Race Relations Essay example
"Teenagers are a mirror of our souls. They speak plainly about things that adults would like to hide. Political correctness isn't an issue to them. You're more likely to get what they think unfiltered" (Farley, 1997; 88+).
Still, through all this optimism, there exists an invisible boundary line that, even though race relations seem to be improving, keeps the races separated. Seventeen-year-old Danny, one of the TIME/CNN respondents, commented that his friends consisted more of African-Americans than Caucasians. This, in and of itself, was not as enlightening as was his admission of the fact that "we just talk in school" (Farley, 1997; 88+), not allowing the relationship to progress into one's personal territory. It was a normal occurrence for none of Danny's African-American friends to visit him at home or for him to go to theirs; the lines of separation were clearly drawn. Experts consider this to be accountable in large part to the amount of violence that takes place in the "crime-plagued housing projects" (Farley, 1997; 88+) where many of his friends live. The