Freezing Friday Fluffernutter

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Freezing Friday Fluffernutter
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Fri, 01-31-2014 - 11:43am

Weekend plans?

Where have you traveled? What places do you want to go but haven't yet?

What's the unhealthies food item in your house right now? The healthiest?

What's for lunch? Dinner?

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Registered: 12-22-2013
Mon, 02-03-2014 - 5:41pm

There was absolutely not much diversity in my class - nor in my school.  We had two Asians in my graduating class - one had an american father and a Japanese mother.  The other was Korean and adopted by an American family at birth.  We had no blacks or hispanics.   Very very white Christian town.  It's one of the reasons I don't live there and don't want to raise my kids there

How many kids do your own kids have in their graduating classes? (I think you might have said but don't remember).

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 02-03-2014 - 5:43pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<div style="color:#111111; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-style:normal; font-variant:normal; font-weight:normal; text-align:left; text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; background-color:#ffffff"><div><ul></ul></div></div><div style="border-bottom-color:#cccccc; border-bottom-width:1px; border-bottom-style:solid; color:#111111; font-family:Arial, Helvetica, Helvetica, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-style:normal; font-variant:normal; font-weight:normal; text-align:left; text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; background-color:#ffffff"><div><div><div>There were five kids in my graduating class in Japan. My older son had fourteen in his.</div></div><div></div><div>Wow, and I am told I dont have much experience with people different than myself but I graduated with 1,600 other kids who were all races and religions and some that were even exchange students. Lolololol</div></div></div>

Well, since I was living in a foreign country, and going to an international school (I was the only American), diversity was kind of built in.

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Mon, 02-03-2014 - 5:47pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px"><strong>"You need to quote things correctly."</strong></p><p style="font-size:13px">No, I normally would quote exactly, but I was telling your what your repsonse meant.  Because you seem to think that even though you responded directly to someone else's experience, that you didn't say what you actually did say.  </p><p style="font-size:13px"><strong>OMG that is a winner, you are TELLING me what my response meant? bwahhaa...I KNOW what it meant and it was a direct answer to what others have told me in the past about my experience in meeting people different than myself. lol. </strong></p>

No you were comparing your experience to Bord's, which you were judging as limited.  Even though that is not her full experience.  That's fine.  I don't believe you have convinced anyone of what you think you have, no many how many times you say it.  Shrug.

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Mon, 02-03-2014 - 5:50pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
How many kids do your own kids have in their graduating classes? (I think you might have said but don't remember).

Amazingly, her kids' high school is more racially diverse than the one your kids go/will go to.  Yours is 85% white, while hers is only 75% white.  

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Registered: 12-22-2013
Mon, 02-03-2014 - 5:51pm

Well, since I was living in a foreign country, and going to an international school (I was the only American), diversity was kind of built in.

And I never said otherwise. Sigh....

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Registered: 12-22-2013
Mon, 02-03-2014 - 5:53pm

No you were comparing your experience to Bord's, which you were judging as limited.  Even though that is not her full experience.  That's fine.  I don't believe you have convinced anyone of what you think you have, no many how many times you say it.  Shrug.

Nope. Honestly if I was to compare it to anyone's, it would be Savcal's as she had 59 people in her class, with not much diversity as she has just said and she has not gone out of North America or has gone as many places outside of the United States as myself. I wasn't comparing myself to anyone. I was stating a fact about how much more diversity I HAVE had compared to what others think I have had. 

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Registered: 12-22-2013
Mon, 02-03-2014 - 5:54pm

Amazingly, her kids' high school is more racially diverse than the one your kids go/will go to.  Yours is 85% white, while hers is only 75% white.  

And? I was not talking ONLY about racial differences. 

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Mon, 02-03-2014 - 5:59pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
And? I was not talking ONLY about racial differences.

I just find it really interesting, especially considering that your state is only 65% white overall, and her state is 82% white overall.

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Mon, 02-03-2014 - 6:01pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">There was absolutely not much diversity in my class - nor in my school.  We had two Asians in my graduating class - one had an american father and a Japanese mother.  The other was Korean and adopted by an American family at birth.  We had no blacks or hispanics.   Very very white Christian town.  It's one of the reasons I don't live there and don't want to raise my kids there</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px">How many kids do your own kids have in their graduating classes? (I think you might have said but don't remember).</span></strong></p>

About 350.  The school system here is pretty diverse - due in large part to being a college town. Our HS demographics mirror, almost exactly, the demographics of the state.  With the notable exception of the Asian population, where we have a higher than average %, and the hispanic population, where we have a lower than average %.   And we're not too far off of the US demographics.

My hometown is 97% white.   Not representative of the state or nation at all.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Mon, 02-03-2014 - 6:03pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">No you were comparing your experience to Bord's, which you were judging as limited.  Even though that is not her full experience.  That's fine.  I don't believe you have convinced anyone of what you think you have, no many how many times you say it.  Shrug.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px">Nope. Honestly if I was to compare it to anyone's, it would be Savcal's as she had 59 people in her class, with not much diversity as she has just said and she has not gone out of North America or has gone as many places outside of the United States as myself. I wasn't comparing myself to anyone. I was stating a fact about how much more diversity I HAVE had compared to what others think I have had. </span></strong></p>

I've not said anything about your diversity. I don't know your experiences.  So please don't pretend to try to know mine.  Remember, I've lived in three states, and spent substantial time in DC.   I did grow up in a very non-diverse place - that's not been the case since I left there ... 25 years ago.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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