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  • scottmitchell74
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    Trackdaddy's last two posts = informative and from the horses mouth. They also = ignored. :evil: Why is it so hard to hear from someone who's "been there, done that"?

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  • Marlow
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    Originally posted by TrackDaddy
    Maybe have two proms with an option for attending either?
    Here's a radical idea: have one prom, with an option for attending.

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  • Pego
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    Originally posted by TrackDaddy
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    Originally posted by Pego
    Originally posted by TrackDaddy
    If you live in a TeePee, eat tofu, listen to blue grass and watch American Idol...
    I dont do any of these. Does that make me something? I am curious.[/asquote]those are only tongue in cheek examples, Pego.

    Not meant to be derogatory.
    I did not take it to be. No matter how many arguments be made for segregation, one thing remains clear. Separate is not equal. We live together, we play together. Of course there are cultural differences. Between races, within the race, between religions, within the religion. Between sexes, within the sexes. Differences among us are not any reason to segregate us.

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  • TrackDaddy
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    Originally posted by Pego
    Originally posted by TrackDaddy
    If you live in a TeePee, eat tofu, listen to blue grass and watch American Idol...
    I dont do any of these. Does that make me something? I am curious.[/asquote]those are only tongue in cheek examples, Pego.

    Not meant to be derogatory.

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  • TrackDaddy
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    Originally posted by Daisy
    Originally posted by TrackDaddy
    Personally, I believe there are legitimate reasons for segregating the prom.
    But if you read the nytimes articles it is clear that the black kids, at least those interviewed, would have enjoyed being with their white friends at the prom.
    Maybe have two proms with an option for attending either?

    I'm not endorsing segregation.

    Just options.

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  • TrackDaddy
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    Originally posted by BillVol
    Funny you say that, TD. Some influential black leaders here in town have said recently that they wish they could do away with bussing because it is tearing apart their communities. It is also hurting, they feel, the atmosphere of the old black schools.
    Bill

    I was bussed in 1972 to an all white school in a really nice neighborhood.

    The only thing it did for me besides making new friends was show just how poor and disadvantaged I was.

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  • TrackDaddy
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    Originally posted by rasb
    Originally posted by TrackDaddy
    Personally, I believe there are legitimate reasons for segregating the prom.

    And I'm black.
    Can we debate this seriously, TD, because I really disagree with you...
    By the way, I am white, my son-in-law and new grandson are of mixed race, (his name is Kanye, just so you know), and my adopted son from my second marriage is also of mixed race, mostly Hispanic from Mexico.
    And I like tenting, have never (and will never) try tofu, love blue grass, never watch American Idol, and have been friends with most of the Canadian track/field athletes of all races over the past several decades. May I suggest that we share, more than we differ?
    rasb

    I agree that we share more than we differ.

    But a prom is a dance that includes music and food preferences, for example.

    Besides...not everyone shares the common ground culturally that you do with most of the country.

    Yet.

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  • paulthefan
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    Originally posted by Daisy
    Originally posted by TrackDaddy
    Personally, I believe there are legitimate reasons for segregating the prom.
    But if you read the nytimes articles it is clear that the black kids, at least those interviewed, would have enjoyed being with their white friends at the prom.
    could you ever imagine any other kind of black kid the nytimes would have interviewed?

    this from a fan that many years ago would have been invited to the black prom.

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  • Bruce Kritzler
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    And in Louisiana they still play the "Dixie World Series" for little leaguers who don't want to play against the black kids.

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  • Daisy
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    Originally posted by TrackDaddy
    Personally, I believe there are legitimate reasons for segregating the prom.
    But if you read the nytimes articles it is clear that the black kids, at least those interviewed, would have enjoyed being with their white friends at the prom.

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  • Pego
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    Originally posted by TrackDaddy
    If you live in a TeePee, eat tofu, listen to blue grass and watch American Idol...
    I dont do any of these. Does that make me something? I am curious.

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  • scottmitchell74
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    Is that a nice tan or do i want to run? Nobody cares about the plight of the racist.
    Quote of the week! (At least)

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  • BillVol
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    Funny you say that, TD. Some influential black leaders here in town have said recently that they wish they could do away with bussing because it is tearing apart their communities. It is also hurting, they feel, the atmosphere of the old black schools.

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  • Marlow
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    Originally posted by rasb
    Can we debate this seriously, TD, because I really disagree with you... May I suggest that we share, more than we differ?
    Well put.

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  • rasb
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    Originally posted by TrackDaddy
    Personally, I believe there are legitimate reasons for segregating the prom.

    And I'm black.

    Potential preferences/differences in...

    Music, food, dress, conversation, location, politics, religion, etc.

    Of course we would all like to believe that we're able to be oblivious to cultural differences but thats not always the case.

    Very often we put on a front at work to not only get through the day, but to make our pensions.

    If you live in a TeePee, eat tofu, listen to blue grass and watch American Idol...

    I aint mad at you.

    Its just that I dont.
    Can we debate this seriously, TD, because I really disagree with you...
    By the way, I am white, my son-in-law and new grandson are of mixed race, (his name is Kanye, just so you know), and my adopted son from my second marriage is also of mixed race, mostly Hispanic from Mexico.
    And I like tenting, have never (and will never) try tofu, love blue grass, never watch American Idol, and have been friends with most of the Canadian track/field athletes of all races over the past several decades. May I suggest that we share, more than we differ?

    Leave a comment:

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