America is about diversity - but I knew that was coming years ago

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America is about diversity - but I knew that was coming years ago

Post by pulitzerdave » May 22nd, 2020, 9:45 pm

I am grateful for my high school experience growing up in Kansas City, Kansas in a very diverse county. My school then is what America is becoming now. A diverse group of kids from African American, Hispanic, Asian and Caucasian families. That county, Wyandotte Country, is very much today as it was in the 60's and 70's. In fact, in the 2016 election, it was an outlier, voting 63% democratic.

The recent rise of white supremacists, nazis, Klansmen and other fringe groups, emboldened by Trump, will die out. America won't tolerate these people.

I thrived growing up in a diverse neighborhood - one that has shaped my beliefs and broadened my experiences and understanding of people. God Bless the REAL America! The country of immigrants who aren't just white.

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Post by Hypeman » May 22nd, 2020, 10:43 pm

What’s the point of this post?

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Post by Number8son » May 22nd, 2020, 11:18 pm

Hypeman wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 10:43 pm
What’s the point of this post?
Don't you know?

Wyandotte County > Mostly white or Mostly Hispanic or Mostly black or Mostly Asian, etc. Counties

See how enlightenment works? So as a child you better control where you grow up that's the only thing that will shape your values. Right?

Luckily, I grew up in loving home that believed in the Constitution that all men are created equal....and each person can do great things to bless one another. People just need to tap into that super power. BTW, you can tell a lot about a person if you have access to their financial records. You can tell if they have biases towards their race or if they share their blessings among everyone.

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Post by wild@nite » May 22nd, 2020, 11:28 pm

Hypeman wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 10:43 pm
What’s the point of this post?
To stir poop. On the Crazy Train the last 4-5 days. Don't eat bats Ozzie!!!

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Post by Zoltar » May 23rd, 2020, 2:04 am

Wyandotte County is far from anything special.
Win the dang day!

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Post by WIldWIllieCat » May 23rd, 2020, 2:17 am

Really, really, makes my liberal(well....MORE liberal)friends angry when I say that diversity is not the end all be all goal, but rather diversity is the by-product of a healthy democracy. Really gets 'em going for a minute or two before I remind them that we want the same thing. ;-)
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Post by KITNooga » May 23rd, 2020, 4:07 am

one of these days, when we really stop being racist, bigoted folks, we will no longer be discussing diversity. neighborhoods will just be neighborhoods.

neighbors will just be neighbors.

I've never understood why we all just can't get along.

then again, as I've grown older, my tolerance for crazy nonsense and politically correct bullying has really started to 'thin'.

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Post by SCKSCat » May 23rd, 2020, 7:56 am

What seems sad is the rush towards tribalism in our country. People are self segregating into their own groups. It seems the willingness to work together is being replaced by what can I get for my tribe. An attitude of tribalism will doom a Republic.

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Post by spot2180 » May 23rd, 2020, 9:07 am

Stereotypes. No matter how diverse they believe they are, lefties go out of their way to apply ignorant stereotypes to people. If you have to say "Hey, look at how diverse and accepting I am" and then follow it up with a divisive comment about a group or groups of people, you aren't the lover of diversity you think you are. Leftie politicans do it every day.

When you ask yourself, 'Does skin color matter?' and you answer 'yes', you are a part of the problem, not the solution. If you check a box to prove you are 'diverse', you aren't diverse. Someone that truly accepts others doesn't even think about checking a box.

Suggesting that people should vote based on their skin color is the height of asininity and ignorance. A classic 'stay in your lane' moment based on racism. Democrats have become the party that runs a 3200 meter race where everyone stays in there lane no matter their ability.

The left believes conservatives are bad people with ideas. Conservatives believe that the left are people with bad ideas.

Trump is a big tent politician, proven by creating a booming economy and the desire to make everyone richer. Obama was a big tent guy too, as long as certain people didn't venture out of their section.
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Post by ToledoCat#3 » May 23rd, 2020, 10:56 am

Pdave's intent is to incite racism. He has no inclination to "judge folks by the content of their character, not the color of their skin."

His automatically branding all folks who hope that Trump will succeed in draining the swamp as racists, Nazis, etc., proves beyond a doubt that PD is as bigoted as they come. Clearly, he didn't learn much in Wyandotte County's schools.

If he'd open his eyes, he'd see that America is very rapidly becoming a polyglot of races and cultures, which is fine if they are bound together as Americans, not divisive tribal members.

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