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Old 04.04.2011, 23:06
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The point is if we all go far enough into the past every cultures been through crap.
Agreed.

I was just contemplating what it could be.

So thats not it...
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Old 04.04.2011, 23:07
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No rudeness usually crosses ethnic boundaries quite easily.

Sorry, but just 'cos you've got an MBA from an "Ivy league" (which means little these days anyway) college, doesn't mean you need to be rude.

I have no issue with people connecting with people from their own culture - heck look at EF for a case in point - however, you don't need to do so with your head that far up your own arse.
This is exactly why the poster got flamed by me.

Every fool and his dog has an MBA these days.
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Old 04.04.2011, 23:08
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I wonder - genuinely - if it is a cultural thing?
Sometimes, Goose, ya just gotta flip the bird...

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Weeeelllll...One the one hand, generalizing a whole culture/race based on a few people is quite juvenile.

But then again, the culture in question has been through quite a lot...so this might have some bearing.

But, who are we to judge, eh ?
No, some people just think they are special - that's not a unique trait to any race, culture or ethnic group.

Still can't quite get over that I missed the first 5 minutes of a part II of a Waking the Dead episode on BBC 1 trying to help someone with a nice detailed response who then went on to give me a (forum) kicking for my trouble.

That's what hurt the most.
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Old 04.04.2011, 23:09
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This is exactly why the poster got flamed by me.

Every fool and his dog has an MBA these days.
Gee thanks for making my "non-Ivy league" MBA feel worthless...

... and I don't even have a dog...

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No, some people just think they are special - that's not a unique trait to any race, culture or ethnic group.

Still can't quite get over that I missed the first 5 minutes of a part II of a Waking the Dead episode on BBC 1 trying to help someone with a nice detailed response who then went on to give me a (forum) kicking for my trouble.

That's what hurt the most.
Well...shit happens.
And we all learnt a little something out of it...didn't we ?

I hope you can catch Waking the Dead on the rerun.
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Old 04.04.2011, 23:12
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Gee thanks for making my "non-Ivy league" MBA feel worthless...

... and I don't even have a dog...

And I don't even have an MBA...
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Old 04.04.2011, 23:13
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Re: How long between your first post thread closed?

No one should forget their past. But we shouldn't let our past draw our futur. And in this case, her anger toward what ever she is angry about is directly projected to people who have nothing to do with it.

I want my kids to be proud of where they are from, but I don't want them to have their background dictate them who they should be, with who and when.
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Old 04.04.2011, 23:14
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A record 1hr 20 mins according to my memory, impressive
There are threads that have been closed within one minute.

They were not Spam threads. Those are deleted rather than closed.
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No one should forget their past. But we shouldn't let our past draw our futur. And in this case, her anger toward what ever she is angry about is directly projected to people who have nothing to do with it.

I want my kids to be proud of where they are from, but I don't want them to have their background dictate them who they should be, with who and when.
Nil in the 4 months I've been watching you post, this is the best post you've made and exactly what I've been thinking. Shame I've run out of rep. It will come your way as soon as I can.
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Old 04.04.2011, 23:19
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Nil in the 4 months I've been watching you post, this is the best post you've made and exactly what I've been thinking. Shame I've run out of rep. It will come your way as soon as I can.
Hey, it is not because I have a tendency of fluffeh bunny that I can't be deep....

But thanks for the ''kind'' word. (I'll skip the part that means the 4 months was full of crap... )
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Hey, it is not because I have a tendency of fluffeh bunny that I can't be deep....

But thanks for the ''kind'' word. (I'll skip the part that means the 4 months was full of crap... )
Who said anything about 4 months being crap? I said it was your best post!

Kill the bunny, join the darkside...
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Old 04.04.2011, 23:36
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Who said anything about 4 months being crap? I said it was your best post!

Kill the bunny, join the darkside...
I know sweetheart! I was just putting a bit of drama in the topic. I didn't have my chance to jump into the conversation earlier.... still so much to say!



No but seriously,

Our kids have the chance to get out of this. To grow up and know what happened in the past is part of what make someone understand where he is from. But what you do today, how you build it is what makes your tomorrow.

And if we stick only with our kind and feel that no one else outside can understand or be a part of what we became today, how can we make things change? How can we make others be aware of what happened and how great we came out of it?

We all have stories and backgrounds who made the history, but it is our attitude today that build the futur.

I should go to bed, my brain hurts....
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Old 05.04.2011, 00:06
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Re: How long between your first post thread closed?

Get a room you two .

By the way, I can't believe I missed the thread in question. That was definitely what this joint has been missing.
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Old 05.04.2011, 00:35
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Re: How long between your first post thread closed?

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I would say "yes and no" to that.

It depends where she's from and what her background was prior to university. Just like the case for many from the US, the "cultural" differences between being from Kentucky vs being from NYC can be pretty vast and being from say... Alabama vs Washington State likely more vast.

Someone posted in that thread that they'd lived in Savannah and I'd agree with what they said. There are great divides in that area (as lovely as it is anyhow), African American and rich, African American and poor, "white" American and rich or poor, Asian of any financial status, Jewish likewise... very much a divided society and likely anyone from that area is going to feel something like an outcast in some way.

I was there for nearly a year and felt like an outsider the whole time, the friends I made were of similar background to myself though - folks in military or who had grown up a military dependent.


Meanwhile, although I've mostly only spent time there over summers when I was younger, the states in the Northwest seem to be a lot more unbiased (?) maybe, liberal attitudes (?), something like that. My grands, aunts, uncles and cousins have never batted an eyelash at seeing whomever of whatever race or social status in their neighborhood and nor have they voiced any bad opinion over mixed-race relationships or offspring of them. As my mother is the only one of the 9 in her generation to have moved completely away from the area, I hardly think the attitude I've seen among my relatives to be unique among their peers.


So, I'd say yes, it could be a cultural thing but not so broadly defined as simply "African American" culture.
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Old 05.04.2011, 07:57
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Re: How long between your first post thread closed?

No offence, but I think a lot of you got the original OP on the other thread wrong.

My niece and nephew are of mixed race and live in a predominately white neighbourhood in Washington State. All of their friends are white. In fact, they even look at themselves as no different than anyone else, which is what we are striving for in this world. Basically, goal reached and racism nixed.

However, culture is important and since their father's relatives are all in Atlanta, Georgia, their mother sometimes feels her kids are missing out on an important part of their heritage. The language, mannerisms, family traditions, etc are quite different in Atlanta as opposed to the all-white neighbourhood in Washington State. She'd like to expose them to more of this culture but time and money has prevented this so far.

Anyway, I understand a bit where the original OP is coming from. Perhaps she just wasn't able to communicate her needs in a flouncy way.
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No offence, but I think a lot of you got the original OP on the other thread wrong.

My niece and nephew are of mixed race and live in a predominately white neighbourhood in Washington State. All of their friends are white. In fact, they even look at themselves as no different than anyone else, which is what we are striving for in this world. Basically, goal reached and racism nixed.

However, culture is important and since their father's relatives are all in Atlanta, Georgia, their mother sometimes feels her kids are missing out on an important part of their heritage. The language, mannerisms, family traditions, etc are quite different in Atlanta as opposed to the all-white neighbourhood in Washington State. She'd like to expose them to more of this culture but time and money has prevented this so far.

Anyway, I understand a bit where the original OP is coming from. Perhaps she just wasn't able to communicate her needs in a flouncy way.
The original OP was all fine and got good comments. It is the one who came on the thread yesterday who created all the drama with her very high horse attitude on people who were trying to suggest alternative...

I understand that someone who is far away from home needs to find people with similar roots. When you have kids, you want them to have more of them around so they grow with this knowledge.

I don't have any friends from my corner of the world here. I could find them, I met some of them. But I honestly am so happy with the huge melting pot of friends of all around the world I have. We share our tradition to each other, we cook our typical cultural food and we get to know more about other people's background in a such a relax and interesting way.

And this is what many people tried to tell her. And in return she was so rude and pretentious and .
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