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    "Where is your speed? Got any black players?"

    Direct quote from someone I was talking to before practice last night. Guy is from Georgia - in the process of moving himself and his family up here - relocated for work. Saw us starting practice and stopped by to ask questions about the league - to enroll his son for next year.

    I think he had to have noticed my eyes pop out of my head when he said that - but I still should not have been too surprised. At that point I just let him know I had to get practice going and headed off.

    Pathetic/sad this still goes on.



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    Re: "Where is your speed? Got any black players?"

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    Direct quote from someone I was talking to before practice last night. Guy is from Georgia - in the process of moving himself and his family up here - relocated for work. Saw us starting practice and stopped by to ask questions about the league - to enroll his son for next year.

    I think he had to have noticed my eyes pop out of my head when he said that - but I still should not have been too surprised. At that point I just let him know I had to get practice going and headed off.

    Pathetic/sad this still goes on.
    and we post about it for more discussion.

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    Re: "Where is your speed? Got any black players?"

    hey keep, i bet i get to 8,000 posts before you do.


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    Re: "Where is your speed? Got any black players?"

    So just pretend it's not happening will make it go away?



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    Re: "Where is your speed? Got any black players?"

    My wife's sister and family moved down to Mississippi for a couple years after Katrina hit since he is a storm chaser. They were looking for schools to enroll their kids. Stopped at this one school and was asking questions when the secretary told them "We have one of the best schools in this town because we don't have many (insert derogatory name) here at this school". My sis in law's jaw about hit the ground. The pastor of the church they went to also used the same name pretty often in his conversations/sermons. Pretty sad but it is still pretty common down in the south.



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    Re: "Where is your speed? Got any black players?"

    keeping on topic...

    i wish him the best in iowa. he will probably like it more than georgia. i was going to say "i think we should remember that these folk are not the majority" but im not sure thats true. God i hope it is.


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    Re: "Where is your speed? Got any black players?"

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    So just pretend it's not happening will make it go away?
    patience 22 i was getting there


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    Re: "Where is your speed? Got any black players?"

    I'm confused, did he ask because he didn't want his son playing with black kids?


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    Re: "Where is your speed? Got any black players?"

    There are plenty of people in Iowa that beleive the same thing, they just aren't as public about it...



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    Re: "Where is your speed? Got any black players?"

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    I'm confused, did he ask because he didn't want his son playing with black kids?
    No.

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    There are plenty of people in Iowa that beleive the same thing, they just aren't as public about it...
    Yeah, I know a few of 'em.



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    Re: "Where is your speed? Got any black players?"

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    I'm confused, did he ask because he didn't want his son playing with black kids?
    thats what i read between the lines. 22 left out some minor details that made it a bit confusing but i think that is what he was getting at. i also, at first reading of the thread title, thought the guy was black, but after reading the thread im thinking hes not.


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    Re: "Where is your speed? Got any black players?"

    Have you been to GA? It is about 1 million times more diverse than here. My assumption is the dude was surprised at the lack of diversity... Hopefully.



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    Re: "Where is your speed? Got any black players?"

    At first I thought he he meant he asked if we had black players because they're faster.


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    Re: "Where is your speed? Got any black players?"

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    No.
    okay now im confused


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    Re: "Where is your speed? Got any black players?"

    I'd guess people who haven't been to Iowa would think Iowa is mostly White people, maybe that's what he meant?


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