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United States

20 January 2002

Daily News (California), Opinion

I was raised in racially diverse New York City. In the 1950s, I took my first trip to the South and was in for a big shock. Before me were white and colored drinking fountains, restrooms, etc. Segregation was rampant. Worse, it was totally acceptable to the white locals, the local governments and even to the Southern state governments. Then, in the 1960s, the federal government stepped in and the civil rights of those who had been affected were restored. Local and... (

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