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  •  Some of the insidious racism I've ever seen was (3+ / 0-)
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    samanthab, chira2, Kitsap River

    In the PNW.

    But a look at the history of the Oregon Territory and Oregon state in particular might help explain why Portland and Seattle are two if the whitest cities in the country, and why racism are in the PNW's social DNA.

    Oregon State did not ratify the 15th amendment until 1959. So it's hard to argue this is ancient history done by pioneering folks struggling to survive. These are current OR citizens who left it unratified for over half  of the last  century.

    http://www.blackpast.org/...

    http://usslave.blogspot.com/...

    © grover


    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Sun Jun 17, 2012 at 12:43:49 AM PDT

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