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"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Post Number: 366
|Posted on Sunday, October 17, 2004 - 01:10 pm: |
I don't consider other whites "my folks" just because they are white. Humaness first. I have met more people that are "my folks" that aren't white.
I attribute my "familial interracial love fest" (gosh where do come up with this stuff?!) to this simple thing (which I already said in my previous post). We weren't brainwashed to believe other races/colors/cultures/faiths of people were evil or wrong because they were different than our own. We were allowed to love and be loved. No walls. No barriers. I was NEVER told to stay away from certain people for who they were (God-given). I was NEVER told that I couldn't be friends with certain people because of what they looked like, where they were from, or what their faith backround was. It's about humaness first. Matters of culture were taught to me in the respect that they are to be celebrated and embraced, rather than shunned because they were unlike our own. My father traveled and lived outside of America at different points in his young adulthood. He was fluent in other languages besides English and my mother supported him tremendously. I was raised around other cultures, faiths, races (colors) of people my entire young life. As much as other families make color, race, culture and faith a divider, mine made it an experience to learn from and embrace. It's not the norm, I know. However, it was/is absolutely liberating to be part of a family like this.
"Interracial love fest" --that's great! You would enjoy the pictures we've taken of all these very sweet babies (that are all cousins) that look so very different, but yet, are family.
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