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At Rick Perry's Texas hunting spot, camp's old racially charged name lingered

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posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 01:38 PM
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At Rick Perry's Texas hunting spot, camp's old racially charged name lingered


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Paint Creek, Tex. — In the early years of his political career, Rick Perry began hosting fellow lawmakers, friends and supporters at his family’s secluded West Texas hunting camp, a place known by the name painted in block letters across a large, flat rock standing upright at its gated entrance.

“'n-word'head,” it read.
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posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 01:38 PM
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Well, I know this area of Texas pretty well. Can't say the original name of the place surprises me. However, with witnesses claiming to have seen the rock with the name on it as late as 2008, one has to wonder if Perry is telling the truth, or not.

Smear campaigns are rife at this stage in the elections, so it's hard to tell either way. Still...

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posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 01:49 PM
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Wow very interesting thanks OP S&F for you



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 01:52 PM
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Makes me feel safe as a black female living in America, just safe...........S & F, OP.
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posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 02:00 PM
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First of all, I don't really get the name n-wordhead but whatever. I don't think that having a piece of property with the offensive word on it is necessarily indicative of being a racist.




Makes me feel safe as a black female living in America, just safe...........S & F, OP.

I could have sworn you said you lived in another country. I even remember you using the *gasp* metric system.
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posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 02:00 PM
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Yet you feel its fine to call people white trash in other threads


You can't pick and choose



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 02:03 PM
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Originally posted by Domo1
First of all, I don't really get the name n-wordhead but whatever. I don't think that having a piece of property with the offensive word on it is necessarily indicative of being a racist.




Makes me feel safe as a black female living in America, just safe...........S & F, OP.

I could have sworn you said you lived in another country. I even remember you using the *gasp* metric system.
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I used to, I'm ready to go back. I never heard # like this when I was in Wales, never in my life. The thing about the N-word is what I get the meaning of was some slave term. In America, people are bold enough to come up to you tell you that they hate you. Disturbing, I don't understand why some Americans don't get the point that other races aren't leaving because they don't like them.

Why was that road named that to begin with? That is the million dollar question I want to know.
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posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 02:13 PM
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West Texas is a strange place. I lived there for a while when I was writing my thesis. The desert is a great place to write. People there are either really open-minded, or archaically old-fashioned. There's no middle ground.

I agree, it's not necessarily indicative of racism, but you'd think it would have bothered his family when they drove in and out of the property. But as I said, there is no real way to tell at this point, when exactly it was painted over.

Also, as a historian, I'm not sure painting over the past is the best way to move forward? A rock like that might serve as a great reminder of how far we've come.

I certainly wouldn't have it on my property, though.



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 02:16 PM
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Why was that road named that to begin with? That is the million dollar question I want to know.


I've been wondering the same thing.



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 02:17 PM
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Originally posted by mnmcandiez
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Yet you feel its fine to call people white trash in other threads


You can't pick and choose


Agreed. We cannot, and should not, pick and choose.

Yes, slavery and segregation have left a stain, but flipping it around doesn't make one look any better.



posted on Oct, 2 2011 @ 02:19 PM
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Originally posted by Domo1
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Why was that road named that to begin with? That is the million dollar question I want to know.


I've been wondering the same thing.


Not that surprising, given the history of the area.
Cowboy culture was less-than-welcoming, despite the surprising number of black cowboys.



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