Norway -- PM office bombed & youth camp attacked

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Norway -- PM office bombed & youth camp attacked
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Fri, 07-22-2011 - 2:44pm

Twin terror attacks rocked Norway on Friday when a bomb wrecked government buildings, including the prime minister's office, and a gunman dressed as a police officer opened fire at an island youth camp. At least seven people were killed and several injured in the city center blast.

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Fri, 07-29-2011 - 12:55pm
And there you go putting words in other's mouths. No one here has ever said that it was 'just white people'.

You seem to imply 'racial purity' by the way your post was worded. My apologies if I misread it. You also did not state 'some'...thereby implying 'all'.

Gee, my DH's cousin married a woman from India...we love her & her family loves him. There was never any question. Their wedding was even a combination of Protestant & Hinduism.

My younger SIL's DH is black. Everyone accepted him & welcomed him at first. However, their actions & attitudes, as a couple, have isolated them in recent years. BUT it has nothing to do with him. FYI, my SIL gets along great with her Black/Hispanic/White MIL.

Yes, there is still disrcimination - no one here has stated anything else. But there is also a lot of acceptance...much more than there used to be.

As for 'religious discrimination' - all the Mormons I've known have had no problem with their children marrying non-Mormons...just as long as the new spouses become Mormon too. Goes the same for many Catholics, etc. ;)

 nwtreehugger  

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If you want to read a fictional but fact-based story about the Cherokee, I suggest Thirteen Moons, by Charles Frazier.

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((You seem to imply 'racial purity' by the way your post was worded. My apologies if I misread it. You also did not state 'some'...thereby implying 'all'.))

These would be your assumptions and implications.

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Every Conquerer

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((Colour doesnt matter,))

Really?

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I personally know of no white guys who couldn't get into college because of their color (or any other reason). Every single one was able to go to the college of their choice.

As far as your statement about racists, they come in all shapes and colors. I do find your constant "white guilt" thing amusing.
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Sat, 07-30-2011 - 11:07am
There was nothing 'mean-spirited or snarky' in my response. I stated my impression of your post, nothing more. No one, including myself, is trying to 'paint' you as anything - I know that I'm just trying to clarify & understand what your position/opinion is.

Please show me where I said that the 'white man' of today needs to feel guilty about the past? We DO need to be aware of the past, however. We do need to acknowledge it. We need to make sure that we don't repeat the same mistakes. As for other areas of the world...yes, I do find slavery, et al, to be inhumane, but we can only do so much about it. That doesn't mean that I don't find it horrible.

As for college...women are outnumbering men in our universities because women are studying harder & applying themselves. Too many young males (of every color) just arent' applying themselves. I look at the AP/IB/Honors programs in various high schools & the girls outnumber the boys by a significant margin. All of my DD's guy friends got into the universities of their choice (except one - he didn't have a good enough GPA/SAT for his first choice, but he did get into his second choice - but that wasn't racially based).

I also feel that race shouldn't be a deciding factor in jobs/colleges/etc. BUT, that said, I also feel that ALL schools should have the tools to provide an education that allows ALL students the opportunity to excel. If they don't take advantage of it (quite often because education isn't a driving force in their home setting), then there's nothing one can do about it. But, those aren't the kids applying to colleges & universities either.

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May I add one point to this all?

The whole discussion started with a Norwegian

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(he didn't have a good enough GPA/SAT for his first choice, but he did get into his second choice - but that wasn't racially based)

You would have no way of knowing that unless you were on the college admission board.

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