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  •  Yes BlueDragon. (4+ / 0-)

    I totally agree with you. And I see it for these kids to, the difficulties.

    By getting better, I was speaking of the long haul,
    the future. Those of us with mixed kids and grandkids have a big stake in stopping racism. I care about racism anyway, but when it's family I care more deeply. (perhaps that's not right, but ...family...)

    I really do see cause for hope here.

    I look out my patio doors every day here in Texas and see kids of all races  and mixed races swimming in the pool together, their parents are out there also.

    I've been here almost ten years, there's never been any trouble.

    I know we have a long ways to go, but from when I was a kid (a loooong time ago) I see a big improvement.

    God spare me the Heart to fight them... I'll fight the Pirates forever. -Mother Jones

    by JayRaye on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 06:17:29 PM PDT

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    •  And by "getting better" I meant race relations (4+ / 0-)
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      within the working class, in working class neighborhoods like the one I live in. Everyone is friendly here.

      But when I was a kid and we moved from the farm to the inner city, well, the neighborhood was integrated, but the adults would not mingle.

      Us kids did manage to play together tho.

      God spare me the Heart to fight them... I'll fight the Pirates forever. -Mother Jones

      by JayRaye on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 06:27:49 PM PDT

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      •  I agree that one sign of it getting better and mor (5+ / 0-)

        integrated is when it shifted to from interacial upper middle class relationships to more integration in the working class.

        •  yes, there is hope for the younger kids (2+ / 0-)
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          but i was born in 1947.  i have lived in this category of one all of my life.

          even both sides of my family treated me differently.

          i wasn't quite either and my father was not liked for good reason on either side.

          add to that that i had two half siblings who were not mixed.

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