I can't wait until @Jiggyfly gets in here
Last edited by skidadl; 04-22-2016 at 02:43 PM.
Speaking of being poor, there is a divide between classes, not just races. I have found that people that grew up poor are generally more friendly than those that grew up in privilege.
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I guess my point is that it's hard to reduce anything to broad racial or social claims.
I am interested to know like Towns said what is there socioeconomic background.
I think it is also a southern country thing because I know whites that do the same thing and it seems to come from a position of uneasiness with how they might be perceived.
Also what age are we talking about?
I know the older generation did that as to not be seen as threatening in any way, which could just be asking for trouble.
Also why is interracial coupling so fascinating?
And why is it still a source of tension for a lot of white males?
Last edited by Jiggyfly; 04-22-2016 at 03:30 PM.
I wanted to build on some of that.
There are a number of black people who are flat out threatened by white people and that discomfort comes out as Skid has mentioned but I find that to be also more of a class thing than race thing.
Last edited by E_D_Guapo; 04-22-2016 at 03:37 PM.
Well, in situations where that behavior (looking people in the eyes when you talk to them) is more emphasized it is certainly taught. I'm assuming that it is learned from example or maybe nobody ever took the time to coach people up that do that. To me it is a basic communication tool. Maybe it isn't as taught with some black folks?Nobody is taught that.
It is weird because I have a black pastor that won't look at you in the the face when you're talking to him. I just noticed it more with black folks than white folks but that just may be my limited perception. I was wondering if anyone else noticed that.
That is a good question. Obviously I can't quantify it because I'm not exposed to every situation.I am interested to know like Towns said what is there socioeconomic background.
Maybe so but my black pastor friend is from inner city NY and from an upper middle class family. He's married to a white lady. He was rejected by his wife's family for many years. They have been married for 25 years. He's not my only exposure to this but he's my closest example. Had a 2.5 hour lunch with him recently (he loves to talk) and noticed he seemed to be fighting it but would revert back when he wasn't paying attention.I think it is also a southern country thing because I know whites that do the same thing and it seems to come from a position of uneasiness with how they might be perceived
In my most recent experience we are talking about 3 different men in their mid-40s.Also what age are we talking about?
Also, I noticed that almost all of the teenage black athletes that I coached do the same thing.
Lately we have been going to an all black church and noticed it a bunch there.
I don't think it was ever in that context.I know the older generation did that as to not be seen as threatening in any way, which could just be asking for trouble.
I've been married interracially for 22 years and have a horde of interracial kids. Culture behavior and sociology fascinate me. I love to see different people interact. It's the same with people with wide age differences.Also why is interracial coupling so fascinating?
I couldn't tell you. Tension isn't a thing for me as much as I'm a people observer. Hopefully that doesn't cause tension for others. If so that sucks.And why is it still a source of tension for a lot of white males?