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  •  THAT is especially what I didn't get (1+ / 0-)
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    She WASN'T one of me. I didn't relate to her in any way. I was frankly a little put off by the mourners wailing  about how they felt she was closer to them than their family and they felt worse than when their mother died. I think not getting her appeal was mingled with the fact that MY mother died about the same time, and I definitely did not feel worse about Princess Diana. I think the overidentification with celebrities is a problem for many people today.

    Jon Husted is a dick.

    by anastasia p on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 03:45:05 PM PST

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    •  A bridge builder, mocked for dating an Egyptian. (0+ / 0-)

      It wasn't just that Diana had used her fame and social entrée to reach out to marginalized groups.

      If it had come to that, a princess marrying an Egyptian from a Muslim background — whose family, though wealthy, was looked down upon and not socially accepted — would have been just as earth-shaking in its way as the U.S. electing a black man president.

      For a lot of people used to being treated as outsiders or social inferiors — people of color, people in poverty, people in developing countries — that meant something.

      The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war.

      by lotlizard on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 06:43:43 PM PST

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