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Catholic Priest says Memphis women can’t clean his home because his dog dislikes black people

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by orangeblue_coop, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. cocodrilo

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    I had a dog who didn't like Catholic priests. But I think all dogs are atheists.
     
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  2. channingcrowderhungry

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    It's a tough situation, because you can't make a dog not do something it wants to do, unlike a human. If I was in his shoes and was requesting a maid I would say something along the lines of

    "Hey I know this is pretty awkward, but my dogs get super aggressive and confrontational with African-Americans. I know it is a taboo request, but I need my maid to be white. If not I completely understand and I'll have to find someone else. "

    No, they don't have to honor it, but unlike the mailman, these are people he is inviting into his house. If the mailman sees an aggressive dog they dont enter that yard.

    Look, maybe the guy is racist and this is his cover. None of us know. But what I do know for a fact is there are plenty of dogs that dont "like" black people, for whatever reason.
     
  3. cocodrilo

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    Then I imagine it's equally true that there are plenty of black-owned dogs who don't like white people. IOW dogs are suspicious or whatever of people who are different from their owners.
     
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  4. AndyGator

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    We raise service dogs. We have had 38 dogs through our house in the last ten years alone. I have no problem ignoring the dog ignorant statements on this thread as not everyone is all that dog knowledgeable much less a dog trainer.

    But to blame one's feeling on dogs and to place human thoughts and emotion on dogs is uber stupid and weak and deserves to be called out.
     
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  5. channingcrowderhungry

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    I'm sure there are, I just have no personal experience with it.
     
  6. wgbgator

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    Everyone knows the real racist dogs are those SJW dogs who play the race card against other dogs.
     
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  7. anstro76

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    Why can't a priest clean his own home. I mean damn he only works one day a week.
     
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  8. LoyalGatorFan

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    Yeah lets be real...if I have to decide between helping a dog or a human, dog 11x out of 10 lol
     
  9. WESGATORS

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    I don't think we need to create a false binary. It's not like either you believe the guy is a racist or the cleaning lady is just trying to play the role of victim. The facts show us that the priest engaged in race-based generalizations and someone took offense at being discriminated against because of her race. If not anything else, I think that puts the onus on the priest to justify his situation. He doesn't owe me a thing, but then again, my opinion of him isn't going to exist outside of speculation on a thread like this. I do like the idea of investigating into it further to see if a more reasonable solution can be attained (I'd be shocked if there wasn't a more reasonable approach that could have been taken).

    Go GATORS!
    ,WESGATORS
     
  10. WESGATORS

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    In fairness, and to cch's point, we don't know that the owner is necessarily racist and is using his dogs as a cover for it.

    Go GATORS!
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  11. nobbqsauce

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    I will disagree. Having taught in some predominately african american school and having lived "on the poor side of the tracks" I can say that many of my friends growing up and students that were black were extremely scared ...petrified of large dogs. Their parents were as well. I'm not talking mean or even excited dogs. Im talking these families would not enter the local park if they sawa large dog sitting by its owner.

    And dogs that are rescued will often act aggressive towards anyone that reminds them of their abusers. If a black man or woman abused a puppy, it could very easily associate blackmpeoplw with pain. If a white man or woman abused the dog same thing. We all know dogs that cower or attack a kind gentle husband of its adoptive family because they were abused by a man.
    Sometimes even something like eyeglasses, beards, long hair or a small will be the trigger.
     
  12. docspor

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    So dogs can sense a lack of determination?
     
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  13. intimigator1

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    For real! I had no idea! To think that I have lived my life dating women of all ethnic backgrounds and am married to and deeply love a non white woman! How crazy is this racist thing! All these years I honestly believed that racists didn't like people of color! How stupid of me! :) How fantastically stupid of me!
     
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  14. AndyGator

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    Disagree if want. But not one thing you said countered my statements. Blacks or anyone else fearing dogs is not what this thread and the article is about. If a dog is stray or abandoned or abused it can show fear to anyone or anything. So what? Are you stating that the "priests" dogs are strays or abandoned or abused? if not, then they are responding to the priests energy state and not their own. It's what I stated. it's what the dog expert stated. So what the priest is claiming is total BS. The guy should be honest and state that he fears blacks, not the dogs.
     
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  15. citygator

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    This is BS. Everyone knows dogs are colorblind. :)

    Well, according to google this is how dogs see... I’d be scared of all colors of people if I saw them like this.

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  16. channingcrowderhungry

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    I thought perhaps the feared a lack of a sizable inheritance
     
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  17. gatorpika

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    I trained my dog to wait until they are done cleaning, then start hating when they are standing there expecting payment.
     
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  18. JerseyGator01

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    Seriously, this is news? My dog likes Asian people more than white people. Where's my headline?
     
  19. orangeblue_coop

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    You're right, another da libs vs. da righties thread is what this section needs.
     
  20. GatorFanCF

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    Umm...dog’s name is “Tom” and has a MAGA hat.
    Nuff said :rolleyes: