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All: The old-school vs. new-school thing was playing on stereotypes, and the which-city-is-more-racist thing is doing the same. Joke. Chill.
Is this still based on the busing riots of the 70's? on the Yawkee family's resistance to integrating the Red Sox?
Where does the Boston is racist stereotype come from?
I don't want to claim the local roots as a defense, but seriously does anyone think St Louis is racist?
I can only assume that at some point in his life, Jeff's car broke down in East St. Louis.
It's in the Midwest. Of course STL is racist.
It's not just in the Midwest, as someone from the Northeast, I tend to see it as part of the South too... but maybe that's just the Yankee in me.
What percent of the vote did Deval Patrick get in Boston? 90? Ditto Barack Obama.
I don't know anything about St. Louis, but it was a slave state.
Like Connecticut and Rhode Island, however, Massachusetts had a problem with masters who simply turned out their slaves when they grew too old or feeble to work. Unlike the later Southern system, which took pride in its paternal care for slaves in their old age, Massachusetts masters had to be forced to keep theirs by a 1703 law requiring them to post £50 bond for every slave manumitted, to provide against the slave becoming indigent and the responsibility of some town. There are also instances on record of slave mothers' children given away like puppies or kittens by masters unwilling or unable to support them. There was no law against this.
but it was a slave state.
Well if Boston fans say Bostonians aren't racist the that's obviously compelling.
So was Massachusetts. In fact here is an interesting passage:
I call bullsh1t. This "reputation" is nonsense. America is a racist country. Boston's no more racist than any other part of it.
educated/wealthier people seem oblivious
Boston and Fenway is best described by the story Howard Bryant tells of his youth
So was Massachusetts.
Bryant can kiss my ass.
The rest of you are imbeciles.
Jokes are supposed to make sense. St. Louis has a rep for being racist?
Bob, for ####'s sake, that Elks stuff happened in Florida. I wasn't aware that you were that stupid.
Pretty much describes anyone that went to Harvard, be they from the left or right.
Or Princeton, for that matter.
or any President since Woodrow Wilson.
Watching Bostonians kvetch like this is hilarious.
Your tears say more than real evidence ever could.
92..."recent evidence" of what? Of individuals acting badly, like the guy in your link, or the guy who threw the Tiger HR ball back on the field this past ALCS?
None of that stuff proves that the Boston area is any more racist than anywhere else.
It seemed like you were saying that "recent evidence" would be relevant to their argument.
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