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  • We got you from a colored family

    I grew up in the civil rights era.  I am white and lived in the north, so I didn’t see the struggle first hand.  In 1960, I started kindergarten in an integrated school that was probably 90 percent white.  The first time I remember noticing...
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  • It takes a village, people

    Maybe it’s because the fertility drugs left me still barren.  Or it might stem from my three siblings and I being raised by our exhausted, widowed mother.  We really could have used some encouragement growing up. For whatever reason, I’m in love with the concept of...
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  • Brother or Other

    I can’t get Trayvon Martin out of my head.  Oh sure, I will eventually forget the image of his lifeless body, face-down on the grass.  In time, his desperate screams for help will evaporate from the Ethernet.  And Sabrina Fulton’s sad, yet dignified, face will...
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  • White and black

    Just flipping those two words out of the usual order feels uncomfortable.  After all, old movies are in black and white.  Seeing things in a straightforward manner is described as “black and white.”  My favorite umbrella has black and white polka dots. And a black...
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  • It’s God’s plan

    Last July, five months after George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin at point-blank range, he granted an interview with FOX News’ Sean Hannity.  That interview was played by the prosecution during Zimmerman’s trial to show that, in addition to being a murderer, George is...
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  • Mission accomplished

    Joy Reid, managing editor of TheGrio.com and MSNBC contributor, resurrected George Bush’s premature proclamation to describe the latest circle-jerk fantasy.  Racial minorities no longer face obstacles to casting votes in America. This week, the Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the 1963 Voting Rights...
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  • Keep your nose out of my uterus

    Still obsessed with the female nether regions, Republicans passed the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” in the House by a vote of 228 to 196.  I have to ask who the heck is naming these bills?  I think the geniuses at OPI nail polish should...
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  • It takes a village, idiot

    Lou Dobbs and his all-male review freaked out over a recent Pew Research Poll revealing that 40 percent of American mothers are their family’s sole or primary bread winner. Juan Williams, infamous for getting canned by NPR for admitting that Muslims on a plane made...
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  • I want my Catholic back

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    I miss the good old days when Catholic priests were scary for traditional reasons (the Latin, the costumes, the stern looks).  I remember growing up in the ’60s, envying altar boys.  I would daydream during mass about being a boy, wearing my mini-me robe and...
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