Let’s go, gents

(CNN) – A networking event in Georgia offers an interesting twist: a chance to meet a black person.

It may sound like a “Saturday Night Live” skit, but the “Come Meet a Black Person” event — set for Thursday in Lawrenceville, near Atlanta — is a real attempt to bridge the racial divide.
It’s the brainchild of Cheryle Moses, the founder of Urban MediaMakers, a group of independent black filmmakers and content creators. Moses dreamed up the networking event as a response of sorts to a 2013 study from the Public Religion Research Institute that showed about 75% of white people in America don’t have any nonwhite friends. The study also found that for most whites, their circle of friends is about 91% white.

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24 Responses to Let’s go, gents

  1. bogsidebunny says:

    You sure this isn’t an coexist, multicultural escort service? It sounds like something that would be supported by a Liberal under-the-blanket organization crowd would create to get the conservative running for political office in front of the hidden camcorder with his pecker hanging out.

  2. Winston Smith says:

    Maybe we could do something similar with a Meet & Greet radical ragheads? Say in a remote deep quarry somewhere…?

  3. One of the many Bill's says:

    I guess I’m one of those cause there ain’t no blacks around here. Too cold maybe?

  4. dotacion says:

    Been there, done that. Never again.

  5. 1980XLS says:

    No Thanks. I see more than my fair share on TV

  6. warhorse says:

    I knew plenty of blacks in the navy. got along fine with them. out here in the civilian world unless the black guy is a vet I usually want nothing to do with them. everything turns into “you’re a racist” even when shit isn’t racist.

  7. hey! luis says:

    Nope, met them, want nothing to do with them.

  8. Tsquared says:

    Lawrenceville is where Larry Flint was shot.

    I live just down the road. Urban MediaMakers is always doing things to get themselves noticed.

    • stine says:

      Been there, done that, I live about 3 miles from there, and have since 1999, although, to be honest, I didn’t realize it was there until I had been here 3 years (I didn’t think there was anything much on the other side of GA316…)

  9. Devil Tongue says:

    It’s still racially dividing! Dr. Ben Carson and his family are welcome to break bread at my dinner table ANY day of the week! The same goes for any man that shows respect to others as they go through life, PERIOD! End of discussion!

  10. Bud says:

    Lawrenceville is only 30.85% black, they should ‘meet-n-greet’ in Hancock (BA-DA-DUM-STING!!!) County which is 72.6% black

  11. singlestack says:

    I live in the state with the highest percentage black population (35%) and I’m working in a part of the state with over 85% black population.
    I have a LOT of exposure to black culture. It’s why I don’t have any black friends.

  12. J says:

    Grew up with them, went to school with them.
    Nope, had enough

  13. cato says:

    I suppose it all boils down to who you consider as a friend and what that means.

    My friends I trust with my life and family’s lives and they would not hesitate to help me bury a body, if I asked (and they would bring their own shovel).
    It’s a small exclusive group built upon experiences and trust over decades.

    I’m not social. I’m not approachable. I’m not looking to make new friends, black or white, but I’ll give you the shirt off my back if you are in need.

  14. Brothe Mark says:

    Very few black folks where I live and none really actually work here in the area of 10k people. Lots of young Halfrican Americans with chubby mommas that are stamp collectors (EBT now). But it is a college town with a nearby prison.

    The volume of the summertime stroller parade on Main Street is a common subject of conversation.

  15. AlphaDelta says:

    Google: Moving Africans Rapidly Through Atlanta.

  16. Heathen says:

    Pass, my town’s getting darker every year. Thanks to Obama’s moving Section 8 famblies to small towns.

    • Sanders says:

      Same thing in my small town. Major metro area (where most people have jobs) is 30 miles away, but I never see any of them driving on the commute. When I moved here, there were a few black cowboys – cool as hell, just like everyone else.

      Now, I’m seeing the saggy pants bunch and their tribe in the local grocery store. They go out of their way to make sure you see them give you the stink-eye. Starting to see more muzzies, too. Never had muzzies around here until recently, either.

    • Baldrick says:

      Wow, I forgot about John Derbyshire. I knew him for years on National Review. Did you know he was in Bruce Lee’s The Way of the Dragon!

  17. realspark21 says:

    With all the ‘hotness’ that keeps happening in north Georgia, you may need to and a “…and in Atlanta…”

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