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Emru Townsend wrote:
> And, not to further polarize things, but just about any visible minority
> (and some invisible ones) in North America can tell you it's a naive
> assumption. Outwardly I, and several friends, are some of the most
> middle-class black people you'd ever meet, and we've had problems with
> police and security guards. Mostly minor, but that's not the point.
> It's nice to believe that only bad guys get busted. Too bad this isn't a
I first noticed this situation when I was visiting in the Bay area
with some friends. They live in the Claremont district, a very upper
middle area of Berkeley. A daughter and son-in-law were visiting.
The son-in-law was very black and very upper middle class in dress
and mannerisms. About 9:00, he got up to leave, explaining that he
would be stopped if he was seen in the neighbourhood after dark.
A small thing, but it taught this white boy a thing or two, believe
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