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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkytoe View Post
    Today I was out walking and a black man was approaching from the opposite direction on a narrow sidewalk. The thought occurred to me that if I veered a bit out of the way, he might think I am a racist though the truth is, I normally would have done so with any human due to the virus protocol. I did not want any assumptions made, so I did not veer and we passed within inches of each other.
    This evening I went out walking just before it got dark and without exception, everyone I encountered on the sidewalk were black and if they didn’t move out the sidewalk I did.

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    UL, yes to the first and no to the second. I donít care in scenario 2 if a man or woman I turn around and go out the back door. Thatís what I did when I lived there.

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    Here’s the problem is that people get compassion fatigue. So the cops in Minneapolis murdered a innocent person. Now black people are looting. I have lived near neighborhoods that I couldn’t walk in without risking my life as a teenager. I drove through places in Milwaukee going to graduate school hoping my car wouldn’t break down. I have no solution to the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    UL, yes to the first and no to the second. I donít care in scenario 2 if a man or woman I turn around and go out the back door. Thatís what I did when I lived there.

    T. terry, this is the post you were responding to, for clarity:

    ďSo to be clear, if youíre standing inside the lobby and thereís a man standing outside and the door is locked youíre not gonna buzz him in.

    If you are in the process of going out the door and thereís a man standing there with no key ready and no fob, youíre gonna hold the door open for him to go in.

    Is that right?Ē

    In my mind I see no functional difference between the two. For some reason in your mind youíre gonna let a guy in but you wonít let a guy in.

    I really donít get it. Whatever.

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    I am not letting anyone in regardless. Have your own key or get buzzed in by someone else. Maybe I am tired and misunderstood. I was super careful when I lived there. After reviewing my post you misunderstood. Nobody without a key or getting buzzed in is getting in on my watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    I am not letting anyone in regardless. Have your own key or get buzzed in by someone else. Maybe I am tired and misunderstood. I was super careful when I lived there. After reviewing my post you misunderstood. Nobody without a key or getting buzzed in is getting in on my watch.
    ah! Ok, got it.

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    My mother in law lives in a controlled building with key cards. The door are locked at night and weekends and only key card holders or people they come down and let in entering the building. One guy was banging on the door an Mom told him the rule (she was doing laundry and heard the banging). He got mad, cussed, and called the police. They came and took him to his mom's apartment and she told the police she did NOT want to see him, would not let him in, and he knew this. They escorted him out of the building.

    My mother in law was very stressed about this but the police took her aside and told her she did the right thing. So are crazies out there who even threaten elderly folks to get what they want. Many meetings have been held with residents to explain security. They are advised to keep their doors locked. (they also have the issues of residents forgetting the number of their own apartments and some residents that have sticky fingers.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    Apology?

    "I'm sorry, I tried to have armed men show up to beat the bleep out of you, or maybe even shoot you"
    Lame excuse for a human. For some reason, she thought an apology would erase her racism from history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkytoe View Post
    Today I was out walking and a black man was approaching from the opposite direction on a narrow sidewalk. The thought occurred to me that if I veered a bit out of the way, he might think I am a racist though the truth is, I normally would have done so with any human due to the virus protocol. I did not want any assumptions made, so I did not veer and we passed within inches of each other.
    I would look anyone in the eye with a smiling face, say Good Morning, as I stepped away to keep that distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardnr View Post
    Lame excuse for a human. For some reason, she thought an apology would erase her racism from history.
    I wonder what the path to redemption looks like these days for blatant racist behaviour?

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