In the spirit of keeping all our race relations positive- thought I'd start this thread.
From the time I was born I've been around people of all walks of life in America. I love em' all. EVERY culture brings positives to this country of ours in one way or another.
My mom was part Native American/Irish . My dad was English, German, French & Welsh.
My first kiss as a young man at age 15 was to a African American JW girl . Very sweet.
I had 2 African American witnesses ( good friends ) stand up for me in my 1st wedding. The 1st wife was Italian / American lasted 19 years.
My second marriage was to a Mexican/American lady which only lasted a year and a half due to her substance abuse problem.
My 3rd marriage ( which I'm currently in ) has lasted 4 years to a wonderful Swedish / Slavic woman whose own grandparents were from the old countries in Europe who taught her the skill of seamstress work passed down through generations in her family.
In fact - My wife has a gay nephew and his partner who we love very much and enjoyed their company at her nieces recent high school graduation.
The point I'm making is prejudice is ignorant and stupid. Everybody is the same underneath. We ALL bleed red- even Jehovah's Witneses ! LOL !
This country ( U.S. A. ) we happen to live in has suffered terrible abuses of prejudices through it's history. First the Nayive Americans were run off their land by the Europeans . And slave traders in Africa sold Africans to be slaves over in America. History is full of man's abuse of his fellow man, woman, and child. When I look at a person as to being someone I want to get close to I look at the quality of the individual, not the gender, race, position in life, political standing , social standing , etc. Is it really all that complicated ? I think people make it more complex than it needs to be. John Lennon and the Beatles had it right, " All you Need is Love. " Your thoughts ? Peace & love to all, Mr. Flipper