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We all missed one glaringly obvious trait: when two white males converse, the listener watches the speaker and the speaker gave no more than an odd glance to the listener. Who looked at whom reversed when the other spoke. Among black males, the opposite was true.

In a previous comment, you also wrote:

the wealthier, prep-school males living right here north of Boston. Without exception, whenever I have spoken with them, I am subject to a blatant stare, as if I'm being sized up apart from what I say.

Maybe it's the same thing with black males and wealthy white males?

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by DoDo on Wed Apr 22nd, 2009 at 05:22:43 AM EST
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Could very well be. I tend to watch and then look away, then re-engage when the speaker is wrapping his comment up. I've no idea why I do it. There's a rhythm to it though, and I have no feeling of not being engaged with the speaker at any part of the conversation.

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by papicek (papi_cek_at_hotmail_dot_com) on Wed Apr 22nd, 2009 at 09:41:08 AM EST
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