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  1. i so agree – i grew up in the deep south, in the land of prejudice and history – i grew up in montgomery, home of dr. king's church – i work on the street where he marched. he is very much alive in my culture. i didn't understand when i was younger but i do now. i want all the hate to end and let us just be people – together.

  2. Maddy

    I was like you but on the other side of the spectrum. I rolled my eyes when my minority peers spoke of racism. I thought (and still do at times) that people used it as a scapegoat when they didn't get their way. I believed if you worked hard, you would be awarded the same opportunities as the rest of the world. But when I moved to rural Pennsylvania, boy did that change! That's when I realized that racism is alive and kicking! And boy is it scary! I still believe that hard work and dedication will get you far, but I'm no longer ignorant to the preconceived notions that others have. And even though it's not as blatant as the racism in PA, I still catch glimpses of prejudices in my "integrated" neck of the woods. But even so, we've certainly come along way thanks to people like MLK that lived and died for the cause.

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