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  1. Bettymom

    That is the most precious picture ever! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all babies and small children could be raised in mixed groups? I think it would change the world.

    January 27, 2017
    1. noahbody

      Yes it would.

      January 27, 2017
    2. GoldenPig2012

      More and more often, babies, here in America and in other places, ARE being raised with “mixed groups”. Babies, toddlers, children don’t CARE about color or race or religion, none of them. They work within the basic parameter of “I like you. You like me. Let’s be friends, we’re the same.” It’s only we grown-ups who throw in the “big differences” and reasons to suspect others, reject others, sigh, hate others.

      I was raised in a town with less than 5,000 people in it. There were two black families in this white town, about 40 black people in all. It wasn’t until I left that town that I discovered black people weren’t considered by some “the same”. Then a few years after that, I met Mexican people. Again, told about how they were different from me. The only thing different was their accent, but, since people made fun of mine, too………I figured we had that in common.

      We can do this, people. We CAN, if we choose to.

      January 28, 2017
      1. noahbody

        If only we would choose to.

        January 28, 2017
      2. Bettymom

        I grew up in a town of less than 1500. As a matter of fact, most of those years the population sign said 1234. There was one black person in the entire county, a teen-age boy who was either adopted or someone’s foster kid. Everyone fell all over themselves trying to get to know him because he was someone different or exotic. It’s a sure thing that no one looked down on him.

        I had a black office mate at NASA and she was very stand-offish with me. It took me months to get her to believe I truly wanted to be her friend, and even then, I’m not sure I ever really was her friend – because she wouldn’t let me! Still, I admired her a great deal because of all the heavy responsibilities she had in her life, and I cried at her funeral.

        January 28, 2017
        1. GoldenPig2012

          My condolences on her loss, though they are late. The fact is, there’s a hell of a lot of us who don’t care about the labels, just the people.

          January 28, 2017
        2. noahbody

          Sorry for your loss.

          January 28, 2017
  2. Munkyman

    I’m trying really hard not to make a joke about the Klan having a “diversity program.”

    January 27, 2017
    1. GoldenPig2012

      Chuckle, I’m sure it would be hilarious.

      January 28, 2017
      1. noahbody

        LOL!

        January 28, 2017
    2. noahbody

      LMAO!

      January 28, 2017
  3. depressedgirl

    I cannot stand the KKK. They are so horrible. I really do wish the kids could be raised in mixed groups.

    January 28, 2017
    1. GoldenPig2012

      Oh, honey, most kids are. Go out in public, turn your head left, then right……………is everyone you see just like you, physically? Religiously? Emotionally? No? Then, yep, our kids are being raised in a mixed group. It’s up to us adults to make that a GOOD thing.

      January 28, 2017
      1. noahbody

        You are right of course

        January 28, 2017
    2. noahbody

      Mostly they are

      January 28, 2017
  4. danthequestionman

    The actions of a few can cloud a complete race, bringing fear, anger and hatred from the rest of our “civilized” world toward them.
    This works for both sides of the coin. Sad.
    Equally sad are those who are caught up in movements or beliefs that keep them spiritual and physical prisoners under laws that God had no hand in making.
    With special mention are those faiths which keep women and children under bondage, living in constant fear of rape, incest, mental and physical beatings.
    Christian scripture tells us to love and respect our women as we are to do of Christ Jesus who loved us enough to sacrifice Himself to blot out all our sins from the sight of His and our Heavenly Father.
    Christians are not perfect, by any means, but we hope for eventual perfection in Christ when we leave this world of turmoil, or “hell” as many have called it.

    February 10, 2017