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Tue May 7, 2013, 08:13 PM

"Bro, I knew there was something wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man's arms."

You did good my friend, but that is indeed the "Quote Du Jour." It's 2013 and this unfortunate fact is still the norm.

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Reply "Bro, I knew there was something wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man's arms." (Original post)
pepperbear May 2013 OP
malaise May 2013 #1
pepperbear May 2013 #3
LuvNewcastle May 2013 #2
Le Taz Hot May 2013 #4
Cleita May 2013 #5
Le Taz Hot May 2013 #6
Cleita May 2013 #9
Baitball Blogger May 2013 #13
Le Taz Hot May 2013 #15
Baitball Blogger May 2013 #16
Matariki May 2013 #41
dsc May 2013 #32
Baitball Blogger May 2013 #33
Dustlawyer May 2013 #29
taliba May 2013 #39
Matariki May 2013 #40
taliba May 2013 #42
Cleita May 2013 #43
In_The_Wind May 2013 #44
taliba May 2013 #46
WillyT May 2013 #7
ismnotwasm May 2013 #8
tavalon May 2013 #10
lindysalsagal May 2013 #11
bunnies May 2013 #19
The Straight Story May 2013 #12
Cha May 2013 #21
JanMichael May 2013 #26
Nye Bevan May 2013 #14
CakeGrrl May 2013 #18
Gormy Cuss May 2013 #24
laundry_queen May 2013 #30
JI7 May 2013 #31
liberalhistorian May 2013 #38
shanti May 2013 #17
RobertEarl May 2013 #20
LeftInTX May 2013 #25
grantcart May 2013 #22
freshwest May 2013 #34
Cha May 2013 #23
freshwest May 2013 #35
Cha May 2013 #36
arcane1 May 2013 #27
Cha May 2013 #37
sheshe2 May 2013 #28
In_The_Wind May 2013 #45
cbdo2007 May 2013 #47
Boudica the Lyoness May 2013 #48

Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 08:14 PM

1. I posted his line on another thread

Just the truth

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Tue May 7, 2013, 08:16 PM

3. it hurts to say it, but it is, indeed.

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 08:15 PM

2. I'd like to have a smoke with that guy.

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 08:16 PM

4. I don't understand

his statement. Why wouldn't a white girl run to a black man? I don't get it.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #4)

Tue May 7, 2013, 08:19 PM

5. They were in Cleveland. Things are still different back in those

states where there is still a lot of racism openly displayed.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #5)

Tue May 7, 2013, 08:23 PM

6. I can't imagine living in an environment

like that in 2013. We were all forced to live with it in the 60's and earlier but it's hard to imagine it in 2013.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #6)

Tue May 7, 2013, 08:30 PM

9. I agree, but it's there. We wouldn't have so many Republicans in office

if it weren't for racism and women hating. It's how they appeal to bigots by stirring up their feelings of hatred of 'those people' taking their jobs or going to markets and buying food with food stamps, with their money. I mean listen to all those speeches at the conventions and places where Republicans congregate and there is that undercurrent of racism and women hating running through it.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #6)

Tue May 7, 2013, 08:40 PM

13. Are you kidding? I'm living in a community that engineered a modern-day segregated

society. They did it by eliminating all the multi-family homes and replacing them with upscale single-family homes. They knew that it would be difficult for minorities to move into a place where the lowest value for a home was a quarter million. Sure enough, the city operates with rules from another century. It is 90% white and 10% minorities. And there is very much an undercurrent of a shadow government that runs between the City and community leaders that reaches into our homeowner Associations. The mandatory documents of our Associations are so breached that it would be impossible for the Associations to withstand a challenge in court--assuming the case would draw a federal judge with no connection to the community.

Yeah, segregation is alive and well in this century.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #13)

Tue May 7, 2013, 08:48 PM

15. Just one more reason I will

never EVER leave the West Coast. The Espoused One was considering a move to Mississippi about 8 years ago and, although I was (pretending) going along with it because I didn't want to be the one he blamed if the move couldn't happen, I was chanting to every entity I knew and some I only suspected to PLEASE don't make me move to Mississippi. Me. The penultimate California 60's hippie chick in Mississippi. Goddess help me. (Goddess help Mississippi.) Well, some diety(ies) must have heard me because I'm still in California.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #15)

Tue May 7, 2013, 08:50 PM

16. If it's worse than here, you wouldn't last six months.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #15)

Wed May 8, 2013, 05:28 PM

41. OMG(oddess) what an awesome post

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #13)

Tue May 7, 2013, 11:10 PM

32. I don't know which Cleveland you are speaking of

but no way, no how, that Cleveland is 90 percent white. It is highly segregated with a highly white, hispanic, and arabic west side and a black east side. But Cleveland is majority black at this point.

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Response to dsc (Reply #32)

Tue May 7, 2013, 11:16 PM

33. I was responding to comment #6.

My take was that she was referring to "environment" in a general way. Not just Cleveland.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #5)

Tue May 7, 2013, 10:45 PM

29. And they say it is just the Southern states have racism! We unfortunately have a racism

problem down here and comedians are quick to talk about the racism in the South. It appears to be everywhere to some degree.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #5)

Wed May 8, 2013, 04:28 PM

39. "They were in Cleveland. Things are still different back in those..."

Surely you jest. This is Cleveland, in the midwest, not "Nobodyblackbettacomehere, Mississippi! I grew up in Ohio, and had never had contact with racists until I moved to Texas! Maybe it's because we lived in a neighborhood where we (kids) were loved, educated, and sheltered from that type of abuse by the adults around us. But still, my Texas born grandson came home and asked me why another child at the daycare called him a n___r when he was 3! I was so discombobulated when this guy (who I do agree is a hero), came up with the "little pretty white girl ran to a Black guy" statement. I thought WTF?! White girls, pretty (and NOT), run to Black guys all the time from what I see.

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Response to taliba (Reply #39)

Wed May 8, 2013, 05:26 PM

40. Yeah. That made me sad and feel bad for the guy.

Welcome to DU Taliba.

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Response to Matariki (Reply #40)

Wed May 8, 2013, 06:31 PM

42. thank you

I hope this is the start of an interesting blog relationship

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Response to taliba (Reply #39)

Wed May 8, 2013, 06:50 PM

43. Then why do so many Republicans get elected in Ohio?

People are still racist, otherwise there would not be a single Republican in office back there. That is the only reason any Republican get into office across this country because their voters are race baited and it works.

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Response to taliba (Reply #39)

Wed May 8, 2013, 06:55 PM

44. Welcome to DU ~ taliba

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #44)

Thu May 9, 2013, 09:34 AM

46. Thanks

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 08:25 PM

7. K & R !!!

 


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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 08:28 PM

8. That was the first headline I read

So incredibly sad, but I'm so glad that man was there.

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 08:31 PM

10. We the oppressed, assist our oppressors too often

How many women out there will admit that you've called yourself clumsy, premenstrual, menstrual, bitchy or dumb? Blonde, anyone?

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Response to tavalon (Reply #10)

Tue May 7, 2013, 08:34 PM

11. Ouch.

De trute! I hoyts!

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Response to tavalon (Reply #10)

Tue May 7, 2013, 09:05 PM

19. I'll admit it.

 

Everything but clumsy or blonde (because I'm neither). I'll think twice before doing it again though. I guess I never thought of it that way.

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 08:37 PM

12. uh oh, he commented on her looks

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #12)

Tue May 7, 2013, 09:19 PM

21. Oh oh!

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #12)

Tue May 7, 2013, 09:50 PM

26. Thank god he didn't shoot her!

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 08:47 PM

14. Yeah, because I'm white so little girls I don't know run into my arms all the time.

Oh wait, that's never happened. Too bad he felt the need to inject race into this.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #14)

Tue May 7, 2013, 08:57 PM

18. Maybe he felt the need because he *lives* it

My father got kicked out of parks in the south trying to eat his lunch. He couldn't swim in a hotel pool with the rest of his high school class on a field trip.

My mother had to use the back door of the obstetrician's office on a Georgia military base even while her husband served this country.

And I suspect this man brings some of his own personal experiences into his statement. How dare he?

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Response to CakeGrrl (Reply #18)

Tue May 7, 2013, 09:42 PM

24. Thank you.

It's sad that in this day, on a Democratic board, that this needs to be explained. It's not just the earlier generations who recognize different treatment -- it's just less frequent these days now that the LAWS are stronger.

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Response to CakeGrrl (Reply #18)

Tue May 7, 2013, 10:56 PM

30. Exactly....I'm guessing he's probably used to

white women walking (quickly) in the other direction when he's simply walking down the street, hence the comment. It's a shame it needs to be explained to someone here at DU.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #14)

Tue May 7, 2013, 11:04 PM

31. this is coming from a guy who probably has people move to the other side if he is walking by

cops stopping him for no reason than him being black.

did you really not understand what was meant by that comment ?

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #14)

Wed May 8, 2013, 01:01 AM

38. Sorry, but I'm white and I grew up in Cleveland and lived there

until just past the age of forty, before moving to another state several years ago, and I can assure you that blatant racism is very much alive and well in that area. Hell, in the whole state. Although it's admittedly a lot worse in the much more whitebread central and southern parts of Ohio. He didn't "inject race" into it at all, he's merely stating a sad fact, one he has to live with every day.

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 08:50 PM

17. not where i live

which happens to be one of the most racially integrated areas in the state (of california). it's sad that he feels this way...

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 09:12 PM

20. Something is wrong when anyone runs into the arms of a stranger

 

It means the person running needs help.

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #20)

Tue May 7, 2013, 09:44 PM

25. Exactly

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 09:21 PM

22. I love you Charles

You should never have to buy another lunch the rest of your life.

I wish I could have some ribs with you my brother.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #22)

Wed May 8, 2013, 12:25 AM

34. K&R right here.

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 09:21 PM

23. Patton Oswald's Tweet on this very thing..

In one of the top tweets about Ramsey, comedian Patton Oswalt wrote,

"Dear Charles Ramsey: I am not a little pretty white girl, but I totally want to run into your black arms. #hero."

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/07/us/ohio-cleveland-ramsey/index.html

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Response to Cha (Reply #23)

Wed May 8, 2013, 12:25 AM

35. Same here! What a wonderful man.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #35)

Wed May 8, 2013, 12:48 AM

36. I know.. Patton had the perfect, tweet,

freshwest.. #hero

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 09:57 PM

27. I love the fact that he thought it was domestic violence, and he still intervened!!!

 

It's so common and so easy for people to keep walking, and ignore what they're hearing, when faced with domestic violence. It's heartening to know that he would have stepped in regardless

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #27)

Wed May 8, 2013, 12:56 AM

37. I know, arcane.. like it says in this link, though, from Ramsey's boss at

the restaurant where he works..

Hodge's restaurant in Cleveland posted a message on Facebook saying, "we're extremely proud of our employee Charles Ramsey for not turning his back on the young women. He's a true Cleveland hero. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with the women, their families and their friends."

Restaurant owner Chris Hodgson told CNN that Ramsey goes above and beyond in his duties.

"You give him something to do, and he'll do more," he said. "We always look forward to seeing him, because you know he's gonna bring a smile to your face."

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/07/us/ohio-cleveland-ramsey/index.html

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2013, 10:29 PM

28. Thank you, Charles.

You are a hero to us all!

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2013, 06:57 PM

45. Thank you Charles Ramsey

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2013, 09:36 AM

47. He's a true hero!!! Hooray for Charles Ramsey!!!!

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Response to pepperbear (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2013, 03:37 PM

48. I found his statement VERY offensive.

 

Imagine if a white person said it!

40 years ago I married a 'black' man. I was little, very pretty and white. And nothing was wrong. His statement was not a fact 40 years ago and is still is NOT.

I must add that I have since been married to a white man for almost 30 years and I have found that the way we are treated is no different than with my first husband. I have a bi-racial son from my first marriage and a white son with my husband. My interracial marriage was on the east coast and white on white was west coast.

Yes, I have been mixing it up coast to coast for 40 years.

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