a reply to: theantediluvian
Interesting tales from 'how things were' when I was but a wee lad.
I grew up in white suburbia (Metro) Detroit. The county where all the "White Flight" ran off to.
My grandparents were Ford employees since back around WW2 when all the factories etc were firmly in the City of Detroit (they built the planes, my
grandmas brother flew them). Parents born there. I dont recall my parents talking much about the period of white flight (they were busy being greasers
/ hippies I guess), but I did hear my grandma talk about a maybe a couple times. The point when they got arm robbed at their front door was the point
they moved. They were Christian Conservative.
But they werent racists / racial prejudice. My grandpas best friend was a black man, fellow Ford engineer, whom did his eulogy.
I heard all about Reagan and then Bush as a child.
But never did I hear about any of this racism stuff you're talking about.
Aside from a general consensus about black ghetto moms having 4 kids to get bigger welfare checks to suck off everyone else, and people hating that
behavior. Everyones heard that stuff. Not true? Is that just a GOP platform thing? Just a myth?
Note that in the Detroit Metro area the racism is stewed to a perfection. Pretty much anyone you encounter uses racial slurs like you might use cuss
words. And I mean EVERYBODY (whites, blacks, jews, arabs, Mexican's, etc). In fact in my experience, people use them against their own buddies as
people would use "punk" and so on; not even having anything to do with actual race its just people are a special kind of rude there, and kids talk a
LOT of smack for fun while anything and everything is amongst the potential 'ingredients' to lodge insults. Although, my mom & stepdad weren't
actually like that.
But going around and punking people of other races wasnt a norm I much ever noted, unless you happen to be white and go down to Detroit (I mean the
Now that is an entirely different experience, where the population is 90% black and the word rude doesnt measure up to how blacks treat whites any
time I can recall.
So naturally, it goes without saying there, the whole welfare stereotyping arises naturally in a climate like that.
Thing is, living in the south my adulthood, whenever I happen to be at a Walmart, and there's a family that has 1, 2 even 3 or FOUR shopping carts in
a convoy, holding up the entire checkout, with carts overloaded I mean top and bottom, I've witnessed this many times, and they were always
Of course they dont all do it, but it IS a 'thing' even today.
And you know what else, I've never been hassled by Hispanics, I haven't been "tried" / "checked" or cut in front of in line, or been held up in in an
isle with just obvious deliberate jamming up of it, down here in my big city, not once ever by anyone, except colored folks. TO which its happened
quite a few times, I mean I've almost had to get bloody several times. Which by the way got FAR worse post-Obama.
Not only have I not experienced it, I also have never not one single time observed other people doing it to black or whites on hispanics or hispanics
on whites or whatever. Or even talk about it. It's exclusively a black on whites thing in my experience.
Now admittedly I didn't go to grade school down here, so I cant speak to that.
In the north we did have like 3 black kids in high school. And they had it tough, they'd get messed with. And they were tough. But that stuff is
inherent with kids and anyone who doesnt 'fit in'. I know they got in fights, but I dont recall them getting just punked endlessly, and never heard
about them getting JUMPED.
My one friend who went to school down here where he was about the only white kid in a black school, you wouldn't believe what he had to go thru every
Before I moved here into the unknown, I'd ponder how bad the racism must be here. Then i got here, I even worked construction, went to mixed ethnicity
college about across the street from the grade school my friend got jumped everyday for being white a decade before, and went like 6 months without
hearing anyone anywhere utter a racial slur.
So in my experiences, I just didnt see the results of this supposed GOP race war agenda you allude to, not as a kid, not where it didnt already come
with the territory. And as an adult in the south, I just havent seen it. In fact many of the best buddies I've had at school and multiple workplaces
where black folks. So its not like I'm saying they're all racists. But in my experience, as far as how people are treated in the day to day, I
absolutely dont see it regarding whites on minorities here, where I see the exact opposite of what should be expected if everyone here was raised to
hate minorities, especially not in a social climate with all the history and such where is "should" be off the richter apparent in daily life if it
was really some sort of social engineering thing (as we've been seeing the DNC push with Critical Race Theory) as you describe.
Or it just doesnt compare, that the 'conservative' version doesnt result in open animosity in the ways that the 'liberal' version does. Part of it is
there IS a harsh history that would be easy for blacks to fall into, one which its every day apparent the liberal platform directly and deliberately
Of course I dont even have any love for the GOP any more than I do the DNC, I've invented my own Socio-Agnostic ideology long ago which is in
anti-ideology, but when I look around I see Critical Race Theory destroying the fabric of our society, where people just defending themselves for
merely being white / conservative / etc are being smeared as hardcore racists. And when I look backwards, in closing, I just dont see where Christian
Conservatives not in my experience are some harbingers of race hate.
Even if people dont care for other races, dont like em, even IF they hate them, its still all about civility at the end of the day to have a decent
society worth living in. And the work of the liberals this decade in particular, is the absolute undoing of decades of improvements in race relations.
Period. And they should all be ashamed of themselves. And its time the ENABLERS quit being cowards; quit participating in this looming hot civil war
the extremists pray for like Christian's and the 2nd Coming.
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