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Old 02-03-2019, 07:27 PM
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So because small societies such as this existed in 1984, there had been no significant change in whites' attitudes towards blacks in Virginia since the days of Jim Crow?

Gotcha.
I'm not arguing that white attitudes haven't changed; they just haven't always changed fast enough.

Again, this is a photo in a medical school yearbook, and it's also consistent with what was written in his VMI yearbook. It's not like some private Polaroid photo that was taken when he was drunk at a frat party. This is a reflection of the society in which he lived. We're talking about VMI society, medical school society, the graduates of which go on to become officers in the military, businessmen, physicians, or something else.