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Uh... sorry, I've lived in the south too and they are WAY more overtly racist than Utah.

Posted By: Rocker Ute
Date: Friday, March 15, 2019 at 11:10 am

I drove every day by Kustom Kar Kovers, I witnessed a KKK march down MLK blvd and heard people use terms like 'boy' and make racist comments like they were fact in the open. I saw segregated neighborhoods, etc. I saw a place called the Koffee Kup Kafe, which was open and proud of their racist affiliations. Confederate flags were flown out in the open, and cars were frequently emblazoned with "The South Will Rise Again." I learned there were 'white neighborhoods, black neighborhoods and wetback neighborhoods...' yes that is exactly what they said.

I have encountered racism in Utah, but I have never ever ever seen anything that approached what I witnessed in the south.

To be honest, my sheltered life in Utah up to that point had me believing that the KKK was basically eradicated except in the deep backwoods of Mississippi, etc. To see it so out in the open was truly shocking to me.

Further proof, go watch Borat. It would be pretty hard for him to find a group of frat boys willing to openly say the racist things they did, but you could tell it was said openly many times before.

480Ute hit it on the head with a post a couple of days ago, that the racism that exists in Utah is largely from ignorance and naïveté.

I'm not making excuses for it, we all need to get better, but to say Utah is more racist than the South is outright laughable. Just because you were afraid of black people that kept you from saying or doing racist things doesn't make you not racist.

I'm glad this whole thing was not tolerated, and fans need to step up and quash it. In an arena of 18,000 people all it takes is 3 or 4 of those people to label the whole crowd as racist.

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paqogomez icon NEW: Gail Miller's comments
paqogomez - -- Friday 15 March 2019, at 07:14 am [ID# 1942313] [reply]
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Puget Ute icon NEW: There are a few POS fans saying stupid $#!+ that ruin it for everybody else. For whatever reason, they feel empowered to say the stupid shot that the players are hearing. It is up to the fans in the vicinity to tell those knuckleheads to STFU and sit
Puget Ute - -- Friday 15 March 2019, at 07:55 am [ID# 1942317] [reply]
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HoopUte icon NEW: ESPN talk radio this morning was still trashing Utah fans, saying this incident typical of what is known by NBA players
HoopUte - -- Friday 15 March 2019, at 09:46 am [ID# 1942323] [reply]
tarheelio icon NEW: Is anyone denying that racism is alive and strong in Utah? Utah is the most openly racist place I have ever lived. And yes, I am from the South.
tarheelio - -- Friday 15 March 2019, at 10:05 am [ID# 1942325] [reply]
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Rocker Ute icon NEW: Uh... sorry, I've lived in the south too and they are WAY more overtly racist than Utah.
Rocker Ute - -- Friday 15 March 2019, at 11:10 am [ID# 1942341] [reply]
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tarheelio icon NEW: If Utah was as interesting to the world as the South apparently is, the attention would reveal much more than those dumb frat boys. The South has glaring examples racist ignorance, but most of the people are not racists.
tarheelio - -- Friday 15 March 2019, at 12:08 pm [ID# 1942346] [reply]
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Rocker Ute icon NEW: We'll just assume you are the authority on it... meanwhile within days of each other a two different groups of mostly white people gathered and...
Rocker Ute - -- Friday 15 March 2019, at 12:54 pm [ID# 1942350] [reply]
Riot West icon NEW: Southerners are a wonderful people! (nm)
Riot West - -- Friday 15 March 2019, at 02:16 pm [ID# 1942352] [reply]
Rocker Ute icon NEW: There are lots of great people in the South, I would move back to certain areas.
Rocker Ute - -- Friday 15 March 2019, at 04:20 pm [ID# 1942362] [reply]
HoopUte icon NEW: I used to work with people in NE Mississippi. I also have spent some weeks with extended family from Arkansas. They are worse than Utahns in this regard by a long shot. (nm)
HoopUte - -- Friday 15 March 2019, at 02:22 pm [ID# 1942354] [reply]
pangloss icon NEW: I had the same experience in the same area a few years before you went there. It was jarring (nm)
pangloss - -- Friday 15 March 2019, at 03:02 pm [ID# 1942356] [reply]
Red Don icon NEW: I lived in Louisiana for five years. (short)
Red Don - Top 25 Poster -- Friday 15 March 2019, at 03:42 pm [ID# 1942361] [reply]
UTE BC icon NEW: This whole discussion is weird. Who is more racist? Doesn't matter it's an ugly and horrible plague that needs to be eradicated.
UTE BC - -- Friday 15 March 2019, at 03:21 pm [ID# 1942359] [reply]
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Rocker Ute icon NEW: Nobody is claiming the work is done, in fact because of some racist people in Utah is why we are having this discussion.
Rocker Ute - -- Friday 15 March 2019, at 04:24 pm [ID# 1942363] [reply]
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Carolina Cycling Ute icon NEW: RE: Is anyone denying that racism is alive and strong in Utah? Utah is the most openly racist place I have ever lived. And yes, I am from the South.
Carolina Cycling Ute - -- Friday 15 March 2019, at 08:19 pm [ID# 1942379] [reply]
Crafty Ute icon NEW: The local multi national corporation stopped being racist in 1978.
Crafty Ute - -- Friday 15 March 2019, at 10:50 am [ID# 1942333] [reply]
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Maji Man icon NEW: Well, officially, but like polygamy its going to take generations to undo such an ingrained concept. (nm)
Maji Man - -- Friday 15 March 2019, at 10:57 am [ID# 1942336] [reply]
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Riot West icon NEW: Crafty Ute sounds like a real fence sitter to me... (nm)
Riot West - -- Friday 15 March 2019, at 02:18 pm [ID# 1942353] [reply]
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