LustyTaurus 49M
12038 posts
6/27/2006 5:02 am

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I grew up on farm near a very small town in Western Canada where I went to school through Grade 12, and except for the chinese family who ran the restaurant the whole town and surrounding area was white. The biggest thrill was when the Hutterites came to help on the farm or we saw them at the store...(there was only one store...LOL.). They dressed funny but they were white too.

There were no Indians or East Indians or Negros or Iraqi's. I gotta tell you...growing up I was most curious about Black people. The first movie I saw on the big screen was "Blazing Saddles"...Cleavon Little(in the pic above) during the show became the town's Sheriff. (circa 1870)

When I was about 16 I went to "the big city" for some sports events, I walked around the corner of the stadium...and found myself face-to-face with who I was sure was Cleavon Little.

I was standing there with what must have been kinda like a deer and headlights look...but he smiled really big and said "Hi, my name is Dave"

I never knew teeth could be so big and white, and I nervously returned my greeting and my name, shook his hand...and then we kept on talking and hanging out most of the rest of the day.

I ran into Dave years later at University and I actually told him how he was the first black person I'd ever met, how freaked out I was etc

He said "Hmmm, good thing I wasn't in a bad mood that day huh?"

LMAO...Dave to this day is one of the finest human beings I know. Ever since meeting my first black person, I've gotten over that fear of the things I don't understand and I genuinely don't pre-judge folks based on how they look.

That's all I have to say today...have a good one my friends!


multitasksextoy 60M  
3511 posts
6/27/2006 6:06 am

It's easy to be openminded when we have no preconceptions!

LustyTaurus replies on 6/27/2006 5:11 pm:
I'll give my family and teachers credit there...they didn't teach us anything but respect for all folks. Our family had their problems....huge ones...but racism wasn't one of em.

VCF1962 106F

6/27/2006 6:15 am

Great words Lusty.

How do you add a photo to the text ? I can add new ones to the side column but would love to know how to add one elsewhere please.


Mistress Innuendo
Taking what you say and turning it into something naughty !!

LustyTaurus replies on 6/27/2006 5:12 pm:
I can only add photos in the same place...except for members do that, it's memberhandle

rm_AnOddGirl 58F
3469 posts
6/27/2006 7:28 am

How lucky for you that you meet Dave and not B-Stoopid. Good and bad come in all colors. Some of the ugliest people I ever met were 'good' church going folks, some of the best hearted people I've ever known were 'sinners'. There are no truths when it comes to the human psyche.

LustyTaurus replies on 6/27/2006 5:14 pm:'s definately an individual thing.

moonlightphoenix 46F
6508 posts
6/27/2006 7:32 am small was this "small" town?? LOL JK.

I'm half black, and I grew up in the very far reaches of the arctic north in Canada. I'm the whitest black (half) person ya ever

LustyTaurus replies on 6/27/2006 5:15 pm:
hahaha..fair was 400 people. I know many towns are smaller, especially way up north.

rm_mm0206 70F
7767 posts
6/27/2006 7:38 am

Amen Shaye...

well I was raised a poor white child.........

my grandfather was exceptionally racist... my grandmother wasnt.
and they argued and fought verbally over it at the drop of a hat.
I never saw the blacks in Dallas unless we went downtown.I was curious to say the least.The first job I had, I worked and sat next to the most industrious and chatty and humorous black girls. They became my friends, and of course they protected me from all the sexual harassment that went on in the large defense plant I worked at, from black men and white idiots as well. They were a little older than me... I was only 18, but somehow all my life I have had angels watching over me... and these two girls and their friends were truly angels.
The day I was laid off (after 5 years).... they took me to lunch... a very small barbecue/hamburger stand that was ran by blacks, in Richardson...
By the time we got back to work... I was crying so hard from laughter and because I knew I would possibly never see them again.. They lived up near McKinney and I barely knew where that was (just north of Dallas county).....that was one of the happiest and saddest moments of my life.

Thanks LT...
tender hugs...m.

LustyTaurus replies on 6/27/2006 5:16 pm:
that's an awesome story mm..thanks!

digdug41 50M

6/27/2006 8:06 am

LT thanks for sharing that it makes me think of the first time I ever met an asian person, I was in the third grade. I'll never forget him his name was soo kim and he was from Korea the teacher must've known something because she immediately wrote six digit numbers times another six digits and soo kim just wrote the answer down now when your about eight years old this is quite amazing he didnt have to figure it out or anything he just wrote the answer and the teacher Ms Nadel a hippie at that time it was 1976 was amazed. I've always lived around so many different types of people from all over the planet, that I never had time to be scared of any of them until rascism reared its ugly head at me in the 7th grade. Other than that I got love and respect for everyone, until they prove they deserve otherwise.

roaming the cyber streets of blogland

LustyTaurus replies on 6/27/2006 5:18 pm:
Shortly after I met Dave, my Aunt married a Native guy and all of a sudden I had a wack of Indian cousins...who were very cool and helped break down that barrier for me. Then as I moved on in life to Post-Secondary School and life I'e since made (and lost) friends and business connections of every stripe.

MWWwantmore 52F

6/27/2006 8:08 am

My grandmother always used to tell me the story of the first time my mother met a black person. She looked at her and turned to my grandmother and said....."Mommy, That lady's hands and face are sooo dirty"

I'll have a cafe, mocha, vodka, valium latte to go please!

Good girls go to heaven.....bad girls go down!!

LustyTaurus replies on 6/27/2006 5:19 pm:
lol...yeah I got a similar comment from one of my boys when he was about 4 years old...

pretty_blue_eyes 39F
2091 posts
6/27/2006 9:31 am

What a wonderful story! Although I must say I grew up in a town with "black" people. It all depends on how you were reared by your family. To be racist, and yes all races can be racist against others. Not just white people...

LustyTaurus replies on 6/27/2006 5:21 pm:
Yes, racism is an equal opportunity problem.

rm_FreeLove999 47F
16127 posts
6/27/2006 1:15 pm

hmmm... i can't help wondering what prompted this, as i never thought you were a racist. you seem to me a person with a genuine fondness for his fellow human beings.

[blog freelove999]

LustyTaurus replies on 6/27/2006 5:22 pm:
I ran into Dave outside a Staples Business store and I hadn't talked to him in a while...thought it would be a cool story. The post title is probably a little strong...

rm_hotpockets20 53F

6/27/2006 3:17 pm

I'm from New York City so I grew up around all types of people. I always look at the person as a person not as a race. I treat everyone with the respect that I want them to treat me with and I judge them by their actions.

LustyTaurus replies on 6/27/2006 5:25 pm:
Yeah...I guess that's kind of the point of this post to...had Dave been an asshole to me instead of the exact opposite, I'm not sure what my attitude would have been going forward. I was only 16 and very unsure/nervous/curious about Black folks at the time. I'd like to think my attitude would have remained personal but I'm not sure I wouldn't have painted all black people with the same brush at the time.

oldude1946 72M

6/27/2006 5:22 pm

Well, to me a person is a person

LustyTaurus replies on 6/27/2006 5:49 pm: way to be Oldude

Kaliedascope61 42M
4084 posts
6/27/2006 5:31 pm

What in the wide wide world of sports is going on here!

I know where your coming from, that being said,

I love that movie, and was just talking about it with my girlfriend and was very surprised when she told me she hadn't seen it, its on our blockbuster list now.

LustyTaurus replies on 6/27/2006 5:49 pm:
hahaha...I loved that movie too..I know they say now that it was out there on the PC scale. My favorite part was when Gene Wilder showed the Sheriff his"shootin hand" and it was vibrating like everything......I didn't get why until years later when I watched it again.

JuicyBBW1001 55F

6/27/2006 6:58 pm

LT people who claim to be openned minded can sometimes be the biggest bigots. Trust me I know this from having a multiracial child. All my so called friends took a hike when they found out my daughter was black hispanic and white. I don't paint anyone with the same brush because we are all a blank canvas when born it is the paints of hatred and prejudice and the like that are painted onto our canvas based on life experiences. Thank goodness someone invented turpentine.


LustyTaurus replies on 6/27/2006 9:12 pm:
I'm sorry that happened to you Juicy.

silverbreeze2 66F

6/27/2006 7:36 pm

There is good and bad in all races. I try to judge on character and not color. If we were all like "little children" who see "no color", maybe things would be a lot better for all of us.

LustyTaurus replies on 6/27/2006 9:15 pm:
We have issues now we didn't have then since 9-11...I'd hate to be a Middle Eastern anything right now.

deedawn4u 67T
1 post
6/27/2006 9:04 pm

I did not know what the big deal was when everyone got upset because colored children were to start coming to our school. They had two hands, walked upright and did not act like an animal.
I was 10 years old at the time.

When I went to the Army, they told us that there was only one color in the Army and that was green.

Racism is just another form of hate and hate can eat you alive, until you are so full of hatred that you start hating yourself.

Personally I have better things to do.

LustyTaurus replies on 6/27/2006 9:16 pm:
those are wise words deedawn...thanks.

MamChelle 49F
1443 posts
6/27/2006 9:41 pm

Thank You for the sweet reminder that we are all human regaurdless. c

LustyTaurus replies on 6/27/2006 10:37 pm:
Hey problem...

waerlookin4fun 51M/47F

6/28/2006 2:11 am

I was naive until about 8 months ago............I truly never thought about differenes among races because I wasn't raised that way, it did truly hurt my feelings when it became apparent that other people I thought were my friends were judgemental..........hmmmmmmmmmm so much for being naive, thank you for not being that way

keithcancook 61M
17930 posts
6/28/2006 4:20 am

I'd like to supplememt ShayeDK's comment and say that good folks come in all colors.

Blog On!

norprin5 56M

6/28/2006 7:37 am

i live in a community where Native Canadians - Cree, Dene and Metis - outnumber whites by a factor of 3 to 1...

i see and hear racism every day, from both's frustrating as hell...

when my twins were 4 and in daycare, my parents came up for a visit. my dad asked the kids, "are there Indian kids there too?" they looked at him, all confused. i had to explain to him that they didn't know the difference, and that they didn't need to believe that there was a difference...

King Nor XVIII

HBowt2 60F

6/28/2006 8:50 am

brought up in dublin we seldom saw anyone of a different colour..i remember the first time we went to london my eyes must have been out on was exciting and fascinating....a whole new world to cultures and new people.....

rm_FreeLove999 47F
16127 posts
6/28/2006 1:01 pm

    Quoting HBowt2:
    brought up in dublin we seldom saw anyone of a different colour..i remember the first time we went to london my eyes must have been out on was exciting and fascinating....a whole new world to cultures and new people.....
LOL! i just had to laugh at this comment cos when my husband and i were in england in 99/2000 for a year, we were always freaked out about homogenous and white everyone was, cos we are used to being the minority... my daughter gets a lot of attention from strangers cos she doesn't look like most of the other kids ... in fact, she stands out like a sore thumb...

[blog freelove999]

rm_KarmoHunny 56F
888 posts
6/28/2006 5:45 pm

That was a very nice story, Taurus. Thanks for sharing it. I grew up around a variety of races of people. That was one of the best things to happen to me. Recently, there has been in influx of Hmong and Somali people in our area. That's cool too! There are so many different races and ethnicities of people here in the Twin Cities that it would be difficult to name everyone. There are also many different types of restaurants to dine at, cultural events, etc. Diversity is wonderful!

concupiscentKid 41M

6/29/2006 12:00 pm

Sometimes when I see a traffic signal, a gas mask, or an article on
open heart surgery, I pause to remember that these were African-American contributions. And there are many more.
The Black people I have worked with are the hardest working
people I have ever met.

And whose idea was it to have Black History Month be the shortest
month of the year?

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