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What are a redneck's, hillbilly's and good ol' boy's preferred weapons of choice?

 
 
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 14 Mar, 2021 08:02 pm
@Linkat,
When I was in school I had a lot of White acquaintances. I wasn't "Black enough" for most of the Black kids. There were a few Black kids I associated with. I had acquaintances in various ethnicities when I was in school.

I didn't have too many friends though.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 14 Mar, 2021 08:03 pm
@Linkat,
I lived around rustic folks. I know something about hillbilly, redneck and/or good ol' boy culture.
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Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Sun 14 Mar, 2021 08:13 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

I think Izzy and Farm are being racist. They seem to be implying I can't or shouldn't be writing stories about White people.


That is not what I got from reading their responses. They are suggesting that you should "write what you know", to get started.

Like it would be easier for me to write about living in the American east coast than writing about 1980s Germany or 1990s England, two places I have never been to.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Sun 14 Mar, 2021 08:14 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

When I was in school I had a lot of White acquaintances. I wasn't "Black enough" for most of the Black kids. There were a few Black kids I associated with. I had acquaintances in various ethnicities when I was in school.

I didn't have too many friends though.


Well there you go this is your premise a teen in high school who has a white dad and African American mom who does not quite fit in with the white dudes nor the black guys ...how this kid is not black enough show some funniest where this kid tries to be black and fails miserably that is the funny and then how he comes home deflated talking it out with his parents ..that is the teachable.

Maybe add in he is secret of a superhero ...most superhero s tend to be nerdy so you can relate to that.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 14 Mar, 2021 08:23 pm
@Linkat,
What are you talking about? I had a lot of white acquaintances in school. I had a few Black acquaintances in school. I had some Asian and Latino ones too.

There was one White guy I was friends with in art school. He wasn't really a friend he was more of an acquaintance.

I thought he was a good friend but his actions towards me over the phone proved he really didn't want to be bothered with me.

I was never really interested in being "Black enough" when I was in school.

When I tried being "black enough" a lot of the Black kids got mad and/or offended and some laughed at me. Some of the White kids laughed at me.

I remember some Latino kids tried speaking Spanish to me and I didn't know what they were talking about. I kept telling them to SPEAK ENGLISH. I told them I wasn't Latino.
Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Sun 14 Mar, 2021 08:28 pm
@Linkat,
That is almost the premise (minus the superhero aspect) for the new sitcom Mixed-ish (a spinoff of the ABC show Black-ish).

It is about a mixed race woman recounting her childhood in the 1980s with her black mother and white father.

Linkat
 
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Reply Sun 14 Mar, 2021 08:29 pm
@JGoldman10,
Sorry just giving you thoughts ...thoughts on things that are at least a little in your alley that would come across being interesting, entertaining and funny and relatable.

But go ahead and write about what you want.
Linkat
 
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Reply Sun 14 Mar, 2021 08:30 pm
@Rebelofnj,
They stole my idea!

Well Goldman see it was a good one.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 14 Mar, 2021 08:32 pm
@Linkat,
I wasn't hung up on culture in my youth.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 14 Mar, 2021 08:50 pm
@Linkat,
You didn't answer the question:

Are you from rural America? I know Farm is.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 14 Mar, 2021 11:48 pm
@Linkat,
I had a few childhood friends. I was friends with an Italian American boy and his little sister. We were close but they and their family moved. My family and I don't know what happened to them - we never heard from them again. I don't even remember what their last name was and neither does my mother.

I was friends with one African American boy. We were close but we became distant by the time we were in high school. I don't even know what happened to him. I tried contacting him on social media but he never responded back to me. If I never hear from that Negro ever again that's fine with me.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 15 Mar, 2021 02:24 am
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

If I never hear from that Negro ever again that's fine with me.


Why do you have to describe him in such dehumanising terms?

He’s a human being. You could have written, ‘If I never here from him again that’s fine with me,’ but you didn’t.

This is why some people don’t believe you when you talk of having African American heritage.

You’re very quick to criminalise black people and point out their ‘failings.’

Let’s face it, you don’t like anyone who isn’t part of your creepy Swaggart worshipping, Jesus hating, cult.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 15 Mar, 2021 12:14 pm
@izzythepush,
Here we go. Why is it when African Americans use terms like "Negro" white folks like you want to question it and/or criticize it?

I am not being racist. I didn't call him the n-word.

Dr. Martin Luther King referred to African Americans as "Negroes". That's NOT racist. He was a Christian.

Calling Blacks "Negroes" is no different than calling Whites "Caucasians".
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 15 Mar, 2021 12:16 pm
@izzythepush,
I watch Swaggart, and a handful of other televangelists on TV.

My pastor is out-of-state. I watch his sermons online and go on his prayer calls during the week.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 15 Mar, 2021 12:22 pm
@JGoldman10,
Using a term like that when there is no need for it is a form of bigotry.

You quite often talk of your disdain for other black people, victim blaming and calling them thugs. You seem take the approach that your hue makes you superior.

Jimmy Swaggart is only interested in making himself rich, he does that by preying on the feeble minded.

He worships Mammon.

Go on to YouTube and play “Jesus he knows me”by Genesis.

That’s Jimmy Swaggart, he’s a despicable man.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 15 Mar, 2021 12:26 pm
@izzythepush,
I was talking about negative African American stereotypes. I don't hate my mother or her relatives. I don't hate her Black friends. I was friends with some of my mother's friends' kids when I was in school, but we weren't really close.

It's a sin to hate people. The Word says if you hate your brother it's the same as killing them.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 15 Mar, 2021 12:32 pm
@JGoldman10,
I call the black people I know by their names.

You’re the only person I know who refers to people by their race or nationality.

You’re pointing out differences, and that is what bigots do.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 15 Mar, 2021 12:55 pm
@izzythepush,
African Americans call each other "Negroes". It's a Black thing.

I didn't use the n-word. That would be denigration.

BTW, my current pastor is from Ghana. I respect him.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 15 Mar, 2021 01:11 pm
@JGoldman10,
How would you know?

You’ve admitted to passing for white which is what you do most of the time only adopting your African heritage when it’s convenient.

Using terms like that to address one another is only acceptable when there’s some level of friendship, and you’ve just admitted to not having many friends outside your religious circle.

I’ve never called or referred to you as American yet you feel the need to point out my Englishness all the time.

Pointing out differences is what bigots do. I prefer to think of what we have in common.

I’m very pleased to say that the Kid bumped into my barber today. They’ve been closed due to Covid and are opening in two weeks. I was worried because their shop window has had newspapers up while the other barbers haven’t.

I live in a very multicultural part of town. Quite often I’m the only white person in the barbers. I’ve never felt anything other than welcome, my youngest son is really popular with them. Not once has anyone referred to me by my colour or race, and I’ve never heard any of them use the n word or call each other “negro.”

Maybe it’s because we’d all rather get on with each other than point out what sets us apart.

JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 15 Mar, 2021 01:21 pm
@izzythepush,
I am not using the word "Negro" like it's a racial or ethnic slur or pejorative.

There are White Americans who call each other "honkey" or "cracker". These terms are racial slurs or pejoratives.
 

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