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Do you know what a "Sun Down Town" is?

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Rocket River, Aug 27, 2020.

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Do you know what a Sundown Town is?

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  2. No

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  1. Rocket River

    Rocket River Member

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    I am curious.
    My Facebook friends and i are surprised by the number of people who don't.

    Rocket River
     
  2. donkeypunch

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    Im not familiar with the term but if I had to guess, it would be a party town with nightlife
     
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  3. boomboom

    boomboom Contributing Member

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    Have no idea. Going to urbandictionary...

    edit: Wikipedia helped. I learned something. I knew these types of places existed...just didn't know there was a formal name for them.

    Shameful and nauseating.
     
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  4. KingCheetah

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    There are quite a few behind the Pine Curtain.
     
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    I watched Lovecraft Country, so yes. Along with Watchmen, it's sad that HBO has to teach me about some of these ugly truths of our country.
     
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  6. tmoney1101

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    Sounds like something my uncle would say.
     
  7. tmoney1101

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    Pulling context from this without looking it up is it a place that minorities aren’t safe at night?
     
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  8. KingCheetah

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    Was reading a bit more on the wiki page and this jumped out (there's more)...
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    On June 7, 2017, the NAACP issued a warning to prospective African American travelers to Missouri, suggesting that, if they must go to Missouri, they travel with bail money in hand. This is the first NAACP warning ever covering an entire state.[26][27]
     
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  9. donkeypunch

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    I just heard this term not too long ago after living in the east Texas pines for over 10 years now, but it wasn't used in a derogatory way. They used it in terms of secrecy.
     
  10. tmoney1101

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    I just know the term from that movie that came out a few years back.
     
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  11. KingCheetah

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    I've always known it as more of a inside joke as this gentleman humorously (and somewhat famously) uses it...

     
  12. Pole

    Pole Houston Rockets--Tilman Fertitta's latest mess.

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    Gotta admit.....I had to look it up.
     
  13. Jontro

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    yeah i was just there the other day, passing through
     
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    I used to drive through one when I made trips to Louisiana and Florida. Supposedly it's not that much of a sun down town anymore.
     
  15. cmoak1982

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    People don’t know about Vidor?
     
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    Knew the concept, didn't know the term.
     
  17. Dr of Dunk

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    I think I knew about this in high school, but sure as hell couldn't remember they were called that when you posted it.
     
  18. the11mingdynasty

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    Green Book
     
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    You put the beans over the frank
     
  20. Rocket River

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    Vidor
    Jasper
    Vinton,La

    These are several well known ones around here.
    I was surprised that so many people did not know what they are

    Same with the GREEN BOOK several years back

    Rocket River
     

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