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  •  There is a Serious Issue There. In My Ethnic Mix (0+ / 0-)

    which is all European, there are some similar class issues that break along ethnic lines.

    And among our people the politically inferior group does take some traits as part of their identity which correlate to lack of education or sophistication. Being too "articulate" for example can get us accused of being too dominant-population.

    If it happens among my people it could happen among blacks, and my experience working alongside low income blacks in labor and construction is that there is some of this identifying of traits related to education and success as being "too white."

    Of course, there sure are some stupid and abusive ways of talking about it!

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sun Feb 11, 2007 at 08:00:10 PM PST

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