posted on Mar, 27 2011 @ 03:48 PM
I had to stay for awhile inpatient in a VA hospital. I was an early 40's caucasian f, scrunched in with a bunch of male Vietnam veterans, some white
guys, mostly black guys. I would never been 'socializing' with these people otherwise. I learned how much a 'book's' 'cover' can misrepresent
him. I'll never forget sitting very close next to this skinny white guy, who I later learned had AIDs. If I knew such at the time, my fear and
prejudice would have caused me to sit --not-- near him. Another gentleman, black guy, looked like your typical inner city resident, but when he
spoke, I could tell his IQ was alot higher than mine, thats for sure. That was the most INTENSE time of my life, since something that happened to me
in the early '80s, (which is a whole other subject) but I would never ever elect to relive it again, as it came with traumatic hearbreak and loss.
(Death). But it was a H**l of a learning experience. To say the least.