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gaspee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-14-06 08:38 AM
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6. Let me guess...
You're white? And "All American" looking?

When I used to frequently cross the US/Mexico border (Presidio into and out of Ojinaga or just driving across the river) my friend and I, two blond, female Americans never, ever, ever got stopped and searched - for drugs or whatever) but if we had our friend Octavia with us, who had more money than us and whose family had been in the US going back to Alamo times.
And if we had male friends with us, we were stopped. Even though one was a parmedic and the other a National park worker. I think it was the dreadlocks with those two, though, not that they were male. But just the two of us white, female, "All-American" chicas, never stopped.

Funny how that works, isn't it?
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