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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 12:37 AM

16. "I had to actually leave leave America to even be considered ordinary."

I know the feeling, Mr. Scorpio. I had to live in Italy in order to understand I that I am an American. I had to live in another country to feel normal and ordinary. I am not a black man, but I am a black woman, so I understand some of the issues black men have to deal with, but I cannot ever understand all of them. I had a father, and I have a brother, cousins, nephews and friends who are black men, so your post really touches and breaks my heart. I am crying as I write this, most especially for my father. He was the kind of man who would give the clothes off his back to help a stranger, but he was also 6'4" tall and 200+ lbs, and was deemed "intimidating" in this country. He grew up in Texas, and god only knows what hell he had to deal with as a boy and a young man. I don't know because he rarely talked about his childhood. I just know he was a good, kind person, who also happened to be a black male. And that has never been a good thing to be in America.

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