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Old March 2nd, 2018, 03:30 PM   #41
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I was born in north Louisiana in 1960. I clearly remember the signs. Rest areas, cattle auctions, restaurants. My first year of school was still in La, my second year was in south Alabama. NO BLACKS in either school. The first black kids showed up half way thru my 3rd grade year.

You were a teenager in Alabama in the 1950s ?? You HAD to have attended a segregated schools. You would have been 24 the day George Wallace, who ran on a segregationist platform, stood in the door of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa to stop black students from entering. That was the same year the klan blew up the church in Birmingham. Two years later was the Selma march. You'd be been 16 during the Montgomery bus boycott.

How can you possibly be so ignorant of the reality of racism in the south ????
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Old March 2nd, 2018, 09:21 PM   #42
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I was born in north Louisiana in 1960. I clearly remember the signs. Rest areas, cattle auctions, restaurants. My first year of school was still in La, my second year was in south Alabama. NO BLACKS in either school. The first black kids showed up half way thru my 3rd grade year.

You were a teenager in Alabama in the 1950s ?? You HAD to have attended a segregated schools. You would have been 24 the day George Wallace, who ran on a segregationist platform, stood in the door of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa to stop black students from entering. That was the same year the klan blew up the church in Birmingham. Two years later was the Selma march. You'd be been 16 during the Montgomery bus boycott.

How can you possibly be so ignorant of the reality of racism in the south ????
Good points, I remember them well. I was three years behind you, and grew up in the South (Florida and Louisiana). My first introduction was "Willy," who showed up at school (first grade) in the middle of the year. Nice kid.

I never saw racism in Florida (outside of Jacksonville). When I moved to Louisiana (outside of New Orleans) in 1975, however, I saw it in droves.

What an incredible difference a 12-hour drive makes.
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Less racism and hatred in 1950 than today.....
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More racism and hatred TODAY than 1950........
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Less racism and hatred in 1950 than today.....
That is a lie, everyone here knows that. Why do you insist on repeating an obvious lie?
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More racism and hatred TODAY than 1950........
Keep it up, you're simply making yourself look foolish.
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I do think people were more agreeable. But we also had segregation. I live a few miles from the Black community and didn't even know there were Black people in the region until the students from a Black did a musical show at our school. They were wonderful and I gave them a standing ovation. I was the only who gave them a standing ovation.

When I spoke with my mother about the racial situation she explained Blacks should stay in there place. At that time, women also stayed in their place too. My mother worked her whole life and never got a decent wage.

I say the 1958 National Defense Education is destroying our democracy, but when it comes to sexism and racism, it improved our democracy. What I think is destructive is our lack of honor and good manners. I am sure there are good reasons for saying there was less racism and I think well-educated people would want to know the reasoning, and then perhaps disagree or agree with the reasoning. However, talking shit about someones is not the sign of being well educated nor civilized. Talking shit about others is nothing to brag about and nothing to pat each on the back for doing.
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That hatred is not limited to racism but simply saying something others disagree with brings it on. I would say we have become less civilized and cynical and hateful in general. I think the internet would have been a better place in 1950 because education taught us to behave better.

Except for sure anything that came near to being a Nazi which being a White supremacist is, would get a very negative reaction. What is frightening is how much Trump is like Hitler and his followers are like the ones who followed Trump. Except in the south where folks were defending their way of life.

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Less racism and hatred in 1950 than today.....

Just because YOU were blind to it, doesn't mean it didn't exist.
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