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Old 09-14-2008, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by MissShona View Post
I grew up in the projects and my home was full of books. Encyclopedias, biographies, history, religious, scientific, those Time-Life books -- so please don't make gross generalizations
Honestly you were probably in the minority in your projects. Yes I'am Black.

I remember once in high school our english teacher gave us an assignment to do at home that required us to use a dictionary. Most of this class was made up of Black students. Anyway the next day not too many of the kids had done the assignment because one of the Black kids joked that:

"Black folks ain't got no dictionaries in their homes".

Now this was funny but true for many of the Black kids in that class.
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