Dennis: (on bringing a white girlfriend home in the 70s) Well, I don't think he was unhappy about it. He was more fearful for me. From the time he grew up he couldn't walk on the same sidewalk, much less look into the eyes of a white woman in the South. In certain times in the South's history, you'd get strung up for doing that. You don't easily lose those fears. It's a knee-jerk reaction. Or it might have been a certain amount of envy on a certain level. Perhaps he was thinking: "I wasn't even allowed to talk to a white woman, never mind date them." The bottom line is, people are people and the sooner we realize that, the better off things are going to be.