B-nessa, sounds like we're basically on the same page w/a lot of this You make such a good point: being able to stand up to racists without stooping to their level or giving them the type of hysterical reaction they crave.

LOL I suspect every generation thinks the younger generation has lost its collective mind. Seems to me there are some really amazing things going on with the newer generation, but maybe, like the rest of us, they also have some hard lessons to learn.

I love the fact the newer generation is a little less homophobic, classist and racist. ... Well, no, I can't really say any of that is fact, can I?! Maybe it's just me being hopeful, but they hit me as a little more liberal when it comes to social politics. And certainly, your generation was hugely responsible for helping to elect a Halfrican pres
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