Hickory NC most racist place I've eve...
Bubba

Elm City, NC

#22 Mar 12, 2011
grouchoparx wrote:
Gee, Bubba...I didn't know that I was restricted from certain areas. As a matter of fact, I have been to Harleem in NY, and Watts and Commerce in LA...Never felt any fear there; Never any bottles thrown or hassles given. As a free citizen, I have always taken the opportunity to go wherever I choose. In fact, the only place I have ever felt any fear or paranoia is Rock Barn. And is because I am a Democrat.
Gee, Groucho....I didn't hear anyone say that you were restricted from certain areas. We are just curious in how you can go into these areas and come out unscathed and not feel somewhat threatened. It seems by your post that you frequent these predominately black areas not just in Hickory but all across our nation and would make one wonder, why? Maybe the fear and paranoia that you feel while you are in Rock Barn is just confusion on your part in wondering how so many people can have the BMW's and Mercedes and their owners don't have thirty pounds of gold chains hanging around their neck.
John

Troy, NC

#23 Mar 12, 2011
grouchoparx

Charlotte, NC

#24 Mar 12, 2011
John...thanks for posting the site...I viewed it and did not see an overwheming number of any race...it just looks like a mixture of black, white, and hispanic by my cout...Just misdirected people...or "Bad" people, if you will...but, thanks again for the link...Bubba..My work takes me all over the US and the world...and I was just making a joke about Rock Barn..Seriously, I don't feel threatened or parnoid any place that I go..I guess that if you don't expect the thrown bottles, none will come your way...Have a good evening.
John

Troy, NC

#25 Mar 12, 2011
The main reason they dont throw bottles and rocks at you is you are black. They throw them at white people. Even the cops has told my sister to not go ck on those kids alone. One of them meets her and takes her now.And you much have just scanned the whoe's in jail site. Or you need to put your glasses on.
Bubba

Elm City, NC

#26 Mar 12, 2011
grouchoparx wrote:
John...thanks for posting the site...I viewed it and did not see an overwheming number of any race...it just looks like a mixture of black, white, and hispanic by my cout...Just misdirected people...or "Bad" people, if you will...but, thanks again for the link...Bubba..My work takes me all over the US and the world...and I was just making a joke about Rock Barn..Seriously, I don't feel threatened or parnoid any place that I go..I guess that if you don't expect the thrown bottles, none will come your way...Have a good evening.
The post that I looked at showed that blacks were 6.5 times more likely to spend time in prison than a white person. True there are good and bad in every race,but there are larger numbers of the black race than any other. We shouldn't try to sugar coat the problem by refusing to acknowledge the statistics. Neither should we cry paranoia and fear about an upscale white communnity then reply it was only a joke when called out for racist remarks.
wild bill

Dunn, NC

#27 Mar 12, 2011
what did you do to scare people?70k a year?that's kind of high for a twenty year old.why does your twenty five year old family food stamp issue matter?sounds made up to me.
John

Troy, NC

#28 Mar 12, 2011
wild bill wrote:
what did you do to scare people?70k a year?that's kind of high for a twenty year old.why does your twenty five year old family food stamp issue matter?sounds made up to me.
agree.
rhodhiss bum

Asheville, NC

#29 Mar 12, 2011
whats all the fuss abought any black man will tell you that any white person is racist if you dont bow down to them
grouchoparx

Huntersville, NC

#30 Mar 12, 2011
No, John, Wrong about me being black..I am a pale skinned, reddish blond haired Scotch/Irish white boy...Maybe they think I am in the IRA and that is why they don't throw bottles at me...or, maybe they just don't smell any fear on me because I don't view it as being out of the ordinary to ride through a black community.

Bubba..If you perceive it as a racists remark, that is your privilige to do..However, it was only a joke that you must have taken seriously...Nothing more than that. And, since I am white, how would that be a racists remark to begin with?
not scared

Asheville, NC

#31 Mar 12, 2011
I'm not a racist and don't think you'd find one person to say I was. I think I am pleasant to everyone BUT I am also cautious. Of EVERYONE I just meet. Why? Just read the news and you should understand. Maybe if you explained in more detail what was happening when you felt someone acted scared we can help figure out just why.
John

Troy, NC

#32 Mar 12, 2011
grouchoparx wrote:
No, John, Wrong about me being black..I am a pale skinned, reddish blond haired Scotch/Irish white boy...Maybe they think I am in the IRA and that is why they don't throw bottles at me...or, maybe they just don't smell any fear on me because I don't view it as being out of the ordinary to ride through a black community.
Bubba..If you perceive it as a racists remark, that is your privilige to do..However, it was only a joke that you must have taken seriously...Nothing more than that. And, since I am white, how would that be a racists remark to begin with?
I didnt say you are black. I couldnt care less.

“YA dont know ..........do ya??”

Since: Jan 11

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#33 Mar 12, 2011
You know, after further review, I think this guy is just tryin to start something. Unfortunatley, there is racism everywhere, not just Hickory, and Hickory is far from the most racist city. I know, Im a musician and travel all the time to big and small citys all over this country. Places like Columbus Ga and Little Rock Arkansas come to mind, they beat Hickory by a mile in racism. Why would anybody make a point to make Hickory NC the most racist city?? I think this ol boy was scared of something hisself. I have never ever been afraid to go in any part of Hickory, I am white. He must have done or said something to get a scared look from any white folks in Hickory. I think hes just somebody tryin to get a rise out of Hickoryites, and made most this story up..........thats what I think!!!!
grouchoparx

Charlotte, NC

#34 Mar 12, 2011
I beg to differ, John...Go back up and read your post.."The main reason they don't throw bottles and rocks at you is you are black"....But, thanks for the compliment, anyhow!
Bubba

Elm City, NC

#35 Mar 12, 2011
grouchoparx wrote:
No, John, Wrong about me being black..I am a pale skinned, reddish blond haired Scotch/Irish white boy...Maybe they think I am in the IRA and that is why they don't throw bottles at me...or, maybe they just don't smell any fear on me because I don't view it as being out of the ordinary to ride through a black community.
Bubba..If you perceive it as a racists remark, that is your privilige to do..However, it was only a joke that you must have taken seriously...Nothing more than that. And, since I am white, how would that be a racists remark to begin with?
I don't understand your logic that because you are white your comment could not have been racist. Just because you don't have your own month and don't march in the streets does not mean that you can't be racist.
grouchoparx

Charlotte, NC

#36 Mar 12, 2011
Bubba, With all due respect, If you don't understand the logic that you can't be RACISTS making comments about your OWN RACE, there is not much help or further explanation that I can offer to you. And in the future if I were you, I would just simply skip February...It's really a no brainer. Everybody would benefit.
Tony Clifton

Asheville, NC

#37 Mar 12, 2011
If you think Hickory is bad, you should check out Burke or Caldwell County! The further west you go in N.C., the worse it gets. The reason for the racism in Hickory is the same as it is everywhere: society needs a scapegoat. Usually the government picks our scapegoats for us (e.g., Arabs) but the south has a long tradition of not letting the government tell them who to hate! There simply aren't enough Arabs here, so Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics catch most of it. Now, if you were to move a few dozen busloads of Arabs into Hickory and Blacks would suddenly drop to the bottom of the Hate O' Meter. But from what I have observed over the years, the racism is mostly coming from the older crowd. The young people are rejecting their parents' bigotry. I can't tell you how many young White girls I see in the company of Black men these days. You would never have seen that 30 years ago. And most of the LOUD, blasting rap music you'll hear comes from cars and trucks driven by WHITE males! Karma, I think they call it.
anonymous1234 wrote:
I'm a young black man (mid 20's) currently on vacation Hickory NC. I've lived in South Carolina for over 20 years and I've seen more scared white people in the past 2 days than in the past 20 years in SC. I'm posting this because I want to know what's going on behind the scenes. What did the black people in Hickory do that was so bad? I'm sure there will be comments about monkeys, Obama, ninjas but trust me you're wasting your time and keystrokes. Little about me I have a Bachelors in Comp Sci and i'm currently making over 70K. Not a thug or welfare recipient although my family received food stamps for a short period around 15-20 years ago. For the trolls, before you go on a rant do yourself a favor - look in the mirror and ask yourself if you're a winner. For everybody else, thanks for reading!
grouchoparx

York, SC

#38 Mar 12, 2011
Very good points, Tony
grouchoparx

York, SC

#39 Mar 12, 2011
Hey John, I checked out the "who's in jail" website with a little more time and effort after you reported "the facts". It seems that the more serious crimes are committed by white men..Check out these people on the site.

Michael Joseph Anderson
Elisa Annette Baker
Bucky Ray Bolden
Robert Daniel Deese
Paul Ed Dollarhyde
Branson Delray Hughes
Shawn Lavern Jeffries
Theodore Joh Keijes
Jeffrey Benjamin Killian

All white criminals with murder, rape, indecent exposure, sex with a minor.

It's late and I will continue the list tomorrow. You are right..some black men on the list, too. But I just don't see the overwhelming number of blacks there that you professed in your earlier post. In fact, John, I think you are mostly mistaking when you made your assertion...Talk with you later.
Bubba

Elm City, NC

#40 Mar 13, 2011
Groucho, if you're going to continue your crusade to defend a certain race for the crimes they have comitted by listing them by name,you are going to have your work cut out for you. Does it really matter what color they are? A crime is a crime.With all due respect, as long as you continue to label people by color,you are the one being racist.
John

Troy, NC

#41 Mar 13, 2011
grouchoparx wrote:
I beg to differ, John...Go back up and read your post.."The main reason they don't throw bottles and rocks at you is you are black"....But, thanks for the compliment, anyhow!
That was intended for the original poster who states he is black.

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