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Gender: Male
Hometown: Bristol/CT
Home country: USA
Member since: Tue Nov 7, 2006, 08:13 PM
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I went out with a few of my neighbors yesterday- four of us went to a brewery and had a really good time. We have gone out in the past and my wife and I have gone over there houses. They are fun to be with for the most part but after a few drinks some ugly parts of their personalities begin to seep out. All of them and their wives are republicans. Each of them has a real low opinion of black people- I do not share their views and have no problem speaking my mind with the standard republican drivel. I have no problem holding my own when it comes to the talking points but am truly not sure what to do about the racism.

I am struggling- my wife and I do not have many friends mostly due to our focus on our three kids ages 14 and twin 9 year olds. Since the kids are getting older we have found more time to go out.

Do we drop them as friends? Do we keep them as friends and ignore the comments? Do we keep them as friends and speak our minds and potentially alienate ourselves and lose them as friends?

This is very awkward-

Any suggestions?

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