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To: T-Bird45
When Davis was in high school, it was obvious that he was in the minority, he said. He felt the internal conflict between his heritage and his surroundings then, he said, but he adopted the speech patterns and culture of the people around him.

I experienced the same sort of conflict when I went to college, where my fellow students made regular use of profanity, smoked marijuana, drank booze, listened to contemporary rock music and protested the Vietnam War.

40 posted on 07/21/2013 7:27:29 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill
When Davis was in high school, it was obvious that he was in the minority, he said. He felt the internal conflict between his heritage and his surroundings then, he said, but he adopted the speech patterns and culture of the people around him.

I experienced the same sort of conflict when I went to college, where my fellow students made regular use of profanity, smoked marijuana, drank booze, listened to contemporary rock music and protested the Vietnam War.

I, too, felt something akin to that "tension" when I transferred to a university where the students and faculty had totally different speech patterns (in fact, they didn't speak English) and practiced a different culture (didn't celebrate the Fourth of July or Thanksgiving, were constantly explaining how ashamed they were because of "The War," etc.).

I was in the minority - a tiny minority - but didn't expect anyone to adjust to me.

Regards,

140 posted on 07/21/2013 10:41:31 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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