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Our Atticus Finch Moment

“There’s a lot of ugly things in this world, son. I wish I could keep ’em all away from you. That’s never possible.” – Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mocking BirdSince the election, hate and violence have slithered out of their holes. Before the election, those snakes–snakes meaning rage, not people–followed the unspoken rule for the most part: express all […]

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My Favorite MLK Photo

Photo credit: Bob Fitch, a staff photographer for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) , Montgomery, Alabama airport, 1966 In 1995, I found this photo in a display in the Chicago airport after an interview for an English Education Professor job at the University of Georgia. The whole interview went south after one of the […]

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