|Re: RE Diversity||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Michael Omogrosso (omodarkwing.uoregon.edu)|
|Date: Sun, 16 Jun 1996 11:36:57 -0500|
So, Buzz, you want a community composed entirely of men your age who are white (I assume you are not black or any other minority of color) and went through the same expeiriences as you? The women of your group, must they be three to five years younger? Must the background of your coho be from abusive homes or parentally restrictive homes? Must the religious background be exclusively southern baptist or roman catholic to ensure a common dialogue? Buzz, they are people who bleed when stabbed or having a period, have heard the word of any number of gods--acid, money, sex, self endulgence-- just like you, and may or may not be cooperatively inclined. Now, as you may know, I tend to get my philosophies and movements (bowel or otherwise) mixed up a bit, but what I do know is commonality is something that must be worked on. When I grew up in Los Angeles, my buddies were Japanese-American, Latin-American, African-American, Euro-American, and there were others on the block I call egocentric-American. We all experienced, hatred, crime, poverty--the difference was only visible with the egocentric-Americans. They were the ethnic groups who exclusively banded together into cliques which separtely represented distinct parts of the globe. We were the ethnic desendants who banded together regardless of color but because of our commonality of heart and soul. Buzz there wasn't a white sheet (KKK for you more protected readers) among us. They, though, had sets of sheets colored after their pride. Buzz why don't you tie-dye that white sheet of yours and join us. Michael Omogrosso East Blair Housing Cooperative 864 W. 4th Ave. #3, Eugene, Oregon 97402, USA omo [at] darkwing.uoregon.edu 541-344-8444 photographer, community land trust advocate
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