Three moments in time.
In early 2008, I ran into a man I'd worked with years earlier, when he was Amfac Inc.'s general counsel. (I'll call him GC.) He and his family lived in Hawaii then. I'd represented Amfac in several cases, and GC and I became friends.
When we talked in 2008 he told me a story from 35 years earlier. His daughter, who attended Punahou High School, was going to prom with a black student. Neither GC nor his wife cared about skin color, but his mother was from a different generation, and from the South. They wondered how she'd react.