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Racism alive & well in Paris, Texas

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by EStreetJoe, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Hope this isn't a d_b. I did three different searches and came up empty.


    Some parts of the story have you shaking your head in amazement that people can still be this bigotted

  2. boots

    boots New Member

    Amerikkka! You gotta love it.
  3. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    Racism is alive?
  4. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    Good lord! Who would want a Christmas card from the guy that mowed down your family?
  5. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    "Merry Christmas!

    It was a great year for me -- probation isn't bad at all.

    So how's the family? Oh, right.... my bad.

    Love, the guy who killed your mom and your son"
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Somewhere, Wim Wenders is crying.
  7. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    It's not just in Paris, Texas. It's everywhere.

    Here's the polar opposite of the car crash that happened in Paris.
  8. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    I've recently read a good book on this.

    James Loewen's Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of Racism deals with the secret history of mass expulsion of blacks from 1890 to around 1940. This indeed did carry on in some places (you know that affluent town you drive through every night on the way home from work? When was the last time you didn't see a cop?), but alas it's alarming to see it come back in such a blatant form.
  9. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Unfortunately, far too many towns in Texas still have such a racially-challenged background that even outside white people are afraid to go there. I certainly feel far too many of these East Texas towns (and those in the Piney Woods, which is just as hicky as its name implies) are still guided by racism. It's sick.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Racism in Texas? Yaw...
    Next thing you know, you'll say Louisiana has legal cockfighting
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