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Old 15 February 2018, 11:59 PM
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I read a novel from the early sixties once that illustrates thorny locust's most recent point well. In it, a white Southern girl is trying to defend the South from accusations of racism. Her argument basically boils down to "But my family loves our black employees! They wouldn't even be able to make it in the world without my parents looking out for them!" I think that kind of paternalism was pretty common in that era, at least in the South.
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