good story. iinteresting tidbits. unfortunately, most of this post is about the racist comments made on here.
withoutatrace, that was some seriously ignorant stuff you said there. If you want to confront and udnerstand your racism, Im down for talking.
the idaho town thing is a shitty analogy. there's one town in Idaho thats bad, are all towns in Idaho bad? no.
one black man mugs you, are they all bad? no.
the crimes committed by most black people in this country are done because most black people in this country are poor -- a minority of whom are criminals. most black people are poor not because of their own self doing but because of sociological circumstances tracing back half a millenium, literally.
if white people had been put in the same boat (pun intended) as black people had, white people would be going through the same struggle.
its been 40 years since segregation ended in the south. thats not even romtely enough time for the black community to recover from that type of trauma.
canada, sweden, and england don't have America's crime problems not because they dont have black people (which they actually do) but because they do not have america's poverty. this is simple.
Im not making excuses for people who mug others ), but I am simply explaining a situation that you're obviously ignorant about. and dont you dare tell me that I'm young and that I'll grow up and see the world for what it is. its irrelevant. its not an arguement against what I'm actually saying but is sinmply a personal attack, a fallacy of logic. whether or nto this mugging was racially motivated is hard to say. maybe the muggers mug just about anyone who doesnt live on their block, or anyone who they might be able to take advantage of, regardless of color.
I want to believe that you can come to terms with your racism, but you're going to have to try.