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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-11 05:28 AM
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2. I remember my uncle had a black maid in the seventies
He didn't have a whole helluva lot of money either. He was a manager of some sort at a retail outlet. Not a big-bucks kind of job, but he could afford to have this black lady over everyday and pick up after his kids, and cook meals, and what-not. I have no idea what he paid her, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't enough. He was also a militant racist. No, not a Klan member, but he was pretty militant in his rhetoric. I was puzzled by why my uncle hated black people so much, yet he let a black lady take care of his children, and cook his meals. I missed going to segregated schools by a few years, and never really understood why I was supposed to hate black people. And I "sold out" at the age of six or seven, when my uncle paid me fifty cents at a time to say "nigger." I never understood why he was amused by that, but fifty cents could buy quite a bit of candy in those days.
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