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Fri Jun 5, 2020, 06:48 AM

In light of yesterday's hearing in Georgia where sickening details

Of the Ahmaud Arbery investigation came out. Three white rednecks in pickups chase a black man down. We can’t ask James Byrd Jr. how a black man should react to that terror since he was murdered when he was dragged behind their truck until his arm and head were severed.

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Reply In light of yesterday's hearing in Georgia where sickening details (Original post)
ResistantAmerican17 Jun 2020 OP
Scarsdale Jun 2020 #1
bluescribbler Jun 2020 #2
Sucha NastyWoman Jun 2020 #3
Wawannabe Jun 2020 #5
gordianot Jun 2020 #6
LastDemocratInSC Jun 2020 #9
yellowdogintexas Jun 2020 #13
StarfishSaver Jun 2020 #4
jaxexpat Jun 2020 #7
panader0 Jun 2020 #8
Moostache Jun 2020 #10
keithbvadu2 Jun 2020 #11
Sucha NastyWoman Jun 2020 #12
Wounded Bear Jun 2020 #14

Response to ResistantAmerican17 (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 07:39 AM

1. People are not born

with this type of hatred. It is learned at home. It is disgusting that any parent would want their offspring to hate another human so much. Surely, these white people attended schools alongside black students. Did they not see that we are all alike, beneath the skin?

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 07:47 AM

2. "You've got to be carefully taught."

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Response to ResistantAmerican17 (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 07:53 AM

3. There were not many blacks at our school

But I remember my mother telling me “they smell”. She is still alive at 90 years old, and as racist as ever. But she would swear she is not. When I call her on it, she says “What happened to you?”

Even worse, she got religion to atone for all her sins about 20 years ago, and is now very pious, always looking for a way to work it into the conversation. And she’s a Trump lover.



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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:07 AM

5. I'm sorry

You have done better than the previous generation it sounds like. My father was a complete racist. I turned my back on that shit but he raised us to use those slurs on many races not just blacks and then I found out what they meant and I was horrified.

I was using the word g**k by the time I was three as my father had just returned from Vietnam before I was born. There are many other slurs I grew up with too. It’s most embarrassing actually.

I would let lose on him if he dared use them in front of me as a teenager and beyond. Eventually, we did not speak. He was one mean son of a bitch!

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:14 AM

6. At every opportunity I point out the portraits of Jesus are wrong.

He was not the blue eyed tall flowing reddish hair Caucasian pictured in centuries of literature if he ever lived. I use this only with relatives making similar statements and it shuts the up every time. If the Roman soldiers in the garden could not recognize a tall European Caucasian he must have looked like everyone else. I keep an anthropological reconstruction of the appearance an average Jew from that time. Have used it twice to good effect.

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Response to gordianot (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 09:06 AM

9. Most pictures of Jesus have him looking like a member of the Doobie Brothers.

The fact is that he was a brown skinned Palestinian Jew and would be disliked by most Americans if he returned today.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 02:30 PM

13. My mother would have a fit if we even thought about using the "n" word

I thought it was a horrible word from the time I was 9 or 10, and it was used very casually all around us. She expected us to treat everyone equally. I do not recall my father actually using that word, but he would have a fit if we did not treat older black persons with the respect due to age and the utmost politeness. (talk about your mixed messages) Oh yes, 'older' applied to anyone 10 years or more older than we were. I was in high school before I realized just how unique my parents were, and I am so grateful that my "carefully taught" was the opposite of what the norm was in our area.

Rural Kentucky in the 1950s & 60s was every stereotype you can think of. Looking back I am appalled at some of the things my other relatives and most of my friends and their parents said and did. I am appalled at myself for "going with the flow" somewhat when I was in school, in the social aspects of high school life particularly. I'm glad I grew out of it

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Response to ResistantAmerican17 (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 07:59 AM

4. Even with this kind of evidence that this was an outright lynching, it STILL

took months for the murderer to be arrested and charged - and they wonder why black folk are mad.

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Response to ResistantAmerican17 (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:24 AM

7. It just sucks all the beauty from living.

And replaces it with negativity.
Too many people. So well connected, networked. The ancient falsehoods collapsing. Fantasy not accepted, only Visa or bank card. Sorry, lots of ugly in the future.

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Response to ResistantAmerican17 (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:29 AM

8. And the cops who shot Breonna Taylor in Louisville so many times in her bed

are still not arrested!?

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Response to ResistantAmerican17 (Original post)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 09:33 AM

10. This is the best guess at a "historical" Jesus appearance

But white evangelicals will never accept it...and let's be honest, if you believe in the Cosmic Jewish Zombie to begin with, then its a very minor step to believing that Jeebus looks exactly however they want him to...i.e. - just like them.

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https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/a234/1282186/

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Response to Moostache (Reply #10)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 09:47 AM

11. What does Jesus look like?

What does Jesus look like?

It depends on whose living room wall his portrait hangs.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 12:53 PM

12. That's when I started questioning religion.

I realized if I were born in Israel, I might believe what a Jew believes, and if I were born in India I might believe in the Hindu religion. And if I were born in Iran I might believe what Muslims believe and if I were born in Italy I’d probably be a Catholic.

Seems to me that what you believe depends more on where you were born than what your heart deems to be true.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 5, 2020, 02:33 PM

14. Most people inherit their religious beliefs from their parents/society...nt

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