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A black man and a white woman walk into a barbershop. Someone has something to say about that.

I'm not going to lie. Some of the comments made by the individuals in this video caused me to have real feelings. I hung on to the words of the woman who spoke up said, "Let's try to rise together." Wouldn't that be ideal?

A black man and a white woman walk into a barbershop. Someone has something to say about that.



Prejudiced actions are not OK. It's really great the people in this video spoke up. We should all do that when we can. However, it's important to mention this wasn't a case of "reverse racism" (because that's not a thing). Racism is a system of oppression where the culture normalizes the mistreatment of an entire race of people. It can be kind of confusing to parse it all out, so if you'd like to understand better, I recommend this article from Daily Kos. It helped me.

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As people get older, social isolation and loneliness become serious problems. Many find themselves living alone for the first time after the death of a spouse. It's also difficult for older people to maintain friendships when people they've known for years become ill or pass away.

Census Bureau figures say that almost a quarter of men and nearly 46% of women over the age of 75 live alone.

But loneliness doesn't just affect those who reside by themselves. People can feel lonely when there is a discrepancy between their desired and actual relationships. To put it simply, when it comes to having a healthy social life, quality is just as important as quantity.

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