Since: Feb 11

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#59 Jul 14, 2011
blkandwhtcouple-visitors wrote:
I hope Shreveport is a nice, friendly place for a weekend visit. I've never been to LA. and my husband has a job interview in Shreveport tomorrow.
We are counting on the people of Shreveport to show us that your town/city is better than the one we are from. We are looking forward to our visit there. We all CAN get along.
Shreveport has not been near what these people are saying as far as racism and friendliness goes. I have lived here for about a year and enjoy every minute of it. Yes the infrastructure is in need of some work and some of what the others are saying is true. I find most people friendly and others not, just like everywhere I have lived. I enjoy the shopping, the parks for the kids. There is much to see and do here. No matter that you are a mixed couple, the only people that count are the people that accept you as y'all are.
visitor from england

Barnet, UK

#60 Jul 15, 2011
i visited shreveport form england and i found the people quite nice and every one i met said hello not like england where yeah u do get attutude from whites and blacks and not every one as nice as u see on tv by the way i am black educated and also i am a biomedical scientist
visitor from england

Barnet, UK

#61 Jul 15, 2011
IF THAT IT WHAT PPL ARE LIKE IN SHREVEPORT I AM GLAD AND DELIGHTED I NEVER CHOOSE TO LEAVE MY COMFORTABLE HOUSE MY NICE INCOME JOB AS A SCIENTIST TO LIVE THERE WITH THESE BE HIND WITH HE TIMES PEOPLE IN ENGLAND BLACK AND WHITE MIX I AM NOT SAYING YOU DO NOT GET RACIST PEOPLE FROM BOTH SIDE BUT OMG THANKING MY LUCKY STARS I NEVER IN COUNTED ANY BAD FEELINGS WHEN I WENT TO SHREVEPORT I LOVE THE ACCENT THOUGH FRIENDS AND I TALK ABOUT SHREVEPORT ALL THE TIME WELL I TALK A BOUT IT ALL THE TIME DID NOT NO THERE WHERE GANG MEMBERS IN THE MALL THOUGH UN TILL MY FRIEND WHO IS FROM SHREVEPORT TOLD ME HAVING BEEN BORN AND RAISED IN ENGLAND IN A MULTI CULTURE WHERE WHITE AND BLACK MIX A LOT I AM GRATE FULL AND HAVE NO TIME FOR IGNORANT PEOPLE WHAT SO EVER I JUST CAME ACROSS THIS SITE I WOULD NOT BE ON AGAIN SO ANY COMMENTS WILL NOT BE READ SHREVEPORT PPL HEADS UP I HAD A NICE TIME
Dittohead

Shreveport, LA

#62 Jul 15, 2011
Aunt Neat, it's because you're a Christian Dittohead that you don't see any of what the rest of us put up with. If you're an obedient church-going person who doesn't reprimand anyone for their ignorance, they'll treat you like you're one of them. If, on the other hand, you start asking questions, you'll face the wrath of many. They like people who keep their mouths shut about certain things.

You've only lived here for a year. I've lived here for about...I want to say, eight years. The racism is there in plain sight, especially if you're white. White people will say things in front of you that they wouldn't say anywhere else.

So yeah, Shreveport is a nice place if you conform to their way of life. If you're not a southerner, you're in for a rough go, even on the base where lots of newcomers call home.

And as for the "scientist," I'd say he's either posting from a proxy server, like Tor, or he's from Africa and is some kind of locum employee. Very common in England, especially around London. I will say that anyone claiming to be from England who has such poor mastery of the English language would be treated like an idiot, not because of what he or she looks like, or the color of their skin, but the words that dribble out of his or her mouth. Proper English is very important to their culture, just like Religion is important in the South. What I just read from this UK expert does not at all resemble proper English.

Lots to learn, people. Lots to learn.

Since: Feb 11

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#63 Jul 15, 2011
Dittohead wrote:
Aunt Neat, it's because you're a Christian Dittohead that you don't see any of what the rest of us put up with. If you're an obedient church-going person who doesn't reprimand anyone for their ignorance, they'll treat you like you're one of them. If, on the other hand, you start asking questions, you'll face the wrath of many. They like people who keep their mouths shut about certain things.

You've only lived here for a year. I've lived here for about...I want to say, eight years. The racism is there in plain sight, especially if you're white. White people will say things in front of you that they wouldn't say anywhere else.

So yeah, Shreveport is a nice place if you conform to their way of life. If you're not a southerner, you're in for a rough go, even on the base where lots of newcomers call home.

And as for the "scientist," I'd say he's either posting from a proxy server, like Tor, or he's from Africa and is some kind of locum employee. Very common in England, especially around London. I will say that anyone claiming to be from England who has such poor mastery of the English language would be treated like an idiot, not because of what he or she looks like, or the color of their skin, but the words that dribble out of his or her mouth. Proper English is very important to their culture, just like Religion is important in the South. What I just read from this UK expert does not at all resemble proper English.

Lots to learn, people. Lots to learn.
Umm....I am Christian but don't go to church. I am a loner and have no close friends here, just my family who followed me here. I am originally from Oregon, lived in Texas for almost twenty-five years. I try not to be racially bias. I try to be kind to everyone because they deserve it. If they have a problem with my color it IS their problem. I just walk away. I don't let other people's opinion effect me if I can help it.
I do understand what you are saying and have seen it here but if you are secure with who you are those things don't bother you so much. If you want to find people who are not friendly and sometimes downright nasty go to the northwest or even North Dakota. I lived in California for a few years, talk about mean people. Of course there are always exceptions and God bless them!
The

United States

#64 Mar 5, 2012
No, Shreveport would be just like any other town, but there's way too many blacks and jews. Now, there's no turning back because of the so called movie industry.

“Bye bye, Topix. ”

Since: Oct 10

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#65 Mar 6, 2012
The wrote:
No, Shreveport would be just like any other town, but there's way too many blacks and jews. Now, there's no turning back because of the so called movie industry.
If there are Jews all over the place, point me to an authentic deli because I'm long overdue for some good eats.

No. Sir. You are what makes this town a steaming pile. Racist white hicks are an eyesore and a detriment to this city. We cannot find success until you dinosaurs die off. Do us all a favor and jump in the Red River. Thanks.

As for the movie industry, they come here because it's a cheap place to get it done. We could turn at least double the profit if we tried, but we aren't worth dirt yet.

Since: Mar 12

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#66 Mar 9, 2012
All whites aren't racist and we are not dinosaurs you idiot. I lived there for years and had no problems. I'm white and i have black friends. I had a black guy steal stuff from me so i didn't like him. And that made everyone look at me like im racist. I now live in a different state and the hospitality is totally different. I miss Shreveport but i prolly wont move back.

“Bye bye, Topix. ”

Since: Oct 10

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#67 Mar 9, 2012
better now545 wrote:
All whites aren't racist and we are not dinosaurs you idiot. I lived there for years and had no problems. I'm white and i have black friends. I had a black guy steal stuff from me so i didn't like him. And that made everyone look at me like im racist. I now live in a different state and the hospitality is totally different. I miss Shreveport but i prolly wont move back.
When you use Topix, pay attention to what you're reading. You're the idiot here. I quoted the white racist I was directing my comments at. Perhaps you need to avoid taking things so personally. When you can see the light of day, let us know. Until then, post accordingly.

Fact: Many white southerners in Shreveport are blatant racists, and by that, I mean they express racist comments out in the open while all the cowardly white people stand around saying nothing. I place as much blame on the do-nothings as I do the overt racists.

Fact: The South will not change until the ancient mindset dies off, hence my use of the term dinosaur.

The modern day United States cannot progress until people who spout racist comments like the ones expressed in this thread die off. Plain and simple.

You may not be a racist, but you did not condemn the racist I quoted and I have to stand here and wonder why that is. Step on up, Mr. Big Britches.

Since: Jun 11

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#68 Mar 10, 2012
I have travelled a lot and been to Shreveport many times. I'm always impressed by the kindness of the locals- white and black.
Maybe you're not well treated because you are not a very friendly person, and they are reacting normally to that. Show respect and you'll get respect back.

“Bye bye, Topix. ”

Since: Oct 10

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#69 Mar 10, 2012
CactusFlower77 wrote:
I have travelled a lot and been to Shreveport many times. I'm always impressed by the kindness of the locals- white and black.
Maybe you're not well treated because you are not a very friendly person, and they are reacting normally to that. Show respect and you'll get respect back.
No. I'm not the only one who has felt the sting of Shreveport locals. Maybe you need to just sit down with a few more people in this city.

It's well known in other parts of Louisiana. Don't just take my word for it. Kick back with some people in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans. Shreveport has this kind of reputation.

Besides, look at the posts prior to mine in this particular thread? I don't see you condemning the racist posts. I am asking you to right now. I expect you to.

“Bye bye, Topix. ”

Since: Oct 10

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#70 Mar 10, 2012
It's entirely possible that CactusFlower77 does so well with Shreveport residents because he or she has a pain medication addiction and quite possibly frequents the area as a dealer. I'd say addicts would get along with you pretty well if you are bringing them Tramadol.

Am I reading too much into your posts elsewhere, Cactus?

Addiction is a serious problem in this area. I have reported numerous threads on Topix where locals have asked for narcotics and other prescription medications. That isn't what I call being a fine upstanding citizen. It's called being a criminal.

Since: Mar 12

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#71 Mar 10, 2012
waveform wrote:
It's entirely possible that CactusFlower77 does so well with Shreveport residents because he or she has a pain medication addiction and quite possibly frequents the area as a dealer. I'd say addicts would get along with you pretty well if you are bringing them Tramadol.
Am I reading too much into your posts elsewhere, Cactus?
Addiction is a serious problem in this area. I have reported numerous threads on Topix where locals have asked for narcotics and other prescription medications. That isn't what I call being a fine upstanding citizen. It's called being a criminal.
Yeah i can tell u have no life. You r constantly debating on shreveport. If u dont like it fine go somewhere else. If u do like shrevepoet then shut the f@#$ up and enjoy it. This has gone too far.
Cynthia

Longview, TX

#72 Mar 10, 2012
waveform wrote:
Addiction is a serious problem in this area.

I have reported numerous threads on Topix where locals have asked for narcotics and other prescription medications.

That isn't what I call being a fine upstanding citizen. It's called being a criminal.
Hey Little WaveFart, you sure seem to know a lot about addiction.

Perhaps first hand knowledge?

“Bye bye, Topix. ”

Since: Oct 10

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#73 Mar 10, 2012
better now545 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah i can tell u have no life. You r constantly debating on shreveport. If u dont like it fine go somewhere else. If u do like shrevepoet then shut the f@#$ up and enjoy it. This has gone too far.
I see no condemnation of racism in this post.
Shannon

United States

#74 Mar 23, 2012
Waveform sucks
VocalHeartofGold

Arlington, TX

#75 Mar 23, 2012
So, hold up there people. Shreveport has a lot of good people that grew up with all different races and even sat at the same tables eating together. Now for theses new and outsider people thats coming in or came in to leave that crappy economy city town valley wherever is the problem starters. We have very nice people that won't speak to you I bet because your that type that looks at people stupid and they just erase your type from there being content and happy ....your angry butt needs to just go hide under a rug or better yet go back home where you came from.....Stranger wit your hateful butt
JRF

Bossier City, LA

#76 Mar 23, 2012
Each person is entitled to think, see and feel about people, places, events, religions, races, sexual orientations, etc. as they please. But those opinions are just that; OPINIONS! They become wrong when we try to persuade others to think as we do simply to build our arsenals against our prejudices or we express those personal thoughts in a manner that causes harm. Society has increasingly tried to convince us that we are not entitled to think what it considers negative thoughts because it is not politically correct. Each of us is entitled to dislike or hate anything or anyone we please for any reason. That is who we are as human beings. Laws cannot change our makeup. I am not saying that it is right to hate or dislike someone because of the color of their skin or their choice of religion. But it is fact and no law can change our right to think as we do. We must however, control how we express our prejudices.

Since: Feb 11

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#77 Mar 24, 2012
waveform wrote:
<quoted text>I see no condemnation of racism in this post.
seriously, who asked you?

“Bye bye, Topix. ”

Since: Oct 10

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#78 Mar 24, 2012
Aunt Neat wrote:
<quoted text>
seriously, who asked you?
Auntie Neato, I can bring this up because if you browse the earlier portions of this thread, you will notice outright racism in plain sight. Need I bring up the thread on the Aryans coming our way? Saying nothing is not an option. Doing nothing is not an option. When you say nothing, it tells me a lot about what you stand for and just how big of a coward you are.

I expect you to condemn comments that are racist because saying nothing at all is nothing short of complacency, something that allows hate and racism to spread. You can't seriously defend that crap, can you?

Stand up and speak out against these people if you have any sense of pride for this town. Shreveport is full of a bunch of do-nothings and people who look the other way when racial slurs are uttered, a black or hispanic person is verbally or physically attacked, or when incorrect stereotypes and misinformation are both allowed to spread. If you're not condemning those behaviors on here or in every day conversations with fellow Shreveport Bossier residents, then you deserve my criticism until you speak up.
Shannon wrote:
Waveform sucks
Top shelf commentary. Really. Doesn't change the fact that Shreveport still sucks. You don't have to like me, but you cannot defend the BS in this town unless you are actively choosing to condone or ignore it.

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