Tom or Ben?
i don't have a question but i think i've legitimately learned some stuff. well done sir
its like we're becoming one big multiracial family with a 'special' kid
2. No its been to long and my generation doesn't even really have any association with the Civil Rights movement like our parents generation, so we hardly think about that stuff.
3. Yes, and he has done an average job, nothing to write home to your momma about type of thing.
I will get something up late tonight.
How does it feel, as a kid or teenager, to be in class and learning about slavery and post civil war jim crow laws? How did it feel when you first learned about it? Were you angry? sad? indifferent?
What about the first time you ever encountered a racist moment against yourself? How old were you when you cognizant to realize there are people who openly detest or look upon you as a second rate human/animal?
Why do black people say "booboo" instead of $#@!, poop, crap, or any other slang word.
What's up with sprite, no ice?
i'm still pissed to learn that black people don't like star wars. that's like white people not thinking friday is funny. at some point black people need to embrace that flying spaceships, hyperspace and $#@! like that is essential for the survival of the race.
2. First time I touched on I was young, called a $#@! by one of my classmates and he got a right hook to the jaw. I believe I was 6 or 7 at that time. I would say around the age of 12 or 13 is when I became aware of actions around me that would show certain people would look at/act different in close proximity.
3. When potty training #2 is called booboo, it just sticks.
4.A couple of different reasons for this one, so I need more context to what you are referring to before answering.
Almost every black guy I know always orders or buys Sprite and its always with no Ice. Any insight?
Also, what do black people really think about Oprah?
Also, what do black people really think about Eminem?
what about the bad rap blacks get for being crappy tippers? justified?
2. The female race praises and follows all things Oprah, the male race could careless for her and we all think she is anti-male.
3. Kind of a split here but at the end of the day most respect his skills. Some just can't get over the fact a white man, skill wise is one of the best to ever do it.
Hoosier- A fried chicken leg.
Q: What's missing from this picture?
Since he is naked, a big $#@!?
OK, I know a lot of black people, and I know a lot about black people, but I've never thought to ask one of em about this:
How do black people have the hook up on the wheel chair parking spot passes? I know UT football players who have them!!!! Seems like every time I go to the grocery store (including the trip I just got back from) there's a black person parked in the handicapped spot who's not handicapped. Now, I swear to God on everything I love that what I am about to say is true. Not this last trip to the store, but in my previous trip to the HEB in Pflugerville just off 35, as I was pulling in, the person who was parked in the handicapped spot was returning to her cadillac. She was walking, just fine, with exactly one item in her cart: a watermelon. Couldnt make it up if I tried folks. Swear to God. Wanted so badly to take a picture. Wish I would have now.
People with bad hearts qualify for handicapped parking, they are usually fat, but able bodied with no limp. But they are still handicapped.
I'm still processing this one.
Hoosier summed it up a while ago.
yup.believe it or not a lot of these questions were serious questions to some people.
HenryJames wins the thread IMO.
I had no idea neverwenttout was black.
Great thread, however, I disagree with you saying the hispanics think they have had the same struggles as the blacks.
Favorite old school r&b/soul artist?
What does it feel like when you smoke sherm?
57 years ago when I was in 3th grade, a negro (that's what blacks were called then in polite society) classmate's yearbook class photo didn't turn out too well. Our class was lined up in front of the black curtain in the school auditorium, and he wore black pants & a white shirt. The shirt was the only part of him that showed up in the picture. Apparently he wasn't smiling and had blinked when the pic was taken.
When the yearbooks were issued, all the other kids - including me - thought it was funny to see a white shirt suspended in mid air. Leroy compounded the amusement of the situation by throwing his yearbook copy on the floor & stomping on it.
I still lol when I see that picture every few years when checking out my old yearbook.
Does that make me a racist?
No I would laugh at that too, most people would, that is some funny $#@!, can you scan it onto the interwebs and post the pic?
Last edited by neverwenttoUT; 06-24-2010 at 10:20 PM.
I'm old, so scanning stuff & posting it is beyond my skills.
sounds kinda racist to me brat, but your generation is going to die off soon so it is all good. :)
I once saw a woman doing the same thing. I actually was in the mood to be a smart ass and decided to point out that she was parked in a handicap zone. She glared at me with this go to hell look and then abruptly broke into a limp in mid stride. I just busted out laughing. There's not much else you can do when facing that kind of mentality.
Last edited by Texas_Rocks; 06-24-2010 at 10:29 PM.
Riddle me this, black man;
How many people have pos- repped you for answering every damn question asked for 7 pages?
Which of these is your favorite?
Be honest, did you own some Reebok Pumps?
I would give him more rep, but I've got to spread it around more first.
Wait, are Reebok Pumps just a black thing? I had some in Jr. High... I think I also had some Filas (which was the style at the time).
Last edited by JimbAround; 06-24-2010 at 11:11 PM.
would it piss you off if you saw a white dude using the black power fist as a hello/goodbye gesture? cause i do that $#@! a lot.
man i had alot of fun with this thread!
Are you proud or embarrassed when Sen Sheila Jackson Lee or Quanell X is on TV?
How in the hell does a black person seem to know every other black person in the metroplex? I have a friend that can go to any suburb in Dallas, find a random 25-40 year old black man and have some sort of connection to him. It's pretty impressive.
If I am driving through an economically challenged area, with a high concentration of black people, I am uncomfortable. If you were to do the same in an affluent "white neighborhood" would you feel the same? (I.E. People are watching me, more likely to be pulled over, etc.)
Do people actually from Africa have any status with the "Community"? Are they looked down on because they didn't grow up in America or admired because they are closer to the heritage?
not a question, but i figure this is as good a place to post it as any.
maybe my favorite thing about the black culture/vernacular is saying "appreciate you" instead of "appreciate it" like white folks do. it's very subtle and may seem trivial, but i think it says more about the person than the act. i started noticing it a couple of years ago when my boss at the bar was black and we had a lot of black customers so i adopted it.
What is your favorite color drink and are you a fan of Big Red?
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