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View Diary: Kitchen Table Kibitzing 8/28/13: 50th Anniversary of the "Dream Speech" (54 comments)

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  •  We all sat down to watch Up tonight. (11+ / 0-)

    Both kids were riveted through the whole speech. The ten year old had some questions after. The 18 year old already knows much of the background. We had a quiet living room full of kids and dogs and adults watching a speech given before any of us were born, and we still felt that presence in the room.

    My daughter's best question was in references to 'Whites only'  signs.... "Why are people so stupid??? We're all just.. people. The color of anyone's skin doesn't matter."

    By the time I was born and remember growing up in the Northeast, 'whites only' didn't exist. I'm told some businesses down here in Florida still try through "we reserve the right to refuse service" signs and "dress codes". I have to agree with my daughter. Why are people so stupid?

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 07:33:10 PM PDT

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