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  •  So true (13+ / 0-)

    In May I was traveling from South Carolina to the Midwest for my youngest daughter's graduation. Another of my daughter's, and her boyfriend, were traveling with me. Both are 19 and biracial.
    In Tennessee we took a side trip off an exit to see some of the Great Smoky Mountains. Heading back to  Interstate 40 we came upon a nice little family restaurant.  It was around 1:30 p.m. on a Sunday. We walked in at a busy time, the church crowd.  The only empty table was up by the cash register and the door.
    After so many years both my daughter and me are used to the glances, the one person leaning over to another and whispering with "that look". It had gotten to where I didn't see it anymore..until that day.
    For the first time I felt like we were the objects of a freak show.  And the hate was so evident in most peoples eyes, leers like I have never seen before.  We just ignored it or else the ones standing in line to pay that were right next to our table we would finally say "Hi, how are you?"  when it got to the point their stares were too long and to0 glaring.
    There was a TV up in the corner of the restaurant with the closed captioning on.
    Do I have to tell anyone here what news channel was on?

    Indifference is one of the greatest enemies we face today.

    by Oke on Sat Sep 22, 2007 at 10:51:19 AM PDT

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    •  Sorry (4+ / 0-)
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      Fabian, sherlyle, WI Dem, belindapope

      It saddens me that this still happens in the 21st century.

      And praise will come to those whose kindness leaves you without debt And bends the shape of things that haven't happened yet... Neil Finn

      by Ellinorianne on Sat Sep 22, 2007 at 11:00:28 AM PDT

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    •  There's yer problem (1+ / 0-)
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      It was around 1:30 p.m. on a Sunday. We walked in at a busy time, the church crowd.

      Well, that and the mountains of east TN.

      Western NC would have been exactly the same.

      The biggest threat to America is not communism, it's moving America toward a fascist theocracy... -- Frank Zappa

      by NCrefugee on Sat Sep 22, 2007 at 12:03:52 PM PDT

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    •  amen, hallelujah (0+ / 0-)

      the church crowd.

      doesn't it make you feel all warm inside how they follow the Christ's teachings to love our neighbours, though?

      good ole bill, doing his bit for racial integration... regular nelson mandela...

      is there any human characteristic more repulsive than hypocritical righteous indignation?

      no spin zone indeed... we're looking out for you...

      we distort, you deride...

      why? just kos..... *just cause*

      by melo on Sun Sep 23, 2007 at 03:23:02 PM PDT

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