I want to change, but don't know how

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    I am new to this forum. I grew up in the 70s as a sort of "hippie" type, although, by then, hippiedom had been pretty much co-opted by commercial interests. I was all about racial harmony and equality. Fast forward to now. I drove a taxicab for about 15 years. I worked at the state Motor Vehicles division for about the same amount of time. I am recently retired. I am still a liberal about economic policy and healthcare, but I am having a hard time with the race issue. When I was a cab driver, in a mid-size New England city, the black passengers were up and away the worst. They rarely gave a tip. The young black men were dangerous, especially at night. I was robbed by one, and had numerous young blacks run off without paying. To be fair, whites and Hispanics did that as well. And they were the rudest demographic of fares. Whites were rude, and so were Hispanics, but blacks were probably the worst. And I have had numerous times in my life when, for nothing I did, I was verbally attacked by black people. Yes, white people are not always great. But it seems that my experience with black people has been overwhelmingly negative. How can I deal with this? I am not looking to be attacked verbally. If you don't have anything constructive to say, kindly refrain from saying anything. I want to change, but I don't know how.
     
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    Move to the south we all get along, we're not as segregated as we were up north
     
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    Yo, don`t move to the South, stay where you belong, in the town you helped destroy by electing your worst enemy, a ""Democrat!"" Advice: Switch Parties, anything but a Socialist Democrat Un-American! After you switch Parties, get a concealed weapon permit, then if one of those sorry ass people lay`s a hand on you? Blow them away!!!

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    If you're looking for real answers and constructive criticism you might find it here but you'll have to dig through the massive trash heap of insane, inane and derogatory tripe as well as the few of us who prefer to utilize sardonic wit.

    Welcome to the nuthouse!! :D
     
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    Well, there's nothing wrong with a little sardonic wit. I've been known to use it myself on (many) occasion...
     
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    I'm just looking for a place to share things. I know no forum is perfect, since humans aren't perfect. Most comment sections consist of people verbally attacking each other and name calling. I don't mind a little humor, or a suggestion that might be impractical (move, don't move). I just want to be able to post honestly without being called names.
     
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    What you seek is few and far between on any forum and this one is no exception though there are areas where you have a relative expectation of decent communication. Be forewarned though, this form is probably the least "regulated" of all so we have a plethora of ideas (I say that tongue in cheek). Good luck with your search. :thup:
     
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    Check out the 'Clean Debate Zone''. Name calling and ad hominem attacks are at a minimum if at all.
     
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    Forgive and forget.
     

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