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  •  I recall moving to Florida in 1967 ... (7+ / 0-)

    and as a teenager coming from Washington State, I was appalled by the signs I saw in FL for "Colored" and "White." I still cannot believe that people actually didn't seem to think anything was wrong with that state of affairs. Yes, as a previous comment says, your questions and comments are very uncomfortable, but seeing as many people who voted against Barack Obama consider themselves staunch, upright, believing Christians (as did the many who supported slavery and Jim Crow, etc.), it would be nice if they would remember the statement that Christianity, when done in the way that it really means, ought to make the comfortable among us, well, very uncomfortable. Empathy for the oppressed, "the least of us" - be they of whatever race, gender, nationality -  is vitally important and I thank you for speaking out so clearly and eloquently. I also hope that more people see this.

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    by cbertel on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 05:10:39 PM PST

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