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To: Terpin

Your experience is a common one but I also know quite a few white kids-and Mexican and Asians-who went to mostly black schools and actually acculturated into the black ambiance of those places.Not really”wiggers”but just white kids who hung out with the blacks and adopted many of their cultural patterns,especially with music and speech.
Then there were the white kids that withdrew and stayed to themselves and just plain were not very comfortable in that environment.


53 posted on 07/02/2008 6:59:12 PM PDT by Riverman94610
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To: Riverman94610

Just to add to my last comment:
Two white kids I would spend summers with at Lake Tahoe who went to a now notorious Oakland ghetto school in the Sixties when it was integrated.
Pete and Jerry would tell”coon jokes”,mock black speech patterns and had a pretty racist perspective as we would define it today.
Yet they were powerfully in love with black music and in later years Pete had a very devoted black girlfriend.
On top of that,Jerry beat one white kid’s butt who came up from Woodside talking about”those Oakland niggers”.Jerry jumped on him sreaming,”Don’t you EVER talk about my friends like that again”.
It was almost like he was saying,”I EARNED the right to be a racist.You rich suburban snots did not”
Very strange couple of guys!


56 posted on 07/02/2008 7:05:30 PM PDT by Riverman94610
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