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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:56 AM

38. Thanks. This is a thought-provoking post.

My previous neighborhood is predominantly African-American. We all thought that there might be a few right-wing nutters in the neighborhood. One of the crazies gave himself up when he hired a plumber. The plumber drove his Bubba truck complete with several right-wing, racist bumper stickers into the neighborhood, and parked it in front of the neighbor's house.

Within 30 minutes, a half a dozen, elderly African American men wearing business suits were standing around that plumber's truck, pointing at his swastika bumper sticker that equated the Nazis with Obama. I had never seen most of the elderly gents in the neighborhood, but I'm happy that they came.

It was surprising, to me, to see how scared the plumber (white guy that towered over the other guys) looked. I understand that prejudice is based on fear, but I've only witnessed racism being acted out in an angry way. Never saw the plumber again, but I hope the well-dressed men were able to change his mind.

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MrScorpio Mar 2012 OP
sikorsky Mar 2012 #1
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SamG Mar 2012 #31
Taverner Mar 2012 #4
arcane1 Mar 2012 #5
X_Digger Mar 2012 #8
arcane1 Mar 2012 #9
ProgressiveProfessor Mar 2012 #14
arcane1 Mar 2012 #30
sikorsky Mar 2012 #6
Taverner Mar 2012 #12
ProgressiveProfessor Mar 2012 #15
sikorsky Mar 2012 #16
MrScorpio Mar 2012 #7
Vincardog Mar 2012 #13
ProgressiveProfessor Mar 2012 #17
Hoyt Mar 2012 #23
MrScorpio Mar 2012 #25
shcrane71 Mar 2012 #32
sikorsky Mar 2012 #18
MrScorpio Mar 2012 #21
sikorsky Mar 2012 #22
Chorophyll Mar 2012 #34
dmkinsey Mar 2012 #36
Taverner Mar 2012 #28
baldguy Mar 2012 #27
siligut Mar 2012 #10
Hell Hath No Fury Mar 2012 #11
EmeraldCityGrl Mar 2012 #20
sikorsky Mar 2012 #19
EmeraldCityGrl Mar 2012 #24
sikorsky Mar 2012 #26
MrScorpio Mar 2012 #29
Chorophyll Mar 2012 #33
lunatica Mar 2012 #35
FarCenter Mar 2012 #37
LineNew Reply Thanks. This is a thought-provoking post.
shcrane71 Mar 2012 #38
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