posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 03:04 PM
Heres a couple more exmaples.
I enjoy reading. Science fiction, history, stuff like that. When i go to the book store, even though Seattle is pretty multiracial, I only see white
people there. I like heavy metal, hard rock, industirial music. Almost any bar you go into that plays that kind of music is full of white people.
Occasionally you see latinos and Asians, but not Blacks or middle easterners. Generally, blacks do not like rock or metal. In my whole life, through
all the concertes Ive been to, I have seen a total of three blacks at any of the shows.
I also like nature, hiking, fishing, and shooting, something you almost only see whites doing. I also love videogames.
But as you can see, during my off work hours and interests, I hardly come into contact with other races. Plain and simple, my interests are mostly
occupied by white people.
But lets say a white person likes to go clubbing. To discoteks and such. You will run into more people of color than you would say going to a biker
bar, thus, you will probably have friends of different races more.
It also depends on job. If you work construction or labor type jobs, youll run into more person of color that way. If you work a white collar
professional job, youll run into less. profession also attracts friends. generally, a forklift driver in a warehouse is generally not gonna have too
much to talk about with say, an office manager.
I live in a neighborhood that is mostly minorities, a few white people. But at home, unless they have similar interests, we seldom mix at all, except
at the laundry room. Many of the Mexicans here dont speak English. I speak german. Thus, language barrier is also a problem.
So i dont see it as inherit racism, just a general difference of interest.
And youre right, muppet, how many good devout muslims are you gonna see at a bar? None, if they are abiding by the tenets of thier faith. Just like
you wont see true Christians at a whorehouse (plenty of fake ones though) or hanging out in bars. hence, I have no Christian friends either.