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or home county, as it were.
And because I went to school with the state delegate mentioned.
And because I've been bugging my husband to consider us moving back there.

For Whites in Prince George's, a Mirror on Race
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...072601974.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...601974_pf.html

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The swimming pool in Abby Hopper's Bowie development was already crowded when Hopper, her husband, their two toddler girls, her sister-in-law and her two young kids arrived in a cloud of plastic buckets, kickboards and Cinderella floaties. Just settling in was a huge production. Then, sitting in her lounger, Hopper finally looked around. There had to be 75 people at the pool.

They were the only whites.

Hopper, 35, felt that stab -- call it acute self-consciousness. She didn't know the people around her, and they didn't know her. What if Madeline made a splashy mess or Ellie took another child's floatie -- because that's what little kids do. What if the other moms thought her girls were some entitled-feeling white kids, with their entitled-feeling white mother looking on?
 
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