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  •  Your story tells me how easy I had it.... (20+ / 0-)

    ...I was canvassing in University City, a part of western St. Louis County that is heavily Democratic.  The few McCain supporters I met were polite and even friendly!  Plus the driveways were a lot shorter, also.

    Tips to her courage, indeed.  

    alton IL

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    by AAbshier on Mon Nov 03, 2008 at 05:20:38 AM PST

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    •  I spent the first 4 yrs of my life (6+ / 0-)

      (minus the first 3 months after I was born in San Antonio, Texas) in University City.  On Amherst -- in a duplex (my grandmother on the top floor, my family on the bottom).  My parents were die-hard FDR Democrats.  (I grew up with Eleanor Roosevelt as my role model).
      Went to Wash U. for 1 1/2 years.
      Is Talayna's still there?  Toasted ravioli??  And one of my best friend's brother used to own Left Bank Books.

      If, in our efforts to win, we become as dishonest as our opponents on the right, we don't deserve to triumph.

      by Tamar on Mon Nov 03, 2008 at 06:05:09 AM PST

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    •  Relatives there. Been there (0+ / 0-)

      many times.

      OK, I'll cough it up. Nearby, my aunt got together a group of neighbors when "white flight" started in their neighborhood, as black citizens started purchasing homes there. I would guess in the 1960s. They formed a neighborhood association, literally advertised for whites who wanted to live in a racially mixed area, and asked homeowners to participate in their program. They stabilized the area at, I believe, 20% black, 80% white. May sound like nothing, or artificial today -- back then, it was a huge accomplishment.

      Be good to each other. It matters.

      by AllisonInSeattle on Mon Nov 03, 2008 at 09:46:53 PM PST

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