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From: "Gail Steckel, NET" <>
Subject: Re: [Scotch-Irish] Racism
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 22:07:12 -0500
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I joined this list assuming it was focused on things Scots-Irish, hopefully
to do with genealogy. Guess I was wrong.....
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen Scott" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2001 2:51 PM
Subject: RE: [Scotch-Irish] Racism


>
> It's odd racism should come up on a Scotch-Irish list at all, as we are
> probably considered one of the most racist societies in the known world.
Don't
> jump down my throat, it's true. Look at the news, are the Presbyterians
being
> played off as victims in Northern Ireland? Protestant Loyalists are shown
every
> time they march with the Orange Order, and we listen to Dan Rather give a
spiel
> about tolerance. Now, I could go the other way, and say that the media
never
> covers Nationalist on Unionist violence, the young man who was killed on
> Remembrance day by a pipe bomb wielding Nationalist certainly didn't make
the
> news, so are the media racists as well?
>
>
>
>
> Everybody is racist to a certain extent. We may not admit to it, but it is
> there. We may not even be racist all the time, but when something happens,
we
> may deign to stereotype. We often feel more comfortable among certain
sorts
> of people, this might be racism as well. That's just who we are. Anyone
who says
> they are innocent of racism is a stone cold liar.
>
>
>
> That said, there's a difference between acting on it, and thinking it.
> Sounds bizarre coming from me, but oh well.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
>
>
> From:
>
> To:
>
> Sent: 11/14/01 6:05:18 PM
>
> Subject: [Scotch-Irish] Racism
>
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>
> In a message dated 11/14/2001 3:08:28 PM Central Standard Time,
>
>
> writes:
>
>
>
>
>
> NOT from Texas and increasingly glad about it
>
>
>
> Isn't this statement racist, or at least sectionalist. I had
> quit this
>
> discussion because I felt this was not the site for it.
>
>
>
> Racism is everywhere, North, South, England, Europe, Austrailia, Japan,
> South
>
> America, etc. Some people must always have a lesser folk to beat
> on. It's
>
> in human nature, damn it. Not good; but there none the
> less.
>
>
>
> If you had been fortunate enough to have been born in Texas you would have
>
>
> realized what a great place it is to claim as your native state.
>
>
>
> Shame Linda, shame. I really never thought you would stoop this
> low.
>
>
>
> Gordon Hale
>
> Grand Prairie, Texas
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> --- Stephen Scott
>
> ---
>
> --- "The hunter of the shadows is rising"
>


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