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Old 03-12-2016, 07:56 PM
 
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Some interesting info on California's racial history. Are many here familiar with this history?


'No Mexicans Allowed:' School Segregation in the Southwest - Latino USA
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Old 03-13-2016, 02:55 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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Interesting info; thanks for posting it. Many people don't know anything about Mendez vs Westminster, which was before Brown vs Board of Education.
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Old 03-13-2016, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Carpinteria
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Interesting. Neighbors have told me, N.W. side of Linden Av. in Carpinteria was all Mexicans and the S.E. side all whites first half of the 1900's. Glad we've gotten past that period. Now whites are mixed in all over the damn place. Mexicans are a tolerant people.
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Old 03-13-2016, 07:38 PM
 
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One reason this may not be as well known is because the California desegregation came in 1947. This was before the TV era which captured the 60's Civil Rights movement for all to see and experience.
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Old 03-13-2016, 09:43 PM
 
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The Mexican immigrant side of my family lived it.
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Oroville, California
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There's still segregation of course - its by $$$.

The article makes it sound like it was all over California in a very Jim Crow type way. My parents came here from Oklahoma in 1941. I asked her what the differences were when she first started school in Dos Palos (Merced County). She said having black and Mexican kids in class. Schools in Oklahoma were all segregated back then (along with public spaces like bus depots, restaurants, restrooms, etc... - just like the Deep South).

Oh, and she said she got laughed at the first day of school for saying "Yes Ma'am" to her teacher when asked a question. Apparently kids in California never said Sir or Ma'am to teachers like in the South.

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Old 03-14-2016, 08:24 AM
 
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There's still segregation of course - its by $$$.

The article makes it sound like it was all over California in a very Jim Crow type way. My parents came here from Oklahoma in 1941. I asked her what the differences were when she first started school in Dos Palos (Merced County). She said having black and Mexican kids in class. Schools in Oklahoma were all segregated back then (along with public spaces like bus depots, restaurants, restrooms, etc... - just like the Deep South).

Oh, and she said she got laughed at the first day of school for saying "Yes Ma'am" to her teacher when asked a question. Apparently kids in California never said Sir or Ma'am to teachers like in the South.

I address all females I don't know as Miss, the over 40 MILF crowd can get real friendly after that.

My wife just rolls her eyes when she's with me. Secretly she likes it when I get hit on. Usually pays dividends later on.

In this day and age I've found great Manners puts me ahead of the game in many areas of everyday life. especially with the over 40 crowd.
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:05 AM
 
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In this day and age I've found great Manners puts me ahead of the game in many areas of everyday life. especially with the over 40 crowd.
Right? All readers here have taken note of your excellent manners! You leave many in awe, as you say
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:44 AM
 
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Right? All readers here have taken note of your excellent manners! You leave many in awe, as you say
Only 22300 reader's opinions on my posting manners I give a damn about. And counting.
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:47 AM
 
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Only 22300 reader's opinions on my posting manners I give a damn about. And counting.
Right! No duplications there!

(Do you really care about reps?)
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