He didn’t come here to paint.

I didn’t think a post about racism could make me laugh out loud.

I was wrong.

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9 responses to “He didn’t come here to paint.

  1. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    It’s funny because it’s true.

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  2. Faltering Memory

    That may be the most complimentary said about him.

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  3. Not an original joke, but he obviously liked at least one person in the Arkansas athletics staff.

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  4. 3rdandGrantham

    Funny and very true about him and, frankly, many others. Sure, there are certainly prejudiced and bigoted people out there – and some racists too. But there are far, far more assholes overall. And that’s the thing – many people are simply assholes, in which the color of your skin means nothing to them. Yet, if you are a different race, you might be inclined to think that they are prejudiced against you because of your skin color.

    Sounds simplistic, but I honestly believe race relations would be far better overall if we all started with the understanding that there simply are a lot of self-serving assholes out there, who again don’t care or necessarily see color….they just see you as being in their way or as a pawn for them to get whatever it is they want.

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    • sniffer

      I believe the currently charged with murder cop in Minneapolis is a bully. I believe that had anyone given sufficient resistance, he would have knelt on their neck, too. I don’t know if he’s a racist, but he is a thug. Good comments, 3&G. We have two problems in law enforcement. Systematic racism and a-hole, bully cops. The two are often found in the same person, sadly.

      I’d also like to say this. IMO, it’s not possible to erase, wash or cancel racism in a person. That individual can suppress the hate and/or not act on it, but it’s part of who they are. I do see better days ahead. My kids, 34-28, and their friends, don’t see color. If you’re a nice, “good” person, they are comfortable with whoever you are.

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  5. Gurkha Dawg

    I think 3rd and sniffer are exactly right. I think people are people, no matter where you are from or what color you are. Most people are decent, just trying to take care of their family and make their way in life. There are a few saints and also a whole lot of assholes. The assholes get a lot more attention because they’re, well assholes and cause a disproportionate amount of trouble.

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  6. Bob

    That is a take on Willie Davis of the great Packer teams in the 60s. Davis was asked by a reporter if Lombardi treated Black Players differently. Davis responded with something like, Hell No, he treated us all like crap.

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