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  •  I spent 21 years in the Air Force (11+ / 0-)

    I can assure you they spend a lot of time and training on the very subject.

    That said, I spent a six weeks at Barksdale and I never saw a such an area with such intense underlying tension in my life. And that includes trips to the Middle East.

    I remember walking into a Popeyes to get some chicken. As soon as I walked in, I could tell my white ass wasn't welcome. No smiles, no courtesy, just glares.

    After a few days I realized I was in David Duke land. This hostility also manifested itself on base. There were race fights in the club (this was in the '90s). The class I was in even argued whether we should play basketball or volleyball for gym time. (I ran).

    I was so glad to leave that cesspool! But I was worried because this was right before I PCS'd to Georgia. Was the whole south like this? Gladly, it is not. Yes there are blatant racists here, but it isn't that intense friction. While I have met some white racists assholes, in 17 years in my section of Georgia I have not found a single African-American that greeted me they way I was greeted in Shreeveport. I'm more likely to get a hug (which I get many). ( (even from strangers like the nice young Falcons fan that sat next me that consoled me after they beat my Cowboys. :) ))

    •  In some parts of the country (0+ / 0-)

      Your skin color would not matter, but your choice of teams to support? That's another matter.

      I'm glad you got through things okay. Yeah, Georgia has had a lot of inmigration, breaking up the old ways, even in really conservative areas like Fort Gordon/Augusta.

      The GOP is the party of mammon. They mock what Jesus taught.

      by freelunch on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 01:01:39 PM PST

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