Cracker Here

Indianapolis, IN

#101 Feb 7, 2013
You know they all think they're better now. Still play that race card very often as well. Ignore that piece of work. It'll make him mad of you do! You're better than him, trust me.
AllAmerican wrote:
<quoted text>
You are the poster child for "racist". You don't know me,and you don't know anything about me, yet you hate me because I am white. You are a class act.
AllAmerican

United States

#102 Feb 7, 2013
Cracker Here wrote:
You know they all think they're better now. Still play that race card very often as well. Ignore that piece of work. It'll make him mad of you do! You're better than him, trust me.<quoted text>
I am afraid all of the anger caused him to blow a temporal artery out of his skull. Haven't heard from him in a while.
Duchess

Greenwood, IN

#103 Feb 7, 2013
AllAmerican wrote:
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I am afraid all of the anger caused him to blow a temporal artery out of his skull. Haven't heard from him in a while.
LMWAO..........uh oh......he's going to say that was racist.
John

United States

#105 Feb 7, 2013
fahita wrote:
<quoted text>It is racist cause you know blacks have hi blood pressure and sickle cell!
You are so right. Many here are just race baiting the minorities then they what's wrong I did say anything they are just playing the race card!
John

United States

#106 Feb 7, 2013
Cracker Here wrote:
<quoted text>You know they all think they're better now. Still play that race card very often as well. Ignore that piece of work. It'll make him mad of you do! You're better than him, trust me.
You are a real cracker aren't you?
AllAmerican

Noblesville, IN

#107 Feb 7, 2013
John wrote:
<quoted text>
You are so right. Many here are just race baiting the minorities then they what's wrong I did say anything they are just playing the race card!
Ummm, sorry to disappoint you, but this was a thread about places our parents took us when we were young, and places we went as teenagers. Nobody said a word about race until I was called a racist for having fond memories of my youth. You need to go back through and read the posts before you accuse me of baiting. Alonzo X, and him alone, brought race into the discussion.
AllAmerican

Noblesville, IN

#108 Feb 7, 2013
Duchess wrote:
<quoted text>LMWAO..........uh oh......he's going to say that was racist.
If we started a thread about bird sh!t , I bet they could bring race into it somehow.
Alonzo X

Indianapolis, IN

#109 Feb 7, 2013
AllAmerican wrote:
<quoted text>
Ummm, sorry to disappoint you, but this was a thread about places our parents took us when we were young, and places we went as teenagers. Nobody said a word about race until I was called a racist for having fond memories of my youth. You need to go back through and read the posts before you accuse me of baiting. Alonzo X, and him alone, brought race into the discussion.
It seems most of the places you are talking about was racists and would not let Blacks come and enjoy.

Remember the skating rinks? the pools? the parks? Woolworths?

Now you are trying to band Blacks from Circle Center Mall.

You re the one who broguht race in, but you are too white to know it.
Barry

Indianapolis, IN

#110 Feb 7, 2013
I'm not looking to make waves...but have to ask...

I was in Indianapolis last week on business. I stopped at a gas station over on the east side of town. A couple big white dudes staffing the place, mix of black and white patrons.

A nicely dressed black woman came in, and one of these guys says "what's up,[n-word] mama?"...and continues to make really crude comments aloud about "doing her" and throws in more racial statements.

Now...here in North Idaho, which is 99% white and people think that somehow makes us racists, one of us WHITE GUYS still would have slapped that racist piece of trash upside the head....but in this place, the black people just sort of looked down at the floor, and the white people just ignored it. I was speechless....in my life, even having worked in Los Angeles with some pretty strong racially tense situations, I never saw it just tolerated in a daily life setting like this....seeing that it appeared "normal" I was just disgusted and put down my stuff and walked out, holding the door for the woman on her way out.

I would like to think this was just completely a huge anomaly and that people aren't still subjecting people to this type of treatment. Am I right, or am I wrong? Is it truly that bad in Indianapolis?
He said, that they still keep black people down in Indy.
In Terre Haute, in a movie theater, they still have racist black signs, of segregation left up on the walls. Of course there is no more legal segregation. But the signs are still there. Why?
He said that blacks get everything second to best. And he said he just felt Indiana was a death trap.
I realize, he was a bit of a negative guy for many reasons. So I have no opinion, I don't know if it's true or not. I'm posting through the grapevine.
But, Go ahead, and search wikipedia for white flight,
and you will gain some understanding of the history of Indianapolis racism.

There is some tension going on there. It hasn't completely died yet....
Ally

Indianapolis, IN

#111 Feb 7, 2013
This happened last year.

The 31st of March 2010 was my birthday. It was a big deal because I was turning 18-years-old. Like any other birthday morning, I woke up and found my parents holding a birthday cake with 18 candles on it. As soon as the clock hit five, I got ready to leave the house to hang out with friends.

My friend, Jamie, picked me up and on our way to Slippery Noodle, a club downtown, we passed by picking up about four more people. On the way, we decided we’re going to stop at the convenience store and grab some items. There were six of us – we were all Black.

We got in the store and there was a white man who was standing behind the counter reading a magazine. I looked at him and smiled, you know, trying to be nice and he smiled back so things were all good. My friends and I walked to the back of the store to get some drinks from the fridge.

We see a security man watching us from the glass door and we just ignore him. Then Deejay, one of the guys we were with, his phone rings. As soon as his phone rings, the security man comes inside and asks us to leave. One of my friends asked why and she didn’t get an answer. Then the white man came to us and said the same thing.

We were so confused; it was not like we were stealing or anything.

One of her friends continued to ask the security guard what was the problem since they were all dumbfounded and confused about the ill-treatment they were receiving. Things escalated as her friend was wrongly accused of trying to pull out a gun, when instead he was putting a cell phone back in his pocket.

The white man yelled “get their fat a** out of my store!” As we walked out he said,“stupid little n******” under his breath.

That ruined my birthday. We all went home in shock. We were really trying to figure out what we did and we couldn’t find an answer.

Black is just a word to me. Just like white, yellow, blue and green are just words to me. I’m usually colorblind, but that day I felt like I was back in the day when Blacks were hated for being Black.

I felt so sad that there are people out there who still look at color… and judge. We might all be different colors, but when a white or a Black person gets a cut, they all bleed the same color of blood.
Moe

Indianapolis, IN

#112 Feb 7, 2013
Here is some more history:

http://www.nytimes.com/1995/08/02/us/old-list...

When Don Roberts, a building contractor, opened an old trunk he found in a barn loft here recently, he discovered a list of signatures on brittle paper, dated in the early 1920's, bearing the names of some of the community's most prominent men of that era.

It was a membership list of the Ku Klux Klan from 1923 to 1926.

The find has forced this upscale city of 20,000 people, about 20 miles northeast of Indianapolis, to confront its racist past. Along with the Klan membership list, the trunk held hoods, sashes and a cross.

"It's meant some embarrassment, some shame, for our community," said David Heighway, the director of the Hamilton County Historical Society. "This is not a proud moment for us."

The material was initially turned over to the county's historian, 75-year-old Joe Burgess, who began, painstakingly, to type the name of every Klansman on the list to save it before the paper disintegrated.

As he typed, one name seemed to leap out at him: Claude Burgess, his father.
Hounds

Indianapolis, IN

#113 Feb 7, 2013
Ravvie

Indianapolis, IN

#114 Feb 7, 2013
Hounds wrote:
http://youtu.be/LZ3hg-zz4q0
That was definitely racist. Was that at the old segregated Bush Stadium or the new Victory Field?

How much did they pay the Uncle Tom to dance like a monkey?
Sherry

Indianapolis, IN

#115 Feb 7, 2013
AllAmerican wrote:
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If we started a thread about bird sh!t , I bet they could bring race into it somehow.
At least with bird poop, black and white are intermingled. You are from a white privileged world and you don't know it.
Linda Bedsore

Indianapolis, IN

#116 Feb 7, 2013
AllAmerican wrote:
<quoted text>
Ummm, sorry to disappoint you, but this was a thread about places our parents took us when we were young, and places we went as teenagers. Nobody said a word about race until I was called a racist for having fond memories of my youth. You need to go back through and read the posts before you accuse me of baiting. Alonzo X, and him alone, brought race into the discussion.
Is he black?
Ralph

Bloomingdale, IN

#117 Feb 7, 2013
Duchess wrote:
<quoted text>Remember Zayre's on Pendleton Pike and GC Murphy at Eastgate. And Woolworth.{?}
G.C. Murphys at Meadows, and Lafayette Square both had excellent popcorn stands. Murphys even had some decent cloths. Who could forget Robert Hall commercials.
Ralph

Bloomingdale, IN

#118 Feb 7, 2013
Moe wrote:
Here is some more history:
http://www.nytimes.com/1995/08/02/us/old-list...
When Don Roberts, a building contractor, opened an old trunk he found in a barn loft here recently, he discovered a list of signatures on brittle paper, dated in the early 1920's, bearing the names of some of the community's most prominent men of that era.
It was a membership list of the Ku Klux Klan from 1923 to 1926.
The find has forced this upscale city of 20,000 people, about 20 miles northeast of Indianapolis, to confront its racist past. Along with the Klan membership list, the trunk held hoods, sashes and a cross.
"It's meant some embarrassment, some shame, for our community," said David Heighway, the director of the Hamilton County Historical Society. "This is not a proud moment for us."
The material was initially turned over to the county's historian, 75-year-old Joe Burgess, who began, painstakingly, to type the name of every Klansman on the list to save it before the paper disintegrated.
As he typed, one name seemed to leap out at him: Claude Burgess, his father.
Was my great grandpappy on the list? The Klan was a powerfull political force in Indiana in the 1920's with a large following. It is history, past done, gone to ashes as the crumply paper will go. People are easily persuaded by what they hear, and often believe what they hear, even if untruthful.
I never saw any of my relatives in Klan dressage, nor did I see them mistreat anyone of color, or not of color. Opps none of my family lived in Hamilton county, so I guess it was not them.
We need to learn from the past, as to not repeat it. We do not need the past brought up to inflame people to hatred.
AllAmerican

Noblesville, IN

#119 Feb 7, 2013
Alonzo X wrote:
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It seems most of the places you are talking about was racists and would not let Blacks come and enjoy.
Remember the skating rinks? the pools? the parks? Woolworths?
Now you are trying to band Blacks from Circle Center Mall.
You re the one who broguht race in, but you are too white to know it.
In the timeframe I am talking about, none of the places discussed have disallowed blacks. That's the whole problem here. If I ride a city bus today, am I racist because blacks had to sit in the back 60 years ago? Same concept Alonzo. As far as the mall goes, I haven't done anything, the mobs of unruly teenagers are the cause for that whole mess.
Ralph

Bloomingdale, IN

#120 Feb 7, 2013
Barry wrote:
I'm not looking to make waves...but have to ask...
I was in Indianapolis last week on business. I stopped at a gas station over on the east side of town. A couple big white dudes staffing the place, mix of black and white patrons.
A nicely dressed black woman came in, and one of these guys says "what's up,[n-word] mama?"...and continues to make really crude comments aloud about "doing her" and throws in more racial statements.
Now...here in North Idaho, which is 99% white and people think that somehow makes us racists, one of us WHITE GUYS still would have slapped that racist piece of trash upside the head....but in this place, the black people just sort of looked down at the floor, and the white people just ignored it. I was speechless....in my life, even having worked in Los Angeles with some pretty strong racially tense situations, I never saw it just tolerated in a daily life setting like this....seeing that it appeared "normal" I was just disgusted and put down my stuff and walked out, holding the door for the woman on her way out.
I would like to think this was just completely a huge anomaly and that people aren't still subjecting people to this type of treatment. Am I right, or am I wrong? Is it truly that bad in Indianapolis?
He said, that they still keep black people down in Indy.
In Terre Haute, in a movie theater, they still have racist black signs, of segregation left up on the walls. Of course there is no more legal segregation. But the signs are still there. Why?
He said that blacks get everything second to best. And he said he just felt Indiana was a death trap.
I realize, he was a bit of a negative guy for many reasons. So I have no opinion, I don't know if it's true or not. I'm posting through the grapevine.
But, Go ahead, and search wikipedia for white flight,
and you will gain some understanding of the history of Indianapolis racism.
There is some tension going on there. It hasn't completely died yet....
Sounds like a LOC (load of crap) race baiting B/S to me.
Ralph

Bloomingdale, IN

#121 Feb 7, 2013
Abozo X wrote:
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It seems most of the places you are talking about was racists and would not let Blacks come and enjoy.
Remember the skating rinks? the pools? the parks? Woolworths?
Now you are trying to band Blacks from Circle Center Mall.
You re the one who broguht race in, but you are too white to know it.
Seems like you are speaking of the 1950's and earlier south.

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