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Or ever think of pits in this way? Well I'm brand new to this breed, and a major thing that drew me to them was how unfair people judge them. I'm a 22 year old black male who lives in San Diego. Sometimes I can tell people would rather cross a pit on the street than me. After thinking about it for a lil, I came up with the idea that pits are the black males of dog breeds. You may not see it that way, but in my mind I do. Just how one or 2 dogs can ruin it for a whole breed. And how the media has portrayed my race as always being on welfare, no jobs, drug dealers. While some may fall victim to that, not all of us are. Some dogs may have bad owners, but not all do. Just something I thought about and wanted to share. Nothing serious or trying to stir anything up. But after doing sone research on the breed it mad me Want one even more. You never know. We have a black president. Maybe one day Pitts will become "Americas" dog.
 

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Or ever think of pits in this way? Well I'm brand new to this breed, and a major thing that drew me to them was how unfair people judge them. I'm a 22 year old black male who lives in San Diego. Sometimes I can tell people would rather cross a pit on the street than me. After thinking about it for a lil, I came up with the idea that pits are the black males of dog breeds. You may not see it that way, but in my mind I do. Just how one or 2 dogs can ruin it for a whole breed. And how the media has portrayed my race as always being on welfare, no jobs, drug dealers. While some may fall victim to that, not all of us are. Some dogs may have bad owners, but not all do. Just something I thought about and wanted to share. Nothing serious or trying to stir anything up. But after doing sone research on the breed it mad me Want one even more. You never know. We have a black president. Maybe one day Pitts will become "Americas" dog.
I feel you man. I'm a white female who grew up in the urban city and in a very mixed neighborhood of whites and blacks. I also have a daughter who is half black. I have heard people refer to pit bulls as the "ghetto" dog. Reality is, is that there are alot in urban cities and alot of gang bangers that are attracted to them. But alot of white trash and everything in between own the breed as well. Unfortunately pit bulls have that stereotype in the same way we as humans are stereotyped. Its prejudice towards a breed of dog because of what we as humans have done to them. Just as people can be prejudice towards you for being a black male. I've seen close friends of mine and family including myself be discriminated against ( me because of the color of my childs skin ) My daughters father grew up in brooklyn NY. Its like pit bull central there. Every other apt or house has one. I used to go there alot back in the day and witnessed a dog fight once. I wanted to intervene but that crap is taken serious on the streets. I wasn't gonna fall victim to violence so I left it alone.I was in my early 20's then. Broke my heart to walk away. Anyways, I do believe that pit bulls were the all american dog back in the 20's or 30's. The little rascal era when petey was the gangs dog :) the good old days that I sure wasn't born in lol! Maybe one day we will see that again. I love this breed and even before I owned one I always stood up for them! Sorry for the long ramble but what you are saying really hit home for me even though I'm a white girl :roll: i've seen alot of what you are saying with my own eyes. Keep your head up and stay positive. It only takes one to make a difference to change a few minds. Be that One :hug:
 

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i hadnt ever thought about it that way but now that i have i completely agree...... the thing is that most of america has changed their views of black men so maybe one day they'll change the way they look at our dogs
 

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Or ever think of pits in this way? Well I'm brand new to this breed, and a major thing that drew me to them was how unfair people judge them. I'm a 22 year old black male who lives in San Diego. Sometimes I can tell people would rather cross a pit on the street than me. After thinking about it for a lil, I came up with the idea that pits are the black males of dog breeds. You may not see it that way, but in my mind I do. Just how one or 2 dogs can ruin it for a whole breed. And how the media has portrayed my race as always being on welfare, no jobs, drug dealers. While some may fall victim to that, not all of us are. Some dogs may have bad owners, but not all do. Just something I thought about and wanted to share. Nothing serious or trying to stir anything up. But after doing sone research on the breed it mad me Want one even more. You never know. We have a black president. Maybe one day Pitts will become "Americas" dog.
A young black male hmmmmmmm.... ;) lol j/k

Well first welcome to the site beautiful pup!! Ok I have to say this I think the whole racial thing is better in some places than others... Now I grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada and right in the heart of the ghetto... Being latino I was all good but if you werent black or latin you got looked at sideways by anyone would lived in my neighborhood... My husband is Italian and joined a motorcycle club I was a member of which was 99% black people... I think I was the only latino and he was the only white guy... lol

Now that we live here you can literally see the racism on people with black people and latinos... We live in a very small town and get looked at sideways all the time by people because he is a white man married to a latin woman... I dont even speak a lick of spanish but its whatever...

We are in the process of owning two businesses right now and my kids are well taken care of along with my spoiled dogs, cats and rabbits...

Do what you do and dont let anyone bring you down because in the end when you succeed you will win... Oh and succeed just to spite anyone who profiles you!!!!
 

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I definately see it like that, but would also add trailer park white trash to that as well. The pitbull has always been a poormans dog, since he originated overseas. He became what his owners were, poor and tough with a bad reputation. There's a reason a poodle is considered an uppity dog. Well off people tend to own them.
I think people see themselves in a breed of dog and gravitate to it. Unfortunately this is why our breed gets into trouble and why I think it will always be this way.
 

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The American Pit Bull USED to be America's dog in the early 1900's. They went to war for us, they were called the "nanny dog" because they were so trusted around kids, and Petey was a trusted pit bull member of Our Gang/Little Rascals.

I don't have any links to all of this stuff -- I hope someone else can post some. :D
 

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The American Pit Bull Terrier was Americas Mascott for World War I and II campaigns, as well as an American Pit Bull Terrier being the most decorated war dog of all time.. The game dog is American, the refined bulldog we call the American Pit Bull Terrier should still be our mascott.








Kudos to you, gather up Richard Stratton books, and get Colbys book on American Pit Bull Terriers.. Welcome .
 

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Wow that's sick. It's sad how people forget. I actually never knew. So much good stuff on this board.
 

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I'm a white female who lives in Mississippi so you can only imagine..... My sister is half white half black and when we moved here for reasons beyond our control I was really worried about my sister. I don't want people to view her like many people view APBT. I've only hit someone one time in my entire life and it was when i was standing around a group of people and a lady walked by with a baby in a stroller and some white guy said "to bad that baby is already messed up" I stood up for my sister and the bad rep Mississippi has....

And let me add, i would give anything to be as beautiful as my mixed sister.
 

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Go on youtube and type in "pit bull pride" they have some great videos on there dedicated to our dogs. I found a great one a week ago and I'm trying to find it again but not having much luck. It talked abouts stubs the most decorated war dog who was a pit, petey from little rascals, how back in the 20's the pit bull was Americas dog as the lab is today. If I can find it again I will post it. I think u guys would luv it. Great responses so far and interesting experiences. I wrote a big long book on mine lol!
 

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not to thread jack...the song title has merrit.
journey still gives me goose bumps anytime
Steve Perry aka "the voice" hits those notes
and lets me relive alittle bit of my childhood
when all things were gold.
stay gold ponyboy, stay gold.

or, like Rocky Dennis in "The Mask"
these things are good,...ice cream and cake,
monkeys in the trees, money in my pocket, and the sun shining on my face.
these things are bad, holes in my shoes, dust in my hair, no money
in my pockets, and the sun shining on my face.

sorry about the babbling my meds haven't kicked in yet.
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Thanks Firehazard for posting that video. Now if you can find that other one I was speaking of that would be great lol :roll:
 

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I think Steve Perry had one of the best voices of all times. Like you said, every Journey song gives me goosebumps with the amount of passion he poured into it and Journey wasn't, and couldn't, be the same once he left.
 
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