Paper and Ink


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Jury

74-year old grandfather. Served with IVS, Vietnam, 1968-69 in II Corps/III Corps. Police-fire-court reporter for Holyoke (MA) Transcript. Editor for GTE NW "Newsworthy" paper. PA Officer (DAE) fo  [+]

Image of Summer 2020

She didn’t think herself a racist. She’d had black school friends, worked with black women at the restaurant, and watched Oprah daily.

But when her seven-year-old, white daughter brought home a children’s book from the library featuring all black youngsters, she had to ask: Why? 

“’Cuz’ I can read all the words, Mama.”

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