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kevinbgoode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-25-06 06:25 PM
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34. Well, I don't normally tell this kind of story. . .
but, while you are correct about the machismo thing, I had heard that it isn't all that uncommon for some Latin men to have had a male lover on the side. I was always surprised when I was told that, but several years ago, when I was living in Atlanta, I was...well, out at a huge nightclub one night (mostly gay, but some straights too...you know, big hot dance floor, second floor classy/trashy drag queens, big outdoor deck area...front bar with lots of bluish lights)..anyway, this man kept staring at beautiful me, and. . .well, when he approached, he could speak extremely little English, and my Spanish was...well, at the como esta usted stage...anyway, we somehow didn't communicate but spent the night together. The next morning, he asked me. . .well, in very broken English if I would like to meet his traveling companion (they were in town for a convention). But he really threw me off when he gave me the hotel room phone number and told me that he wanted me to move to Mexico (he was some minister in, I think, agriculture) and he would keep me in an apartment.

Well, naturally I didn't go. . .but the guy showed me a wallet pic of children and I believe he had a wife...so I guess I was supposed to be some white half-German kept tart in a studio apartment or something.

Of course, at the time, I was saving myself for Brad Pitt. . .I was in that stage where I thought if I couldn't understand what a man was saying, I wasn't being fed a line. . .
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  - To reject what is different from us if human nature.  Kerrytravelers   Feb-25-06 05:08 PM   #1 
  - Yours is a great post, dear KT.  Karenina   Feb-25-06 05:49 PM   #25 
  - Yep. We are probably hard-wired for a little bit of racism.  Orsino   Feb-25-06 09:20 PM   #42 
  - Just because there is a latent feeling doesn't mean we have to accept it.  Zynx   Feb-25-06 05:10 PM   #2 
  - And what about the questions I post in the original text ?n/t  Fountain79   Feb-25-06 05:11 PM   #3 
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        - Yup. I wouldn't refer to it as racism but more like  Guy Whitey Corngood   Feb-25-06 05:46 PM   #23 
           - Its always best to grow with experience...  Solon   Feb-25-06 06:15 PM   #32 
              - You know what's crazy. Whenever I hear black Ricans talk about  Guy Whitey Corngood   Feb-25-06 06:36 PM   #35 
                 - LOL, I know, I get the same thing...  Solon   Feb-25-06 06:55 PM   #38 
  - I would say there's a difference between being prejudiced and racist.  SmokingJacket   Feb-25-06 05:12 PM   #4 
  - As defined by dictionary.com  Fountain79   Feb-25-06 05:14 PM   #7 
  - Okay, so I'm not totally off-base.  SmokingJacket   Feb-25-06 05:26 PM   #16 
  - I agree with you. n/t  Guy Whitey Corngood   Feb-25-06 05:18 PM   #11 
  - I don't tend to think like that. . .although of course I react differently  kevinbgoode   Feb-25-06 05:13 PM   #5 
  - What is your ethnic background?  Fountain79   Feb-25-06 05:16 PM   #8 
     - I'm a white half-German boy. . .  kevinbgoode   Feb-25-06 05:21 PM   #13 
        - Good one! n/t  Guy Whitey Corngood   Feb-25-06 05:21 PM   #14 
        - And hetero white males are your problem?  Fountain79   Feb-25-06 05:26 PM   #15 
           - Well, I don't normally tell this kind of story. . .  kevinbgoode   Feb-25-06 06:25 PM   #34 
              - Ooooh, that's h..... nevermind.  Kingshakabobo   Feb-25-06 07:00 PM   #40 
                 - LOLOLOL  kevinbgoode   Feb-25-06 10:59 PM   #46 
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  - That's your test?  Fountain79   Feb-25-06 05:42 PM   #20 
     - I thought it was a good test  mandyky   Feb-25-06 05:46 PM   #22 
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  - I'm intelligent??  Fountain79   Feb-25-06 06:00 PM   #29 
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  - a kick for  mdmc   Feb-25-06 06:57 PM   #39 
  - I recall this story from a former boss of my husband  bumblebee1   Feb-25-06 09:08 PM   #41 
  - When the folks started talking about diversity some years back  Ciggies and coffee   Feb-25-06 10:18 PM   #43 
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