Post Number: 45
|Posted on Tuesday, November 30, 2004 - 01:33 pm: |
Hey Cynique, thanks for the warning. :-)
Chris, regarding my feelings about the OCU incident, it may have gotten to me b/c of personal experience. I don't negate the evil that whites have done by bringing up this one case. The original focus of my query shouldn't have been so much about this one incident, but this incident in addition to anecdotal ones that I've heard that seems to point to a pattern of confrontation. Hopefully, Abm, there isn't an increasing pattern, but I am wary if and when I'm out with a co-worker or friend about running into such idiots.
As to the question of whether anything racial was said, the articles imply that the exchange between the men and wife were of a racial nature and that charges may include Oregon's equivalent of a hate crime law.
Chris, you bring up the very question I've been inadequately trying to pose when you ask why should these guys who supposedly have white g/fs be upset about a white male with a black woman. I remember a past Oprah show from years ago, when the show dealt with IRRs and Oprah questioned a black male in her audience who said that although he dated IR he also did not like seeing black women with white men. He couldn't explain it; it was more a reactionary feeling. To be fair, I've also heard of some black women in IRR admitting to the same.
Abm, if I gave the impression that I attributed this to every black male, or at least to all black males in IRRs, I did not mean to do that. I meant to qualify my statements with "some black men in IRR".
I guess I was just trying to understand the psychology behind it all. And maybe it is something that can't be explained fully. But I appreciate the honest responses to my question.