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  •  This should always be brought up, as with (4+ / 0-)
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    Treyvon Martin not being "allowed" to defend himself by striking back against Zimmerman while he is allowed to shot an unarmed boy "in self defense".

    •  of course, black people, and black men must (12+ / 0-)

      always yield to white authority. you didn't get the memo?

      •  Sadly, having come from a family from the (13+ / 0-)

        Deep South, I have seen the memo way too many times.  

        Most recent, hilarious, and still sad example was when my wife and I were driving through Birmingham to visit our son at Pensacola Airbase and we decide to stop at a BBQ place.  So we pick one off the Garmin and get off the interstate. There is a line of cars around the block at the drive through so we park and go to eat inside. My wife doesn't notice cause she's from Indiana but I can see that every single car has white people in it. My goddamned race radar finally kicks in and I realize we are in the black part of town. Well, at least the BBQ will be good.  Sure enough, we get inside and not only are we the only white people in the building but everyone in there is looking at us like "did you not read the memo?"  We sit down to eat and the owner comes out to shake our hands lie I'm the mayor or something and thanks us from "coming into to visit"!  You could see the disappointment in his eyes when our accents give us away as being only visitors passing through.  I damned near cried as I thought how they would take his food but not deign to come in for a visit.  

        What the hell is wrong with people? I would shutter up the drive through and tell them to go to a fucking McDonalds. I hate that goddamned memo.

      •  Funny story (2+ / 0-)
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        I caught an airport shuttle bus in San Francisco. Logically enough, they try to keep the passengers together to maximize free space, and try to keep the front clear so people can get on and off.

        So there I was, the only white person on the bus, and as I got on the African-American bus driver told me to get in the back of the bus

        I did so without a word, of course, since it was a regulation applied to everyone uniformly for the common good, but I saw the humor.

        Freedom isn't free. Patriots pay taxes.

        by Dogs are fuzzy on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 04:34:08 PM PST

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