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I am so glad this conversation is happening. I grew up on the east coast and attended schools that were about half black. Coming out west was a bit of a culture shock as there are so few black people, but also it just feels less integrated. I sort of expected that living in rural Idaho, but I have now lived in Portland for five years and there seems to be just as much segregation here.
The question brought up on the show of having black music awards etc as furthuring segregation is ridiculous. Cultural pride is just as important as healthy integration. A culturally and racially integrated society recognizes differences among groups while giving individuals the same amount of respect. I would like to live in a world where we truly celebrate diversity!
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