I have lived in Virginia, Tennessee, Illinois, New York and California. When I first posted this question, someone emailed me and said, "what are you trying to do, start a revolution?" I replied, "No, I am just trying to create some honest dialogue...long overdue." Race is still such a big issue in this country and beyond, yet we rarely even honestly talk about it with our own white and other non-black relatives and friends. We have many white relatives and friends here on Facebook, which is a very, very safe environment, yet we avoid this big elephant in the room. Why is this? Second and third questions; What are your thoughts about race and racism or the Trayvon Martin murder in Florida. These questions are asked directly to our non-black relatives and friends (and some of my students who know how I love to provoke discussions). Of course anyone and everyone can add insight to this topic. By the way, even though true friendships transcend color, it is too easy to just say, "I don't see color." :) Thanks, KOH.
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