June 19, 2020

I know. This is just what the world needs--another white male boomer with opinions about racism in America, and on this of all days. Heaven help us. If you’re weary, I completely understand.

Anyway….for the record, I grew up in the Deep South in the 1960’s, and I’m undeniably shaped by the attitudes of those experiences. But I’ve also lived long enough to know that some of what I learned then and there just ain’t right. The other reality is that I have a long, long way to go to understand the Black American experience. I’m a work in progress. So, here are some random racism ruminations.

* Never before in the history of the world have statues and monuments been erected to generals who lost a war. Do we find statues throughout Germany to Goering and Rommel, even Hitler? Is there a statue of Santa Anna at San Jacinto? Does anyone remember the name of the British general at Valley Forge? I even wrote about that over 4 years ago, here. That notion seems absurd, but in the Jim Crow south, it b...

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