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  •  My dad never let his mother off the hook about (4+ / 0-)

    racism..she would be well over a 100 years old if alive today and Dad would have been 84 and they were both raised in the segregated south where racism was the norm. But he rejected it and even in the 50s and 60s, he hammered away at Grandma and even allowed us kids to challenge her on her racism. He accepted no excuses for it and said Everyone is capable of change and opening their hearts...yes even my grandmother. He would not let her or any racists off the hook.

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    by wishingwell on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 08:54:51 PM PST

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      there are good people everywhere.  I liked reading your comment.  

      My Cub Scout leader was a black woman, Mrs. Neal.  I  felt safe and loved in her apartment.  I didn't realize it at the time, but my parents made a huge impact on me when they would have the Neal's over for dinner.  It was just a normal thing.  

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