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  •  cool story. My parents somewhat similar (1+ / 0-)
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    raincrow

    they taught us purposely it seemed to be color blind and that all people were of equal value.
    yet when my sister went to her prom with an African American boy my dad had a conniption. They were just friends.

    I think when it comes to family (after all in my parent's day you're 18 and dating it might mean you would marry that person!) long imbeded feelings trump reason.

    I guess they had the instilled racism but conciously decided to overcome it. They intellectually knew what was right but fear overwhelemed them.

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