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    I've never been called Nigger to my face anywhere except in the south. I've never been the subject of blatant racial discrimination in business outside the south; for example I had hired an attorney by phone, but who freaked out when I walked into his office in Charlotte.  I've never had problems with hotel accommodations like I encountered in Northern Florida anywhere outside the south.

    As for letting offensive comments go, I was chastised by my relatives living in Northern Florida for daring to speak back to the verbal attack we got.  In Chicago style, I had retorted to my attacker "Kiss my ass" when he had said "I hate Niggers!!".  

    The family discussion that ensued was that you go along to get along and that if you don't want to get shot, you keep quiet.  So, Jim Crow is still alive and well.  They also said the way you talk back to some one is to say "God Bless You". Seems to be the ultimate Fuck You statement in the South.

    So don't tell me everything is fine in the South. It is not. Is there potential for change in the south? Certainly.  But here we are on the national stage re-litigating the civil war.  

    --Mr. President, you have to earn my vote every day. Not take it for granted. --

    by chipoliwog on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 04:32:43 PM PDT

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