posted on Dec, 23 2010 @ 02:51 PM
I grew up in an All White suburb of Los Angeles. In 1946 there were signs at each end of Main Street that stated: "No Colored After Dark".
Before Fair Housing/Equal Rights - - one could refuse to sell their house for any reason - including skin color - religion - gender. Organizations
supporting Equal Rights - - sent out White couples to buy homes - - which they then resold to blacks - Mexicans (other minorities) - - to help
integrate neighborhoods AND give minorities the right to live where they chose. I witnessed "white flight" then and during forced busing.
I now live on the Arizona Mexican border. Do I think if their was a racial war here I'd be safe? Probably not. Its a rural agricultural area.
Mostly immigrants of lower education. Would I feel safe in a black ghetto? Probably not. But not because they are black - - because of lower
In my opinion - - fear of cultural differences is less likely in a higher educated society. In my opinion - - there is more logic and rationale in a
higher educated society (of course individuals can still be radical - humans are not robots).
Logic dictates there is only so much room on this planet. We have to share it. I do not consider myself better or more privileged because of where
my feet touched the ground when I was born. Or what belief I was born in to.
Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot" - - always puts things in perspective for me.