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Racist drama in my small town

GasBombGasBomb Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter
edited December 6 in Main
This has been an ongoing issue for the last year or so at my kids high school. The prior principal was forced to resign because of his racist attitude. We also made national news last year because of racist threats made towards Depauw University students. Now we are on Letsrun because of this bullshit. Click here for link. I also pass at least a half dozen houses with rebel flags on my way to work. I thought I lived north of the Mason/Dixon line. WTF?
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    regular_markregular_mark Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    I live 2 hours from Canada and the neighbors have rebel flags.
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    James LangeJames Lange Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    For whatever reason some Canadians fly the confederate flag too.
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    KHilgendorfKHilgendorf Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    I have the same issue at my local high school that is about 97% liberal. One kid used airdrop to distribute neo-Nazi propaganda during a school assembly. You could almost respect the ingenuity, if it weren't for the message.
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    Robert RankinRobert Rankin Member
    edited December 6
    In the south, people of all races fly the confederate flag. I’ve also found its pretty easy to find the true racists down here. There is no behind the back racism like that coach got. The racists down here are pretty loud and proud about it. That said, people are much more welcoming than some think in the south. I live in Hicktown USA too

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    Tad_MTad_M Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter

    In the south, people of all races fly the confederate flag.

    Are you in the South or North RR? I grew up in Virginia, and even went to UVa and proudly do not fly the rebel flag. Now I'm in Michigan, and there is a bit of the rebel flag to be seen. Probably due to Kid Rock..... But I like Kid Rock. It's very strange to see it around here.

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    KHilgendorfKHilgendorf Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    Is there a reason we're glorifying this symbol as a "rebel" flag?
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    Tad_M said:

    In the south, people of all races fly the confederate flag.

    Are you in the South or North RR?
    I'm in Florida, right on the Georgia border, but my entire family is from Michigan. I don't personally have one. Just saying you could see one on a parked vehicle down here, and you'd have a hard time stereotyping the driver. In Michigan when I've seen one, it was very easy to guess the type of individual that owned it.

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    Jennifer PostJennifer Post Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter
    Even in very liberal Seattle, all you have to do is leave the city and head out 30 mins to the countryside to see rebel flags. Or just drive by the Boeing factory employee parking lot in Everett. Disgusting assholes.
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    Is there a reason we're glorifying this symbol as a "rebel" flag?

    This is the only rebel flag I recognize.


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    NHetroNHetro Member, Rooster Endurance Member

    Even in very liberal Seattle, all you have to do is leave the city and head out 30 mins to the countryside to see rebel flags. Or just drive by the Boeing factory employee parking lot in Everett. Disgusting assholes.

    On the east side of the state, I see more homophobic NRA Republicans than pure racists despite the large migrant Hispanic population working the farms.

    Theres hope though. Have you all watched Martha and Snoops cooking show?
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    bbculpbbculp Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    @KHilgendorf is your local high school OPRF or has that happened at multiple high schools?
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    KHilgendorfKHilgendorf Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    @bbculp yep.
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    bbculpbbculp Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    @KHilgendorf I grew up in Oak Park (went to Fenwick though). I don't think that TV show is helping things.
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    KHilgendorfKHilgendorf Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    Didn't know there was a show about it. My kids are 4 and 2, so I have a bit of time before they're at OPRF.
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    bbculpbbculp Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    @KHilgendorf It's called "America to Me" on Starz. It follows a bunch of black and white OPRF students dealing with race relations. Doesn't make OPRF look good.

    Fenwick will only cost $60,000/year by the time your kids are in high school, so there's always that option.
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    KHilgendorfKHilgendorf Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    edited December 9
    @bbculp that sounds like a steal compared to sending then to college in my legacy. I predict half a mil for the 4 years by then. I'm certainly not paying 3.8% property tax to turn around and send my kids to private. Also, they're about as white as one can be while still having melanin.
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    slickfins_Ryanslickfins_Ryan Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    NHetro said:

    Even in very liberal Seattle, all you have to do is leave the city and head out 30 mins to the countryside to see rebel flags. Or just drive by the Boeing factory employee parking lot in Everett. Disgusting assholes.

    On the east side of the state, I see more homophobic NRA Republicans than pure racists despite the large migrant Hispanic population working the farms.

    Theres hope though. Have you all watched Martha and Snoops cooking show?
    I used to work for Martha back in the day and one day at the offices before the show came out, I was in the restroom and Snoop Dog walked in. I wasn’t quite sure if I’d imagined it or not until another coworker said he was in the office for a meeting ???? Show is pretty funny.
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