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Old 06-18-2012, 08:54 PM
MaryElizabeth MaryElizabeth is offline
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Default Modern Racism?

Racism. We all have seen it. We all know what it is. It has played an important part in our country's history. My question is, do you think it still goes on?

I think it's obvious. My father, a sensible man, but a black man, still gets suspicious looks when he visits a city, even if he's wearing a suit. A couple construction workers--a Mexican and a black man--said "Hi" to some people in my suburban neighborhood, and the people stared at the ground. Kids have written offensive words on bathroom stalls in high schools quite recently. It's nowhere near done.
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