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Retrospective of July

During the rather warm and muggy month of July, I read 10 books. And, oh yeah, I moved, too, which involved lots of book rearranging. I’m within a palpable distance to my goal of 100 books for 2015 with an ahead-of-schedule 68 total books. 7 more words

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Why Worry About Protecting the Right to Vote

I have a Canadian friend who frequently asks me why I am so worried about people losing the right to vote even though they are legally able to do so.   154 more words

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White People 101

My husband was surfing the net and found a program called “White People.”  Knowing my interest in civil rights, he recorded it for me.  Tags: documentary, drama, series. 203 more words

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Dialogue at a dinner

SHE: Who is this man you are talking about?

ME: He’s Edwardian.

SHE: Is Edwardian? Surely you mean he was Edwardian?

ME: Well no, he is Edwardian. 13 more words

George Calderon

Is It Starting Over Again?

In 1965 I worked with several local black workers in Pineville, SC. The events at Emanuel AME church upset me. However, it took this message from one of those workers who risked her life to fight racism in the community around her to realize how terrifying it must be to see the world going backward to the horror she lived through as a child. 168 more words

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Retrospective of June

In the sweltering, oppressive heat and humidity that came with June, I read 8 books.

And for my goal of reading 100 books in 2015, I’m now 57% toward completing that goal, and with only half of the year gone. 34 more words

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Confederate Parades

Ah, it didn’t take long for the Confederate parades to begin. Please don’t watch if you are offended by obscene language.   I remember smaller parades in front of my house in South Carolina… 41 more words

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