How many people in Alabama are racist?

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Jennifer

Clinton, IA

#1 Nov 18, 2008
I'm from Kentucky and there are a lot of racism in the state. Not as much as in the deep south and most of them are closet racists.

I've recently been reading stories about how the election of Obama has really stirred up some racism in the deep south (more so than it already was). So..how many people here are afraid or worried or just mad that a black man won?

For the record I'm white, not racist, and I voted for Obama..but how I voted doesn't matter.
Outraged

United States

#2 Nov 19, 2008
We are now headed for the Planet of the Apes !

“I'm hotter than Satan!”

Since: Nov 08

Boy, wouldn't you like to know

#3 Nov 19, 2008
Outraged wrote:
We are now headed for the Planet of the Apes !
Hmm. Black people aren't apes. According to Darwin's theory of evolution we all came from Apes. I don't necessarily agree with that. However, Africa is the birthplace of civilization. You know black peoples "looks" are just genetics. That's all.
Proud Republican

Tallahassee, FL

#4 Nov 19, 2008
there is a lot of racism in Mobile and in Alabama, but anyone who says it all comes from the white side, is a liar.
Proud Democrat

Wewahitchka, FL

#5 Nov 19, 2008
Racism is definitely alive in Mobile and Baldwin Counties, but I truly believe many of those folks who are racists do not even realize they are. They have hundreds of reasons why a black man should not be president.
JohnG

Foley, AL

#6 Nov 19, 2008
I have to say, I hear allot about how bad the racism is here in Alabama, but I want to be clear with everyone, While I do agree that there is "Allot!" of racism here in Alabama, I wouldn't say it's the worst I've seen. And I have to agree with Proud Republican, he is completely and utterly correct in saying that racism isn't only on the white side. I'm Spanish myself, Spain Spanish to be precise, but even in my family there are people who I consider extremely racist. While having a conversation with my older brother, asking about who he would be voting for during the election, he said that he would be voting for McCain, but added "There's no way that I'm going to vote for that black guy!". Now, I thought that I had heard the worst of it, but then I logged into my Myspace page and saw that my niece had posted "OMG, We are so screwed!", of course I had to email her to ask what she was talking about, and sure enough, her response was that we, as in America was in horrible trouble now that "Obama" had been elected.
Of course, it's not the only racism I've seen or been a part of. I myself have been the victim of racial slurs in the past. I've had to leave several jobs due to hostile work environments. One in particular where I overheard several co workers talking about me, and calling me "Taco". Another in which I had reported harassment by another co worker several times, which eventually ended in my termination. Funny how that works.
I've also had several discussions with black friends that have made racist remarks about white people, so in general it's only fair to say that in the south, "Most" people are racist. But I wouldn't say that the worst people are from Alabama. The most alarmingly racist experience I've ever experienced was in Texas. Me and my family were staying with some family in a small town called Brenham, and at the time, one of my cousins invites me to go with him to the local bar. At the bar, I take a seat next to a nice elderly black man, who I would say was at the very least seventy to eighty years old when this "Cowboy" walks up to me and says, "The only problem with coming here is that you never know when your going to have to sit next to some F'n N's. Now, I'm not saying this guy whispered this to me, he practically did it as an attack on the poor old man sitting beside me. You see, that's the part that separates Alabama's racism from that of places like Texas. Here, people are at the very least polite enough to keep their racism private. Hell, most of those people even have one or two black "friends", people who they talk to on occasion to appear as though they aren't truly racist. The only time you hear anything is when they are behind your back, or when they are talking with close friends or family. For the most part, violence is a thing of the past. At least in my experience. So, the point I'm trying to make is that even though there is allot of Racism here in Alabama, it's A, not a white only situation, and B, the violent type of racism is just as probable in other states, and much more so in a place like Texas, where their heads are as big as their state.
Proud Republican

Tallahassee, FL

#7 Nov 20, 2008
isnt Texas where they recently dragged a black man to death under a truck?
I think for the most part least in this area, at least for the "white on black" racism. It occurs when someone see's the "thuggie" type walking down the road when they should be at a job. I know of many good hard working black people who are nice as can be. Its that bad element that causes problems for all of them.
You wonder sometimes, What Martin Luther King would say if he saw the average young black person of today, somehow I dont think that is what he envisioned
one half

Summerdale, AL

#8 Nov 20, 2008
1/2 white & 1/2 black
Jennifer wrote:
I'm from Kentucky and there are a lot of racism in the state. Not as much as in the deep south and most of them are closet racists.
I've recently been reading stories about how the election of Obama has really stirred up some racism in the deep south (more so than it already was). So..how many people here are afraid or worried or just mad that a black man won?
For the record I'm white, not racist, and I voted for Obama..but how I voted doesn't matter.
Proud Republican

Tallahassee, FL

#9 Nov 20, 2008
People shouldnt care if he is 1/2 black & 1/2 white, 100% black or white...or even green...
what they should care about is if he can actually do the job and keep the promises he made,.
GO SHIT ON AMERICA

Russia

#10 Dec 25, 2008
AMERICANS ARE DUM FULLSTOP
UR ALL DUMFUKS
Proud Republican

Mobile, AL

#11 Dec 25, 2008
GO SHIT ON AMERICA wrote:
AMERICANS ARE DUM FULLSTOP
UR ALL DUMFUKS
and your so perfect because??????????

You dont exactly portray yourself as intelligent, well read, so whats your point?
Action speaks louder

United States

#12 Jan 3, 2009
I left Mobile in the early 80's because of the Michael Donaldson hanging. Remember that?
Is this part of being racist?
I just moved back in 2005. Shortly thereafter, Sam Jones was elected Mayor. If it wasn't for some white supporter, he wouldn't have never been elected.
Many folks fled to Baldwin County because they didnt want any part of a black Mayor. The population in the County actually decreased after the election.
Is this part of being a racist?
As far as the recent Presidential election. McCain won the state of Alabama by a substantial margin. Even though most people in the state knew Obama was a better overall candidate. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to fiqure that one out. But because of party affliation, the Republican won at the polls. My question is, Does being Republican means you're racist?
Most racist folks are afraid of change. The Polls clearly showed that white folks in the state of Alabama was willing to take the torch from Bush and give it to McCain.
Is this part of being Racist?
Bottom line is Change has come. Change is due!
Action speaks louder

United States

#13 Jan 3, 2009
Proud Republican wrote:
People shouldnt care if he is 1/2 black & 1/2 white, 100% black or white...or even green...
what they should care about is if he can actually do the job and keep the promises he made,.
Hey Proud Republican, you're absolutely right we should only care about if he can do the job and keep the promises he made.
My question to you is. How can you be a proud Repubican, when George Bush after eight years didn't do neither!!!!
I already know the answer to that. You need not reply!
Action speaks louder

United States

#14 Jan 3, 2009
GO SHIT ON AMERICA wrote:
AMERICANS ARE DUM FULLSTOP
UR ALL DUMFUKS
If the U.S. is so bad, why are all the Brits running here to the states.
Read this and go get yourself drunk for no reason.
Proud Republican

Mobile, AL

#15 Jan 3, 2009
Action speaks louder wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Proud Republican, you're absolutely right we should only care about if he can do the job and keep the promises he made.
My question to you is. How can you be a proud Repubican, when George Bush after eight years didn't do neither!!!!
I already know the answer to that. You need not reply!
actually you dont know the answer, I am proud for my party and what they stand for, as with any group of people what one or two does, does not tar the entire group.
The Democrats sure dont have anything to brag about either, look at Nancy Pelosi, the Illinois Gov Balgo...whatever his name is and lots more.
And Obama hasnt proven anything yet. There are no guarenttees he is going to do well..only time will tell that. Just because you can give a good speech, dosnt mean you can follow through with actions, hes already backing off on many of his promises.
Of course then there is the fact that he wants to close Guantanamo and bring all those prisoners to the USA soil..and then guess what happens???
We get to pay for lawyers to protect the crazy buggers who want to kill us...hum...makes sense to me...not.. Not counting having these people here where if they should escape will be right where they can do damage the most.
Yea..demies have a lot to be proud of tooo. jeeze
Action speaks louder

United States

#16 Jan 3, 2009
You said you're proud of your party. What are you really proud of?
Proud Republican

Mobile, AL

#17 Jan 3, 2009
Action speaks louder wrote:
You said you're proud of your party. What are you really proud of?
What is your point? No matter what I say, you would tear it down. These internet oneup manship contests get boring after a while, you have your beliefs and I have mine, we differ, thats fine.
However;
If you want to be proud of allowing illegal aliens safe entry and more rights than American born citizens can get, fine. I am against it.
They should be rounded up and shipped back. Along with thier crime and diease they bring with them.
If you think its ok for gays to marry, fine, I dont.
If you want to think Clinton/Carter were good presidents, go ahead, I think Carter was one of the worse, right up there with where you would put Bush. And Clinton, is nothing but a whoredog. Hes so full of himself he stinks.
If you think its good to go talk to people who want to (and have been) chopping off American and other heads, knock yourself off. I think they should be bombed into submission before they come over here and really cause problems.
If you think nationalized healthcare is great, go to England or Canada and check out thiers.
If you think abortion is a right...who protects the rights of the aborted baby?
Thats a few,
Action speaks louder

United States

#18 Jan 3, 2009
Ok. You're right. I'll let it go. Nothin wrong with hearing opinions.
We can agree to disagree.
Stay Proud for what you believe!
Eric Womack

United States

#19 Jan 4, 2009
I live in Detroit, Michigan. I feel bad for the black and white people in the state of Alabama. From the comments that i have read a large number of the residents are living twenty to thirty years behind most of the country. Racism is dying,and the people who continue to promote this behavior are sad individuals. In the north this kind of thinking would get you nowhere fast. Wake up,grow up and realize the world is a different place. I am laughing and smiling while writing this, i showed my daughter who is eight and she realizes right and wrong. I repeat she is eight years old.Sad,sad sad
Action speaks louder

United States

#20 Jan 4, 2009
I would like to think that racism is dying but it is not. Not even in the north. Because Detroit is mostly blacks you might now seeing it that much. But go to the suburbs of Michigan, its very much alive. The suburbs of Boston in the east. The North side of Chicago. Racism still exist.
I spent over 20 years in Los Angeles. But if you travel outside the major cities of California. The San Francisco's, the San Diego's and Los Angeles. You're fine rednecks in cages that can't wait to get out.
So just don't feel bad about the Alabama's, the Mississppi's or mostly southern states because Racism is very much still alive!
And i agree with you, it is sad.
Please let you daughter read this as well. Eric, continue to educate your daughter and continue to teach her right from wrong. She is our future!

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