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  •  in the begining of racialization in this country (1+ / 0-)
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    don mikulecky

    your ethnicity was NOT considered white.  In fact, eastern europeans were specifically excluded from the white category well into the 20th century.

    •  How well I know. My mother's father (1+ / 0-)
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      BlueDragon

      was a Lithuanian peasant who came to die in the Chicago stockyards...Upton Sinclair...The Jungle) n The average life expectancy was 35.  He lived to 55.

      An idea is not responsible for who happens to be carrying it at the moment. It stands or falls on its own merits.

      by don mikulecky on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 03:45:21 PM PDT

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