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Category: Race/Ethnicity
Subject: Guess who's coming (newspaper column)
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To white people: would you invite a black person to your home? Have you ever?
Posted:4/2/2006
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Frederick C. , Jacksonville, FL, United States , Male
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Category: Race/Ethnicity
Subject: All races welcome in my home, if they behave
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I'm a 48-year-old female with children, and all their friends were welcome in my home as long as they behaved as they should. It's not what you are that makes you a friend, it's who you are. What a weird question. Get over yourself. I invite whomever I want into my home, regardless of race.
Posted:6/8/2009
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Colleen F., Orange Park, FL, United States , 48 , female , white/Caucasian
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Category: Race/Ethnicity
Subject: I have black friends over for dinner
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I have, many times. My best friend is black, and He's over quite a lot.
Posted:7/23/2006
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Logan , Parrish, FL, United States , 19 , Male , Catholic , White/Caucasian , Straight , College Student , High School Diploma , Middle class
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Category: Race/Ethnicity
Subject: Why wouldn't I have a black to dinner?
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Yes, I have. Why would I not?
Posted:6/25/2006
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Cari , Austin, TX, United States , Female
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Category: Race/Ethnicity
Subject: Friendship with blacks: what a concept
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When I lived in Texas, my guest list for my 11th birthday sleepover consisted of two white girls, the one Hispanic girl in our class and four black girls. Why? These were my friends.

In fact, pretty much my entire life, if I'm friends with a black person, I invite them over, and they invite me over, and so on.

It's called 'friendship'. Get familiar with the concept.
Posted:4/12/2006
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Ann , Kansas City, MO, United States , 38 , Female , Animist , White/Caucasian , Straight , Executive Assistant , 4 Years of College , Middle class
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Category: Race/Ethnicity
Subject: Well... it depends
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Frederick asks "white people" if they would ever invite a black person to their home. I am a white person, and, for me, the answer is "it depends." It depends upon whether they are good company, whether they would feel welcome in my home, whether they are friends or whether I know them at all... in short, the same criteria I would use when considering whether I would have ANYONE over. Yes, of course, I've invited black people to my home. I wish that we lived in a world where this question was patently ridiculous.

Posted:6/3/2009
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Jorge M, Jacksonville, FL, United States , 52 , Male , Episcopalian , Hispanic/Latino (may be any race) , Over 4 Years of College , Middle class
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Category: Race/Ethnicity
Subject: Guess who's not coming
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I have many times, but avoid inviting African Americans who always remind others that they are black. For instance, the famous comment "I'm the only black person here". Like we didn't notice. Obviously nobody cared until you brought it up. Now you've made people uncomfortable. That's not a successful, relaxing evening, and you will not be invited back. In the same vein, should we also count the number of Asian Americans, Italian Americans, Native Americans, and, God forbid, European Americans? My parents immigrated from Scandanavia to this country in the '60s. I should not be made to feel guilty about what British immigrants did in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Kristin
Posted:6/3/2009
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Kristin J, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, United States , 44 , Female , Lutheran , White/Caucasian , Straight , Teacher , Over 4 Years of College , Middle class
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Category: Race/Ethnicity
Subject: Yes and yes.
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I do my best to ignore outward appearances and focus on the person within, regardless of weight, faith, race, age, etc. But I have to be good enough friends with someone-- regardless of who it is-- to invite them to my house.



Love and Light, Rev. Shelly
Posted:12/12/2007
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Shelly Strauss Rollison, New Alexandria, PA, United States , 49 , Female , New Age/Metaphysical , White/Caucasian , Bisexual , Minister, writer, activist, CNA, draftsman , 4 Years of College , Lower middle class
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Category: Race/Ethnicity
Subject: Would you invite a black person to your home?
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Yes, I have several black friends. I even had a close black friend live with us for a year. I was always raised that people are people - to look at the inside of a person, not their skin color.
Posted:10/24/2007
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Aimee , Jacksonville, FL, United States , 51 , Female , Pentecostal , White/Caucasian , Straight , secretary , High School Diploma , Middle class
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