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Wy, thank yoo, Bunny. I prid miself on my edjucashun and are prowd of the fakt that I made it further then eny one els in my famly -- mosf of the wey thru thurd grad. Baby! Git yur fat butt bak in the kichen and grab me anuther beer! That dadburn kid of yours spilled the last one all over my klan robe! And get me anuther botle to pee in! Boy, whatchu lookin' at?

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How are we ever gonna sneak Jtap into our weakly meetins at the bowlin alley whar we discuss how to keep them brown fellers down. Aint he one O them brown fellers? Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh

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I read Sowell's book Race and Culture and it was a very interesting read. It suggests that it is not race but culture that determines one's place on society's totem pole.

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This is an interesting story. Having lived in Japan, I can attest that even the most homogenous of societies will find ways to discriminate against people. This article talks about discrimination based on what your ancestors did. From my own personal experience, I saw the Japanese break down people by blood type -- they actually believed certain blood types were better suited than others for particular occupations.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,518697,00.html

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Interestingly enough almost every culture known has some racial biase of some sort. The racism between Japanese and Korean is quite vicious and goes back thousands of years and still exists today. This despite the fact they have been proven to have the exact same DNA and ancestory.

In some parts of Africa it is against the law to call a member of the Bantu tribe a Bushman and even grounds for homicide even though the Bushmen and Bantu are all native Africans.

The Russians and Chinese both have their versions of our native americans and have treated these people even worse than we treated ours, mounting genocidal campaigns that would have shamed George Custer.

The underlying cause of racism in most societies is cultural not racial and can only be fixed with a change in that culture itself. It took the United States from 1776 to 1865 to realize there was a problem and another hundred years after that to effect any real change.

Some people will never get the message. Fortunately they can be exposed for what they are and will hopefully die out without infecting their progeny with this disease. Laws that descriminate in reverse simply widen the chasm and inflame the very problems they seek to correct.

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How are we ever gonna sneak Jtap into our weakly meetins at the bowlin alley whar we discuss how to keep them brown fellers down. Aint he one O them brown fellers? Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh

Suddenly "Blazing Saddles" flashed thru my head. Where the Ni***** Sheriff and the Cisco Kid stole the KKK robes to sign up for the Mob. Laugh Laugh

Growing up in the South was quite the experience for me as you can all imagine. I have seen worse though.
I really don't "look" alot like a Mexican. My Mom is German/Irish/Creek Indian/Scottish so I have alot of the Anglo look about me. If you really look at me with the dark skin and hair with the Latino nose, you can see the Latino in me.
My Dad was not born in the US and he earned his citizenship. He forbid us from speaking in Spanish even though all of my uncles and Grandmother and Pa spoke Spanish exclusively.
My Dad was also the most Racist person I have ever known. I remember when they made the Black kids got to school with us and the Sheriffs Deputies following the school buses to keep the white parents from dragging the black kids off and lynching them, or so they threatened. Once I was playing with a black kid at school, one that had worked on our farm for years, and my Dad was driving past the school and saw us playing together, stopped and took me home and gave me a good whipping for it. That kid was my friend and we played together all summer long before desegregation became the issue. He is still my friend to this day.
This country has come a long way since those days and most racism I see is by Blacks against white, Latino and other blacks.
We have a black President now so those claims are now thrown under the bus.
Pangocat seems to be describing himself as a racist and I have gathered that from his previous post. He seems to feel that his Hispanic employees are too stupid to understand contracts so it is himself who has to read and enforce them, after all they are just the labor, brown skin and all. He also places a Dark skin on anyone he tries to install in a low income, low intelligence position. If they are poor, misguided, mistreated and helpless then they are black, brown or yellow. Surely these folks can't possibly fend for themselves in his mind.
There will always be racism in this and any other society. Just call a Guatemalan a Mexican or vice versa and see the ear full you get. Similarly call a Dominican a Haitian, a Honduran a Mexican, a liberal an American, any of these will get you almost murderized. lol

SoCo made a very good post and I agree with him except to say that just because some whites are racist it is wrong to assume that all whites who question racism are racist. I do, however, feel his pain.

There is racism everywhere, just go to your garage or shed and look at the warning labels on your step ladder, Black guy falling off ladder,.....white guy standing correctly. look at "Men Working" signs.....black guy with a shovel.
Look at Bush hog and all the implements for your tractor....black guy getting his foot or hand chopped off, black guy getting twisted up in the drive shafts, black guy getting pummeled with debris.... everywhere I tell you !!!

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That may be true, but I do have to point out that our society has taken great pains to warn you about black kids crossing the street -- but I've never seen a dime of taxpayer money spent on a sign warning you about white kids. Clearly, this is proof that our society deems white kids expendable.

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