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Response to Alfalfa (Reply #24)

Sun Aug 2, 2015, 04:51 PM

56. That's absurd.

Racism is alive and well in the United States. I don't need to read about on Huffington Post or learn about it in a documentary film. I've lived in the South my whole life. I've dealt with racism with friends, family, and coworkers. I've literally fought with racists more than once. In Mobile, AL the racists across the street called our family "nigger lovers" because my mother sometime brought coworkers over after work. They picked a fight with me. Walking home with a black friend after football practice, some racists literally pulled over in a car to assault my friend and I. In LaGrange, GA a black coworker of mine was taken to jail for little more than being black. I was in a closed-door private setting with a high school principle in Tennessee who went on a long tirade against "niggers." My father's college roommate was Alabama State Attorney General Bill Baxley, who worked for years to bring the 16th Street Baptist Church bomber to justice (4 black girls were killed in the explosion at their church.)

I don't know what in the hell you're saying.

Either you're saying that racism isn't a real problem, or else you're saying it is a real problem, but one that demands silence.

Either way is absurd.

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