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  •  I've seen more diverse communities and the concern (2+ / 0-)
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    anna shane, sberel

    is always not diversity in numbers, but rather diversity in power-sharing. Ultimately, from what I've seen, diverse communities have the same ole dominant group in control.

    In regard to President Obama's leadership on issues regarding the poor of this country, I too believe there is room for improvement.

    •  I am thinking more on the lines of ... (0+ / 0-)

      I guess younger people, in California, who actually grew up together and who had parents who at least espoused tolerance and appreciation and who are less likely to have personal racist beliefs.  Some American communities have no diversity at all.  

      But your point is that there are crazy ideas that some people cling to, belied by facts, and that's simply true.  

      But for sure, in communities where power is shared, and where teachers and police officers and bank managers and business owners are as likely to be people of color, that's where racism is least evident.  But still possible.  

      It used to be socially acceptable to say the worst things, and then in the 60's it wasn't acceptable, and it's now for some weird reason acceptable again, and it's depressing.  

      Just say it: Medicare for All

      by anna shane on Mon Aug 15, 2011 at 12:06:24 PM PDT

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