The Black nod, can you explain it?

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Just because you look different doesn't mean people see you as different.
Originally Posted by slinky1
Are you being sarcastic..?? LOL
Originally Posted by Josephine
SEE with their MIND. But really. Just because you're sitting in a room thinking, "Oh, I'm the only black here, I need to feel self conscious...everyone is looking at me and wondering this or that." Well, it's not always what you think if you think that.
Originally Posted by slinky1
What? Who said every Black person feels that way? If I'm the only one in the room, am I going to notice it? Yes. Is it going to bother me? No. I'm a minority, I'm used to being the only one. I enjoy the company of people that I get along with. Whether they're Albanian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nigerian, American, I could careless.
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Do you speak for all white people?
Originally Posted by midgi
Just the ones I know. Honestly. You're trying to be a black who speaks for all whites which is funnier. You're trying to tell me I'm wrong about white perceptions. Why? Because it's not what you heard in your propagandized college course on black studies? BWAHAHAHAHA!
Originally Posted by slinky1
Wow.

What would you think if there was a small percentage of whites within a group of blacks and they only seemed to interact with one another?
Originally Posted by slinky1
I could give a s*it one way or the other.

And honestly, I'm trying to be nice here, but your posts in this thread are getting out of control.
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Do you speak for all white people?
Originally Posted by midgi
Just the ones I know. Honestly. You're trying to be a black who speaks for all whites which is funnier. You're trying to tell me I'm wrong about white perceptions. Why? Because it's not what you heard in your propagandized college course on black studies? BWAHAHAHAHA!

What would you think if there was a small percentage of whites within a group of blacks and they only seemed to interact with one another?
Originally Posted by slinky1
I wouldn't care??? If they're not doing anything wrong then I don't see the harm. People can hang out with whoever they like. I don't care if I see a group of White people hanging out. I don't care if I see a group of Asian or Hispanic people hanging out.

People can do whatever they like.
Originally Posted by sleepymeko
Blacks are always emphasizing how they're treated differently. If you are most often seen interacting with one another, it affects people's perceptions of you as a race. This pattern of socialization is seen nationwide, so it is a broad issue.

I don't think I am.

Explain why you think I am.

White people really feel that way.

How are things ever going to change from a racial standpoint if you avoid white people and where white people are because of "cultural differences".
Originally Posted by slinky1
Where did I say that I avoid White people? And why would I live in Santa Barbara if I want to avoid White people? I even lived in Austria which is 90% White.

Confused.
Originally Posted by sleepymeko
You said you socialized with blacks more. White people talk amongst themselves about blacks seeming to all know one another and all of that. Like your friends said. And we hear all kinds of bad things about how racist and awful whites are, and we wonder. Seriously.

You lived in Austria? Well, I guess you have perspectives that I couldn't possibly have from that alone.
Originally Posted by slinky1
Most of my friends at my university are Black, yes. But I have other friends of other races. Most of my friends in San Diego are Mexican or Asian or White. All my friends in Austria were White.

I really do not know what you're saying here.
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Do you speak for all white people?
Originally Posted by midgi
Just the ones I know. Honestly. You're trying to be a black who speaks for all whites which is funnier. You're trying to tell me I'm wrong about white perceptions. Why? Because it's not what you heard in your propagandized college course on black studies? BWAHAHAHAHA!
Originally Posted by slinky1
Wow.

What would you think if there was a small percentage of whites within a group of blacks and they only seemed to interact with one another?
Originally Posted by slinky1
I could give a s*it one way or the other.

And honestly, I'm trying to be nice here, but your posts in this thread are getting out of control.
Originally Posted by midgi
This is where I'm saying things that are true and are outside of your "victimization" mentality. You are getting uncomfortable and want to take your dolly and go home. Typical liberal mindset once again.
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Just the ones I know. Honestly. You're trying to be a black who speaks for all whites which is funnier. You're trying to tell me I'm wrong about white perceptions. Why? Because it's not what you heard in your propagandized college course on black studies? BWAHAHAHAHA!

What would you think if there was a small percentage of whites within a group of blacks and they only seemed to interact with one another?
Originally Posted by slinky1
I wouldn't care??? If they're not doing anything wrong then I don't see the harm. People can hang out with whoever they like. I don't care if I see a group of White people hanging out. I don't care if I see a group of Asian or Hispanic people hanging out.

People can do whatever they like.
Originally Posted by sleepymeko
Blacks are always emphasizing how they're treated differently. If you are most often seen interacting with one another, it affects people's perceptions of you as a race. This pattern of socialization is seen nationwide, so it is a broad issue.
Originally Posted by slinky1
So what do you suggest us minorities should think about White people who only interact with other White people?
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This is where I'm saying things that are true and are outside of your "victimization" mentality. You are getting uncomfortable and want to take your dolly and go home. Typical liberal mindset once again.
Originally Posted by slinky1
Do you actually interact with...anyone?


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This is where I'm saying things that are true and are outside of your "victimization" mentality. You are getting uncomfortable and want to take your dolly and go home. Typical liberal mindset once again.
Originally Posted by slinky1
I don't need you (gy) to tell me about myself. I'm no victim. If that's your perception, that's your problem. Have a good night.
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Where did I say that I avoid White people? And why would I live in Santa Barbara if I want to avoid White people? I even lived in Austria which is 90% White.

Confused.
Originally Posted by sleepymeko
You said you socialized with blacks more. White people talk amongst themselves about blacks seeming to all know one another and all of that. Like your friends said. And we hear all kinds of bad things about how racist and awful whites are, and we wonder. Seriously.

You lived in Austria? Well, I guess you have perspectives that I couldn't possibly have from that alone.
Originally Posted by slinky1
Most of my friends at my university are Black, yes. But I have other friends of other races. Most of my friends in San Diego are Mexican or Asian or White. All my friends in Austria were White.

I really do not know what you're saying here.
Originally Posted by sleepymeko
How many blacks are in Austria? Not too many.

Anyway, whites are badgered by messages from media about how we don't ALLOW blacks into our communities and how we EXCLUDE them from our lives, but it seems like it is often the choice of blacks to separate themselves the majority of the time. You said you hang out with blacks MOST of the time. Which is fine, but it does affect perceptions. Because most blacks do this. We can all share anecdotes of this, wherever we live.

It reminds me of how I couldn't get a friend who was black to move into a non-black neighborhood. She wanted to be with people like her. Well, what are people going to think if they see that over and over?
Just because you look different doesn't mean people see you as different.
Originally Posted by slinky1
Are you being sarcastic..?? LOL
Originally Posted by Josephine
SEE with their MIND. But really. Just because you're sitting in a room thinking, "Oh, I'm the only black here, I need to feel self conscious...everyone is looking at me and wondering this or that." Well, it's not always what you think if you think that.
Originally Posted by slinky1
Umm...that's irrelevant to the original statement.

You said you socialized with blacks more. White people talk amongst themselves about blacks seeming to all know one another and all of that. Like your friends said. And we hear all kinds of bad things about how racist and awful whites are, and we wonder. Seriously.

You lived in Austria? Well, I guess you have perspectives that I couldn't possibly have from that alone.
Originally Posted by slinky1
Most of my friends at my university are Black, yes. But I have other friends of other races. Most of my friends in San Diego are Mexican or Asian or White. All my friends in Austria were White.

I really do not know what you're saying here.
Originally Posted by sleepymeko
How many blacks are in Austria? Not too many.

Anyway, whites are badgered by messages from media about how we don't ALLOW blacks into our communities and how we EXCLUDE them from our lives, but it seems like it is often the choice of blacks to separate themselves the majority of the time. You said you hang out with blacks MOST of the time. Which is fine, but it does affect perceptions. Because most blacks do this. We can all share anecdotes of this, wherever we live.
Originally Posted by slinky1


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Last edited by sleepymeko; 06-25-2012 at 11:02 PM.
So what do you suggest us minorities should think about White people who only interact with other White people?
Originally Posted by sleepymeko
This is one thing we spoke about while I was in college in one of our several "getting to know one anther" forums.

Some of the white students expressed discomfort when they see groups of one race hanging out...but yet it didn't bother them (or they didn't notice) white kids hanging out with other whites.


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You said you socialized with blacks more. White people talk amongst themselves about blacks seeming to all know one another and all of that. Like your friends said. And we hear all kinds of bad things about how racist and awful whites are, and we wonder. Seriously.

You lived in Austria? Well, I guess you have perspectives that I couldn't possibly have from that alone.
Originally Posted by slinky1
Most of my friends at my university are Black, yes. But I have other friends of other races. Most of my friends in San Diego are Mexican or Asian or White. All my friends in Austria were White.

I really do not know what you're saying here.
Originally Posted by sleepymeko
How many blacks are in Austria? Not too many.

Anyway, whites are badgered by messages from media about how we don't ALLOW blacks into our communities and how we EXCLUDE them from our lives, but it seems like it is often the choice of blacks to separate themselves the majority of the time. You said you hang out with blacks MOST of the time. Which is fine, but it does affect perceptions. Because most blacks do this. We can all share anecdotes of this, wherever we live.
Originally Posted by slinky1
Well, if the white people where you live all think like you, it's really no wonder that black people chose to isolate themselves, now is it? No one wants to be around that if they can help it.
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So what do you suggest us minorities should think about White people who only interact with other White people?
Originally Posted by sleepymeko
This is one thing we spoke about while I was in college in one of our several "getting to know one anther" forums.

Some of the white students expressed discomfort when they see groups of one race hanging out...but yet it didn't bother them (or they didn't notice) white kids hanging out with other whites.
Originally Posted by Trenell
Yea like... I don't understand this logic. I don't get bothered when I see other White people interacting with other White people. So it's like??? CONFUSION.
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Well, if the white people where you live all think like you, it's really no wonder that black people chose to isolate themselves, now is it? No one wants to be around that if they can help it.
Originally Posted by legends
Now, now. Your just being all liberally and victimy


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I think what u r describing does have its origins in our American history.....if u have ever traveled to the deep south or have older African American relatives....they could probably explain it. From my experience, I think the nod is an acknowledgement of one another carried over from a time when we (AA) were subjected to a submissive and subserveant roles in society. I can remember my grandfather (born in mississippi in 1914) giving the nod and wondering what was that all about.....now i'm in my 40's and understand it clearly. Don't feel like u have to explain it....it just is...... and it has always given me a feeling of comfort, confidence and pride :-).

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