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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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  •  Because I'm from NH (2+ / 0-)

    I've only seen maybe...50 black people tops, in my life. I go to Keene state, and out of a population of 6000 kids, there are maybe five or six black people. I have to say, I have known many more Asian people in my lifetime. I am friends with a man named MacKenzie at the poetry slam I attend biweekely, he is a very good poet, rejecting the 'hood' and the stereotyped black "image."

    Politics is highschool drama taken to a new level.| 08ama! | -5.50 -6.26

    by vertexoflife on Sat May 17, 2008 at 08:36:08 AM PDT

    •  I should point out (2+ / 0-)

      that this country is famous for its racism toward black people, but the segregation situation was really white/nonwhite. And more specifically, more usefully, it was native English-speaking/non-native English-speaking (however far you had to go to get there, unless the family in question had money).

      In California, Mexicans were held legally as being mentally inferior to whites until 1945.

    •  rejecting the "hood"? (0+ / 0-)

      does that make him a good poet? Blacks can't change, reject or accept the "steroetype image" it's something put on them by others. I think maybe your friend suffers from self-hatred and you want him to 'act white' to be better. Think about it.

      •  Um, I don't think so (1+ / 0-)
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        I think I did a piss poor job of explaining myself..girlfriend dragging me back to bed... What I meant is his poems struggle with the sort of stereotype found on MTV, etc, and rejects that in a way. I don't quite knoe how to explain it, because you'd have to hear him, but I hope you understand. I wouldent want anyone to be someone they're not.

        Politics is highschool drama taken to a new level.| 08ama! | -5.50 -6.26

        by vertexoflife on Sat May 17, 2008 at 02:03:13 PM PDT

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