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lordguill
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not allowing black people as a rule is the definition of racism



It's that simple.






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GynoSandberg
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I will give you that a fair share are worthless deadbeats living off family money


Like lazy, overweight underachievers who can't do anything on their own

Do you need a degree to get an invite to Comus?






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SlowFlowPro
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you can attest that i'm not this guy who blames everything on racism

but when a policy is racist, it's racist

their policy goes beyond simply race, but look at the situation last year with the queen's boyfriend (i've seen it posted on here)






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supatigah
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SFP doesn't believe in the cafeteria phenomena. He is a crusader





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REG861
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their policy goes beyond simply race, but look at the situation last year with the queen's boyfriend (i've seen it posted on here)


that was two years ago, but yes, you are right on that count. Rex has black members. Not many, but they do. Comus doent, and it comes exactly down to an inflexible old policy of class/racial prejudice






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tigerbait3488
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Look , i am not going to debate race here with this. This organization has been the same since the mid 1800's. I can make the same argument about black fraternities at Xavier, Southern or any other school not allowing whites in it. But I dont because its their tradition and have no interest in challenging it or labeling them racist. Its their tradition and I respect that.





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SlowFlowPro
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Its their tradition and I respect that.

i think what you have to realize is that tradition is stupid, and this is an example of that stupidity

plus, in no way am i defending the other racist practices of non-white groups






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tigerbait3488
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I disagree with you 1000 percent.





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lordguill
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I can make the same argument about black fraternities at Xavier, Southern or any other school not allowing whites in it. But I dont because its their tradition and have no interest in challenging it or labeling them racist. Its their tradition and I respect that.



Not a good comparison. Xavier and Southern have white students.

And it's a complete myth that black fraternities don't allow whites to join.






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SlowFlowPro
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I disagree with you 1000 percent.

why? what's so good about the past other than using it as a lesson to not repeat past mistakes?






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Tigah in the ATL
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i am not going to debate race here with this.
that's what the debate is about.

If you haven't noticed, shite has changed since the mid 1800's, at least for a lot of us.

fricked up tradition is still fricked up.






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supatigah
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I think it is dumb that Augusta National didn't have a black member for a long time. It is dumb they didn't have a female member either. They reserved their right to change when they were ready to change. When they decided to change their membership policy they did so. Regardless of why or how the change occurred, it did on their own time table. the old line Krewes will change on their own or they will slowly die out. When they acknowledge that fact they will move forward. Or they will stay stuck in the past until they become irrelevant

Who really cares about them but themselves? Nobody






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SlowFlowPro
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like i said they can do what they want, but i can continue to have my opinions on their choices

as we all know, status is one of those ideals i do not value and valuing it often leads to bad actions/opinions

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When they acknowledge that fact they will move forward. Or they will stay stuck in the past until they become irrelevant

i actually hope they don't change and just slowly die out. then rolling stone can write one of their preachy semi-intellectual articles about it for my spawn to read






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REG861
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then rolling stone can write one of their preachy semi-intellectual articles about it for my spawn to read



Why the hell would rolling stone cover mardi gras krewes?






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Wooly
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so.you just hate these old.krewes? you want them.to.fail





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REG861
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so.you just hate these old.krewes? you want them.to.fail


pretty much what he said






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SlowFlowPro
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Why the hell would rolling stone cover mardi gras krewes?

it has all the mix for one of their sociology pieces. southern racism, upper class groupings in a city that doesn't matter anymore, etc then contrast that with the progressive allure and accepting nature of the nola plebs...add in some italicized section intros written in historical terms and that's a rolling stone article






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saintsfan22
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so.you just hate these old.krewes? you want them.to.fail


Just the old racist ones






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supatigah
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Nailed it






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SlowFlowPro
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so.you just hate these old.krewes?

i don't like what they stand for, yes. that's a general statement and can apply to a lot of other groupings

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you want them.to.fail

i want them to fail due to clinging to "tradition" while society progresses around them, yes

it's ironical






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