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As we approached Chicago, I called him from a pay phone (this was pre-cell phone era) to let him know when we were arriving.He sounded very stressed; he said that we could no longer stay with him because his mother had been recently mugged by a black man and would not stand to have a black man in the house.When I was younger, my mom always told me I should date (and eventually marry) "within the race."When I invited my first serious boyfriend — who was white — to the house to meet my parents, my mother actually asked him if his older brother was "as pink" as he was, referring to his skin color. A few years later, when I was in college, she told me she had given up on the idea of me marrying a black doctor and was beginning to look forward to the day when she could meet her "zebra-baby" grandkids.I'm Hispanic and dated an Italian girl from college a few years ago. Her mom was sweet and I always felt like she had my back and made an effort to get to know me, but my girlfriend's dad definitely gave off the "you're not good enough for my daughter" vibe.Love their noses too." I quickly chugged the rest of my beer so the date could be over.

I told him he didn't have to do that, but he insisted.

He directed us to a hotel where he had already made a reservation.

He probably had less money than we did, and the hotel, more like infested motel, certainly reflected that.

We were driving cross-country one summer with two other friends, staying with whomever we could to save money.

I had asked a friend who lived in Chicago if we could crash with his family. This friend was Mexican-American and came from a middle-class family.

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