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eilen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:29 AM
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18. Hmm, my brother is in a "blended" relationship
that if posited 20 years ago, I would have never believed would happen-- People do evolve. I remember people would have referred to it as a "mixed race" relationship which sounds horribly old fashioned now.

However, lots of progress is d/t the younger generation-- they are more open and accepting of each other than the middle aged -- who are a great improvement on the over 65's.

I think much is d/t economics. When I was younger, we had little diversity in our school and suburban neighborhoods. Even at the Catholic hospital I work at-- they seem to mostly hire their nursing staff from their graduate class (private nursing school) so it is predominately white-- little Hispanic and Black in the student body. I would say there is less than 10% diversity in that employment category although there has been a marked increase in the number of men. Even the patient population seems to be weighted heavily white (prob 75-80%) in an area of the city that is diverse.

At the state hospital about half a mile away it is much more diverse. Plus we have many students and residents from overseas so it is part of the work culture and is very interesting.
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