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  •  The whole "black men in petrochemicals" (3+ / 0-)
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    peregrine kate, smileycreek, Avila

    explanation always seemed suspect.  My sister was working as a banker in Chicago, and we are white, European decent.  She used to joke about her secret live as a black Texas oilman.  The only thing I could think of was that Mom died of a mystery cancer (never diagnosed), but it was found the same way as my sisters' cancer, so I always wondered if it was potentially an inherited susceptibility.  

    •  One of our friends said (5+ / 0-)

      "That is the best disguise I have ever seen!" when she learned that my wife had this cancer and had been misdiagnosed because of her demographics.

      We still laugh about that. Also about the fact that I have a type of cancer that is pretty much exclusively a white thing to have. The whitest thing about me is...amelanotic melanoma next to a bright blue pupil!

      Parent. Entrepreneur. Cancer patient. Moose tracker.

      by PhoenixRising on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 08:24:40 PM PST

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