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The color line still very much with us

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This next month, we celebrate Black History Month, yet AustinTalks commentator John W. Fountain III says we still ignore some of the perils that blacks face on a daily basis.

He writes, "The problem goes much deeper than me maliciously generalizing a young black mother and her three children riding the CTA via Facebook, and my friends generating a 20-comment thread about my stereotyped assessment.

"It is much more severe than young girls profusely using profanity within earshot of elderly people or boys continuing to make fashion statements with Department of Corrections' identification numbers."

What else are we ignoring? To read the rest of Fountain's column or to share your comments, click here.



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