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Old 08-10-2020, 3:22pm   #24
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Originally Posted by DAB View Post
in about 1986, i was assigned to the Hatch Nuclear Power plant in Georgia. nearest city is Vidalia (of sweet onion fame), and that's where i ended up for a few months. one day, i get a nail in my tire, so I need to get it plugged at the local service station. so i drive over, go inside to ask about having my tire plugged, and the lady says "go around to the garage, the boy will take care of you". the boy. i do as directed, and there i find a very muscular black man, sweating like crazy and working on another tire. he helps me out, i thank him, and never see him again. that was the attitude of some back then. might be the attitude of some today.
I can tell you from my days in high school in the 60s, if you wanted to bait a black guy into a fight, the "B" word was far more serious than the "N" word. But that was Northern California in the 60s. YMMV.
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