Discussion: 'Eliminating Racism in As...

Discussion: 'Eliminating Racism in Asheville' set for Jan. 15

There are 25 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Jan 10, 2011, titled Discussion: 'Eliminating Racism in Asheville' set for Jan. 15. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

The Ethical Society of Asheville will meet from 2-3:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Botanical Gardens Visitor Center, 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd.

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george barnett

United States

#1 Jan 12, 2011
Remove illegals and stop raiding my paycheck for the "Adopt An Inner City Negro" multigenerational welfare programs would improve my racial attitudes.
HuhHuh

Asheville, NC

#2 Jan 12, 2011
They need to go up to Chicago and do this. Asheville doesn't have a race problem. But Chicago does. According to their own newspaper the Chicago tribune, Chicago is the most segregated big city in the entire USA!
Kitty

Asheville, NC

#3 Jan 12, 2011
george barnett wrote:
Remove illegals and stop raiding my paycheck for the "Adopt An Inner City Negro" multigenerational welfare programs would improve my racial attitudes.
You sound like such a backward nobody I just bet your paycheck doesn't have much to raid. Ignorant people typically don't make too much money but most of them are racist. Their insecurities in knowing they're stupid make them hate others.
george barnett

United States

#4 Jan 12, 2011
Kitty wrote:
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You sound like such a backward nobody I just bet your paycheck doesn't have much to raid. Ignorant people typically don't make too much money but most of them are racist. Their insecurities in knowing they're stupid make them hate others.
I Gross plenty.It just seems to melt away before it reaches the bottom line NET.I don't wish to support the Democrat underclass any longer.They don't make attractive pets.
mos 13B10

United States

#5 Jan 12, 2011
Kitty wrote:
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You sound like such a backward nobody I just bet your paycheck doesn't have much to raid. Ignorant people typically don't make too much money but most of them are racist. Their insecurities in knowing they're stupid make them hate others.
hmmmmm.....rekin I must be an ignorant peep, for I sure nough don't make too much money. Well, half ignorant, I ain't racist.
Yep

Hickory, NC

#7 Jan 13, 2011
Ghost Dog the democrackkk! LOL...

Since: Feb 07

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#8 Jan 13, 2011
It can't be eliminated when everything thing anyone does is considered racist. They are screaming in Charlotte because of having a makeup day on MLK day.
mos 13B10

United States

#9 Jan 13, 2011
The nerve of a makeup day on MLK day. What were they thinking? Well, I never.
Are you Kidding

Hendersonville, NC

#10 Jan 13, 2011
What racism? We got a black female mayor here. They're always hiring blacks for jobs in AVL.
It's the white "yankees" you folks don't want to ever hire.
caroline5123

Asheville, NC

#11 May 30, 2012
HuhHuh wrote:
They need to go up to Chicago and do this. Asheville doesn't have a race problem. But Chicago does. According to their own newspaper the Chicago tribune, Chicago is the most segregated big city in the entire USA!
Asheville does have a race problem. There are still segregated neighborhoods and racism still exists. I live on one of the more liberal college campuses on the planet and there is still racism. It is not a rare thing. Everyone has been socialized to believe racist things and to make assumptions about other people. It's nothing to feel guilty about, we were born into this society, but we should feel an obligation to think critically about our beliefs, stereotypes, privilege, etc. Racism is not a problem that solely exists where there are blatantly racist hate crimes... racism exists in the mall when you look for a nude bra and you see a nude bra for white skin. Racism exists in the jail system when we see that black and white youth commit the same amount of crime but black youth are prosecuted and charged 3 times more than white youth. Racism exists in our minds when we see a Latino person and assume that they don't speak english, can't read, and came here illegally. Think critically about everything, and you'll see social inequality everywhere. Simply accept your life and society as is, and you'll be blind to your own privilege.
Truth

Asheville, NC

#12 May 30, 2012
Every corner of this great nation has a race problem so don't think Asheville is unique. Hate and suspicion of those who are "DIFFERENT" is part of the American psyche.
Around the time of the first wave of Scot/Irish immigrants they were so reviled by those who came first they left the cities of the NE and migrated down along the Appalachian chain to escape discrimination.
Native

Monroe, NC

#13 May 30, 2012
caroline5123 wrote:
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Asheville does have a race problem. There are still segregated neighborhoods and racism still exists. I live on one of the more liberal college campuses on the planet and there is still racism. It is not a rare thing. Everyone has been socialized to believe racist things and to make assumptions about other people. It's nothing to feel guilty about, we were born into this society, but we should feel an obligation to think critically about our beliefs, stereotypes, privilege, etc. Racism is not a problem that solely exists where there are blatantly racist hate crimes... racism exists in the mall when you look for a nude bra and you see a nude bra for white skin. Racism exists in the jail system when we see that black and white youth commit the same amount of crime but black youth are prosecuted and charged 3 times more than white youth. Racism exists in our minds when we see a Latino person and assume that they don't speak english, can't read, and came here illegally. Think critically about everything, and you'll see social inequality everywhere. Simply accept your life and society as is, and you'll be blind to your own privilege.
According to statistics for race-against-race hate crimes, Asheville is one of the worst. Sad.
Jim Barrett

Asheville, NC

#14 May 30, 2012
Native wrote:
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According to statistics for race-against-race hate crimes, Asheville is one of the worst. Sad.
Oodles of conflicts of interests here. Servants serving multiple masters. Wearing two or more hats. No servant shall serve two masters, or more. Phewwwwwwww. Stinks.
Kanencc1701

Waynesville, NC

#17 Oct 3, 2012
Ashevilleis a vary racis town, I have lived here for 60 years and I can tell you that it has not been a day that I have not hadto deal with it.
Bitter EX democrackkk

Asheville, NC

#18 Oct 4, 2012
Lil Noir Sambo

Weaverville, NC

#19 Oct 4, 2012
Kanencc1701 wrote:
Ashevilleis a vary racis town, I have lived here for 60 years and I can tell you that it has not been a day that I have not hadto deal with it.
Sho nuff is racis. Why, wese marched on them honkies and dey change dat skool name frum Lee H.(honkie) Edwards to Asheville high. We dun did good.
Kanencc1701

Fletcher, NC

#20 Oct 4, 2012
I rest my case. Sambo
Cap

Candler, NC

#21 Oct 5, 2012
Lil Noir Sambo wrote:
Sho nuff is racis. Why, wese marched on them honkies and dey change dat skool name frum Lee H.(honkie) Edwards toAsheville high. We dun did good.

You can tell that you are one of those garden variety ---- because no Black person talkes like that.
Feets don fail me now

Mars Hill, NC

#22 Oct 5, 2012
Cap wrote:
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You can tell that you are one of those garden variety ---- because no Black person talkes like that.
NO, they jabber like a chimpanzee. It's called "Ebonics".
Kanencc1701

Hendersonville, NC

#24 Oct 6, 2012
Stereoman wrote:
Yankees who moved here from NY and Chicago think there isracism in the South because of the regional bigotry they grew up with. So they seeracism where there is none. I've been all over the country. I have seenracism in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City. Here NO WAY. There is noracism herein Asheville. Black and white folks smile and say good morning to each other. There is no color barrier. These self appointedracism-finders need to go back home and fix their home areas. A few years back the Chicago tribune stated Chicago was the most segregated big cityin the country. CHICAGO IS WHERERACISM NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED NOT HERE!
I rest my case again, did you see what Feet just said, to reply to what you said I do not go looking for racism, I am in an interracial marrage and my wife and I see it every day from Blacks and Whites so racism is not just a white problem Blacks do it also. I have also lived a lot of other places and you are right about cites like Chicago and New York the bad thing is when they move down here they bring their racism with them. However I mush say that I have friends In a lot of Northern cities and they are good people. I think what we have to understand is that we are going to fine them every where.

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