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  1. Thank you for the kind words. I agree...you have to take it on a case by case basis. I have been situations where I thought I would be discriminated against because of who I was dealing with, people who I perceived had a bias against me. Turns out, they had all the confidence in the world in me. (Talk about entanglement!) I have also been openly and regulary discriminated against. Both are equally important experiences. There are so many layers to this conversation, but it reaches into some dark places that bring up some painful memories and feelings; and it is very hard to be objective when you are going for the jugular.
  2. As a black male, is it hard to have these conversations because of the difference in perspectives. Most white people will say that they are not racist, (a person who believes that a particular race is superior to another.) And I really believe them. But I think it is much harder for them to understand that alot whites are prejudiced (preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience) or biased (prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.) Thats why i believe that there is often a break down in dialog, but we all have our own bias...just my two cents....