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  •  I once diaried my own miserable childhood (2+ / 0-)
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    experiences, here.

    "Corporations exist not for themselves, but for the people." Ida Tarbell 1908.

    by Navy Vet Terp on Mon May 05, 2014 at 03:31:58 PM PDT

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    •  interesting -- my school was almost entirely (1+ / 0-)
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      white and Protestant. In my grade (about 70 kids) there were  3 Jewish kids, 3 black kids (this was just after desegregation and they were ignored by the teachers), and a couple of Catholics. It was so homogenous that a girl who was in the Girl Guides rather than in the Girl Scouts was considered a weirdo (as were the Catholics and Jews. Once again, the black kids weren't even afforded the attention of being picked on).
      Very different from your school.

      While Democrats work to get more people to vote, Republicans work to ensure those votes won't count.

      by Tamar on Mon May 05, 2014 at 03:56:36 PM PDT

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      •  Mine was the opposite (1+ / 0-)
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        My grade schools were probably 95% Jewish, 4% Catholic and 1% Protestant. For purposes of simplification and because I have no idea what my peers or their parents felt regarding religion, I include those descended from said groups with those who actually practiced. In general the Catholic kids went to Catholic schools and there were very few Protestants of any sort in the neighborhood where I grew up. At one point in fact we had a Mormon family as neighbors; nobody could figure out what to make of them.

        Needless to say on the Jewish High Holidays my elementary school was basically deserted (my folks once made the mistake of sending me to school on the second day of Rosh Hashanah...a mistake they did not repeat). It made perfect sense for NYC to close the public schools on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, a move they made when I was still a kid.

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