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martythemaniak 29 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite

I see that race relations in the Midwest are about the same as they were 25 years ago when we moved out of there, thus continuing to validate our decision. I’m white as snow, but even a white guy wishes his racist peers would STFU once in a while. Fuck, dude, get a hobby. If you’re going to obsess about something, make it constructive. Go join CrossFit like everyone else and endlessly go on about that instead.

The disappointing thing is that I thought once our hateful, redneck parents died off our generation would be the one to leave our hateful ways behind. Nope, I’m in my fifties, and a small subset of my Midwestern peers didn’t learn a damned thing.

I’ve only been to Ohio once and had a pretty bad time. Took a road trip to OSU. Got pulled over DWB. At the time I chalked it up to racist LEOs and kept it moving; a one time incident. But everything I see about Ohio since then informs my opinion that it’s not just the LEOs, it’s systemic. And as a POC it’s a state I actively avoid, just like Missouri and Mississippi.

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