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EST Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-27-07 11:01 AM
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58. If you really want to know, it's racism.
There was a lot of movement of humans with more colorful skins from economically depressed areas, like New Orleans, a hundred years ago, to the north--Chicago, NY, etc.

The white ruling class viewed this with horror, especially since the influx of southern colorful people had a rather blase idea about the consumption of the dreaded weed and were singularly unimpressed with that attitude.

Couldn't have them there uppity colorful people laaughin and gigglin - they must be laughin at US!

The fear of everyone else, and especially the fear that everyone else had a bigger schwanse than did the locals and therefore had to be more attractive to white wimmen was more than they could bear.
This was not the only reason, but was a big one. Given the history of slavery, genocide and xenophobia that came natural to transplanted Europeans, it wasn't surprising.
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