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Old 11-14-16, 12:53 PM   #1
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I am white, and I have two friends who are black. So far, they are the only friends that I have. I try to spend a lot of time with them as possible. Right now, I am scared for them, because there are racists everywhere. I am frightened that the racism could go so far as to drive them away. I don't ever want to lose them. Although I will be making new friends at a new rec center next month, it won't be the same. Like I said before, these two women are the only friends that I have, and if they leave, I will be lonely and even more depressed, in spite of having a husband at my side.
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Old 11-18-16, 10:46 AM   #2
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Why won't anybody answer!? This is a matter of life and death, and no one wants to help me!? I thought this was a support site...
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Old 11-18-16, 02:57 PM   #3
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Racism has been omnipresent in the US long before any of us were born; Some people might be more inclined to show they are racist now that the president-elect unapologitically supports views like that but they didn't turn racist overnight; they have probably been that way for most of their lives.

What I'm trying to say is that it's just more of the same, maybe with a bit more bark. They are no more at risk than they were a month ago. I suppose political, race and religious tensions could worsen in the next couple of months but we're not there yet.
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I hope your friends will both be safe Womanofselfhatred, sorry I didn't answer (didn't see this thread until now, can only be online on and off at random times at the moment)

Just leaving you some as well
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I don't think your black friends will abandon you. I hope they are safe.

If I find out that people are racists I don't want to be friends with them anyway.
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Heyyy!

True friendship really isn't something that looks to race or gender. If they're your friends, do you think you could talk to them about it? About being afraid of this. Because friends are people you can talk to about this kind of things, right?

Anyway, after you posted this, how have things been the past month and such..?
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