Are The Attached Facts An Example Of Racism?

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  1. Sakkom Jelani

    Sakkom Jelani Well-Known Member
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    Thank you, Patsy! I'm becoming familiar with the forums and looking forward to participating.
    Currently, I'm learning to navigate the site--it'll take a little practice :).
     
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  3. Sakkom Jelani

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    Thanks, Patsy. I might take you up on that!
     
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    I am a greeter on the forum and am also glad to help if you have questions, @Sakkom Jelani ; but it looks like you have everything pretty much figured out. If you click on your name at the top of the page, a little box will open up, and it has all of the options for setting preferences, adding signatures, and stuff like that.
    You can also ask questions and find answers in the help thread , which is one of the first thread topics at the top of the page.
     
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  5. Sakkom Jelani

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    Patsy and Yvonne, I'm so glad you offered help. I think I need it!
    Earlier today I responded to a post about cities where people might want to retire. Before I could post my reply, I got distracted. When I came back about an hour later to submit the post, the system gave me an error msg. I think it indicated I was logged off. I tried to log on again, but got another error msg. I waited a few hours and, as you see, I was able to log on. Now, I can't find the conversation. I don't remember the title, but when I searched the likely forums I didn't see anything that sounded like a fit. I entered "retirement cities" in the search field, but nothing I recognized came back.
    Can you tell me how to locate the conversation so I can try again to submit the post?
    Many thanks!
    Sakkom
     
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    Hi Patsy and Yvonne,

    (Patsy, I apologize if you're receiving this twice!)

    I kept searching and found the conversation about retirement cities under Nature and Science! And the keyword I should have used is "weather", not "retirement!" If you have time, though, I'd still like tips/techniques on efficient ways to find things like messages I've sent and conversations I want to keep track of. And how to copy someone on a post. I forgot to say I did post my reply on the Nature and Science forum.

    Thanks!
    Sakkom
     
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    If you click on your profile avatar, one of the things that it shows is your posts, and you can look back through your posts and see what threads you have posted in.
    To tag someone in a post, all you have to do is put the @ sign and then their name, like this @Sakkom Jelani , and once you post it, then it will turn into a blue link that tags the person.
    If you click on your name at the top of the page, which opens up the little box of options, go to preferences, and you can choose what you want to be alerted on.
    Also, usually the forum software will save your post if you lose it like happened today, so when you get back to the same place, you will see it in very light print, and when you click on that the post will reappear, and you can finish it and post as usual.
    Hoping this helps explain what you are asking .
     
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    Just remember to 'click' on posts within that box - then your posts will show up :)
    Thanks Yvonne - well described :)
     
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    @Beth Gallagher

    Your analysis is near-complete! However, almost any of the reasons for not renting are subjective and thus can be openly applied as excuses to not rent, though the REAL reason is racism......not provable. Here lies the difficulty in officiating "Equal Opportunity", no?

    Frank
     
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    I disagree. What makes you say that the "real reason" is racism?? If the landlord has no vacancies, should he evict current tenants so the applicants can move in? If children are not allowed and the applicants have children, how is it racist to reject them?

    It really gets tiresome how "racist" and "racism" are bandied about these days. People can't seem to live their lives without being labeled.
     
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    @Beth Gallagher

    It is so easy to disagree when my intent is so misunderstood......I DID NOT SAY, "the real reason is.....", I used other words to state racism is in this case NOT PROVABLE, though the lawyers would disagree, along with you.......

    Frank
     
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    You absolutely did say "the real reason is racism."

    And I'm done.
     
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    If the landlord is also black, how then could it be called racism? The OP didn’t say one way or the other so the whole scenario and the following question leaves nothing to be discovered in the arena of ethics.

    Neither a yes or a no can be given unless AlL of the specifics are revealed.
    At the present time with so much left to be discovered the only answer that can be deemed correct is that the landlord was telling the truth.
     
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  14. Sakkom Jelani

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    Thanks so much Yvonne and Patsy! I've put your instructions in a Word file for easy access.
    Sakkom
     
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    welcome sakkom jelani
     
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