Are there any blacks in Blairsville?

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Gerry

Statesboro, GA

#1 Oct 26, 2008
I recently read a book called "Sundown Towns" by James W. Loewen. The book is about towns all across the nation that kept out blacks on purpose either by signs, ordinances and even violence. I recommend the book to anybody who wants to learn about the hidden history not showed in your kids textbooks.
I know you might think I am crazy, but whenever I go through Blairsville I do not see any African Americans. Do blacks just not go in there for some odd reason, or is it because they are not allowed?
hmm

Jefferson, GA

#2 Oct 26, 2008
There are very few here, but they are welcomed by most members of the community. Blacks are tolerated here alot more than Floridians.
Just wandering

Blairsville, GA

#3 Oct 26, 2008
We have a low crime rate.
Gerry

Statesboro, GA

#4 Oct 26, 2008
Please answer the questions:

If a black family from Atlanta just moved next door to you, what would you do?
If you saw one of the members of the black family commit a crime, what would you do? Would you take it out on the whole black population or would you take it out just on the person who committed the crime.
How would you rather have living next to you? A floridan or a african american.
crazy

Pendergrass, GA

#5 Oct 26, 2008
Gerry wrote:
Please answer the questions:
If a black family from Atlanta just moved next door to you, what would you do?
If you saw one of the members of the black family commit a crime, what would you do? Would you take it out on the whole black population or would you take it out just on the person who committed the crime.
How would you rather have living next to you? A floridan or a african american.
Who cares who lives beside you as long as they are clean, honest and mind their own business.
its me

Jefferson, GA

#6 Oct 26, 2008
Just wandering wrote:
We have a low crime rate.
And you can thank Scott Stephens for that. VOTE FOR SCOTT FOR UNION CO. SHERIFF.

“GO BACK TO FLORIDA YOU SCUMBAG”

Since: Aug 08

Blairsville

#7 Oct 26, 2008
Gerry wrote:
Please answer the questions:
If a black family from Atlanta just moved next door to you, what would you do?
If you saw one of the members of the black family commit a crime, what would you do? Would you take it out on the whole black population or would you take it out just on the person who committed the crime.
How would you rather have living next to you? A floridan or a african american.
I rather to have a african american to live by me than a scumbag floridiot anyday. Because the african american want be telling me how to run my life or what I can or can not do with my place like the scumbags from florida try to do now.
no blacks thank goodness

Jefferson, GA

#8 Oct 26, 2008
There are very few blacks in this area, and that is the way I like it. Most people left another area to get away from politically correct diversity BS. If a black family moved here, I'd put my house up for sale and move where there aren't any blacks. If I saw a black commit a crime, I'd report it. I already don't like the black population because of all the crime I've witnessed and living around them in another place. Am I a racist? Prolly. Do I care what anyone else thinks of my attitude? No.
no blacks thank goodness

Jefferson, GA

#9 Oct 26, 2008
ANTI-FLATLANDER wrote:
<quoted text>I rather to have a african american to live by me than a scumbag floridiot anyday. Because the african american want be telling me how to run my life or what I can or can not do with my place like the scumbags from florida try to do now.
I think you should be around more black people before you make that assumption. I'd place the Floridiots as next undesirable, not first. hahahaha
born n raised

Alto, GA

#10 Oct 27, 2008
Gerry wrote:
Please answer the questions:
If a black family from Atlanta just moved next door to you, what would you do?
If you saw one of the members of the black family commit a crime, what would you do? Would you take it out on the whole black population or would you take it out just on the person who committed the crime.
How would you rather have living next to you? A floridan or a african american.
My family would welcome them to our community just like we would anyone else. If they committed a crime I would treat them as I would anyone who committed a crime. It would be reported to the proper authorities. It doesn't matter what color your skin. As for taking it out on someone it's not my job to hand out justice, just to report the crime. As for which I prefer to live next door, just as long as they are honest and don't try to tell me how to live my life it doesn't matter.
Diversity

AOL

#11 Oct 27, 2008
To live in a predominately white area is a choice people make. Respect that choice. If you enjoy living around African Americans, move to Atlanta, Knoxville, Nashville, or other cities where you'll find an abundance of "others."
Yes

United States

#12 Oct 27, 2008
Yes there are, except they are white.

If you were to take away skin color you wouldn't notice the difference between the whites and the blacks.

You have good of both colors.
You have trash of both colors.

Both races have welfare, medicaid, unwed mothers, fathers doing time, shacking up with each other, men with kids by different women, drugs, alcohol, crime, violence.
REMEDY DONT KNOW

Blairsville, GA

#13 Oct 27, 2008
Yes wrote:
Yes there are, except they are white.
If you were to take away skin color you wouldn't notice the difference between the whites and the blacks.
You have good of both colors.
You have trash of both colors.
Both races have welfare, medicaid, unwed mothers, fathers doing time, shacking up with each other, men with kids by different women, drugs, alcohol, crime, violence.
its true that there are trash in both races...

but, if you do some research, you would see that the black community is far more common to the things you mention.... and thats not racism, thats a fact..

what about the jail poulations?? why is it that the hefty majority are black??

i know that some black people use the excuse that the white officers descriminate, blah,blah.blah... but there are lots of black officers who arrest black criminals.
ya right

Jefferson, GA

#14 Oct 27, 2008
its me wrote:
<quoted text>And you can thank Scott Stephens for that. VOTE FOR SCOTT FOR UNION CO. SHERIFF.
It's hard to know what the crime rate is when the sheriff does not report the stats.
Long Time Resident

Blairsville, GA

#15 Oct 27, 2008
REMEDY DONT KNOW wrote:
<quoted text>
but, if you do some research, you would see that the black community is far more common to the things you mention.... and thats not racism, thats a fact..
So because "this is far more common" we can use it as the basis to judge the whole black community, this is plainly racist.

You could try some more lipstick, but it's still a pig of a statement.
Long Time Resident

Blairsville, GA

#16 Oct 27, 2008
Diversity wrote:
To live in a predominately white area is a choice people make. Respect that choice. If you enjoy living around African Americans, move to Atlanta, Knoxville, Nashville, or other cities where you'll find an abundance of "others."
Nope, sorry, people can chose to live where ever they want - the only thing that counts is the color of their money.

Why do you hate America?
True

Blairsville, GA

#17 Oct 27, 2008
Yes wrote:
If you were to take away skin color you wouldn't notice the difference between the whites and the blacks.

You have good of both colors.
You have trash of both colors.

Both races have welfare, medicaid, unwed mothers, fathers doing time, shacking up with each other, men with kids by different women, drugs, alcohol, crime, violence.
So true. When I first moved here, I got a job and was surprised at how many young women (white) worked there who had small children and were on some sort of welfare. They kept throwing around all sorts of initials, which stood for the different programs.

Poverty knows no color barriers.
native

Dawsonville, GA

#18 Oct 27, 2008
Did you know that our first black family was moved in here by the NAACP over 20 years ago?

“Lovin' Life In The Country”

Since: Aug 08

Blairsville

#19 Oct 27, 2008
the black population exists in certain areas same as other ethnic groups exist in certain areas. There was never a clear reason for black people to move up to the mountains - it's not their way. They are welcomed - I don't know many who are against people because of skin color mostly because of lack of manners or behavior that is not proper. That's why we often mention our dislike of FL people. They barge in up here. They don't mix in. If I moved to a city I would first try to figure out how to mix well so as not to offend their ways. Then I would go about my business.
bville native

Dawsonville, GA

#20 Oct 27, 2008
countrylife wrote:
the black population exists in certain areas same as other ethnic groups exist in certain areas. There was never a clear reason for black people to move up to the mountains - it's not their way. They are welcomed - I don't know many who are against people because of skin color mostly because of lack of manners or behavior that is not proper. That's why we often mention our dislike of FL people. They barge in up here. They don't mix in. If I moved to a city I would first try to figure out how to mix well so as not to offend their ways. Then I would go about my business.
You would be surprised at how racist some of the older generations here in the mountains are.
The color of another's skin doesn't matter to me. There's undesireables in every race.

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