The biggest current event in my hometown

Emma (Girl With Fire) Emma (Girl With Fire)
Ah yes I grew up in the country, just outside of a small town named Campbellford. It was miserably conformist and full of small minded idiots. I left to change schools in my last few years of highschool. Ended up in a school in Toronto with a student body that was incredibly diverse, in culture, race, and socio economic backgrounds. I LOVED that school. I loved living in the city.

I remember being in the 4th grade and there were two African American twin sisters in my class. Shortly after my first year there, the family moved away. They had been constantly harassed by a number of the people in town, and their daughters had been called a number of racist names no 10 year old should know exist. When I graduaed and went into highschool it was not much better. I had traded a miserable, mean public school for a highschool filled with the students from 5 public schools all from small towns and villages surrounding my own, with people who behaved the same. It is not easy growing up being taught that being a good person, and being yourself is what is important, when everybody around you is learning that conforming and being accepted is he top priority. When I finally moved away, it felt so nice to be in a school where white people were actually the minority. I saw it as an opportunity to be different in a place where everybody was different. I have moved all over the place since then, and have always found living in a diverse community to be of great importance to me. I would like to raise my children somewhere that differences are accepted and embraced and not seen as flaws.

Having said that. I would like to share the newest horrific example of the kind of crap that goes on in my hometown.

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11/17/2010
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Emma (Girl With Fire) Emma (Girl With Fire)
Quote:
Originally posted by Emma (Girl With Fire)
Ah yes I grew up in the country, just outside of a small town named Campbellford. It was miserably conformist and full of small minded idiots. I left to change schools in my last few years of highschool. Ended up in a school in Toronto with a student ... More
I would like to add that the man in blackface was a local police officer.
11/17/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
...wow...

That's just not cool...at all.
11/17/2010
Emma (Girl With Fire) Emma (Girl With Fire)
I wasn't at all surprised that somebody showed up in a retarded costume like that. But that they WON the costume contest? That speaks volumes.
11/17/2010
Gallowraven Gallowraven
wow, that is horrible. there are places where so much as implying racism will get you arrested for a short time, under the pretense of causing a public disturbance. But a police officer participating in this, and winning. is simply unreal. it reminds of the sort of things that happened during the time when the whole country was segregated. it is just wrong.
01/12/2011
Lady Neshamah Lady Neshamah
oh my gods!!!!!

but the sad thing is that i had heard about this on the news when it happened.

still breaks my heart
01/13/2011
Emma (Girl With Fire) Emma (Girl With Fire)
Quote:
Originally posted by Lady Neshamah
oh my gods!!!!!

but the sad thing is that i had heard about this on the news when it happened.

still breaks my heart
Oh I know, it was on the news worldwide.
01/13/2011
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