posted on Jul, 14 2013 @ 10:49 PM
reply to post by ButterCookie
So much admiration for you and your courage to stand for your self and not just your race. A most inspiring and refreshing post.
I am an older (officially elder (white) but I will not subcome to that stereotype), who grew up mostly in rural Texas with whos family immigrated from
Tn and Kentucky.
As a 12 year old (abt. 1957-58) I was living with my grandparents in a small community west of Fort Worth. This may have been around the time of the
marches and talks of segregated/integrated schools. I recall my grandmother, who I was living with at the time in response to some comment I made
telling me that "Blacks were not as good as us". I was confused and asked why. Don't recall the answer but I do recall rejecting it and saying
something to the effect that "they were just people like us". I don't know where that came from, I just know it was instinctive in me.
My daughter's best friend is a black man from high school. Great guy who comes to all our get to gathers. He calls me Mom.
Saying that, there seems to be more blacks than whites hanging on to old traditional and culture and they are rallied by Sharpton, Jackson and, yes,
even Obama. Instead of embracing the changes that have been made in the last 50 years, they pounce on anything that will continue to divide us. It is
their power they want to maintain and that power should be rejected by everyone.
Considering Zimmerman/Martin. Martin was young, a little hot headed and wanted to get back at the man watching him...typical teenager. Zimmerman, a
little too ambitious perhaps in a neighbor hood with many break ins. Both made mistakes.
ButterCookie, so much respect for you an your wisdom and the struggle you have with family and friends. May we all just embrace each other as humans
traveling the earthly existence and continue to learn and grow.