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originally posted by: JAGStorm
a reply to: YouSir
It's only trivial until it happens to you, just sayin.
I just want to be American just like the other person said it.
I don't want to go to the store and simply get yelled at for standing in line. Sometimes it's more than trivial crap. My relatives had things thrown at them at the beach, while being yelled get out of our country. How ironic is that.
I don't want to expose my children to that. I don't call it simply being offended, I call it being abused for no reason.
It is being called out now and it makes people uncomfortable, SO WHAT. Let them be uncomfortable.
Right, and also I’m all for helping historically disadvantaged commmunities. So we can and should see real challenges they face and work with them as partners in developing effective solutions. I do this professionally.
originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: Quetzalcoatl14
I've run into that, as well.
Much of my family, going back about four generations or so, were from the Border states. Kansas. Missouri. The rest from Illinois, Indiana, and Pennsylvania--for the most part.
I have family records that date back every bit of that far. Not one slave owner. Not one. In fact, one of my great-great second cousins (is that even related?? If so, just barely...) ran a waystation on the Underground Railway into Canada. Odd how the conversation changed...
I don't advocate forgetting the history, just not a big fan of continuing to try to punish others for the Sins of the Father. Kinda like the Southern statue idiocy, isn't it??
originally posted by: usernameconspiracy
I have a Canadian friend who lives and goes to school here. Legally. A couple months ago, a random car followed her to her apartment just to yell at her to get out of the country, because her car has Canadian license plates.
The common decency of people in this country is regressing at an astonishing rate.
Lol, I'm the same with Scottish issued GBP£ banknotes, not a cats chance in hell I'll ever take them for payment, I have no way of knowing if they are fake.
originally posted by: intrepidThe only thing I found odd was the prejudice against Canadian coins. Not bills, although called Monopoly money, just coins. Strange.