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    23 Sep '09 16:11
    Nevermind the fact that terminal team cancer MIlton bradley now has his Mommy (!) sticking up for him on the radio, but what about these alelgations of racism in Chicago schools??

    http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/news/story?id=4496640

    According to his mother, Bradley's unhappiness in Chicago stems in part from racism that his 3-year-old son has faced at school.

    "When racism hit his 3-year-old baby in school, he couldn't take that," Rector said in a radio interview earlier this week, according to the Sun-Times. "Parents, teachers and their kids called him the n-word.He didn't even know it was a bad word until his mom told him."

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    Really!?! Parents, teachers AND their kids? That's a lot of n-words to be slung at a 3-year-old!

    Confirm or deny, Chicagoans? Is your city Klan Central or is this likely a case of the apple not falling far from the tree?
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    24 Sep '09 11:43
    Originally posted by darvlay
    Nevermind the fact that terminal team cancer MIlton bradley now has his Mommy (!) sticking up for him on the radio, but what about these alelgations of racism in Chicago schools??

    http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/news/story?id=4496640

    According to his mother, Bradley's unhappiness in Chicago stems in part from racism that his 3-year-old son has fa ...[text shortened]... r city Klan Central or is this likely a case of the apple not falling far from the tree?
    As a former Chicagoan I find it really hard to believe. I grew up in Little Italy up to KG. I was in a Catholic school. There was one black kid in the class. Never called any names or treated differently than anyone else. I just visited Chicago again after not having been back for several decades. The kindness and helpfullness of the people of Chicago was impressive, heart warming and makes one want to return. I dealt with people of all races while there and everyone seemed to behave.
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    24 Sep '09 12:53
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    As a former Chicagoan I find it really hard to believe. I grew up in Little Italy up to KG. I was in a Catholic school. There was one black kid in the class. Never called any names or treated differently than anyone else. I just visited Chicago again after not having been back for several decades. The kindness and helpfullness of the people of Chicago w ...[text shortened]... one want to return. I dealt with people of all races while there and everyone seemed to behave.
    I think chances are good that Milty was making the whole deal up.
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    25 Sep '09 16:04
    Originally posted by darvlay
    I think chances are good that Milty was making the whole deal up.
    Where I now live we had an unfortunate situation of a black church being vandalized. It happened on or about the time the state congress was voting on a hate crimes bill. The vote wsa going to be tight. The church was painted with nazi stuff and anti-Jewsih slogans. I founf it very odd that the paint was applied only where it could be easily washed. I also found odd that an anti-black church vandal would use nazi slogans. The incident tipped the vote in favor of hate crime legislation. As it truns ou, as I suspected, the vandalism was an inside job.

    I will never claim racism does not exist. However, now there appears to be incientive to mkae it seem as if it were more pronounced than it actually is. Obama would never have been elected if an overwhelming number of whites did not vote for him. Oprah would not be the highest paid entertainer in a predominanly racist nation. Milton Bradley is way out of line if he's making his story up and should be chastised in some form. False accusations of racism are repugnant and set us back instead of moving us forward.
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