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  •  people who have grown up in the south (3+ / 0-)
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    have known about this stuff forever but just don't talk about it.  For white males it was ok to have sex with non-white women as long as they didn't marry them.  In the early days of the colonies, the slaves often outnumbered the whites, so there was a constant fear of revolts.  Therefore white society taught their children that black men were less than human and should be feared.  To this day that fear has not changed.  To most white males in this country over the age of 40, myself included, the sight of a black man and white woman together is unsettling.  Some of us absolutely hate it, others are just uncomfortable with it.  I doubt if our society will change in this regard anytime soon.    

    •  What is unsettling about it? (5+ / 0-)

      Do you feel the same about black women with white men? If not, why not?

      Birthers and Deathers and Town Hallers...oh my! Where's a flying monkey when you need one?

      by Vita Brevis on Wed Oct 21, 2009 at 08:54:48 AM PDT

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      •  I'm not sure (0+ / 0-)

        myself, maybe it is some subliminal competition sort of thing, or maybe it just goes against what we learned as right vs. wrong when we were children.  I personally don't feel the same way when I see a black woman with a white male but I don't know if other guys feel the same as I do.  In many ways I think white society equates young black males with trouble.  For evidence just look at the prison population.  We seem to lock up a lot more black males than their percentage of the population would suggest.

        Persistance pays off

        by thinkingman on Thu Oct 22, 2009 at 12:31:08 PM PDT

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