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  •  The DIFFERENCE is that you clutch your (2+ / 0-)
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    Damnit Janet, Calamity Jean

    purse for anyone coming toward you... I am wary of anyone coming toward me or behind me when I'm out walking (usually at sunset) . . . because I'm careful ... I am NOT weary do to the color of the person's skin (and I've done the "gut check" to make sure I wasn't motivated by color)

    Some men have stated that because I do that for their gender it is a form of sexism and I am just a wash in fear.  Whatever.

    That "gut check" is essential and it was part of a conversation I had in college years ago about whether my actions were racially motivated.  Because I asked the question of myself, that I was self aware and introspective enough to wonder what it meant and that to ask myself the question meant that it probably wasn't ... and yes I do it for white boys too.

    And yes I have had certain people on my facebook wall wonder why there was no outrage for the WWII vet who was killed like there was for Trayvon.  And imply that I am the true racist.

    They really have no idea what the true facts of the Martin case were, which is quickly revealed when they use the word "thug" to describe him.  Because you know A/B students often follow the profile of "thug."

    I have almost lost it trying to explain what the differences are INCLUDING that a ground swell of public pressure was not needed for a full investigation to be done and arrests to be made.

    Bumper sticker seen on I-95; "Stop Socialism" my response: "Don't like socialism? GET OFF the Interstate highway!"

    by Clytemnestra on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 02:41:38 PM PDT

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