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  •  There was never any doubt in my mind (4+ / 0-)
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    they would never deliberately hurt someone based on race.  I know they had black friends but were so secretive about it.   It was very unusal for a black person to sit at the same table and have lunch with a white family but they did insist on it.  Francis was very brave and raised all professional children.  Her children are judges, teachers, lawyers and doctors.  She worked and sent them all to college.   We did not do that well with our oh so fair skin and  blue eyes.

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    by Vetwife on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 03:49:10 PM PST

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    •  The secret black friends... (1+ / 0-)
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      That's a sad aspect of racism -- white people hiding their friends from family from fear that family would disapprove.  The rest of the family finds out about the secret friend only at the wake.  

      (This is why I particularly hate "Everyone says..."  I have seen it keep friends and family apart until somebody is in the coffin.)

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      by Yamaneko2 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 12:00:58 AM PST

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      •  I did not understand (1+ / 0-)
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        Seems like I spent so much of my youth under something.  At school duck and cover fearing the nuke.
        On Saturdays, Annetta and me hid under the table or under her house but when she came with her Mama, her Mama or mine would close the curtains and shades for a cup of coffee.   It was more than disapproaval...Back in those days we would have had crosses burned or our homes bombed.  

        White kids who had black friends and there were not many, learned the older they got to stay away from different in the deep south.  I saw cross burnings from the Klan meetings at the old Rock quarry...Scared me and I was white.

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        by Vetwife on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 08:00:53 AM PST

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