Big D might be right

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    Earlier today, I went out to the pool for a brief swim. (I live in a small apartment with a private pool.) When I arrived at it, there were many many Blacks swimming in it. I was the only White person at the pool. The Blacks sounded as if they were engaged in a loud party. I casually climbed into the pool and swam as well. I received a few curious stares but no threatening looks or comments. After several minutes had passed, a police officer and security man arrived and said in a very assertive manner that management had called to say that several people do not belong in the pool. The police officer demanded that each person that couldn't prove that he lives at the apartment (or prove to be an apartment renter's guest) leave immediately. After 5 minuets I was the only person at the pool. After several more minutes has passed, I got out of the pool and discovered that my towel was missing. I don't know if it was picked up by mistake or if it was stolen.

    I try to live by an individualist mind set, but under circumstances like the story I just told, it is difficult for me not to generalized and develop a racist mentality. Generally speaking, Big D might be right, not in the minutia of his individual comments, but in the over-all portrait that he creates in regard to Blacks and Whites.
     
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    The only person I have ever loaned money to that didn't pay it back was black..... when I was in the Army. :confused:
     
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    People often live up to the expectation set for them by others. Why be surprised?
     
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    So then, whose fault is it? The one that does the act, or the one that set the expectations?
     
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    Damn Matt,

    Where the hell do you live ?
     
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    That has to be one of the lamest excuses I have every heard !
     
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    The individual is ultimately responsible for his own behavior . Others can affect the decisions they make either positively or negatively.
     
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    I try to keep a positive attitude and expect good from all people (even Blacks). Though societal expectation does have an influence, it is ultimately up to the individual to act as he should.

    I live in central Texas between Dallas and San Antonio.
     
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    Well matt, I think it is time to move !
     
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    Do you have any experience where you constantly treated a person like shit and they tried to perform to please you anyway? Only under coersion I'm sure.
     

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