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  •  Well, socially unacceptable yet (2+ / 0-)
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    people accepted it.   Not much has changed in the privacy of closed doors.

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    by Vetwife on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 05:01:06 AM PST

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    •  Well, social history in some sense is (6+ / 0-)

      vignettes of culture at a specific place and time.

      This is a good story about coming to realize that things you didn't quite understand as a child happened for a reason.

      Not necessarily a good reason.

      Thump! Bang. Whack-boing. It's dub!

      by dadadata on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 05:27:43 AM PST

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      •  That is so true but I wish I could remember (0+ / 0-)

        who took me to a Klan meeting of cross burning,  Maybe we just stopped and watched about 100 Klanssmen off the highway in sheets burn a cross in the late 50's.  It horrified me.   I remember being afraid and had to be really young...under 5.  I don't recall.  Maybe uncles or aunts because I don't recall any of my immediate family being racist.  I just remember the cross burning off the main highway visible from a state road and sheets and being terrified.    I think I was held as well.  Rural Ga.  so typical.  I have had my doubts about some autns, uncles and some grandparents.   The more I remember.

        We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

        by Vetwife on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 03:14:10 AM PST

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