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  •  It's not just the south.... they took it with them (1+ / 0-)
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    when they moved up into the Midwest to work in the factories in Indiana and Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois.

    There's a lot of racism here among my parents' generation. I was raised in a Quaker household where overt racism was entirely banned and wrong... but there wasn't any challenge to the institutional racism that had black churches and white churches, a largely black quarter of town and the rest of it a white area. The schools were integrated, but the black kids sat at one table and the white kids at another. As an adult, I made black friends and learned a lot, but this separation that no one questioned definitely meant that I really felt awkward when I started talking to people who were of a different culture.

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    by Alexandra Lynch on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 09:29:19 PM PST

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    •  They did take it with them..Missouri is horrible (0+ / 0-)

      with their racism as well as some of Michigan.  Bad part, in the south it is just so OPEN. Worst yet, it is still accepted. ( twenty miles in any direction outside of Atlanta)

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      by Vetwife on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 08:06:17 AM PST

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