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Thread #156699   Message #4143342
Posted By: GUEST,Ken
04-Jun-22 - 10:55 PM
Thread Name: Origins: City of New Orleans
Subject: RE: Origins: City of New Orleans
It is easy to tell who the over privileged,Middle to Upper class "white" folk are. Have only seen the heart of America from the interstate or from an airliner at 30,000ft.
The reference to the Old Black Men are just that. They were not railway workers but those that live in the rundown parts of every city and town in every part of the country. Change the words to make it less Offensive? Give me a break!
The sons of Pullman Porters and Engineers refers to the long history of workers that followed in their fathers and grandfathers footsteps. Rail men, Coal miners, Farmers, loggers, etc.
Having grown up in the south side of Detroit(about 8 blocks from Cobo Hall) as a white kid in the All Black part of the city, I can speak first hand on the racism that still flows heavily still.