after-party. I took her derivative in the upstairs bedroom.
 
2013-04-29 10:07:21 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Thunderpipes: Why aren't NBA teams racially equal?

I'm guessing you were one of the white people that didn't get to go to college.


Affirmative action. Why good for blacks, bad for whites? So what if Edmund is 5 foot 6 and can't play? He deserves a spot because he is an under represented racial minority. That is what colleges do. I want more people like me in the NBA.
 
2013-04-29 10:07:49 AM  

duenor: bad taste? Maybe. But this was a private party. They can invite/not invite whatever the hell they want, and I am totally ok with that. You twits complaining are like the annoying dorky kid's mom whose son doesn't get invited to other kids' birthday parties and then demands that the school not allow invitations to such parties to be passed out at school.

Freedom, it's not just for things you approve of


Idiotic behavior gets called idiotic. Also this wasn't just a random private party, it replaced a school event for years. So why are you complaining about people pointing out that bigotry is stupid? Pretty clearly because you endorse it.
 
2013-04-29 10:09:19 AM  

bgilmore5: Thunderpipes: Racist and dumb.

Curious though, why are black only things still fine? Imagine a Congressional White Caucus? NAAWP?

Until liberal groups practice what they preach, who are they to biatch about anything?

Ummmm! Ever hear of the Republican Party. It's kind of the same thing as the NAAWP/Congressional White Caucus. If people want to create these organizations, go ahead. Just remember your freedom to assemble does not protect you from my right to call you out as a racist.


How so? You libs biatch about this a lot, never seen a single credible piece of evidence to support it. You make it up to get votes. Liberals are the ones who really keep minorities down, so who cares more?
 
2013-04-29 10:09:20 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: You sound pretty...uh...you don't sound like you appreciate other cultures. Your premise is that there's "no way" anyone would be outwardly racist, so it means the black kids must have done something to make the white people want to seperate. Wow. Maybe the "tension" comes from being black and knowing that there are white people who so detest you that they don't want their kids dancing with you? Nahhh, that's probably not it.


No, that meant that no admistrative group of adults would make a decision like that knowing the backlash that would result unless they had a better reason than "we don't like black people." ... this is really common sense. Don't overthink it.
 
2013-04-29 10:09:37 AM  

JPSimonetti: There's more black against white hate in Memphis than the other way around.


That's a laughably huge generalization. No matter how much you think you know about Memphis, nobody, not even you, is in a position to make the giant generalization you just pulled out of your a$$.
 
2013-04-29 10:10:06 AM  

Mrtraveler01: Thunderpipes: Liberals hate whites already. Imagine when the whole country is run, from the Supreme Court, the Senate, House, everything by liberals who pretty much hate whites, white men the most.

I'm a white male who happens to be liberal (at least in your eyes).

Does that mean I hate myself?


Whoooaaaa I don't vote,
for anybody else.
But when I think about them
I hate myself!
 
2013-04-29 10:10:40 AM  

meatsack_01: Self-righteous democrats make me laugh.

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You need to work on your troll fu. It's like you're walking around with your fly unzipped.
 
2013-04-29 10:12:12 AM  

scottydoesntknow: Mrtraveler01: Thunderpipes: Liberals hate whites already. Imagine when the whole country is run, from the Supreme Court, the Senate, House, everything by liberals who pretty much hate whites, white men the most.

I'm a white male who happens to be liberal (at least in your eyes).

Does that mean I hate myself?

Whoooaaaa I don't vote,
for anybody else.
But when I think about them
I hate myself!


These lyrics sound less creepy than the original ones.
 
2013-04-29 10:12:22 AM  
Yeah, but they're all good church-going people.

/amiright?
 
2013-04-29 10:12:38 AM  

meatsack_01: Self-righteous democrats make me laugh.

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Yes well Fark doesn't let us post pictures of a Republican Think Tank, for some reason they object to a couple of guys sucking the cocks of the Koch brothers.
 
2013-04-29 10:13:03 AM  
There was an all Greek only prom at my school. It was kind of weird since there was only one greek kid. The "prom" was pretty much Stavros Mitsotakis in a tux, spinning around in circles during lunch, screaming how great it is to be greek & how we all sucked. Plus, there was some really good souvlaki. We all thought Stavros was crazy, but now I know how wrong we were.
 
2013-04-29 10:13:18 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Elegy: Annnnnnddddd that's bullshiat of the highest order right there. The primary difference between Wilcox county and any given rural county in the north is that Wilcox county is 36.8% black people.

It sure is easy to claim "the north isn't racist" when your average rural county has a vanishingly small population of black people. Of course, lets completely ignore the fact that whites in the north have trapped the blacks in crumbling inner cities in their haste to get away from their friendly neighbors of color - but the north isn't racist at all...

I think the solution here is a federal program to relocate black people to the rural north. I mean, we keep hearing about how the north is a veritable paradise of racial relations. I'm sure the average income and education levels are much higher too. Such a program would do little to reduce the south's population of blacks, but it would do wonders for the north's non-integrated populations. And, objectively, it would be much better for the poor southern black population to help them move to an area that has a high standard of living and a plethora of racial tolerance.. ...


Black people are not wildebeast on a migration. Blacks in the south have just as many roots as the whites and I dare say they have more of a claim to the land because their ancestors actually did the work to build it.


But I keep hearing that the south is a hell-hole for blacks, while the north is a paradise of equality an tolerance. We already have federal programs to subsidize housing for poor blacks in the south, which (while well intentioned) has the effect of trapping poor southern blacks in this horribly racist place where they will be disadvantaged for the simple reason of their skin color.

Why not a federally funded program to find black migration to these much more tolerant and open rural communities in the north? Nothing forced - I'm not suggesting a trail of tears - I'm suggesting a program that says "if you want to move out of this place to improve yourself, we will help you."

Why do you hate black people in the south so much, that you would willfully trap them in a place that locks them into the cycle of poverty and discrimination?
 
2013-04-29 10:14:28 AM  

Mrtraveler01: JPSimonetti: There's more black against white hate in Memphis than the other way around.

Oh for the love of God stop it.

I go to Memphis occasionally and yes I do realize it's a two-way street and that both races practically hate each other. That's why Memphis is the cesspit that it is.

White people move out east and south into Mississippi to get away from the black people in Memphis and somehow it's the black people who are the most racist?

Give me a break!


Congrats on visiting Memphis. Try living in the city for 20 years. You see it every day. Every thing you encounter has a tone of racism. Fat white guy walking past a group of black youths on the street? "Look at dat fat cracka, daamn." If it was a fat black guy, it'd be a nod. If you're a white guy and a black woman accused you of, say, opening your door into her car in a parking lot? 3 black cops show up. Automatically your fault. Then they lie to the insurance company when they call them and say you admitted opening your door into her car." Black guy living next to a white household? Expect to constantly be ignored, shunned, and see them check their car door locks 3 times before going to bed. Then they'll call the police everytime they can hear the slightest bit of music or partying coming from your house. Black student in a classroom with a white teacher? Have fun at that IEP meeting where the teacher hasn't taken the time to learn a damn thing about your kid. THAT is the south. I've seen all these things and hundreds more. Until you've lived it, don't assume you know anything about it.
 
2013-04-29 10:14:38 AM  
you know this is just a bunch of redneck Brabantios trying to keep their  would-be Desdemonas from making the beast with two backs with the local Othellos.  Of course by vocalizing their hatred they drive their daughters to them.

That's why I make sure to bad mouth every, intelligent, kind, gentle doctor, dentist or accountant I meet when my daughters are around.
 
2013-04-29 10:14:39 AM  

JPSimonetti: DROxINxTHExWIND: You sound pretty...uh...you don't sound like you appreciate other cultures. Your premise is that there's "no way" anyone would be outwardly racist, so it means the black kids must have done something to make the white people want to seperate. Wow. Maybe the "tension" comes from being black and knowing that there are white people who so detest you that they don't want their kids dancing with you? Nahhh, that's probably not it.

No, that meant that no admistrative group of adults would make a decision like that knowing the backlash that would result unless they had a better reason than "we don't like black people." ... this is really common sense. Don't overthink it.



I'm not over thinking it. That suggests that they had some VALID reason that they didn't speak about with the cameras in their faces. In listing the possible valid reasons, it was suggested that there was probably "an incident" which precluded the decision of the white people to seperate. Well, if the issue was created by white people, they would not feel the need to have their won seperate event. It was obviously being suggested that black people did something to make the white people want a seperate prom. I'm not stupid. Maybe YOU dodn't think about what you were writing, but I sure got it.
 
2013-04-29 10:17:35 AM  

JPSimonetti: Mrtraveler01: JPSimonetti: There's more black against white hate in Memphis than the other way around.

Oh for the love of God stop it.

I go to Memphis occasionally and yes I do realize it's a two-way street and that both races practically hate each other. That's why Memphis is the cesspit that it is.

White people move out east and south into Mississippi to get away from the black people in Memphis and somehow it's the black people who are the most racist?

Give me a break!

Congrats on visiting Memphis. Try living in the city for 20 years. You see it every day. Every thing you encounter has a tone of racism. Fat white guy walking past a group of black youths on the street? "Look at dat fat cracka, daamn." If it was a fat black guy, it'd be a nod. If you're a white guy and a black woman accused you of, say, opening your door into her car in a parking lot? 3 black cops show up. Automatically your fault. Then they lie to the insurance company when they call them and say you admitted opening your door into her car." Black guy living next to a white household? Expect to constantly be ignored, shunned, and see them check their car door locks 3 times before going to bed. Then they'll call the police everytime they can hear the slightest bit of music or partying coming from your house. Black student in a classroom with a white teacher? Have fun at that IEP meeting where the teacher hasn't taken the time to learn a damn thing about your kid. THAT is the south. I've seen all these things and hundreds more. Until you've lived it, don't assume you know anything about it.


And I'm sure the same thing never happens to black people in the suburbs.

I said that both sides are equally racist, both sides are the reason Memphis is such a cesspit compared to other Southern cities.
 
2013-04-29 10:19:07 AM  

someonelse: JPSimonetti: There's more black against white hate in Memphis than the other way around.

That's a laughably huge generalization. No matter how much you think you know about Memphis, nobody, not even you, is in a position to make the giant generalization you just pulled out of your a$$.


Everyone that makes these statements has not been around the 13-25 age group of Memphis for extended periods of time. Pretending it doesn't go both ways is completely laughable. Have a white person (male, female, doesn't matter) come to Memphis city limits and stand on the corner for a few hours and tell me how many black people have walked past you with a jolly "G'evening." compared to how many make a crude remark or ask you for a cigarette/dollar/ride. Just do it. You have no idea what you're talking about.
 
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