CDZ Oddly timed racist comments

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    While working today I had to interface with an older fellow who seemed normal enough. After a few minutes of conversation about cars and what not someone made a reference to "hanging out".

    Ol' guy then mentions his skin is not the right color for him to be just hanging out. I must have said "huh" or looked dumb while holding my tongue because he repeated himself and said something like "know what I mean".

    Being at work I chose not to engage him further.

    First, what did the 60ish year old white guy mean? An odd reference to black folks standing around?

    Second, why do white folks always do this around me? Are they trying to that prove the black rights protesters are correct and need to be protesting more?
     
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    There are no such things as black rights. There are only Individual rights. Rights don't come as groups.
     
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    And there is no white privilege, either.
     
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    You say white folks always do this to you? When was the last time before this time?
     
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    There are privileged people of all colors, and some make their own privilege.

    Also, there are racists of all colors. Go read some of the threads in the race relations forum if you don't believe that.
     
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    Was he the white guy? Maybe he was trying to tell you that he understood that white guys should not be hanging out with black guys.

    There are many reasons why he's right. Not the least of which is that black guys that hang out with white guys have problems of their own.
     
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    nope, joemoma, there is no privilege based on race
     
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    Its probably been about week since the last time. There was a rash of it before then when I was talking with people about housing.
     
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    The fellow who made the skin color reference was white. Honestly I'm white, I'm not coming down with sickle cell myself, but I don't understand why white people are "always"...bad choice of words....I don't understand why white people regularly make racist comments around me like "they" think I'm on their team or something.

    Maybe its a St Louis thing.
     
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    Weeks, huh, that is very strange.


    It's only been a few weeks for me since the last time I heard something like that, but before that, years.
     

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