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Who wears socks in the pool?
People who have verrucas or those who don't want to get them. Pool socks are a thing.
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:18 AM
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People who have verrucas or those who don't want to get them. Pool socks are a thing.
I own several pairs of "water shoes" that I wear boating or at the beach. They are very similar.
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octopus, what are you doing with your socks to make them crunchy?
Oldie but a goody.

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A "no socks in the pool" rule is probably because lint clogs the pool filters. The rule is probably against wearing any clothes not designed for swimming in to the pool, and would also cover tee shirts and non-swim-trunk shorts. Swimsuits, water shoes, etc. are designed not to shed lint.

And, of course, the way to enforce such a rule is to calmly tell the violator to take off their socks or get out of the pool, and to explain why.
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And, of course, the way to enforce such a rule is to calmly tell the violator to take off their socks or get out of the pool, and to explain why.
That seems hard. Plus, black people are scary. Easier to call the cops.
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The guy who wore the socks said that the ground around the pool was really hot and wanted to keep his feet cool.

I've never really seen people wear regular socks in the pool, and that would feel gross to me (that is, if I wore soaking wet socks, it would feel gross), but I wouldn't kick someone out for it or call the authorities that's for sure.

This thread is still missing Permit Patty, BBQ Betty (or whatever), and that Adam guy, BTW. I'm surprised it took so long for this thread to show up, but I'm glad it did. These incidents really did need an omnibus thread, and I'm looking forward to seeing some anecdotes from our local black and other minority posters. Too much of this crap has been happening for too long and it has been out of the spotlight. Cameras and social media are finally bringing it to the forefront.

I recently read a book and a tiny part of the book was about how these kids would shoplift. There were a couple of white kids and a black kid -- they would have the black kid look around the store and while the local security guard followed him closely, the white kids would fill their pockets. I guess that's one way to take advantage of the institutional racism that black people face every day.
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This thread is still missing Permit Patty, BBQ Betty (or whatever), and that Adam guy, BTW.
Adam the Antagonistic Administrative Asshole was mentioned in the OP.
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Jaisaan Lovett – a recent graduate of the University Preparatory Charter School for Young Men in Rochester, New York – told local outlets the school’s principal refused to let him speak at graduation, as is tradition for valedictorians.
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That was mentioned in the OP.
Yeah, sorry. It didn’t pop up on the CNN app until late.
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Pool socks are a thing.
Next you'll be telling me I have to wear a swimsuit. Just like those lifeguards at the community center with their "rules". And then those cops with their "public indecency laws". And that judge with his "two years supervised probation".
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Great thread idea, IMO. Hopefully plenty of Dopers will chime in with personal anecdotes as well as goings on around the country.

For several years of international travel, my wife (a black naturalized citizen) was almost always singled out for additional security screening/interviews upon our return, while I (a white birth citizen) have never been.
I’m sorry for your wife’s apparent victimization at the hands of the government you are allied with.
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I’m sorry for your wife’s apparent victimization at the hands of the government you are allied with.
I'm sorry that you're such an unhappy, history-averse weirdo with a political philosophy that the vast majority of Americans utterly reject. I'm sure it sucks having political ideas that are less popular than the GOP in Berkeley. Best wishes to you and your (probably nonexistent) family.
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I'm sorry that you're such an unhappy, history-averse weirdo with a political philosophy that the vast majority of Americans utterly reject. I'm sure it sucks having political ideas that are less popular than the GOP in Berkeley. Best wishes to you and your (probably nonexistent) family.
Shouldn’t you be making cowboy exclamations and waving a hat while astride a nuclear weapon falling from an aircraft?
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Ignoring the last two posts and going back to the OP,

I think one of the most shocking is the student who fell asleep while studying in the common area of her dorm and one of her dorm-mates called the police.

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It's a long list.... would you prefer plain text or CSV?
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It's a long list.... would you prefer plain text or CSV?
I don’t intend on receiving an answer in any shape or form.
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I'll go out on a limb and suggest black people and minorities.
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Who is black and what constitutes a “minority”.
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Hey, you keep your fantasy life to yourself, young man!
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Americans with German ancestry are a minority in America. T or F
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This is a hijack that should be ignored. T or F
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By asking who qualifies for the thread, dipshit, instead of asking asinine off-topic shit like "Americans with German ancestry are a minority in America. T or F"
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By asking who qualifies for the thread, dipshit, instead of asking asinine off-topic shit like "Americans with German ancestry are a minority in America. T or F"
I did. No takers so far. Are you up to the task, smart guy?
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I did. No takers so far. Are you up to the task, smart guy?
If you have any good stories about German Americans being treated strangely because of their heritage, I'm sure we'd all love the hear them. (But it may have to be in a different thread, because this one is called "Living while black in America.") (Unless, of course, your stories are about black German Americans)
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If you have any good stories about German Americans being treated strangely because of their heritage, I'm sure we'd all love the hear them. (But it may have to be in a different thread, because this one is called "Living while black in America.") (Unless, of course, your stories are about black German Americans)
The OP talks of “minorities” and claims “black” people are a minority.

I just want to know who is black. Are we talking the “one drop” rule or paper bag? I’m not sure what you race realists prefer.

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Man, I can't wait until Farns cites something from 1942 or 1917! So topical!
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Oddly, by idiotically trying to make his stupid point, Farns is proving the OP's point.
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Oddly, by idiotically trying to make his stupid point, Farns is proving the OP's point.
Considering the OP wanted to call this thread “Whites are Evil” or something, I am slightly amused by this hot take.
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White couple called the police on a kid for getting part of their lawn while mowing the neighbors also called the police on July 4th because the kid and his friends wet their house while playing with a slip and slide.

https://www.theroot.com/white-couple...-la-1827445869

Police called on family at a Subway in Georgia because they were eating sandwiches and using the bathroom.

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/fam...race/782480259

California prosecutor called Maxine Waters a "loud-mouthed c#nt in the ghetto:"

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I think one of the most shocking is the student who fell asleep while studying in the common area of her dorm and one of her dorm-mates called the police.
Really? Because of problems with the homeless population around my university, that's often what we advise students to do (rather than directly confront the person) if there's someone they don't recognize in the dorm common areas at odd times, especially someone camped out sleeping in a common area.

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Considering the OP wanted to call this thread “Whites are Evil” or something, I am slightly amused by this hot take.
Not quite, but it many, many cases, it works just as well. Possibly yours.

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It seems a lot of folks here don't believe that racism and prejudice exists against people of people of color. Everyday, minorities are being treated like animals (last week, a 89 grandmother was denied entry to a gas station and forced to relieve herself outside as if she were a dog). Instead of talking about these injustices, we're spending page after page talking about why some evil chick got chased out of a restaurant. White folks must believe that political affiliation is a protected class.

Here's my question: Can I make a thread entitled "White folks are crazy" or "White folks hate us all" or "Here white folks go again with their oppression" something catchy like that. I'm still thinking on the title. The purpose of the thread is to highlight the daily injustices African-Americans and Hispanics experience at the hands of white folks. It. Happens. Everyday. If you prefer I don't, that's fine. Out of respect, I just wanted to ask before hand. Thank you.
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Really? Because of problems with the homeless population around my university, that's often what we advise students to do (rather than directly confront the person) if there's someone they don't recognize in the dorm common areas at odd times, especially someone camped out sleeping in a common area.
Yes but I believe that it was established that the girl who fell asleep was indeed a student.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.5f1ff7064750

The person who called the police was outed as someone who had done this before:

https://fox2now.com/2018/05/11/this-...rson-of-color/

https://thegrio.com/2018/05/10/sarah...-grad-student/

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Yes but I believe that it was established that the girl who fell asleep was indeed a student.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.5f1ff7064750

The person who called the police was outed as someone who had done this before:

https://fox2now.com/2018/05/11/this-...rson-of-color/

https://thegrio.com/2018/05/10/sarah...-grad-student/
How does the article support the claim that the caller was “white”?
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Yes but I believe that it was established that the girl who fell asleep was indeed a student.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.5f1ff7064750

The person who called the police was outed as someone who had done this before:

https://fox2now.com/2018/05/11/this-...rson-of-color/

https://thegrio.com/2018/05/10/sarah...-grad-student/
A student who should have gone to her dorm room to take a nap rather than, monopolizing what is supposed to be a shared space by camping out in the dorm common area. Seriously, calling the campus police is what you want someone to do under potentially suspicious circumstances.
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A student who should have gone to her dorm room to take a nap rather than, monopolizing what is supposed to be a shared space by camping out in the dorm common area. Seriously, calling the campus police is what you want someone to do under potentially suspicious circumstances.
Are you serious with this? You can't possibly be serious.
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In what way did she monopolize the shared space?
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A student who should have gone to her dorm room to take a nap rather than, monopolizing what is supposed to be a shared space by camping out in the dorm common area. Seriously, calling the campus police is what you want someone to do under potentially suspicious circumstances.
You're assuming that she meant to fall asleep rather than nodding off while studying, and shared means you don't always get say over how the space is used. Just like sharing we learned in kindergarten, it means you don't always get what you want when you want it. Also, are you really claiming that its difficult to differentiate between homeless people and college students? That seems to be a stretch to me in order to justify calling the cops on someone that doesn't look like you doing something that you don't approve of. Not coming across well imo.
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A student who should have gone to her dorm room to take a nap rather than, monopolizing what is supposed to be a shared space by camping out in the dorm common area. Seriously, calling the campus police is what you want someone to do under potentially suspicious circumstances.
What would you expect the campus police to do? Tell her to go to her room? Arrest her for sleeping while being black?
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In what way did she monopolize the shared space?
Usually when someone is sleeping, it implies they are directing others not to make a lot of noise around them. The common rooms in dorms are basically designed for socializing, working on group projects, team planning sessions, etc. They are designated places where people can get rather loud. This is ideally to facilitate the dorm bedrooms being quieter places where people can sleep or study in a calmer atmosphere.
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Usually when someone is sleeping, it implies they are directing others not to make a lot of noise around them
Not in a common room, it doesn't.
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Usually when someone is sleeping, it implies they are directing others not to make a lot of noise around them.
You are assuming an awful lot of her motivations. Have you never nodded off unintentionally? I'm sure if others came in and started hanging out she might just have woken up like whoa guess I fell asleep and everyone could have carried on their day.

Using police time for this when there are serious things on campus like sexual assault happening all too frequently is pretty irresponsible and smacks of entitlement.
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