Suzan, I look white, my dad looks Indian, sisters look Indian, one looks white, we are all half Indian and half Irish. We grew up poor, very poor. Im 43 and have been arrested numerous times, mostly thru my own fault, all 25 years ago. Ive been beaten up for being "half-breed" and an "Indian". But, Ive been beaten up by Indians for being white. No one wanted me, to this day I have no clue where I belong.I do know I do not belong with rich whites, they are not my people. Maybe all working people are my people?I used to blame "the system". I rarely blamed the one who had control:me. I look white and Im considered "white" by those who look at me, but I have no priveleges. I rent an apartment, get welfare and try to do"the next good thing", whatever that is.Right now, it's to fight for working class Americans, of all colors, all religions, especially the most vulnerable.Florida, thank God, is not what most places in the US are like. Many are, there are some exceptions. Florida isnt the rule, almost the rule. Our progress is slower than a snail on Haldol.Be well, thanks for the article.
Friday, April 20, 2012 - 17:59