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  1. Bob Cohen Says:

    I remember living in the segregated south in the 1950s. I remember the separate water fountains and bathrooms in public places such as department stores and bus stations. I remember that blacks couldn’t eat lunch at any of the downtown restaurants. I remember the signs on the city buses that read “Colored To The Back”. The worst part was how the Jewish community hid their Judaism from the general population so as not to attract too much attention from the bigots becauste, after all this was only a few years after the holocaust. I always felt embarrassed that the black woman my mother hired to clean the house couldn’t eat out with us at a restaurant. It was a very sad and phony time in America. In the south it was legal segregation but in the north it was just white flight to the suburbs leaving the blacks to kill each other in the rotting inner cities.

    • katry Says:

      I grew up in a small town with mostly Irish and Italian last names and no Blacks, but that has changed over time. Nobody minds. That’s how it is. When I first moved to the cape. we knew only a couple of Black families. That too has changed. The cape has become a melting pot. The greatest influx has been from Brazil. They have become part of the community and are welcomed.

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