Tag: Lester Maddox

  • How to be a Racist

    How to be a Racist

    It's exhausting living in a country divided. When I was a child growing up in the red dirt of Lester Maddox and George Wallace's racism, I just thought adults like them were crazy hateful people. I considered them as the flag-bearers of all that hatefulness.[..]
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  • Lock up those Climate Deniers

    Lock up those Climate Deniers

    I received a text from my daughter around last night. "Minus the humidity, I feel like I might have an appreciation for your childhood without AC," she wrote. Perhaps you are unaware that Oregon has been under an extreme heat advisory? Typically, I, a former[..]
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  • Lester’s Legacy

    Lester’s Legacy

    Allow me to speak to you as a Gold Star Daughter, would you? Being part of a Gold Star family isn't something anyone aspires to. It's an exclusive club, membership will cost you a life. In my case, it cost my father's life. He was[..]
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