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    Quote Originally Posted by ban basketball View Post
    This "is full of Cubans" would seem to suggest that you're a bigot. Is I accurite?
    Probably only if your offended by being Cuban. I wouldn't take offense if someone said that North Central Iowa is full of Norwegians. Not all refrences to race are racist or fueled by bigotry.

    Having said that, I have no idea what zzyx meant with his comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herkey#1 View Post
    Probably only if your offended by being Cuban. I wouldn't take offense if someone said that North Central Iowa is full of Norwegians. Not all refrences to race are racist or fueled by bigotry.

    Having said that, I have no idea what zzyx meant with his comments.
    So, the statement, "it's full of Cubans" was just a benign, neutral comment? Why then didn't he say that it was "full of white people," if it had no meaning?

    Come on, man, you're brighter than that!

    And, yes, I find it offensive because I have friends who are Hispanic, my son's girlfriend is Hispanic, and my wife has relatives who are black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herkey#1 View Post
    I wouldn't take offense if someone said that North Central Iowa is full of Norwegians.
    You would have back in the days when these groups were immigrating to that area. Germans hated Norwegians, and Norwegians hated Germans. People were very offended by the depictions and slurs that followed that.
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    Save it for the show fellas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzyzx View Post
    Florida is too humid, is full of Cubans, full of crime and a generally dirty place only cleaned on occasions because Hurricanes blow the trash away. Stay in Iowa where decent people live and wrestling is worth watching.
    Yea exactly what I was thinking



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    What 1st video ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ban basketball View Post
    You would have back in the days when these groups were immigrating to that area. Germans hated Norwegians, and Norwegians hated Germans. People were very offended by the depictions and slurs that followed that.
    Pretty sure youre wrong. Norwegians don't care what anyone thinks of them. At least none of them that I know do. And that goes for all of my great grandparents/aunts/uncles etc...that migrated there. They werent overly sensetive like the Germans were.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herkey#1 View Post
    Pretty sure youre wrong. Norwegians don't care what anyone thinks of them. At least none of them that I know do. And that goes for all of my great grandparents/aunts/uncles etc...that migrated there. They werent overly sensetive like the Germans were.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herkey#1 View Post
    Pretty sure youre wrong. Norwegians don't care what anyone thinks of them. At least none of them that I know do. And that goes for all of my great grandparents/aunts/uncles etc...that migrated there. They werent overly sensetive like the Germans were.
    And you'd be right in that they don't care TODAY, simply because they've now been accepted into the fold and are simply seen as "white people" and not immigrants or competitors for jobs, as they were in the 1800's. However, back in the early days of European immigration, they most certainly cared, as they had very strained relationships with the German immigrants in the upper midwest.

    My dad is 83 years old, and old enough to remember the remnants of those days. To this day, if you ask him who the three worst people in America are you will get Norwegians, Catholics, and republicans. He LOATHES them, as he was raised by his father to do the same.
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