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#2878452 - 09/11/17 02:40 PM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: A String]
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Originally Posted By: A String
Originally Posted By: DocPate
Just curious. Why do people associate rural Tennessee with rednecks and racism? I grew up in middle Tennessee on a farm and


Blame Movies and TV shows.


And what, Doc?

And you can't blame it all on TV and movies. I've worked in a GM plant that had plenty transplanted Southerners from Tenn. KY. and other states that had strong racist attitudes. But, sure, not everyone from Southland did. And plenty whites in the neighborhood I grew up in that WEREN'T from the South had them too. Odd thing.....

Of course, me and my brother grew up in the same house, raised(of course) by the same people, who never to my recollection ever uttered any racist nonsense. Yet, my brother wound up for YEARS being a "militant" racist, while I never was. In fact, man of my "friends" used to razz me because I insisted, when doing "eeny, meeny, miney, moe" on sayng "Catch a TIGER by the toe." wink
Whitefang PS: BTW...there was a guy here in the forum early on in my membership that insisted I WAS a racist due to my choosing the Soupy sales puppet character WHITEFANG'S name for my "handle" instead of the other one, named BLACKTOOTH. crazy


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#2880490 - 09/20/17 03:19 PM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: whitefang]
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Stereotypes often (not always) have some basis.
Skin color prejudice [*] is rampant in many areas, not just rural, but it does tend to be more obvious there.

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[*] A term that I employ b/c there is no different human race on which to base "racism".
Calling it what it is makes the idiocy of it more obvious.
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#2880562 - 09/21/17 04:19 AM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: d]
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I sort of believe in "innocent until proven guilty" and things like that, and that we are all 100% human and yet unique individuals.... but being human, I have my prejudices and tribal loyalties and all that.
If I acknowledge as much, I can hope to look beyond people's outward appearance and not leap to conclusions about people I don't even know.
But it's not always EASY....

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#2880567 - 09/21/17 04:47 AM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: Eric Iverson]
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If you asked any bigot WHY he hates blacks, or whichever "color" his reply will most likely be based on unsubstantiated stereotype. But mostly it boils down to beause they don't "act white". It's very similar to those stupid "conservative vs. liberal" feuds.

I'd like to address d's second part of his post up there, "there is no different human race" part----

I remember back in the late '60's cartoonist AL CAPP('Li'l Abner") was at the time an outspoken social critic that toured college campuses giving lectures sometimes raising the ire of college students with some of his commentary. Anyway....

He was on Johnny Carson's "Tonight" show one night, and Carson had handed out little cards to the audience to put down questions some might have for Capp. One question he read was "What is your opinion on interracial marriages?"

Capp's reply was, "Interracial marriages? I don't know of any. The only marriages I'M familiar with involve members of the HUMAN race." wink

So, d's calling it "skin color prejudice" IS more on the money, and actually no less stupid than bigotry or "racism" to begin with.
Whitefang


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#2880603 - 09/21/17 07:21 AM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: p90jr]
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I am ashamed to admit that my mother was a racist. One day I was listening to a recording and she said to me, "Fred, the only music you listen to and play is by drunken, old, black men." I remained silent because I could not refute the statement. It was true. They were old. They were black. They were often drunk. I loved their music.
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#2880614 - 09/21/17 07:56 AM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: Fred_C]
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Fred, that was yer mom.
She was led to think one way but may've at some time came to think differently, as you , me & others have.

While it's important to remember what various ppl have done, it's also important to realize that we ( & even , ugh, "them") can change.
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#2880616 - 09/21/17 07:59 AM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: Fred_C]
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Well, conservatives and liberals often have actual reasons for disliking each other, or at least their politics and methods.

Racists- at least the ones who weren't raised in a household of hate- usually have one or more catalyzing event that drove them to their bigotry.

As for being embarrassed by the racists in our families, well...it can happen in any family. Even black ones- don't let anyone tell you differently.

My fraternal aunt has a history as being a militant black. Not exactly Black Panthers, but enough so that she has often espoused a hatred of whites. However, my friends seem to have softened that edge, particularly the one who cared for her cat for a while when she could not.

And I worked very, very hard with a couple of my cousins who were headed down a path of antisemitism and hatred of Asians back in the 1990s. Educating them on reality helped a lot: that they were descended from Jews on their mothers' side had never been explained to them. Pointing out the importance of Asians to the history of NOLA and the black community helped too.


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#2880621 - 09/21/17 08:11 AM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: d]
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@d,

Unfortunately, she never changed. She died in 1980 and went to her grave as a racist.

I understand that the vast majority of white people of her generation were vehemently racist and their hatred was basically cultural. My father, although far from being "enlightened" did not spew hatred like my mother.
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#2880629 - 09/21/17 08:38 AM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: Fred_C]
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Here's a contrast.
My mum was born in late 1920s Appalachia.
She grew up in an environment full of hate against others, often inculcated, as one of our Bob's said, as pawns in the game.

None of her sisters or brothers grew out of that.
When my maternal GMa, who was my 1st slide gtr teacher, saw Rahsaan Kirk & Mingus on the Sullivan show in 1960s she was speechlessly aghast.
To her the Rolling Stones, even the Beatles , sounded like "screaming nigs"---incidentally the same term used by a drummer I auditioned in 1979 when confronted w/ some PFunk tunes.

My mum, however, while she never fought her family on such things, made sure my sister & I knew better.
At one point her 2 fave recordings were Aretha Franklin's "House that Jack Built" & cover of "Bridge Over Troubled Water".

I've mentioned this before but, to reiterate, the best tool we have before us for changing ppl's hearts is music.

Please, all who care abt this stuff, find the book MUMBO JUMBO by Ishmael Reed.
It delineates how music, more than anything else in the 20th C, changed culture in the USA &, thence, around the world....though the job's not done.
Plus it's a fun read & very creative twist on standard narrative tech.
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#2880646 - 09/21/17 09:50 AM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: d]
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Originally Posted By: d
Please, all who care abt this stuff, find the book MUMBO JUMBO by Ishmael Reed. It delineates how music, more than anything else in the 20th C, changed culture in the USA &, thence, around the world....though the job's not done.
Plus it's a fun read & very creative twist on standard narrative tech.


I feel the truly important triumph of roll & roll was that it signaled white youth's rejection of the previous generation's segregation. By embracing Black culture, 50's white youth laid the ground for the Civil Rights era of the 60's.
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#2880737 - 09/21/17 02:59 PM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: Scott Fraser]
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Yes, I can understand the feeling when it's discovered that some people you long love and respected reveal they have attitudes you yourself have long before rejected.

Like the shock, disappointment and sick feeling I got when leaving a visit with my Grandfather( biodad's dad) just as the popular TV mini-series "The Holocaust" was coming on the TV. He turned and said, "Boy, you know, that Hitler had the right idea. Kill all those Jewish bastards." And when it was clear he wasn'tjoking, I said my goodnight and didn't see him again. until his funeral.
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#2880774 - 09/21/17 04:44 PM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: whitefang]
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Many years ago, right before he boarded a plane home, my grandfather told me I had to marry a black woman. I just shrugged it off. After moving away from NOLA, I don't know that I've lived in a city with more than 5% black population demographics. And because of who I am, where I live, and what I do, I don't interact with American blacks all that often. Africans, yes. South American and Caribbean blacks, yes. Those from the US of A? Not so much.

A lot of minority kids growing up in the USA hear something like that from their ancestors. Or sometimes from other friends and family, A good freind of mine had a tough time convincing her naturalized Chinese parents that the white guy she met in college in San Antonio would actually be a worthy son in law.

Just like the white nationalists/separatists/nationalists, there's a fear of cultural erasure resulting from assimilation and blending.

Me? I'm gumbo and proud of it,

And should I find a woman who is as fond of me as I am of her, her melanin count will be utterly irrelevant.
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#2880837 - 09/22/17 04:29 AM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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In some cases, it gets that bad in other area's,like Catholic families disapproving of their sons or daughters marrying outside of their FAITH, Or even ethnicity. Like Italian girls always encouraged to find themselves "A nice Italian boy" and like that with other "nationalities". And then some purposely avoid it, like none of my wife's sisters, and of course her too, married any Mexican men. In fact, according to my wife, it was growing up noticing how their friend's Mexican fathers constantly cheated on their Mexican mothers, plus their Father's strong sense of chauvinism, that repelled them against the idea of marrying a Mexican man.

And in spite of how some "traditionalists", either white or black feel, the "mixing" of the "races" goes on and is even increasing. It was a bit comically approached in the Warren Beatty movie "Bulworth" when the title character, a senator running for re-election, talking about the "issue" of interracial marriage and mixing and the big deal some peple make about race issues, saying, "We're all gonna keep f***king each other until we're all the same color anyway, so why make a big deal out of it now?" grin

As to "cultural erasure", well,I always thought "culture" was about HOW and WHAT people were and did, and not WHO they were.
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#2881620 - 09/26/17 05:06 AM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: whitefang]
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The human race has been "mixing" with people from other ethnic/religious/racial groups for CENTURIES - something to do with high testosterone and estrogen levels, as best as I can tell........
Me personally? I'm a Caucasian Midwesterner who married a Latina from Colombia, whose skin color shows that she has African ancestry. My family accepted her with open arms, and vice versa, so I have no complaints on that score. And, apart from a couple of comments when he first got married about how our kids were going to be "zebras", LOL, no one has ever bothered us about the racial difference.
We never had kids, but I have to wonder about how they would be treated - I certainly wouldn't be happy if anyone disrespected them based on their color.

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#2881655 - 09/26/17 08:05 AM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: Eric Iverson]
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There has never been a "human race" other than what we have now.
All other "races" were killed off by other pre/proto-humans before we existed.

Skin color has the only "basis" for what separates us other than what certain biz opps to divide us.


Keep it up only if ya wanna keep that up.
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#2881739 - 09/26/17 02:56 PM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: d]
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And sadly, too many people stupidly can't seem to let it go.
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#2881789 - 09/26/17 09:27 PM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: d]
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Quote:
There has never been a "human race" other than what we have now.
All other "races" were killed off by other pre/proto-humans before we existed.


Science has determined that homo sapiens & neanderthals mingled their genes, & we now have a certain percentage of neanderthal dna within us. So there was absorption involved in the killing off.

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#2881814 - 09/27/17 03:26 AM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: Scott Fraser]
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grin
I can envision some toothless grub sitting in some bar wearing his JOHN DEERE cap getting mad...

"Ain't NO "homo" in MY background yew sonofa....."
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#2881849 - 09/27/17 07:13 AM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: whitefang]
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#2881887 - 09/27/17 09:54 AM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: Eric Iverson]
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Originally Posted By: Eric Iverson
The human race has been "mixing" with people from other ethnic/religious/racial groups for CENTURIES - something to do with high testosterone and estrogen levels, as best as I can tell........


Certainly. The mere concepts of racial separation are a very recent development in the big hourglass of time. When people started to stay in place and claim things, that made competing groups of people competing enemies, and the emphasis on noting differences became of importance.

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#2881891 - 09/27/17 10:17 AM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: d]
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Originally Posted By: d
There has never been a "human race" other than what we have now.
All other "races" were killed off by other pre/proto-humans before we existed.

Skin color has the only "basis" for what separates us other than what certain biz opps to divide us.


Keep it up only if ya wanna keep that up.


Actually, if you keep up with the wondrous unraveling of the human genome project and DNA research, those hominid precursors to Modern Humans are buried inside of us. They weren't killed off or outcompeted, they lived with and intermarried with us and joined us in the lineage. Every day, it seems, they find a new genetic marker for another Hominid precursor race in the DNA of a population from a certain place. It seems that natural selection just gave an edge to people with more Modern Human genetic admixture and tilted the scales in that direction until the only humans left were mostly genetically Modern Humans, our ancestors.

Now, for a part a lot of people can't accept (well, they usually don't make it this far on the subject, because first they have to accept that Modern Humans evolved in Africa while they were cut off there - a tropical paradise at the time - during the Ice Age, with few adversities, and what defines a "Modern Human" is a brain that is naturally tilted toward an even-tempered disposition and executive function that suppresses impulsiveness. Neanderthals, our close cousin precursors and the group that Modern Humans leaving Africa joined together with the most, were bi-polar as an environmental necessity. They had to jump from sedate to fight or flight at a seconds notice to survive in a bleak, snowy landscape full of predators like saber-tooth tigers. In the grassy plains or jungles of Africa at the time, groups of humans were less vulnerable and sat at the top of the food chain. Anyway, the part I began this with is that the only almost completely Modern Human people left on the planet are the Bushmen of Southern Africa, who have no violent impulses and are happy just to live off of the land in peace... and we have to maintain reservations for them to protect them from the rest of us. Our natural dissatisfaction and the resulting drive to do things and achieve things is a legacy of the Neanderthal and other genes that give our brains a hint of bi-polarity and discontent. We're all slightly mentally ill... if we weren't, we'd go find a beach with edible vegetation and a tree with a hammock nearby and a tent and be happy the rest of our days. Some of our mental illness is more beneficial than others, and some cases are at a helpful amount (a perfectionist musician, for example) and some are too much.

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#2881895 - 09/27/17 10:35 AM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: p90jr]
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and a sad tale about the modern troubles of the Bushmen, if you want to become depressed...

Botswana Bushmen: "Modern Life is Killing Us!"

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#2881900 - 09/27/17 11:12 AM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: p90jr]
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As all these nine pages were kicked off with the mention of modern day white musicians making a living from their recordings and performances of a form of music typically attributed to African-American origins while simultaneously denigrating the culture that music grew out of and it's people, what happened over millions of years ago in human evolution doesn't really matter. What to do about it now is the problem at hand, and there really doesn't seem to be much that can be done. As long as one "side" claims superiority over the other, the clashes will continue. The reality that the only real differences are merely cosmetically superficial needs to be driven home.

Essentially, at the core, white people and black people have the same intristic desires. To exist with as little disturbance and difficulty as possible. A sound structure to protect them from inclement elements, sufficient compensation for their labors, sufficient nourishment for their children and a safe environment in which they could live to maturity. To go about the business of life without unwarranted obstruction. I believe this is true of ALL peoples, regardless of epidermal hue, shape of eye, natural origin, language or spiritual leanings. Or, "race, color or creed" if you will.

Now, it's individuals from each supposed "race" that make a conscious choice of a certain pattern of behavior which can and should NOT be extrapolated into a generalized belief that ALL from that cultural designate behave in such a manner. To whit: not ALL white people are racist, nor are all black people shiftless and lazy thieves and cheats. Nor are all of Asian ancestry inherently smarter than any other peoples. Nor any more industrious than any other. And until this is realized by ALL individuals, regardless of any "heritage", then the current problems between them all will needlessly continue.
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#2881905 - 09/27/17 11:37 AM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: whitefang]
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Excuse me, I'm a bit of a natural egghead and like discussions of... well, everything. To me, it all connects is many ways.

The course of human societies on Earth have been determined by guns, germs & steel... the things that allowed some to gain advantages and prominence (forcefully or just taking advantage) over others... but all of human civilization a big snowball that collects everything as it rolls.

A favorite joke I've seen lately on facebook is people posting something warning parents that public schools in America are teaching "Arabic Numbers" to impressionable school children, which is true, and watching the ensuing freakout and calls for protests and everything else before informing them that "Arabic numbers" are 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, 10... the standard numerical system of the world that everyone has used for quite a while, which was developed by Muslims and Hindus... we don't use Greek or Roman numerals in daily life, do we?

Every group can take pride in the culture of earth, because every group has contributed to it. It all belongs to us all... and we shouldn't denigrate or not appreciate any group. Which takes us back to the original post.

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#2881929 - 09/27/17 02:35 PM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: p90jr]
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Originally Posted By: p90jr
Every group can take pride in the culture of earth, because every group has contributed to it. It all belongs to us all... and we shouldn't denigrate or not appreciate any group. Which takes us back to the original post.


Yeah, pretty much the theme I was "riffing" on. wink

Funny about the "Arabic numbers" thing. And I wouldn't doubt that too many probably take it too seriously. I even know some who would blame it all on Obama, due to them actually believing he IS Muslim. But as an added "aside"----

There are those bigoted who seem to think that after this many years since it's abolishment that too many black people obsess about slavery. I kinda go with that and know other African-Americans that wish other black people would just let it go already. But a significant(to me) view about that comes from an old friend of mine who became a Rabbi:

"You know, there are over a million or so Jews living in Italy that NEVER complain about when the ROMANS kept Hebrews as slaves. And you have to wonder...what's to be gained if they did?" wink
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#2881935 - 09/27/17 03:09 PM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: whitefang]
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It's easier not to be constantly reminded of slavery the less your present-day life resembles it... and the less other people constantly remind you that's what their relative position to you is based on.

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#2882023 - 09/28/17 04:34 AM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: p90jr]
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I fail to see how anyone's "relative position" to ME can be based on slavery. You might need to clarify that a bit.
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#2882065 - 09/28/17 07:10 AM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: whitefang]
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Well, despite the social improvements won by the civil rights movement, there has actually been very little economic improvement in black society since 1910. Some of this lies at our own feet. But not all of it.

Consider we're much more likely to be jailed for the same offenses as whites, and with stiffer sentences; we are more likely to be shot and killed; we are more likely to be refused a job or loan than whites of identical personal statistics, etc.

Redlining still exists. Sundown towns still exist. Being ignored by salesmen still exists. "The job has been filled" still exists. Ask any black persons you know for personal stories of racism, and I bet you'll get them.

IOW, society, while better, is still rigged.

The writer John Scalzi once put it something like this: being a white male in the USA is like playing the video game "Life" on easy mode. You can still have setbacks of even lose- badly- when playing Life as a white male, but your odds of success at any given juncture are simply better.

Or as Chris Rock put it, "There is not one white man out there who would trade lives with me, and I'm rich!"


Edited by Dannyalcatraz (09/28/17 07:16 AM)
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#2882110 - 09/28/17 09:52 AM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Or as someone recently put it in a meme on facebook:

"You can be white and have problems, but being white isn't THE problem."

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#2882113 - 09/28/17 09:56 AM Re: White Blues guitarists who don't like African Americans. [Re: whitefang]
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Originally Posted By: whitefang
I fail to see how anyone's "relative position" to ME can be based on slavery. You might need to clarify that a bit.
Whitefang


Well, from what I know of you on here, you aren't a bigot and you don't wave a Confederate flag and hurl racial insults at people and demean minorities every chance you get.

I live in a town with no shortage of people who do all of that all the time. You should see the comments section of our local newspaper, which we all avoid because it's just depressing to know this is who we share a city with...

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