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  •  Nailed it Kev! (5+ / 0-)

    I have family in Evanston actually.  But my life experience has taught me that much of the subtle white racism is intertwined with  classism.  I know folks who seem to always loathe black working class /poor folk but are cool with middle/upper class blacks and treat those folks as equals.

    •  interesting observation (0+ / 0-)

      how are those people with uneducated, poor White people?

      •  It's all in how they treat poor blacks & hispanics (0+ / 0-)

        The folks I'm thinking of DID treat lower class whites differently, kinda of a tribalism where they were quicker to excuse their behavior versus behavior of Blacks or Hispanics.  It was subtle IMO I was a witness because I'm northern European in ancestry so I was "part of their tribe".

        •  I saw this when I was growing up in a suburb (0+ / 0-)

          of Boston 30-40 yrs ago. But not in Boston now. That's just my own experience however. The circles one travels in matters a lot I think.

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