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  •  I see my nephews and nieces, half Italian and half (16+ / 0-)

    Anglo, marrying people of color. A nephew of mine married a Mexican-American and their kids look like Latinos. My niece is going to marry a man from Guam. I see black men and white women and white men and girls of color together. I think that
    is a huge push against racism: the producing of mixed heritage kids. It'll take time, but this is big and significant.

    "The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass."--Wendell Berry

    by Wildthumb on Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 10:05:20 AM PDT

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    •  I'm sorry that as long as there are any white (6+ / 0-)

      people, there will be oppression. This is y'all culture. They'll just be fewer white supremacists & a cadre of "colored" & white enforcers.

      I think of South African apartheid as the natural outcome of the authoritarian American way.

      I hope you're right, but America has NOT been a shining bastion of freedom for non-white people. It has broken its promise to black people.

      I voted Tuesday, May 6, 2014 because it is my right, my responsibility and because my parents moved from Alabama to Ohio to vote. Unfortunately, the republicons want to turn Ohio into Alabama.

      by a2nite on Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 10:20:43 AM PDT

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      •  I've spent time in workshops listening to (3+ / 0-)
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        black people talk about racism. I've worked on the racism in
        my own family. My uncles were vicious racists. I've admitted my own racism and I don't defend against it anymore. Yeah, I was raised racist. I'm also impatient with women. It shows the sexism I was raised with. Yes, I'm sexist. I admit it.

        I always call people on their racism, in my own family or people I run into on the street. A woman the other day told me to "get off my property" because I wouldn't listen to her hate about Barack Obama. I lost it and called her a "racist" to her face. I normally try to reason with people. I've also lost it with people on this blog who think just because they're "progressives" they're not loaded with racism.

        There's a difference between guys like me and others in my "culture." I'm committed to rooting it out and fighting white oppression. I'm doing the best I can. I didn't ask to be saddled with bad information about people of color from my guardians.

        "The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass."--Wendell Berry

        by Wildthumb on Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 11:29:46 AM PDT

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      •  It's a belief system issue, (3+ / 0-)
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        and is not dependent upon culture so much.

        What is needed is a change in the understanding of 'otherness' in all areas -- race, cultures, countries, gender, etc.

        I believe this is mankind's next big evolution.  Mass psyche changes do indeed occur, and this one must.

      •  That's quite an interesting comment... (0+ / 0-)
    •  My family is racially integrated. (5+ / 0-)

      We celebrate it.

      "To take another person's life from the bench is no better than to take another person's life from the street"

      by commonmass on Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 10:22:37 AM PDT

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