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post #1 of 145 Old 02-25-2014, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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Okay, where are the African American JK Jeepers?

So is it just me, or are there virtually no Black JK Jeepers? I don't see any drivers in my town. Been on four Jeep Jamborees in the last 2 years in the South and did not see any Black participants. As great a vehicle as we have I don't get it.

Just something that has me asking myself why and how this could be? I'd be interested in your take on how this plays in your part of the US or if it applies where you are.

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I don't really look at everyone driving a Jeep, but out of everyone I've seen or talked to in my town, there is one black guy that I know that drives a JK.

One of the nicest Jeep guys I've ever talked to. We probably spent close to an hour talking Jeeps when I randomly stopped him the other day at the grocery store.

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my neighbor has one on 20's, and there's a guy in my area that wheels the crap out of his commander. there are several video's of his commander at bundy hill. doesn't look like anything special has been done to it, but it definitely gets used!
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I encouraged him to sign up on jko to make it 4.
My god, are you saying there are only 3 African Americans on JKO??

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I'm with Big Mike, we bust Jaker's balls, but no fucks are given over your nationality or color. The only thing I hope for is cool people who like to build vehicles and drink beer.

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What does race have to do with being an off road enthusiast? Even more who cares what race you are on an internet forum?
I think you are asking this question to the wrong "group".

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I'm with Big Mike, we bust Jaker's balls, but no fucks are given over your nationality or color. The only thing I hope for is cool people who like to build vehicles and drink beer.
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I told a guy down the street who had a badass rubi.


I don't really see why its a big deal....

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Let me be clear. It is not a big deal. It's just something that seems to apply to JK's that doesn't to other vehicles and that is curious to me.

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We could get into a huge debate over the demographics and what not. Just happy to have another enthusiast. Happy to see more people enjoying these great vehicles...

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I'd say it applies to Jeeps in general. Or even wheeling in general.

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I know, I am Mexican-American and they accept me despite that! (for the most part)

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Fawk dat chit, where's all the black women at? Dat's what I'm talkin about.....

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I know, I am Mexican-American and they accept me despite that! (for the most part)

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As a group, I find Jeep drivers the most accepting people out there, unless you leave your trail etiquette at home.

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The only time color is an issue around here is when black star members try to enter a raffle or non yellow members try to advertise or sell their products. I have however wheeled with the elusive Jaker so I guess I can't say I have never seen a black man in a jeep wheeling.

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My god, are you saying there are only 3 African Americans on JKO??
Well possible more black guys here... just two or three that I'm aware of.

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... no fucks are given over your nationality or color.
Guaranteed that this is the majority feeling here on jko. I could honestly care less regarding left, right, nationality, religion, race, etc, etc, etc.

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white, straight, mostly straight, sometimes a little gay, somewhat crazy, Jeep driving, tittie lovin', beer drinkin', hard working, gun shootin', outdoor livin' wrench turnin', military supporting guys that are helpful as can be, and have a moral capacity and a willingness to help others. They value their friends, their families, and their freedom.

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Just happy to have another enthusiast. Happy to see more people enjoying these great vehicles...
Same... except for my piece of shit whore Jeep.

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I'd say it applies to Jeeps in general. Or even wheeling in general.
Been wheeling for many years. Very few blacks, Asians, Mexicans, etc out on the trails. I think it's just a lifestyle that a lot of other cultures, race's haven't yet gotten into. Plenty of room for everyone.

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There is one in Tucson.
Well get er warmed up cause I'ma comin on down soon........ hook me up Jim

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I was at a Jeep show and was behind a black girl buying parts for her TJ.

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^^^^ dats a big booty!


Kinda scary one at that....





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Been wheeling for many years. Very few blacks, Asians, Mexicans, etc out on the trails. I think it's just a lifestyle that a lot of other cultures, race's haven't yet gotten into. Plenty of room for everyone.

I think by in large it is a cultural thing. I don't think i've seen more than a handfull of hispanic/asians at the last 3 jamborees in Llano, TX. There may have been 1 African American each year. To be honest, i do kinda take notice of the numbers.

Though i can say this, I ran Wheelers for the Wounded last year at Hidden Falls and there were quite a few AA families out there on the trail that seemed to be having a lot fun. Hopefully that will inspire some of them to take the plunge and join in on a regular basis.

I think this thing is finally coming together. Still Needed: drive shafts, frame mount rails...then done son! For a while...
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