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View Diary: May 17, 1954 and 1958: Brown v. Board, and my father's birthday (25 comments)

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  •  Correct: I meant, my FATHER, not family. (4+ / 0-)

    Too quick to type.  Should have proofread better.  Obviously, my mother was never a racist, at least not since I was born.

    Just another anecdote about my mother:  she was proposed to by a man from Nigeria whom she met in college.  She really didn't want to live in Africa, so she turned him down--but they remained friends.  One of that man's granddaughters, newly born, is named after her.  She carries on a lively e-mail correspondence with his children, and snail mail with his widow.  That whole family, of course, is black African.

    To say my fate is not tied to your fate is like saying, "Your end of the boat is sinking."--Hugh Downs

    by Dar Nirron on Sat May 17, 2008 at 08:33:01 AM PDT

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