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Old 11-13-2008, 09:43 AM
Location: Bronx, NY
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Originally Posted by NYCwoman View Post
I was taught at an early age not to judge a book by its cover. But apparantly not everyone grew up with the same "teachers" or values. What a shame....
Why is that a shame? That's called diversity: diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks.
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by NYCwoman View Post
Amen Miles! See what happens when you don't have a mindset that allows you to only think in black and white. Our country (down to our poorest neighborhoods) will only move forward when people start to see the shades of gray inherent in every difficult issue!
You know, NYCWoman. I think you hit the nail on the head. People really do need to look at the gray areas and realize that in life everything is not black or white - especially so in America. In order to uplift our own cause, we do not need to bring down an opposing perspective.

And as someone who did not vote for Obama and still does not agree with many items on his platform, I've come to realize that perhaps, things can and do work out for the best in the long run. Perhaps America does indeed need someone who is neither white nor black to move us forward. Sure, extremists on both sides will abound and continue to denigate each other, but for many others, having a biracial president is the quintessential vindication that America is truly working for all shades of color.
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:53 AM
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And Sha83. You mentioned (along with a ton of really negative reactionary stuff) in an earlier post about why don't we do something positive for the neighborhoods of the South Bronx. OK, I'll bite on that one. Hunts Point is in desperate need of tutors - I have signed up to start tutoring children next Thursday (I am a member of NY Cares and they put volunteers all over the City to work). In the spirit of working together towards positive solutions to help the most vulnerable of the South Bronx, how about you or others joining me? How about it? From your posts, this sounds like just the thing you are clamoring for...

Let me know...The sessions are for a couple of hours each Thursday and the place is not too far from the Hunts Point subway.
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:53 AM
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