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  •  No, most of the people (2+ / 0-)
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    they were referring to were Caucasians: Jews, Italians, Spanish, Portuguese, Greeks, Arabs, maybe some Slavic people. It was that era's version of today's anti-immigrant attitude, and it was the same in every respect: they're taking our (shitty) jobs and contaminating our culture, they practice the wrong religions, they can't be bothered to learn English, etc. It only lacked the "illegal alien" figleaf, because there was no such thing yet.

    These are my grandparents we're talking about.

    "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

    by sidnora on Sun Jan 08, 2012 at 09:45:30 AM PST

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    •  So, then, as it is now, anyone who is different is (1+ / 0-)
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      to be hated and misunderstood.  I guess it can be boiled down to We (you and me) welcome that which is different because we want to understand.  They (the hateful ones) do not welcome that which is different, and instead, fear it because they choose to not comprehend or understand.

      Ignorance, willful or otherwise.  That's what we fight.

      #OccupyOMC - "We have a permit, its called The Constitution".

      by Evolutionary on Sun Jan 08, 2012 at 12:27:02 PM PST

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