Encountering Racism in a Bar

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Morning Edition, December 28, 2004 · Commentator Kenji Jasper finds that despite the convergence of mainstream and black cultures, many Americans are still uncomfortable seeing a black man and a white women together in public -- even just as friends.

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Gary, who listens to WSHU in Fairfield, Conn.

"I was listening on the way to the commuter train station and nearly missed the train sitting in the parking lot, as I was so 'captured' by the story. It told the story that I have lived off and on for 33 years in my mixed race marriage. I look for the time when we in America, the greatest country on this earth, finally "get it" as has been [my] experience in many countries outside of the USA."

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