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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 08:04 AM

25. Thank you. It's time for that dialogue we all must have

But white teen boys are generally perceived as potentially violent by a lot of people no matter what their skin color. But then they grow up and that perception is dropped.

When I was raising two boys and occasionally went to the Mall with them to shop for their shoes and clothes on every occasion groups of whites, especially older groups of retirees who also frequented the Mall in groups would actually look at them with fear. And more than once they would whisper to each other while looking at the boys. Yet that stopped as the boys became men. I hear you when you say it never stops for black men. It's a terrible thing to live with and I understand why many young men would react by deliberately trying to instill fear.

I think the best thing to do, and where to start is by questioning what exactly 'The Norm' is. And who says it's anything but a thin veneer of pretense. Nothing more than a costume we put on to pretend to be part of the accepted crowd.

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