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Re: Aborigines target sudanese refugees

Dusty Elbow ·
I look to the sky like Aboriginies ancestors and what do I see. I see the most stable people in Australia have no problem with Sudanese people within their midst. Mainstream people have "no problem" accpeting this. How can they feel at ease while sparks are brewing with Aborigines and racist marginalized white youths. Mmmh aboriginal ancestor what are you telling me. The "mainstream" may have deals in the works in Sudan and this is a just political move on their part. They are not bringing...
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Michael ·
"I wonder how many Black people really give a schit about how they are LOOKED at ..." by Kevin41 "I wonder why there is sooo much laughter when the guy speaks.....I guess it is hard to take a tom serious .... when you know their first and foremost motive is to defend the stats quo and their white masters ....I thought the term conservative idiot applied here........." by Kevin41 ************************** ".....be it Democrat, Republican, Independent, Green Party, or otherwise..... ..... the...
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Re: Athletes and Entertainers that's who!!

Kevin41 ·
Faheem, I have read as much under topics associated with social normalization of children and how their value systems are established...good post bro...insightful indeed........If you look at the social rewards (money, fame, women) associated with those sports, they tend to be distracting from the realistic (most likely to succeed) approach to upward mobility....I used to say that VIBE magazine could confuse the hell out of a youngster with the emphasis on materialism it contains......and...
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
I've lived in predominate Black communities, such as Oakland, Detroit, Baltimore, Compton, Watts, and South Central Los Angeles (when it was predominately Black), the working class community of Inglewood, West of La Brea when it was predominately Caucasian, stayed with a Canadian Caucasian farm family during my youth while with other family members, an integrated community such as West Adams where I continue to live until this day...... .......to which in every instance the predominately...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Nmaginate ·
Yahoo!! PUSSY!!! Over << here >> PUSSY!!! Man, I feel like the Gap Band singing, "You Can't Keep Runnin'"... But your PUNK ASS is full of sprints. Why is it that RHETORIC is the only and best tool in your busted ass tool box, CON-Feed? Never the one to engage. So you just BULLSHIT! Now, let's have it. What is the source of your Flailing, Grasping ISSUES? You obviously will never understand or submit to comprehending ENLISH!!! What's up with this connection you're trying to...
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

Sandye ·
IMHO, we should be striving to become a unified, self-sufficient African American community. We should encourage and support small individuals who have the potential to be the next Donald Trump or Bill Gates. We should establish more of our own banks, improve our urban "blight", develop business and professional incubators to enable us to decrease our dependency on those who seek our demise rather than our growth. Education is certainly key to self-sufficiency and we should strive to...
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Re: Cathy Freeman goes bush...

FireFly ·
I wish I could name-drop and say I've met her but I haven't. Cathy never appears in the celebrity news pages either... seems she does her own thing. Black + White art/photography magazine ran some portraits of her a few years back and she looked hot! Quite a change to see her out of her sports gear. I don't know if you've ever seen Cathy interviewed? She comes across as such a down-to-earth, sweet-natured, almost child-like woman. Very charismatic and very natural. And yes, very sexy. Check...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Rowe ·
"A Black Woman Desires Either Thugs or Ballers--WRONG!!!" Again, I haven't instructed anyone on how to do anything. What I have done, however, was to provide on the Sistas Spot (a forum that has been specifically designed to host discussions of interest to women) photos that are alternative to the tasteless photos being posted in The Den--I thought the Sistas would appreciate seeing more dignified images of Black women, and more importantly, images of women with which they can more readily...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Kweli4Real ·
You're joking, Right? As Huey stated, AA had nothing to do with your "losing your soul" or "pissed [your] opportunit[ies] away." First, I distinctly recall that you to be a non-Black troll so you've begun with a lie. But even if you were Black, your so-called "loss of soul" is better described as insecurity and/or self-hate. Your pissing away of opportunities can be ascribed to youth, ignorance or stupidity, but not the OPPORTUNITY provided by AA.
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Nmaginate ·
Yeah that's why it's... he's MAJOR... BULLSHIT!!
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Re: Claude Steele Discusses How Group Stereotypes Can Influence Intellectual Performance

Faheem ·
This article only solidifies in my mind how far ahead of the curve Jawanza Kunjufu really is. He has stated everything in this article but stated it much better in more relevant terminology as well. I just got his latest book this week entitled, Hip Hop Street Curriculum , this book is like a work book, I have only glanced through it so far but this weekend I should get a chance to read it. Here is a summary of the book... Refuting the myths that black youth are unable to excel at academics...
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Re: Should God?

kresge ·
This is from an old post of mine in another thread with a few additions. ************************************************* As to the nature of God in the OT, check this out. Genesis 6:6 6 And the LORD was sorry that he had made humankind on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. 7So the LORD said, ˜I will blot out from the earth the human beings I have created"”people together with animals and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them. Exodus 4:24-26 At...
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Re: What about dating single mums?

Khalliqa ·
Hmmmm.... Can't argue with your personal experience..... Therein lies the rub... doesn't it..? I was making generalizations.... from my experience....in my environment which is very religious.... "like attracts like" rings true.... even when not apparent... For instance, I remember being shocked when hearing about Whitney Houston's marriage to Bobby Brown... but, her image is all I saw... she connects with Bobby in a way that wasn't readily apparent.... until now.... That said..... I think...
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

James Wesley Chester ·
Me too. I am truly concerned that the program intended to inform on and advance African America and the needs of African American-Americans is being, will be, subverted into a politically-driven propoganda-base turning the minds of our youth away from their heritage to augment that political agenda. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

James Wesley Chester ·
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Re: What Party puts us in power?? Democrat or Republican

Kweli4Real ·
No, Omega, I think the original of the quote I paraphrased was said a little before Bob's time. Oh, I get it ... You were joshin'. Right? Their [our] qualifications have never been in question. But again: What profit a man or his people should he gain the world [i.e., power/position/authority] and lose his soul [i.e., be put in charge of promoting policies that work against his interests, and those of his community]? No doubt Black folks' interests are far from monolithic, so your individual...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

HeruStar ·
Being ridiculed(provoked) makes one vulnerable. Are we required to live by higher standards/ethics, and 'take the high road' when we are provoked by these artists? Should artists be held accountable for taking advantage of ART and PEOPLE by being insensitive? The youth are being taken advantage of by rap music (this I hate to admit). Tobacco commercials, beer commercials, anti-religous propaganda...etc. All examples of people being taken advantage of by the provocative enticements of art.
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

FireFly ·
Lots to respond to in your previous response to me. I'd prefer to break it down into chunks so I can get through it, and also not be overwhelmed by a wall of words. OK? while 'logical' minds could shake their heads in agreement with the above statement, I disagree. [I'll have to go back and study where I may have categorized you - aside from your being christian?] IF we toss the labels aside, them maybe 'we' begin to understand things. Labels and cliches become faded and jaded and not so...
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Re: Discribe posters as a Drink

FireFly ·
but with whom? A frozen margarita or a glass of cab merlot is more my thing. I'll add... max: a Mai Tai melesi: an Angel Face Sandye: a Casablanca Frenchy: La Florida Daiquiri Taffy: Baracuda
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

nayo ·
""don't buy that rhetoric. And beyond that, many of the very people who make that argument aren't so keen at recognizing or attacking actual material elements that function as "tools that maintain White Supremacy/Racism." I maintain that the focus on the N-Word is DWELLING ON THE SUPERFICIAL. __________________________________________ I do'nt believe that we disagree entirely here. You assume that that is my focal/focus for all things 'white supremacist'--- 'the 'N' word'; that is patently...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Rowe ·
You know these are the same issues that we are dealing with in the education field concerning some Black youth's attitude toward education. Many African-American youth, particularly, African-American males, when they reach a certain age, fear that by showing an interest in education, they will lose respect from their peers. Unfortunately, in the eyes of some Black youth, purusing an education and subsequent employment is viewed as an act of a "sell-out." I can't say that I don't know where...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

Dissident ·
Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So
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Re: Are Sports & Music the Only Options for Black Children?

Lamp ·
good points.. I think about this a good amount as well. I speak to black Youth a good amount and run a Computer Learning Program for 5 months for these same Youth. I try and emphasize that there are other fields available to us other than these long shot type careers such as sports\entertainment.. I go as so far to tell the students how much I make, etc so that they can understand. I think the key is that our Youth have to be patient.. They want that big paycheck without waiting..
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Re: Are Sports & Music the Only Options for Black Children?

Yemaya ·
I'm just going to make this comment. Whatever our youth want to do that is positive, we should support them 100%. That's my issue with this subject matter. The point seems to have more to do with exposing our children to other things than sports or music, but there is nothing wrong with either activity. By the way, I have one child who wants to be a professional soccer player and another who wants to be an entrepreneur and the other's manager.
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Re: Are Sports & Music the Only Options for Black Children?

ZAKAR ·
Until we as a people create avenues for our youth, such as business, educational institutions and apprentiship programs, the cliche of sports and entertainment will always be around. I mean why do we expect white people to give our children opportunities the can give their own. Why would they want their children competeing with our children for jobs they created. This is a crucial area we need to examine. If we do not creat jobs and opportunities for our youth and the people of our...
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Re: Are Sports & Music the Only Options for Black Children?

Faheem ·
Found it, it was a thread entitled Athletes and Entertainers thats who! One should not attempt to explore why Black youth seek success in entertainment or athletics without first exploring the availability of role models in these particular professions versus the availability of role models in professions other than these professions. It is easy to say Black youth want to be entertainers and athletes and not a surgeon, architect or journalist, because it's the truth. The hard thing to do is...
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Re: Are Sports & Music the Only Options for Black Children?

Lamp ·
Yep or arm them with the skills to go out on their own. And luckily in the IT field you can do that to a pretty big extent..
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

James Wesley Chester ·
I am not even saying that it has to be a so-called African American party, but there I think it behooves black folk to "think outside of the box" in this respect.---kresge I heard all of Wade Henderson's presentation. What a waste. Smiley gave him almost a groveling introduction that was lauditory beyond Henderson's profile. His presentation sounded like a rally speech from 1062. That's one seat that could have been taken of the stage, OR better yet given to one the members of the 'Youth...
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Re: The Five Major African Initiation Rites

Rowe ·
Some points that are especially poignant: This transition to adulthood is exceedingly difficult in Western societies because there are no systems of adulthood rites to systematically guide and direct the young person through this important stage in his or her life cycle. Unfortunately, in Western societies there is no fundamental guidance or transformation from a child to an adult that is required or expected. This "leave it for chance" approach to adulthood development is the root of most...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

James Wesley Chester ·
'...Glaude, seemed to obsessed with his own rhetoric.---Nmaginate [i]Now that you mention it, and if it the guy I am remembering, he sounded very 'West-like' in his phrasing and delivery. While I didn't hear all of the 'Youth Panel', I heard all of this guy's first statement. It was postured, but didn't add any 'light'.[i] PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

FireFly ·
I have to protest! the above may be crap but... please, please, please! I shudder when I hear people say 'this generations' music/attitude/fill in the blank is soooooooo substandard. Sure it is. But some of it is really awesome too. Not going to get into a quibble/debate about who is better than who... but there is some conscious, sassy, smart, intelligent creative expression being produced and created by the 'yoof' of today. Yes misogyny - for both sexes is on the skyrocket rise and that's...
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Re: George Herbert

Fagunwa ·
400 YEARS [Peter Tosh] 400 years (400 years, 400 years. Wo-o-o-o) And it's the same - The same (wo-o-o-o) philosophy I've said it's four hundred years; (400 years, 400 years. Wo-o-o-o, wo-o-o-o) Look, how long (wo-o-o-o) And the people they (wo-o-o-o) still can't see. Why do they fight against the poor youth of today? And without these youths, they would be gone - All gone astray Come on, let's make a move: (make a move, make a move. Wo-o-o-o, wo-o-o-o) I can (wo-o-o-o) see time (wo-o-o-o) -...
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Re: Kid Games

ma'am ·
I can't believe that I forgot dodgeball. I can't believe that as I kid we used to love to beam each other in the head and then laugh about it. I don't think kids feel pain. I got hit in the head during my last game and I saw red. I never knew anyone with the real Slip and Slide. A couple of my friends had igenious parents who somehow made jumbo slides out of HUGE garbage bags and tarp-type of material. There was this one ridiculously steep and long hill that we'd slide off, too. Everyone...
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Re: How Do Men Fall in Love?

EbonyRose ·
Well ... men, it seems to me that men and self-control when it comes to things "emotional" is often a bit tricky! As they mature, it's easier for them to get a grip on such things ... but in youth So, I understand what Virtue is saying.
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Re: Oral Tradition vs. Written

HeruStar ·
I'll say this, and then I'll let some people who really know the ins and outs of what I think society is in desperate need of... oral tradition. Raphael Saadiq has a song on his 'Ray Ray' album call 'Grown folks'. Some of the lyrics... "Help the grown folks, they need more help than the children do" (sung with Curtis Mayfield vibe) Yes the youth are the future, but we're in the growth process together. Not all 'grown' folks are wise, or knowledgeable. Should we just act like they don't...
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Re: French Riots

Sweetwuzzy ·
Minority youth opt out of latest riots in France Labor law viewed with skepticism, met with silence in migrant community Updated: 5:39 p.m. ET March 17, 2006 CLICHY-SOUS-BOIS, France - While angry students clashed with police in Paris over a new labor law, the daily life of soccer and smoking hashish among youths of North African descent went on as normal in the poor suburb where France's wave of rioting broke out last year. This time, the suburbs have been relatively calm "” and it was...
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Re: HIV / AIDS education beginning in Kinder class

ma'am ·
I see nothing wrong with HIV/AIDS ed in kindergarten. I went through that stuff early. HIV/AIDS was everywhere when I was in elementary school. The "new cancer," the "gay disease," the am I gonna get AIDS because I drank at the same water fountain disease. We kids had a lot of questions and I'm glad I went to schools where educators took it upon themselves to dispel myths and give us facts. I think today's youth are at much greater disadvantage. They don't see to question the disease as...
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Re: Martin Lee Anderson -- Modern-Day Emmit Till

Empty Purnata ·
http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/article_2478.shtml By Saeed Shabazz Staff Writer Updated Mar 15, 2006, 12:36 pm FinalCall.com) - The family of Martin Lee Anderson, a 14-year-old who died in early January after entering a Florida boot camp for juveniles, asked that his body be exhumed for a second autopsy, according to various news reports. The family attorney told the Associated Press (AP) that Dr. Michael Baden, a New York City-based forensic pathologist who reviewed the medical...
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Re: African American Suicide

kresge ·
I was shocked as well when I read it in the book. When I was doing my counseling training years ago, the numbers that we had showed that AA youth hardly ever committed suicide, that this was definitely more of a white thing. The conventional wisdom was that if a black youth died of non-natural causes or accident, it was most likely due to black youth killing one another. Yet, there was always a sense with respect to the latter, that such violence was rooted in self-hatred/self-destructive...
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Re: African American Suicide

FireFly ·
these are very sad statistics. Can I ask are there counsellors in American high schools? Someone 'neutral' to go and talk with? And does anyone know the percentage of African American teachers in primary and college ed? In Australia, there is a volunteer Reach Out website which has information for teens about handling various issues from conflict, to family issues... if it only saves one person, or gives someone the right 'tools' at the right time, it is successful. Is there anything like...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

bigddouble ·
The Champ - Ghostface You lookin' at the Angel of Death Liar Liar/Pants on fire You burnin' up like David Koresh
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

Nikcara ·
This is way to easy, I can't believe you fell for it. The National Bar Association is the Leading Black Bar in this country, most state Black Bars are affiliate members. The National Brotherhood of Skiers is the largest ski club in the country, and it is all Black, 20,000 members strong, and yes I said the largest in the USA even white ski clubs do not get this big. I partisipate as a Mock trial coach at a Newark High School, last year I was a coach at a Jersey City High School as well. The...
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

xxGAMBITxx ·
Nuff respect due.
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

UppityNegress ·
I understand your point, Yemaya. It has always bothered me to no end that so many of our youth associate white with intelligence. Do they really not see that if you take that a step further, then black=stupid? So I agree, it's not intelligence per so that the "you're acting white" crowd gets riled about. It seems more of a difference in behavior. Things that have absolutely nothing to do with intelligence, like skiing or playing golf, fall under the umbrella of "acting white", because these...
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Re: First Reaction...

FireFly ·
Just for fun, Type your FIRST REACTION when you hear these 35 words: 1. I need : LOVE 2. Sex : QUALITY 3. Relationships : QUALITY 4. Your Last Ex : smooth 5. Power : don't want or need it 6. Marijuana : fun 7. Crack : cocaine or wrinkles 8. Food: PARADISE 9. The President: BUSH? BUSHWACKED 10. War : STUPID 11. Cars : FREEDOM machines, nothing more 12. Gas Prices : ELECTRIC CARS, GET RID OF SUV'S too complicated for one word 13. Halloween : irrelevant 14. Politics : UNTRUSTWORTHY 15. Religion...
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

MBM ·
I'm sorry that this thread devolved into personal attacks. I wished we could have dealt with the issue and not with the people. That said, I certainly understand why the discussion went where it did. When one's identity is attacked it is hard not to respond defensively/offensively. That said - I wonder if someone could address the point of my post in this thread: that just about everything we do is white. There are plenty of people on this site - in this thread - who's "black credentials"...
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

UppityNegress ·
Good point, MBM. You were a bit tongue in cheek, but it still made me think about what classifies something as being specific to one group, especially when this something is an innovation upon another concept from another group, or people from outside the group contribuetd to the development of this something. Does that make sense? Ok this is going a bit but at stormfront those morons are always saying how they invented this or that, much of which were modifications of earlier, Eastern...
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Re: Men... tell it like it is!

Huey ·
Maybe we men think women want to change men because it's a challenge for them, plus I've eavesdropped conversations of women, and watching programs where women fall in love with some scoundrel (who likes the sorry ass way he is) and telling her girlfriends, "I can change him." Always trying to change some guy that they're attracted to (whether it's a gay guy they want to "straighten out", or change a thug into an angel) they want to mold these guys into their personal tastes. Art_gurl, it's...
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Re: Men... tell it like it is!

FireFly ·
and what guys let themselves be molded anyhoo? so nothing for you to worry about! I know what you're saying, but usually women are not being sinister... merely trying to adjust an element of a man's behaviour... that needs fixing... usually the part that helps keep a relationship and communication on track. oooh ouch! of course there are good guys that women want - dang I do - but they're always in the wrong darn place at the wrong darn time... or hanging off another gurl's arm, LOL! Or...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

ZAKAR ·
Most of the the intrenched population in DC is from the South, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia. I live in all sections of the city. One thing a southerner will learn about a black city like DC, is the people have no hospitality.If you talk to the older people they still carry the southern tradition , but the younger crowd is very rude and the youth growing up espeically in SE act like they have never heard of a thing called home training. No respect what so ever for their elders.
 
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