Monday, January 19, 2009

MLK day. Seems hard to believe of the prejudice going on in the 70's!

Check out the SouthEastern Conference web page, and count how many African Americans you see prominently headlined. This wasn't the case as lately as the 70's believe it or not. The first Basketball player in the SEC didn't suit up until 1971! And Alabama's great Crimson Tide did not integrate until the early 70's. We have came a long ways in some areas, but how long will it be until the deep south finally accepts racial equality? May take another few decades.

10 comments:

Rose said...

BS

Anonymous said...

I'm with Rose! There's no racism! It's fake, just like global warming! A bunch of liberal propaganda!

Anonymous said...

How can you know until you have walked in their shoes?

Anonymous said...

Rose is BS. Also MR.

samoasoftball said...

Rose: And your argument is....?

Not A Native said...

Richard, you can go much closer to home on this subject

HSU students "of color", almost all of whom come from outside Humboldt, report they have been made to feel uncomfortable or even afraid off campus. Some Native Americans from Hoopa say they experience discomfort when in Humboldt cities. There are quieter but similar feelings among the local Hispanic and Hmong communities.

Some of this might simply be cultural miscommunication or insensitivity. But its been too widely reported to not believe much of it is racism.

Anonymous said...

NAN, how comfortable is it for a non Native American to go up to the Hoopa area for some recreation? Best be careful which road you drive down or which hole in the river you decide to fish.

Rose, would you like to tell us exactly what you mean?

samoasoftball said...

One of my best friends, Perry Price, is African American. He was a long time purchasing agent for the City of Eureka. We have played sports together and been social for many years. I have personally witnessed racism and racist remarks to my fellow black team mates for years. Same goes for my Latino and Native American friends and relatives. Humboldt County is not a racial friendly area. Talk to any minorities and you will hear this theme many times.

Don't just ask your white friends. Ask a person of color.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you about the racism, Richard, but Perry can be a real butthead.

Stu said...

Rose, we're waiting for your response. Could you please expand on your thoughtful comment?