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Submitted by Harv (United States), Dec 2, 2015 at 23:48

Any place that normal civil servants cannot go as individual is an uncivil neighborhood. 'Nothing new in the world. I recall working in Chicago in 1960 and being told by a black coworker to never go on the south side without a black guide. We were down there getting a movie camera from a pawn shop. It had been a gift from his grandmother(!) and he didn't want it so he had pawned it and was turning it over to a white coworker.

Ever major US city and some towns have areas where a person of a different race should not venture.

The ironic thing about the Chicago experience is at the white buyer of the camera was from a very small down in downstate Illinois. Many times I had been regaled with stores of how a black would come into the town, Dubois, stop at the bar owned by my white companion's family, be sold a drink and then given instructions to be out of town by nightfall.

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