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  •  During the '08 election (6+ / 0-)

    I was friends with a family in Los Angeles, getting their kids into the acting business. They were from Virginia and had made enough money that they could afford to do that. The father as far as I could tell was as color blind as could be. He threw around off-jokes but he was a super people-person and I'd always see him joking around and helping and befriending people regardless of ethnicity, class etc. His wife and younger son, however, were another story. I overheard a phone call with her sister (I think) - her brother in law was a sheriff and was providing security at an Obama rally. He complained that he had to protect Obama when he'd like to take a shot himself. Then they talked about Obama a bit, and the wife said "where I'm from, they just know better than to do that." She meant that black people know better than to run for office. I found out later that her brother had been a grand dragon or whatever for the KKK. I could tell this lady was very uncomfortable in LA, especially with her husband bringing all sorts of "those" people around all the time.

    •  Wow, sad it was also the younger son , hopefully (0+ / 0-)

      her husband and neighbors and people she meets in LA will be a factor in helping her see the light and changing her mindset.

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      by wishingwell on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 10:24:50 AM PDT

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