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Mon Jul 29, 2019, 01:14 PM

What we allow will continue. What continues will escalate.

Interesting article about trying to navigate some of the virulent racism that's been unroofed in the last three years:


When I was 15, my stepfather took me on a road trip. I was the oldest child and something had to give. He was a truck driver. Cocooned inside the top of his cab, I watched the world go by as we passed tall green trees and crossed state lines. He knew the names of all the waitresses at truck stops. And they knew mine. Oh, does he brag about you. Shows us pictures of all you kids. He bought me every tacky souvenir I wanted, taught me how to use his CB radio and he never had one drink. It was a good week. People can surprise you.

When I was 16, my stepfather took a rotary dial telephone in his right hand, held my mother down with his left hand and bashed her repeatedly over the head. The blood spurted out of her like water from a drinking fountain straight up, then cascading down all over the floor. I held a knife to the back of his neck. He stopped hitting her. The police came. He was taken to jail. My mother left in an ambulance. When she returned home she had a shaved head with stitches crisscrossing like railroad tracks. My mother told me he was sorry and he promised he would never do it again. I told her I was leaving.

What we allow will continue. What continues will escalate.

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Reply What we allow will continue. What continues will escalate. (Original post)
volstork Jul 29 OP
blueinredohio Jul 29 #1

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Mon Jul 29, 2019, 04:08 PM

1. Amen to that . Completely agree.

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