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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-04-11 12:28 AM
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55. I know. My grandfather always talked about the good old days
What it was like to come home from fighting in a war and be denied job after job after job because of the color of his skin.

To have his eldest brother lynched and know that there was absolutely nothing he, his other siblings and his mother (who almost died as a result of her son being killed) could do about it because the law supported the white men who killed his brother.

My grandmother fondly remembers having to shuttle all five of her daughters through the back doors of restaurants, shopping centers, and even government offices -- offices that she helped PAY FOR with her tax money. She gets nostalgic when remembering despite being college educated and absolutely brilliant, the only job that she was allowed to have was as a schoolteacher because that's all black women were allowed to do in those times if they didn't want to be maids, housekeepers or nannies for rich, white women.

Ah yes, the good old days. Where'd they go?
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