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Originally Posted by Sinful Hypocrite
The statistics of crime do not bear out your opinion of equality in the U.S..
I am not sure how equality relates to crime. Please explain.
Just that my life has been influenced growing up Greek in the U.S. in ways that show me that equlity is not the same thing in the traditional Greek home as the average U.S. home.
I have also pointed out to some who criticize the Arab customs of dress , that it has similar traits in Greek homes . My grandmother and many other women who I would see mostly at our church would wear Black for the rest of their lives after their husbands died out of respect.No one forced this on the women nor did it ever seem wrong or bad all my life, But our form of equality in the U.S. looks down on that type of thing.There are many of these subtle differences that are very hard to explain to anyone who did not grow up with them. But also the majority of my cousins or people who were exposed do not respect those things now or understand the importance of their effects on society.They have been changed by our countries Equality movement that has not occured that way in Greece.
This is tradition that the U.S. does not understand or follow. While equality exists in Greece it is not the same as here and most here would criticize those customs as being a put down or being gay, such as there way of men kissing the cheeks of other men. These customs I believe are having unseen effect as well as many more that I have not mentioned. This is a result of our melting pot equality mentality. The old ways were evolved over many millenia and are being thrown out in the name of equality .