Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

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On Thursday afternoon of this week, I took my dogs to Dogwood Park. While sitting down with my boyfriend an older man came over to us and started conversing about his life. After a while of talking, we came to know that he was a Vietnam Veteran originally from the Wildwood area. He was white and my boyfriend and I are hispanic. This man was absolutely one of the genuinely nicest people I have met here. The reason I found this conversation pertinent because he told us that his uncle was part of the KKK. His uncle had expected him to join as well, always taking him propaganda about the “organization.” However, he never did. He told us that he believed everyone was equal and should not be discriminated against just because of skin color. This just proves that not just because their family holds a specific viewpoint means that children will also take up the same values, although I recognize that it does happen.

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Written by dmg24

January 30, 2010 at 2:16 am

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