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In most parts, yes, it is.  It might become a problem in (say) rural South Alabama or South Georgia, but people tend to overstate racial tensions in the South.  In Appalachia, for example, it wuld be perfectly acceptable, as it would in Charleston, Savannah or Atlanta.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Wed Jul 19th, 2006 at 01:19:38 PM EST
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Yes, there has been a lot of progress in racial relations in those cities, but I still can't imagine a black man dumb -- or uncouth -- enough to grab a white woman he barely knows in a public forum.
by Matt in NYC on Wed Jul 19th, 2006 at 02:45:03 PM EST
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Doing so to a white woman, or any woman for that matter, he doesn't know would certainly be awkward.  It's more a gesture between friends and family.  You would typically be expected to at least know the person.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Wed Jul 19th, 2006 at 03:36:06 PM EST
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i love it....
'drew's state-by-state guide to southern etiquette.

don't spoil your chance at success with a silly gaffe, you're not in arkansaw any more!'

foot rubs in nashville....a nono!

bumsqueeze in birmingham...ok!

i think merkel has ptsd from growing up in e. germany, and thought the stasi was coming to rendition her ass.

but, no-o-o-o, it's our favourite alky uncle who can't keep his hands to himself.

save it for laura, dude!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Jul 20th, 2006 at 03:15:35 AM EST
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drew's state-by-state guide to southern etiquette

Ha!  Well, perhaps state-by-state, East of Kentucky.  We're a fun, though touchy-feely, lot in the South, as long as you stay away on Sundays (not that I've been to church in fifteen years). ;)

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Thu Jul 20th, 2006 at 04:59:55 PM EST
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yup that's just how i had you southerners pegged, all leo buscaglia-types!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Jul 22nd, 2006 at 06:41:03 AM EST
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