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When is the most segregated time in America?

Well, here in Alabama....that would be 11:00 AM each and every Sunday morning.
With no Government intervention, no outside forces coming into play, whites congregate at their churches and the blacks congregate in theirs.

Why is this? Could it be that when left up to the individual people to decide on their own accord, whites would rather congregate with their own race as well as blacks doing the same? It appears the observations of Sunday mornings ring true and tells a "dirty little story" about human behavior.

Could it be that the government's intervention of forcing desegregation simply goes against our nature. Is the government attempting to force us to act in a manner that is unnatural to human behavior? Could it be this is one of the reasons why racial tensions are so high?

As a younger man when desegregation was first implemented here in the South, I was and remain of the opinion that government has the power to force blacks and whites to go to school together and share the work place together.....but the one thing the government can not do...... force us to like each other and make us desire each others company. Granted, most of us have "some" black friends, and blacks have their few white friends... but, are these really true friends, or simply acquaintances? .... be honest with yourself.

Point being: Government can not legislate human behavior...... Racial, sexual, gender acceptance, marriage, etc..... IMHO, these things should be left to evolve on their own as time as human nature allows...

Please understand, this is not an attempt to stir racial outrage..... and I realize the "shallow minded" will call me a racist....But, I am simply commenting on my observations of Sunday mornings...
 

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Just as Catholics , Jews, and Methodist etc...congregations gather with their own ..we are ALL segregated. Most just don't realize it !
 

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I've lived in Maryland (Mason Dixon line) and been a sub contractor my whole life. They way it was at all the shops I have worked for is if you can do they job you make just as much as the other guy or girl for that matter. A square yard pays this, a square foot pays that. Didn't matter if you were black, white, oriental, brown you install 10 yards and I install 10 yards we are both walking out with the same paycheck.
Also like said races tend to stick together but only to a point but why is it always the white guy that is the raciest? Hell when the Russian came over here they stuck together, so didn't the Irish and the Italians. They are all white and trust me my chances of me getting a job in Little Italy up in the city over a Italian is about none. The same as in China town or a black neighborhood.
And as a kid of a single alcoholic mother and on my own at 16 with the cloths on my back (as were my 2 brothers) we made it. I don't want to hear you cant from any race. The Chinese were treated insanely bad in the 1800's. As a white person you could kill one in front of a hundred other Chinaman and not one, by law, could testify that you did it. Look at them now. Never hear about Chinese riots for the last 100 years. Not only I did it in 1985 when I started but I had an ex-wife that made me do it again in 2000. If you want the change bad enough you can do it (admittedly it would be harder today) but its out there. Do a sucky job for a couple years and learn a trade. It may not be something you want to do your whole life but you always have something to fall back on. I don't do flooring anymore but I still have my box just in case. Take about 15 minutes to set the van up for a job and its just the reason I still have had a van all these years later. It may not be as cool as making a million on writing an app or wrap song but I don't go hungry. All it takes is commitment.
 

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HAha!!!! Funny shit!!

I've lived in Maryland (Mason Dixon line) and been a sub contractor my whole life. They way it was at all the shops I have worked for is if you can do they job you make just as much as the other guy or girl for that matter. A square yard pays this, a square foot pays that. Didn't matter if you were black, white, oriental, brown you install 10 yards and I install 10 yards we are both walking out with the same paycheck.
Also like said races tend to stick together but only to a point but why is it always the white guy that is the raciest? Hell when the Russian came over here they stuck together, so didn't the Irish and the Italians. They are all white and trust me my chances of me getting a job in Little Italy up in the city over a Italian is about none. The same as in China town or a black neighborhood.
And as a kid of a single alcoholic mother and on my own at 16 with the cloths on my back (as were my 2 brothers) we made it. I don't want to hear you cant from any race. The Chinese were treated insanely bad in the 1800's. As a white person you could kill one in front of a hundred other Chinaman and not one, by law, could testify that you did it. Look at them now. Never hear about Chinese riots for the last 100 years. Not only I did it in 1985 when I started but I had an ex-wife that made me do it again in 2000. If you want the change bad enough you can do it (admittedly it would be harder today) but its out there. Do a sucky job for a couple years and learn a trade. It may not be something you want to do your whole life but you always have something to fall back on. I don't do flooring anymore but I still have my box just in case. Take about 15 minutes to set the van up for a job and its just the reason I still have had a van all these years later. It may not be as cool as making a million on writing an app or wrap song but I don't go hungry. All it takes is commitment.
Amen!!! And well said! :))THumbsUp
 

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Churches in rural areas, I would agree, but in large cities such as Jackson, MS there are some mixed churches. There is even one where the congregation seems mostly black but the "preacher" is a white woman. :confused:
 

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Churches in rural areas, I would agree, but in large cities such as Jackson, MS there are some mixed churches. There is even one where the congregation seems mostly black but the "preacher" is a white woman. :confused:
In B'ham, about 5 years back a large all white Methodist church appointed a black minister...... after over 1/2 of the congregation left within a year, the black minister was replaced....

And that is my piont FC, and Jackson MS proves an an excellent example..... if Gov would leave us alone, we can work these things out all by ourselves on our own time frames and as our circumstances will allow...... Jackson may be ready....but B'ham may not be.... ;)
 

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I was born and raised in southeast Louisiana,and a Catholic. We always had black folks in church with us. Even in the early 60's blacks sat on one side whites on the other.We were all praying to the same God,just from different sides of the isle. The fist time I ever saw black and white churches was when I moved up here to north Mississippi. But yes, Snic has a valid point in what he says............Sunday mornings tell the tale...........
 

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In B'ham, about 5 years back a large all white Methodist church appointed a black minister...... after over 1/2 of the congregation left within a year, the black minister was replaced....

And that is my piont FC, and Jackson MS proves an an excellent example..... if Gov would leave us alone, we can work these things out all by ourselves on our own time frames and as our circumstances will allow...... Jackson may be ready....but B'ham may not be.... ;)
Wow, no kidding? I'll have to pay attention when I am channel surfing next Sun morn and see which church that woman preaches at. She can get down! :wink2:

And your point, taken, but your going to have to include the media or it will never work. Anytime a young black male is taken into custody or killed, it doesn't matter to the black people what really happened. They don't care. They want their vengeance no matter what. And the viral lame stream media turns into a monster with all the attention and chaos.
 
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