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MicaelS

(8,747 posts)
Fri Jun 28, 2019, 09:14 AM Jun 2019

I am 62 years old.

I am old enough to remember the massive controversy over busing in the 1960s / 1970s. What struck me then and now, was the amount of opposition to busing in the Northeast from whites. In areas that were solidly Democratic. The actions of many whites was simply awful.

Although I like Biden, I think Harris was right in going after Biden. The fact she was able to personalize the issue made it that much stronger.

I would love to see a Warren / Harris or vice versa ticket.

And no, Harris was NOT angry.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
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I am 62 years old. (Original Post) MicaelS Jun 2019 OP
When it comes to Biden and race IluvPitties Jun 2019 #1
Happy birthday! Shell_Seas Jun 2019 #2
Thanks. MicaelS Jun 2019 #5
Happy Birthday to you! Kind of Blue Jun 2019 #10
Boston Turin_C3PO Jun 2019 #3
It was terrible. MicaelS Jun 2019 #6
It was horrible... 2naSalit Jun 2019 #8
I certainly recall the busing issue in Boston being on the news every night. Dennis Donovan Jun 2019 #4
Yup. n/t MicaelS Jun 2019 #7
Thank You! Kind of Blue Jun 2019 #9
 

IluvPitties

(3,181 posts)
1. When it comes to Biden and race
Fri Jun 28, 2019, 09:17 AM
Jun 2019

I trust President Obama's judgement.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

MicaelS

(8,747 posts)
5. Thanks.
Fri Jun 28, 2019, 09:37 AM
Jun 2019

I feel 62 physically, but not mentally. I think I am still in my early 20s. Until I look in the mirror, or have to bend over.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Kind of Blue

(8,709 posts)
10. Happy Birthday to you!
Fri Jun 28, 2019, 09:53 AM
Jun 2019

I hear you, feeling in my early 20's until I have to bend over. Stretching exercise really help a lot!

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

Turin_C3PO

(14,193 posts)
3. Boston
Fri Jun 28, 2019, 09:18 AM
Jun 2019

was terrible about bussing from what I’ve read. Very racist backlash. There’s that famous image of the guy with the flagpole attacking the African American. Terrible.

I’m not sure whether bussing was the right solution or not but I can say with certainty that racism was behind a lot/most of the backlash.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

MicaelS

(8,747 posts)
6. It was terrible.
Fri Jun 28, 2019, 09:38 AM
Jun 2019

As Dennis stated it was on the news every night.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

2naSalit

(87,252 posts)
8. It was horrible...
Fri Jun 28, 2019, 09:47 AM
Jun 2019

I was older and living in a small city with integration due to lack of multiple schools at the time. We only had two Jr High schools and one high school for the entire city so we either went or we didn't. But we were only 40 miles from Boston so it was a thing for us even though we wouldn't be getting bused. The only kids that were bused around in our world were the kids coming in from rural areas, even from Mass while we were in NH. Of course, I was considered a (n-word) so I was always treated as less than wherever we lived. I felt that there was no place for me anywhere.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Dennis Donovan

(18,770 posts)
4. I certainly recall the busing issue in Boston being on the news every night.
Fri Jun 28, 2019, 09:18 AM
Jun 2019
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
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