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  •  Race is such a contentious issue (6+ / 0-)

    even among members of the same group.  Today, my daughter's family was accosted in a restaurant by a well dressed lady who began "I am part of a church group that is working to increase respect in the Black community.  As a part of this, it is not appropriate that this young man is wearing a hat in the presence of ladies"

    My daughter responded, "this young man is 33 years old; he is my husband and works a 40-60 hour week to support his family.  He is well dressed as we are returning from church, and have stopped here to eat as we do each Sunday.  His cap is not meant as disrespect but because he is self conscious.  He is also not the only man in here wearing a cap.  If the Black community is indeed trying to increase respect, perhaps we should begin respecting our men for what they do and not for how they appear"

    The lady walked off nonplussed but was later heard to be loudly proclaiming that wearing caps indoors was as offensive as wearing pants down to the butt crack

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