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Posted: 12/21/2002 5:54:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 5:56:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 6:13:29 AM EDT
Racism is for ignorant people with small minds. Most are afraid of themselves, and are just looking to "blame" somebody else for their own shortcomings. This is the United States of America, white, black, yellow or brown skin STILL does not matter. YOU can do anything you set your mind to. If YOU let racism and other forms of prejudice stop you from achieving your goals, YOU my friend have stopped yourself. Great post Beekeeper.
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 6:20:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 8:17:17 AM EDT
Thanks Beekeeper and Piccolo, As I replied in the "If you could push a button..." thread: we need to get rid of The Race of Racists. There's no room on my planet for that stuff. Daily, this site restores my faith in humanity. At least the humanity that hangs around here!!
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 8:31:37 AM EDT
great story, thanks for sharing. bullshit knows no race, and neither does bravery and honor. one good thing about living down here in the banana republic of new mexico is that there isn't much in the way of racial discrimination. we may be backward in a lot of ways, but we're pretty well integrated. take a man on his merits. -eric
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 8:47:22 AM EDT
Good story.
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 9:40:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
Originally Posted By bvmjethead: Great post Beekeeper.
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Thanks, but to make it very clear--this story was sent to me by another Member--[b]Piccolo[/b]--and I presume it was written by him. (He will likely be along to clarify that.) Anyway, I just posted it, but had nothing to do with the story. Capt. Piccolo is one cool dude. [8D]
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Thanks to Thebeekeeper for posting it. Yes, I wrote it, and yes, it's about my dad and my growing up.
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 1:16:32 PM EDT
Great story. Thanks for sharing.
Link Posted: 12/21/2002 3:43:21 PM EDT
Great story Piccolo. [img]http://www.world-wide-net.com/tuskegeeairmen/p51rt.gif[/img] The 332nd Fighter Group "Redtail Angles" Flying their P-40s, P-39s, and their custom-painted Redtailed P-47s and P-51s in 15,533 sorties over 1,578 missions throughout Europe and North Africa, [red]the Tuskegee Airmen NEVER lost a bomber while escorting over 200 bombing missions![/red] During World War II, 66 pilots were killed in action and another 33 became prisoners of war. The "Tuskegee Experiment" was expected to "prove" racial deficiencies in intelligence and concentration, yet the Tuskegee Institute graduated 926 pilots, including Four-Star General Daniel "Chappie" James, Four-Star General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., Major General Lucius Theus, Colonel Charles Cooper, Colonel Hannibal Cox, Colonel Charles McGee, Lt. Colonel Herbert E. Carter, Lt. Colonel George Hardy, Lt. Colonel Bill Holloman, and Lt. Colonel John Whitehead among many other military career successes
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