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Why don't whites have black friends?
CNN ^ | August 19, 2013 | Tanner Colby

Posted on 08/20/2013 8:41:00 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi

Edited on 08/20/2013 8:43:32 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

White people are products of their own whitewashed, sanitized environment. Black people have been systematically excluded from white neighborhoods. Black stories rarely surface in popular culture. The history of race in high school textbooks has been boiled down to a handful of bedtime stories about Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks. Try to tap into the average white person's feelings on race and you won't necessarily find feelings of hate and antipathy. You just won't find much of anything, no fully formed or well-considered thoughts about race of any kind. There's nothing really there. Even white people who want black friends don't know where to start.


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KEYWORDS: apathy; blacks; psychology; race; whites; whitewashed
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1 posted on 08/20/2013 8:41:00 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Why isn’t hatred of white people considered racist?

Why aren’t studies on the evils of white people considered racist?

Why are white people writing articles about how rotten white people are?


2 posted on 08/20/2013 8:42:51 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Gee, I can think of several reasons why many whites have few black friends and none of them have anything to do with racism from whites or segregation on the part of whites.


3 posted on 08/20/2013 8:43:01 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I used to have black friends.

I dated a black girl for 7 years when I was much younger.

I don’t have any black friends now, and it is going to stay that way.

Things have changed.


4 posted on 08/20/2013 8:43:01 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

To the headline: I do and I have black family members.
Will read the story to see what they are talking about.


5 posted on 08/20/2013 8:45:11 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

yawn... why don’t blacks have white friends? The current trend of faux nostalgia of things that happened in the past do not reflect current reality.


6 posted on 08/20/2013 8:45:32 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Cuz in many cases they say the “F word” three times in each sentence?


7 posted on 08/20/2013 8:45:37 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I grew up in the proverbial melting pot.

Simply everyone has been in my home at some point.

There is only one group that refuses to accept an invite or extend one.

That has been my honest to God experience.


8 posted on 08/20/2013 8:45:53 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: AD from SpringBay

They do, when it serves a purpose, and even then it is a oneway street.


9 posted on 08/20/2013 8:47:02 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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We only joke around at work.


10 posted on 08/20/2013 8:48:04 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I do.


11 posted on 08/20/2013 8:48:23 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Why don't Blacks have White friends?
12 posted on 08/20/2013 8:48:24 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

FUTC


13 posted on 08/20/2013 8:49:01 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

There is no way to answer this without being labeled racist.

Then again, today’s definition of racism is anyone that disagrees with the left. So I will give one possible answer.

At around 13 percent of the population, and with most blacks living in big cities, could it be there are not enough blacks for each of us to have a “black” best friend.


14 posted on 08/20/2013 8:49:25 PM PDT by CIB-173RDABN
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Thanks to Obama, whites and blacks now look at each other through a different prism.


15 posted on 08/20/2013 8:49:52 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Obama’s mama had black friends.


16 posted on 08/20/2013 8:49:57 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Even white people who want black friends don't know where to start.

Who the hell wakes up in the morning and decides "I want to make friends with some black people today?"

Would it be racist to think that black people who want white friends don't know where to start either?

I have a few friends who happen to be black. We are friends because we enjoy each others company and have a lot in common - the same reason I am friends with some white people also.

17 posted on 08/20/2013 8:50:02 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi; All

” - - - By Tanner Colby, Special to CNN - - - “

Yup, the ‘Clinton News Network’ is doing what it can to help Hilly shed the blood of her setting up the Benghazi Massacre.


18 posted on 08/20/2013 8:50:23 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
"Even white people who want black friends don't know where to start."

I've had some good friendships with black people simply because they were where I was at the same point in life. I don't remember every waking up saying, "Gee, I want a black friend."

I can't imagine anyone thinking like that ...except maybe a liberal. You know, the same kind of folks who wake up and say, "I think we should adopt a black baby."

19 posted on 08/20/2013 8:50:41 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

At one time in my life I had several Blackafricamericanperzonsofcolor “friends”. Then one day it dawned on me that those people were the only people I knew where I had to be very careful of ever word, every phrase or even inflictions. So I quit calling or going around them. Now days, if they show up at a gathering or get together, I just leave.
I do have several Latino and Native American friends since they are normal folks.


20 posted on 08/20/2013 8:50:48 PM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires protecting their turf.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

What a crock! I have had many Black friends (and Hispanic, Asian, Indian, Iraqi, Native American, etc, etc). I know many people of WASP heritage who have friends of color. This drivel is exactly the type of tripe that breeds mistrust of White people by people of color, and is the worse type of racisism there is IMO.


21 posted on 08/20/2013 8:50:58 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Why don't whites have black friends?

They do.

Next question.

22 posted on 08/20/2013 8:52:21 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Because “I ain’t no ways tired”?

Hillary is lily white and I would never be her friend.


23 posted on 08/20/2013 8:53:24 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Liberal Democrats are Communists. RINO Republicans are Communist Sympathizers.)
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To: Tupelo

Thank you.


24 posted on 08/20/2013 8:53:43 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Why doesn't CNN have many viewers? (Rhetorical-no answer necessary).
25 posted on 08/20/2013 8:53:45 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (luke 6:38)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

False assumption, and a racist one, too. I have several black friends and have had many others.

A better question: Why don’t blacks like having whites as friends? I have NEVER had a white person say they wouldn’t invite to their home a black person but I have had most blacks say they would never invite a white person to their home.


26 posted on 08/20/2013 8:54:04 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Seems that CNN is now publishing 3rd graders.


27 posted on 08/20/2013 8:54:09 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I don’t have black friends, and I don’t have to apologize for it.


28 posted on 08/20/2013 8:54:26 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

BS


29 posted on 08/20/2013 8:55:03 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Whites make up 75% of the population.
Blacks make up 13% of the population.

Simple math would suggest that blacks should have a lot more white friends than whites having black friends.

30 posted on 08/20/2013 8:55:05 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Ahhh, could it be that, with exceptions conspicuous by their rarity, too many blacks embrace a culture that produces and tolerates far more VIOLENCE than most white folks are comfortable with.

Those exceptions are men like Dr. Alan Keyes, Col. Allen West, Dr. Thomas Sowell, Dr. Walter Williams, FBN/FNNs Charles Paine, Dr. Ben Carson and scores of thousands of others whose names we don’t know who overcame suffering being called “too white” or trying to “act white” by their less motivated childhood associates and neighbors, escaped their difficult early circumstances and went on to become successful in life.

You see, it’s not racial damnit. IT’S CULTURAL!!!


31 posted on 08/20/2013 8:55:13 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”- Voltaire)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Gentry White liberals are above anyone (especially conservative working people of white or black color).

Plus you find as many blacks outside of the south and Northern inner cities.


32 posted on 08/20/2013 8:55:19 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Actually, there is at least about 60-70% of the white race I don’t want anything to do with.

Seems like it has a lot more to do with values, morals, and ethics rather than skin color.

With the right values, morals, and ethics I wouldn’t give a dam if the person was Zebra-striped!


33 posted on 08/20/2013 8:55:57 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Just when you think they couldn’t get any dumber . . .


35 posted on 08/20/2013 8:58:23 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (LEAVE THE ZIMMERMANS ALONE . . . NOT guilty . . .you LOST Now SHUT UP)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Recently, a Reuters poll came out showing that 40% of white Americans have zero nonwhite friends, and only 20% of white Americans have five or more nonwhite friends. People seemed shocked that the numbers were so bad.

O.K. Let's turn it around.

"Why don't blacks have white friends"?

I'd wager the "numbers" would be even "worse" -- despite the more favorable proportions.

36 posted on 08/20/2013 8:58:34 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Well said!


37 posted on 08/20/2013 8:59:21 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I’ve been sucker punched, roughed up, accosted, shaken down, and verbally abused six times in my life...all by black males in small, medium and large cities. Never once by my many friends and acquaintances from 20 different nations and cultures. I’m not one to make sweeping generalizations, but this is simply enough empirical evidence for me.


38 posted on 08/20/2013 8:59:50 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

When a white person brings a black friend to a party of all whites, they will trip over themselves to make that person feel welco0me an will probably vote them Homecoming King/Queen.

try being the only white person at an all-black get-together with a black friend and see how he treats you when he gets around other blacks.

Been there...done that 40 years ago.

I don’t think things ahve improved


39 posted on 08/20/2013 9:00:09 PM PDT by digger48
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
"Interracial friendships, social bonds across the color line, are a key factor in putting the sins of America's past behind us. But it's not something that's accomplished by white people knowing lots of black people. It helps if white people know how to be better white people."

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That last paragraph may be the most white guilt laden drivel that I've ever read. The author should be checked for a severe case of Liberalitis.

40 posted on 08/20/2013 9:00:57 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: CIB-173RDABN

That reminds me of a story:

One day, when I was in community college, we were in the classroom waiting for Trig class to start. A guy poked his head in the door and asked if we were going to use the projector left there by a previous class.

“No. Come on and get it,” we said.

This guy was African-American, and as he was packing up the projector to move, he looked around and asked, “Ain’t y’all got any black folks in this class?”

“No”, we replied

“Why not?” he inquired.

“I guess nobody signed up for it.” we answered.

“Well, why don’t y’all put your money together, and buy you one?”


41 posted on 08/20/2013 9:03:21 PM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I live in Oregon...and NOT (THANK GOD) in Portland. Look up the “black” population of the state. That said I believe ALL people like to spend time with like minded people.


42 posted on 08/20/2013 9:03:47 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I live in Oregon...and NOT (THANK GOD) in Portland. Look up the “black” population of the state. That said I believe ALL people like to spend time with like minded people.


43 posted on 08/20/2013 9:03:49 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Yep.


44 posted on 08/20/2013 9:04:09 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: capydick
I think its pure phoney baloney to try to be diverse with your friends.....friends come along rarely as it is, and they're usually associated with your work, your church, your family.....

friends just don't appear because you want them too....

personally, I wish I knew more Jews....

besides, its not whites who are clannish....whites are embarrassingly too willing to be "open" to too many people, to our detriment...

45 posted on 08/20/2013 9:05:57 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Tzimisce

Young black men: 3% of the population. 50% of the murdetrsr


46 posted on 08/20/2013 9:06:53 PM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

More of the DNC’s on going sectarian violence .

With a population of 14% , it’s not possible for all whites to have black friends.

It’s science.


47 posted on 08/20/2013 9:06:57 PM PDT by NoLibZone (The reason we are where we are today is the belief that posting on a website will fix the nation.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Am I suppose to keep some quota of friends by race, religion, creed or sexual identity?


48 posted on 08/20/2013 9:08:12 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Tupelo

Blacks are just so offended all the time, and I know it is not all of them, the ones I know that think like me get grief from their own community, they get called Uncle Toms, they get called Geeks but words don’t hurt them.

MLK Jr was about that. let a man be judged by his character.

I grew up with blacks,italians,irish,lebonese,syrians,greeks,orthodox russian,ukraine,estonia,scotts,welsh

Was called a Honky or Hunkie all my life, even though I consider myself a Dumb Mick.
We called the Italians Dagos, they laughed, we were all brothers.
There is only one group in that place and in the US that is perpetually pissed.

The Underground railway was in my town.
You can find the hideaways today.


49 posted on 08/20/2013 9:08:23 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Nervous Tick

I would love being friends with Clarence Thomas, but not Al Sharpton. Has nuttin’ to do with their skin pigment. One is a genius, the other a race-baiting hate monger punk with a failing cable show.


50 posted on 08/20/2013 9:08:28 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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