Black People : Kemetkind: Your view of brothers from the south.

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  1. Dual Karnayn

    Dual Karnayn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We know racism exists all over but I also believe there is "less" racism in the South, mainly because Black people have more power politically and socially.
    Which is why what's happening in New Oleans is so troubling to me.
    If it can happen down there, it can happen anywhere.

    Most of the hardcore racists in the south live in the rural areas and they are quite open about there views. In most urban areas whites and Blacks live more integrated. They even party together.
    This is in contrast to most Northern and Midwestern cities where Blacks and whites live in segregated sections and only come together on the job.


    Black people down in places like North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia are used to seeing Black men as sherrifs, police chiefs, mayors, congressman, lawyers, ect....

    My cousin is a sheriff down in a Mississippi county.

    Go to most major cities everywhere else and most of the judges, DA's, Lawyers, and police are white...even police that patrol Black communities tend to be mostly white.

    Just like West Indians and Africans who grow up seeing thier own in positions of authority, it affects your mentality and the way you see life.
    Most Black people in the South DEAL WITH racism differently when they encounter it than their counter-parts from the North and Midwest also.

    But I fear things are changing for the worst among the younger generation who are under 20.
     
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    MANASIAC Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I feel you on this pimp thizzle. It is more racist here in Minnesota than in the South.
     
  3. Dual Karnayn

    Dual Karnayn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Manasiac

    I used to live in Minneapolis and I know how racist it is up there despite all the interracial dating.

    Couldn't hardly stand it.

    Not only were whites racist against Blacks, but the Black people were racist against eachother!

    Many of the Somalis and other Africans didn't want to have anything to do with the AfroAmericans.

    I was on the Northside on Broadway one night and saw police just planted behind a bus stop entrapping bruthaz and hauling them off to jail.

    I don't know how they were getting them, but they were just raiding and snatching Black men one by one.
    I was trying to tell some bruthaz at the barbershop what was going on and they just looked at me like "you ain't know?"
     
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    MANASIAC Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    yea Dual let me give you my thoughts on this state:

    "Minnesota is more in the closet about Racism than it is Homosexuality. Just because your state is gay and interracial dating friendly, does not mean it is absolved of racism" -- ManasiaC

    Yea It amazes me how I am looked down upon because I prefer Black Women. This place is crazy man.
     
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    Greetings All,

    I agree with ya. I'm a down south brother from Louisiana, but I lived in Minneapolis before. I lived over North on 56th and Penn. Minneapolis, I once wrote, was a science project on intolerable tolerance. There are many interracial couplings, even my cousin is married to a white woman. I concur - I was deemed weird because I loved the sistas and many Black women, those whom were relocated transplants like myself, often said it was refreshing to find a brother into them. Needless to say, I had alot of fun with Black women in Minneapolis.

    However, don't pass on the South. Everything is not peaches and cream. The racism attitude has become ingrained in a social interaction that has existed for centuries. There is very unique dance between black and white folks in the south. Ironically, there is also an understanding between the two groups - everybody knows their place and no one, except those from the outside, would buck the arrangement that has been made.

    Now, I'm out West and I'm amazed at how integrated Black folks are out here. It's spooky.

    Blackbird
     
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    I Believe the reason why the south seems like it has less racism, is because it's racism is out on front street. In my opinion, I prefer to know where I Stand (This is how we do it back home in Florida) than to be trying to solve racial conundrums everyday. Such as here in Minneapolis, When I was terminated from Target Technology Services for learning to Fast.
     
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    Brother Blackbird, nice, nice post, as per your usual(smile!)

    You seem to be saying this thing is far more complex than we're making it out to be, and I agree...

    As brother Manasiac said, there can be the conundrums, but depending upon where you are, and context, White boys will be either more or less inclined to express their racism... If they got'cha outnumbered, and if they're drunk at the Yankee game, you could be in trouble... But you could be in trouble, too, at the Georgia Tech vs. Florida State game if them ole boys is drunk, and you there by yourself, in the upper deck...(smile!)

    In NYC, certain neighborhoods are dangerous for African people - period... They are usually those mafia havens, with Italian Americans tryna prove they hard... Bensonhurst in Brooklyn(Gambino Family) or Howard Beach in Queens,(Gotti's old stomping grounds) have had several incidents over the last 20-25 years... Yet get them boys outta that environment, they know how to be humble, meek, and mad shy - LOL! As long as they aint in no car tryna run you over, over 30 of 'em with baseball bats, they act like they got good sense...

    I love the south, though... I just love the politeness and warmth... I am talking about whites and Blacks... I don't particularly look to be dealing with white folks nowhere I go, so it don't matter to me how they feel about me unless they SMOKEY on I-95, or somethin'(smile!) But to say that either the North or South is MORE racist is simplistic... Again, like Malcolm said, as long as we remain south of that CANADIAN BORDER, we south...



    Peace!
    Isaiah
     
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    Dual Karnayn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I used to complain about Detroit all the time when living their about how boring and run down it was compared to other cities like Atlanta or Chicago.

    But after living in Minneapolis and Columbus, I declared the ONLY cities in the Midwest I'd ever live in would be either Detroit or Chicago.

    No where else.

    Atleast I see SOME Black owned businesses and successful Black communities in Chicago and Detroit.
    We tend to have economic, political, and social power.


    The rate Black people are losing political and economic power over on the West coast is alarming.
    We can see it coming, but what are these negro politicians planning to do about it besides welcome more Mexicans as our "friends"
     
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    Less racism anywhere....

    I wouldn't believe there was any "more" or "less" racism in any part of the country. I'm from the midwest, Indianapolis to be exact. Only in larger metropolitan areas do you really see blacks and whites intermingling and interracial dating. If you go to any small town in Indiana....or just far enough out into the suburbs you will definately encounter open racists. I always tell my co-worker/supervisor that I don't go to small towns in Indiana because things have a way of happening to folks. If you know what I mean. I do agree there is no Black area besides the designated ghettos and they're getting rid of those in Indy and all over the country. I guess the resoning coudl be because a lot of the black families are only about 3 generations removed from the south, so there is really no history or foundation to really build from. The racism here is more subtle. You get little comments here and there that make you really question yourself. "Did he mean what I thought he meant, or am I just paranoid?" Enough to drive a sane man crazy! I won't even touch the black/white relationships in this topic...
     
  10. Dual Karnayn

    Dual Karnayn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is why I got out of the Midwest.




    If you don't believe there is less racism in other parts of the country, then I suggest you go to the Atlanta area, Houston, or even Phoenix and San Diego.

    It ain't perfect but it's a hell of a lot better.
     
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