The biggest hurdle I've faced in developing casual relationships with "them" is that so many others have come before me, and made complete fuckups of themselves. The ones I encounter, and hit it off well have a basic level of me being myself. I'm not interested in being black, or learning hip new words. I just want to talk and see how they did stuff in their lives. Where they are going, and how soon they will be out on parole...
I would hang out with more black people if I could. Another problem with being black here is that there really is NO black culture. The makeup of the city almost requires assimilation.
There isn't a weirdness in talking to someone from another race here, the largest Polynesian city in the world is Auckland, our largest city, so there is a melting pot, but a friendly one, for instance, our business partners include a German Samoan, a Tongan and a Maori, none of them have bones through their noses or have tried to spear us yet.
That's an overview of race relations in the U.S. You can easily code switch from making no distinction to a very stark one, it just depends on what's on your plate at the time.
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Getting countless games on my jailbreak for free And personalizing my OS to the way I like it
Fuck now I'm an old silverhaired cunt like the rest of you codgers
Last edited by Artemis; 05-29-2012 at 07:04 AM.
I could get manker to delete some of my more pointless posts I suppose, the arguments with that spastic TTS leap to mind for a start, then I could be all young and beautiful and golden haired again, not an old fart like youse lot.