Memories are made from these.

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  1. righteousdude2

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    If you enjoyed this excellent presentation down memory lane, please comment. And in you comment, tell us what you remember most from day gone, yet etched in the mind forever!

    I hope this feel good flick does that for all of you: Make you feel good. Young people, this is what us older people had to contend with in a day and time before you made your grand entrance in life! And sorry to say, there will be a video like this one, done 40 yers from now and you too will get caught up in the mooment of memories of days of olde!

    How many of you now agree that, like the Bible says in James 4:14, "How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog--it's here a little while, then it's gone."?

    LIfe passes quickly, make sure that you leave an ever lasting impression, a road map for others to follow when you time here is gone!

    ENJOY: http://safeshare.tv/w/FEDEwZHZXu
     
  2. ShagNappy

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    I was born in the late 60's but a lot of the things shown were still around when I was growing up. This world used to be a lot cooler place. There were things to do, places to see, and all the time in the world to get there. I was recently watching a documentary about the craziest roadside attractions. Teepee hotels, teapot shaped dinner, ketchup bottle water tower, stuff like that. Trips used to be as entertaining as the destination. Life as a whole was like that. Now, when we aren't eyeball deep in some electronic device, we are moving so fast there is no time to look and enjoy the scenery or each other. The world is a sterile place with no personal connections, and when you try and break out and make a connection odds are it some emotional wreck who is going to lose their mind that a stranger tried to speak to them.
     
  3. Zaac

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    That stroll down memory lane reminds me of the history books that only included the history of the Caucasian side of American History. It goes from Blacks holding signs against segregation to Whites holding signs about not wanting to go to school with Negroes. And from that point on, all you see are pictures of a White America from the 50s with a very rare scattering of other non-White faces including Aunt Jemima.

    Yes some like to harken back to the good ole days when everything was all white, all day and all night. Yet we wonder why the perception of Blacks and other non-Whites is that racial prejudice still greatly exists and has just taken on another form? We harken back to times like the 50s and highlight what this video highlighted and then have the audacity to ask why they have to have a Miss Black America pageant or a BET.

    If this was supposed to be a stroll down memory lane, why doesn't it seem to reflect the memories of hardly anyone but White America? Just asking the question that no one else probably will.
     
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    Because cars, vinyls records, candy, drinks, etc., don't have a race, and there are not a lot of advertising pictures from that time period with black people in them? Are we to give up our heritage because there is not a lot of advertising photographs with black people in them? This is what RD2 knows, and I also suspect he didn't make the video. Make your own video from your frame of reference. Why should a video that reminds him of an earlier time in HIS life be all about what reminds you of an earlier time in YOUR life?

    My family was one of the most racially accepting white folks I have ever known. We experienced violence because we refused to care about race. I still didn't have but 10 to 15 black kids in my middle and high school. They simply were not living in my area at the time. So, when remembering growing up the vast majority of people were white. It is in no way condoning racism or excusing things that happened in the past. It is simply what it is.
     
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    There were plenty of pictures from that period with Blacks and Hispanics and several other ethnic groups. Ebony Magazine didn't just pop up over night. Not to mention all the other avenues from which positive reflections of non-white life could have been portrayed.

    I didn't say that either. I just noted as lots of Blacks and Hispanics have brought to our attention in the past, is that the majority does this a lot. The majority tends to present most things from its perspective with little to no consideration that only part of the story is being told, but the part being told becomes the "accepted" full truth.

    It shouldn't be. As I wasn't alive in the 50s, it's not an issue with me. And as you noted RD2 didn't make the video. Somebody else did. But it's awfully convenient that a video intended to reflect on the 50s seems to focus on just the white folks from the 50s. If that's what it was intended to be, then say that. But it seems kinda convenient that just about every face you see is white.

    Perhaps with all the racial tensions in the 50s...with MLK and Rosa Parks, etc, the makers of the video didn't think that people would want to remember the 50s for that. But for sure Blacks, Hispanics and other non-Whites did things unrelated to Civil RIghts.

    But as I said, if the intent of the video was to only get white people to look and reflect on the 50s, the makers of the video did a good job.

    What's that got to do with the video though? You almost say that as though non-white people just sprung up overnight. :laugh:

    They may not have been in our neighborhoods, but they were still a part of the fabric of the United States is what I'm saying.

    So a video that's supposed to get you to reflect on the simpler times of the 50s shouldn't come across as "Hey the 50s really only included this group".

    It's the same thing that was done for so many decades with textbooks. But again, if the purpose was to get one group to reflect, job well done. But it gives cause again for why that one group should stop asking questions like "why do they have to have their own video titled "A reflection on the 50s, a non-white perspective".

    I believe that the Body of Christ has to be careful with things like this because though it may on the surface appear to be harmless, it does give a different impression when you look at the faces and wonder who was the video really intended for. Do we want to come across as racially prejudiced ? Definitely not. But the video simply is what it is. Again, I understand that it was not RD2's intent. He was no doubt just looking for a reflective video.

    But when one of the three or four black faces you portray in a video to elicit nostalgia for the 50s is Aunt Jemima, you're telling me there where no other faces of black people that could have been used?
     
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    It's not racism and doesn't require a sermon on race and a warning to the body of Christ. You know where I stand on most racial and political issues as they concern the church and I think you are trying to pick a fight. You know exactly what my response meant.

    /done
     
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    I didn't say it was racism. But it does display a level of racial prejudice that non-Whites have mentioned on several occasions that tends to get overlooked by the majority.

    I didn't give a sermon on race. But the warning stands. You say there weren't that many advertising pics with Blacks in them. History refutes that. So again, if the video was intended to get just Whites to reflect, that's all that should have been said.

    You're using the same excuse that white people have often used when Blacks and Hispanics and anyone else who wasn't White has said something displays a prejudice.

    It doesn't have to be a conscious thing for it to be there.
     
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    I was born in 1945 and even though we moved around a lot I still remember wash tubs in West Virginia. A community water pump. Everson, West Virginia is now a golf course. Coal trains. Miners walking the tracks. Up hill to first base, straight across the side to second base and down hill to third. You just had to keep an eye on the bull.
     
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    Why...

    ..... are you always willing to make race the denter of everything posted? This was not a video I made, but it was a good one never the less! Not everything is racial, or underpines a racial message.

    This was posted for people to enjoy, please quit reaching into and reading between the lines! That only serves to make problems.
     
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    The first black president has weakened this nation. We will be reeling from his colossal narcissism for generations, if we recover at all. How's that for black history?
     
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    ...all you see are pictures of a White America from the 50s with a very rare scattering of other non-White faces including Aunt Jemima.

    My memory of being an adolescent back in the 1950's is what it is. I should be ashamed because at 10 years old I wasn't embroiled and active in the plight of the American Blacks from the deep South? I didn't even know what the "deep South" was.

    Accordingly, I'm not ashamed one iota of being a kid in my "white" neighborhood. Myself, like so many others around this once great country of ours, didn't know, and otherwise wasn't aware of all the wrong doings. Again, we should be "ashamed"???

    In truth, my first awareness of the disparities came on scene in the early 1960's when the Civil Rights movement was in it's infancy about the time I started looking toward the prospect of donning uniform for some country named Vietnam for which I probably couldn't have found on a map.
     
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    And yet another complaint about the majority by minority. You seem to think that because the majority doesn't see it as racial, then it couldn't possibly be. This video underpines a racial message whether you want it to or not.

    And I enjoyed it. I just also noticed that the reflection pictures with people in them were overwhelmingly filled with nothing but that majority.

    Just is what it is.
     
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    Ya'll please quit feeding the troll. Inflammatory remarks are made with an agenda attached to them and ya'll dive right in and what would have been and should have been a good post is ruined as it degrades into the typical let's argue with the troll.
     
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    Let's keep on subject or this will close in a hurry.

    Nostalgia. White or Black or Green.
     
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    I entered my teenage years in 1950, so most my growing up was in the 50s. No one of my contemporaries would today defend the racial and social realities of those days. It's just the way it was, and it's not like that any more.

    Beyond that, the video stirred some pleasant memories. I really did have a happy childhood. Looking back, it was a much simpler time. Makes me long for the good old days, sometimes.
     

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