posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 01:47 AM
Orangetom, I guess you and me have different situations.
I live with the racism crap, not on a daily basis, but on a regular enough basis that you realize it is alive and well. I'm going out on a limb, but
I'm guessing you are not accustomed to approaching a situation when you are in the presence of strangers in a friendly manner, only to have them
look, act, or even say things that are blatantly racist.
I'll bet you are not that familiar with the feeling that someone is looking at you as if you are not even human. It's hard to explain, but it's a
certain body language, especially the eyes and how they look at you. This even happens in professional situations. Then, the city I live in has cops
that are obviously not minority friendly. There are cases when unruly European American suspects are shot with rubber bullets, but minorities are
almost always shot with hot lead. One guy was tased to death a few months ago.
So, sue me if my experiences alter my thoughts on this whole issue. I can see your view on my comments, but it is what it is.