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SmileyRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-15-08 07:22 AM
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14. Me too - although there are educated people who are racists
Edited on Wed Oct-15-08 07:22 AM by SmileyRose
IMHO it has more to do with upbringing and life experience. I grew up in the upper midwest, small suburb, very blue collar, lower end economically, almost all white. Racism was ingrained but no one thought they were racists. Then I moved to Atlanta, got away of hearing that garbage every day and had a whole wonderful experience with people of all types. I still have my prejudices that I fight daily but any racism that was deposited via my upbringing is long gone decades ago.

So yes, it has to do with education, but not necessarily college education, more like experience education. -- though I do think college CAN have the effect of widening one's life experience.
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