1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

Grown with warmth and admiration...

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by rpeerless, Dec 1, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. rpeerless

    rpeerless Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Messages:
    3,688
    Was thinking the other day about growing up non racist.

    When I was five I parked my butt in front of the TV and watched Amos and Andy and Beulah. I loved those shows and no one ever turned off the TV or said don't watch. I used to greet my Dad coming home from work with what Kingfish, Amos and Andy did or said or Beulah, like they were the people next door. Friends in our living room. What does a five year old know about racism? I remember them as lovable characters.
    Then there was "Our Gang" with Buckwheat and Farina who were just as funny and cute as the other characters and all treated equally disrespectfully.

    Mom would run from the kitchen to watch Pearl Bailey on TV or scenes from Porgy and Bess, A Raisin in the Sun, or Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.

    Then there was Sammy Davis Junior and the Rat Pack. Some of entertainments finest moments. Dad would tell the story of how they got together rose to fame and then successfuly performed apart as well. Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole played on the radio. No one ever switched the channel.

    Then there was I Spy with Robert Culp and Bill Cosby. Never missed an episode and Bill Cosby was a hit in our household.

    Then the Supremes and Motown the sounds of the sixties and seventies. Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, The Persuassions, Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, Hendrix, Tina Turner just to name a few...all respected and played endlessly with high school friends.

    The Jeffersons, Erkle, Sesame Street and more.
    Black nurses, black doctors, black lawyers, black teachers all in positions of respect...Our friends and neighbors, our servicemen and women and there's so much more than I mentioned here.
    Maybe I did grow up in a different America. A 'non socialist' America where anyone with a little gumption could be a success despite any obstacles (and we all have obstacles).
    How do you explain what the heck goes on today, Flash mobs, occupy and the like? We shall overcome, all of us...Proud to be an American
     
  2. APrice

    APrice Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,208
    If you use the "r" word on here your thread will disappear!
     
  3. rpeerless

    rpeerless Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Messages:
    3,688
    Thanks for the warning but it has nothing to do with what I was saying. Maybe you should read what I wrote again. You obviously missed something.
     
  4. beaker100

    beaker100 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    898
    i think martin luther king said it best....judged by the content of thier cariture and not the color of thier skin... this includes self respect...if people have self respect they want to do well, contrubite to society, and make thier own way without being a drag on society. seems some in our society are thinking whats in it for me. jmho...doug hubbart
     
  5. locdoc

    locdoc Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    874
    Location:
    Antrim, NH
    You are absolutely correct, Doug. The "gimme gimme" state knows no boundries.

    Doug Whiton, P/W dealer/dist
     
  6. APrice

    APrice Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,208
    No rp, I don't miss a thing. Perhaps it is you who needs to re-read.
     
  7. rpeerless

    rpeerless Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Messages:
    3,688
    You've missed my point entirely. Blacks have advanced in this country without Socialism and have won the hearts and minds of the American public long before the radical left worked everyone over. Our entertainers, doctors, lawyers, friends, our neighbors, co workers, our military advanced by their own iniative and talent. That is my point.
    This acceptance is not new of this generation or because of the current admistration. In fact this admistration in my opinion has done more to damage good relations than help and that's across the board both domestic and abroad.
    I'll be sure to scan for misinterpretation in the future.
    As for the 'poster childen reports of bad behavior' that's a two way street as well.
    Just like the world will always have poor people, the world will always have haters for one reason or another.
    And don't post any more crap...

    And then there's sports greats...I left that for another discussion.
     
  8. APrice

    APrice Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,208
    Drink much?
     
  9. rpeerless

    rpeerless Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Messages:
    3,688
    Not at all. But you must be a kool aid sipper and hell bent on having Obama win a second term. Don't 'thread' on me. (0)

    Beaker 100 you said it best. And Loc Doc too.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Search tags for this page

sesame street 3169