My mother has for years gone to a black church (she is white). In fact she goes out of town to attend this church. She grew up in segregated Jim Crow South, and recently celebrated her 100th birthday party. She was afraid white people in town would burn a cross on her law for inviting her black friends from church to the house, but no one burned a cross or objected or made a negative comment at this racially mixed birthday celebration. However, my mother didn’t invite her nephew to the party, because he’s a racist and made derogatory remarks about her black friends on a previous occasion. Witihout him there it was a lovely and wonderful celebration.