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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing

The other day, I was having dinner with some of my classmates. As the 1/2 dozen of us ate, someone at another table kept eying Chris, one of my comrades. When he finally came over and it turned out to be an old friend, he mentioned noticing one black guy (Chris) with 5 whites. Faith, who had previously remarked at being the only woman at the table, looked up at me for a second almost stunned. "You know, I didn't even notice that!"

I wish the world was like that.

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4 Comments:

  • At 8:39 AM, Anonymous bk30 said…

    Ahh but as your friend pointed out she didn't notice and neither do a lot of us...so in part the world is like that..in three generations "we've come a long way baby!"
    But I agree unfortunatly in places seperation is still evident. I was brought up to judge people on their own merit not by their race or anything else so never really noticed it. Then we moved to Alabama and my kids got beat up because they played with the one family of black people that lived in our area. We moved back to Pensacola and it was no big deal again. Then we moved to mississippi and it was a quiet thing. No one said anything if you went out or went to each others houses..it was when we were looking at rentals..we were told "I'll rent it to you, but you don't want to live here" It took us awhile to understand what they saying. It completely floored me!

     
  • At 6:29 PM, Anonymous Yo Mama said…

    "We are flowers of one garden " Think how boring that garden would be if all the flowers were the same.

     
  • At 3:57 AM, Anonymous My Downeaster Alexa said…

    ...in perfect harmoneeeee/I'd like to buy the wooorld a coke/And keep it companyyyyyyy!
    (my soprano ain't what it used to be.)

    I went to high school in a place where interracial relationships were more prevalent and less commented on. I even had two boyfriends who were black (and I DID go back!!!)

    When I went away to college I had a real eye-opening experience, and it jarred me, because I thought it would be different - I thought I would learn about other cultures and ways of living from my new friends. I never expected to learn how prevalent hatred still was. I have never felt so naive.

     
  • At 1:17 PM, Anonymous BK30 said…

    HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!!! love ya!!!

     

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