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Learning Tolerance

There were few Blacks in Edmonton during Marjorie's youth. It is not nearly as difficult now as it was when she first came to Edmonton: people outwardly showed disdain whereas today, they know the importance of education, tolerance, and acceptance. Legislation condemns discrimination, and this has had a positive effect: children today have a different mentality and are taught to embrace diversity.

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