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  •  I Live In The Town I Grew Up In (3+ / 0-)
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    near a huge Air Force base my dad was last stationed at. You know in like 1986 the smartest and most popular people were African American or Asian in my highschool. When I first saw racism in college I was confused. Very confused. I couldn't compute.

    When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

    by webranding on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 04:09:21 PM PST

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    •  I don't understand how I accepted (4+ / 0-)

      so many things as normal when I was young.  My 7 year old would never tolerate bigotry or racism or bullying.  
      She would speak up in a heartbeat.   Kids are smarter today I guess.

      We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

      by Vetwife on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 04:11:59 PM PST

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      •  Good For You! (2+ / 0-)
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        If I could take you back to where I lived in Leavenworth KS (1976 time) when my father was a professor at the Army War College  to the school I went to and show you the way I used to run home to get away from being bullied.

        That your kid will stand up for those having that done to them is about the coolest thing I've heard today.

        Later my father when I told him what was happening he taught me to defend myself. To break your arm or make you  "tap" out. But before that, it was about the most terrible thing in the world.

        When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

        by webranding on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 04:24:17 PM PST

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      •  even stranger would be that many of the (1+ / 0-)
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        victims of racism defended the system of racism as being the natural order of things.  Especially among older African Americans in the 1950s, upstarts in the civil rights movement were seen as trouble makers and only making things worse

        •  yes... There was so much confusion (1+ / 0-)
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          as the natural order of things was easier than change.
          I heard the president speak in 04 and my eyes lit up.  I told my husband when he spoke at the onvention.. You are watching the future and rising greatness.   He recalled that talk when he got the nomination.
          I knew then, that he was a star on the rise.  

          We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

          by Vetwife on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 04:40:23 PM PST

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    •  My little girl is about the bravest child (2+ / 0-)
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      I know.  She is in tune to so very much..I try to shield her as much as possible from the wrongs but she never leaves my side so, she knows quite a bit for a child her age...except to go to school and then she talks about the wrongs of people....One of a kind with a peace sign on everything.

      We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

      by Vetwife on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 04:31:44 PM PST

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