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Charlotte Preston

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Do you feel comfortable talking to someone of a different race about racial issues and stereotypes?

I love to talk to open minded people about how silly and unnecessary it is for racism to exist. We have great liberating conversations that all suggest at the end of the day that all people have the same basic needs....Peace, Love and Happiness!

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  • Oct 11 2012: As a writer/poet, it always amazes me how quickly people get uncomfortable when hearing race issues expressed openly. Most people think they're cool with the discussion, until truth is expressed, as Bob Marley said, "if the cap fits ......",

    So, I feel comfortable speaking on these issues, but, people should remember that racism has so many subversive levels & subtleties, that, when people are asked to actually look at their behaviour & attitudes, that's when you see that this is a very prevalent problem & issue for numerous people, probably moreso, in a lot of ways today, than the days of the KKK ... etc ... It's easy to play along now, whilst harboring racist views & attitudes, hence, i'd suggest that, if you walked into a bar & started the conversation, many people would find a way to smoothly escape ... just my opinion of course.

    Finally, as a black man, let me just stress that racism starts in a lot of instances, within it's own racial groupings, a very important thing to recognise & for these communities to acknowledge ... caste systems etc & unbelievable levels of internal race discrimination within the black community, not fiction, but, FACT.

    Unity & frank open discussion is the only way to hopefully reduce that, which, will never be eradicated.

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