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Who is a racist Neal Mulligan neal karenmulligan@rcn.com rs,
I'll buy the notion that most of us have petty biases that are a manifestation of our fear of the unknown. We all tend to fear that which unfamiliar. Cultivated by the Stalins and Hitlers of the world it can become racism. But innately racist, prove it.

Most people I know having been exposed to another race or culture become as social with the new person as they are with their own. They may say something we would consider stupid to express their new acceptance, but that's often true of any new system, style, etc. they come in contact with and try to express their feelings about.

I'm not going to mea culpa my way through life. I don't intend to check with some PC authority everyday to be sure I'm using sufficiently sensitive and correct speech. If I have racism in my heart God will tell me soon enough. What you see is what you get.

It may have been Will Rodgers, some now claim it was Mae West, who said, "I never met a man I didn't like." I say he never met Al Sharpton.

Regards,

Neal



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